Monday, 31 January 2011
Each year Cherry chooses a word for the year - it reflects what she hopes for the coming months.
I have found this one of the most delightful things, and as she often does, it inspires others, includng myself.
This year I have choosen 3 words to guide & inspire me.
Yep, I know its boring, but not being organised leads me into all sorts of misery & mayhem. Long term readers may remember this incident... & I hate to say that since then, despite running a calendar, & keeping all school letters in gender identifiable folders, and generally doing my damndest, I have still had two similar close misses. So this year I am adding a second diary (the big red one is my work one), a small one for the handbag.
I also need to get back on top of the house, last year it slipped & the clutter bunnies have had a riot. I will never be a minimalist type of person, there are just to many things that lift my soul & fill me with happiness to not leave around.
However I do not want to spend my days off being a slave to the duster, life is just too short. So my 'lovely things', will be simplified.
I do, however give up trying to organise G!
One of the best days I had last year, was a last minute decision to take the smalls out for a picnic straight from after school club, and now I want to do it more often. Also this year we have agreed as a family that at least once a month we will take time out and spend it as a family. Life can be too hectic, with weekends feeling as busy as the weekdays. We are going to take time out as a familly to stop.
I need to learn to say NO.
No to others.
No to myself - No I do not need that Mars Bar, & just because I baked them, doesn't mean I need to eat them (all).
So how am I doing at the end of this first month of 2011?
Well, I continue to feel strangely motivated to decutter & clear, I am on first name terms with the young man in our charity shop, and the skip on the drive is testement to my determination.
Umm, no real episodes of grand spontaneity, & our January afternoon at Sutton Scarsdale was hampered by rain & hail, but I am sure that will come as the weather improves.
& No? Err I have joined Weight Watchers, but this No thingy is taking some practise. I have however said no a couple of times to things that really would have put me under unecessary pressure, and felt better/relieved for doing so, & the people I said No to are still speaking to me, so I really don't need to worry so much about saying No.
Thankyou for reading through my ponderings - I think I will be posting more over the next 11 months on these words.
I will be back soon to tell you all about our soon to be expected new arrival - he's going to have a huuuge impact on our familly, and we are all sooo excited, he really is a dream come true!
Love Lydia x
ps - He's not a baby.