Can you believe that it's the last day of 2007. Lordy where has the year gone. Was 2007 good to you all? I can't complain - 2007 brought some wonderful things as well as some challenges. But without challenges we don't learn anything do we. At least that's what I tell myself :). Starting this blog was a real step for me. First off as anyone who has been a reader you know I'm not a techy person. So this has really broadened my knowledge with the computer with some help from my "friends". It was a pure fluke that I even stumbled upon my first blog. Which of course led to reading more and more different ones and finding this whole big world of creative and inspiring people who shared the same interests as me and in the process making some new friends who I would have never had the pleasure of meeting. I look forward to 2008 and everything that it will bring. Some will be wonderful and exciting, some will be hard and challenging. But I will take it, because as my Mom says, it beats the alternative :).
The last part of this year has brought forward just how much I need to reorganize my life. I've been talking with hubs about this especially the last few weeks as I've struggled to get everything done for the holidays. I used to be a fly by the seat of my pants kind of gal and everything always got done. Not anymore - I just can't function like that anymore - it's to stressful. Remember that commercial "Calgon Take Me Away" - that was me a few times over the last month. All self induced - but that doesn't make it any different, it's still stress. So I was reading Calamity Kim yesterday and I read from her blog what I was feeling and it was sooooo nice to read someone else's game plan for the new year. I had told hubs that 2008 would be a year of organizing from the inside out. Meaning I was going to start with my inner self and move to my outside environment. Hubby is really organized in most everything in his life. He's tried to give me tips, but it is really something I need to figure out with what works for me. His way isn't necessarily what will work for me. Part of this game plan is heading back to Weight Watchers and getting to goal once and for all. Before Son#1 got married a year and a half ago I joined and was 10 pounds away from goal. Well over the course of the last several months I've put back on 12 pounds. There I said it OUT LOUD. So I will start posting my weight loss on this blog every Tuesday morning. Even if I gain it's going on here. This will help me stay focused. Not only weighing in front of the leader, but sharing my happiness with a loss or my frustration with a gain. Would love it if you want to join along. I'll share more of my plan as I figure it out, LOL. But 2008 will definitely be a year of change for this old girl.
So today we are heading out with several couples and going cross country skiing and then heading back to one of the couples home for a soup supper, games and fun. This group did a sleigh ride 2 years ago on New Year's Eve day and it was one of those magical days because "EVERYTHING" was covered in frost and snow. I don't think they would mind if I shared a few pics from that picture perfect day
Today should be another fun time and there is some frost on the trees but nothing like that magical and as close to perfect day.
Check back tomorrow when I will post giveaway #1. Giveaway #2 will happen on Wednesday to keep them separate.
Wishing you all a safe and Happy New Year doing whatever you choose do to.
Until Next Year