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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 4 2012 The Revelation

So I was sitting at work looking at floor plans today and got a great revelation. My garage was converted to a homeschool/den by previous owners and although it's a great room . I did not like paying to heat and cool it as  a toyroom for the Diva. So she has been dragging toys back and forth from her room to the den. Leaving toys all over her floor and messing up her closets. My nerves were starting to fray. It came to me that we had a perfect guest/craft room that would be perfect to add toys...duh. So this weekend we are doing a switcheroo. Toyroom becomes guest room/storage and guest room becomes craft and toy room. I should have done this 5 years ago. pictures will follow.

Another note - little sis is getting depressed at the hospital. She went from being very active to laying in a hospital bed and I think it's making her a little stir crazy. Please keep her in your prayers.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 3 2012

I guess since I went back to work today after 13 days off I finally feel like 2012 is in full swing Work to do, new projects, work on my budget. I did spend 30 minutes with our IT department trying to log in. It seems that I forgot all my passwords while I was off.

I got my new planner out and marked holidays and school closings. I now need to think about vacation days. I have 4 weeks. I usually plan 3 and kinda fly by the seat of my pants with one week. Last year it paid off. I ended of not working a single Monday in December. lol

Little sister is doing well. She has to spend a few more days in the hospital and then go to a rehab center for a couple of days but she seemed in good spirits. We praying for a full recovery.

Time to go home and implement some of my goals for 2012 and declutter for 20 minutes this evening.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 2 2012

Well my little sister's surgery went well. The 3 hour surgery turned into an almost 8 hour surgery but she was back in her room texting with one hand in no time. I did think about my resolutions/goals for 2012.

1. Exercise - I need to move at 3 times a week and have the Diva move with me.
2. DECLUTTER - we moved here 5 years ago and still have crap in boxes. I am tired of looking at all the clutter. I now know why people downsize, less space means less crap.
3. Set up a house cleaning schedule. It's time to stop doing a rush cleaning every Saturday morning.
4. Better Mom - less yelling at the Diva and trying to be more patient.
5. Pinterest - Do something from all the stuff I pinned.
6. Debt - I plan to be out of debt by May 31, 2012
7. Save money - self explanatory
8. Coupon - I am not going t be extreme, but I plan to keep up with sales and use them.
9. Meal Planning - plan meals so I have stuff to take to lunch and not run out for fast food all the time.
10. "Soul Food" Sunday dinner complete with inviting others over and fellowship with others.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012

My goal for my blog for this year is to actually post something at least once a week or at least share a picture. I wanted to say every day, but seriously who am I kidding. I am writing out resolutions this year, something I never do, but I plan to follow Habakkuk 2:2. I am going to write my vision. Hope to have them up by tomorrow.

This year did start out with a bang. I woke up to a call at 6:35 am with my mom crying (she is horrible in a crisis) and her saying Tiffany. Tiffany is my 23 year old sister who went out on New Year's Eve. I sat straight up in my bed an yelled No, Mama No because of course my mind immediately went to the worse. Thank God, Thank God it was not the worse. My little sister fell coming out a club and broke her arm from the elbow to the wrist. She has to have surgery and put plates in it or she will not be able to use her left arm. I called her and she was so scared and my heart just ached. I am 21 yrs older than her and she was my first baby. I didn't give birth to her but I still have more of a mothering feeling towards her than a sister. Maybe an older Aunt or something. She definitely has part of my heart. So, now my 1st baby is in the hospital on pain medication waiting to have her surgery tomorrow morning. They need some of the swelling to go down. So if you read this please say a little prayer for her to get thru the surgery and a speedy recovery.  Well that's it for now. Diva is still Diva. She got her hair professional braided yesterday and I have not been able to get her out of the mirror AND she is waiting to use the computer. One of my goals for 2012 is to get another laptop. We both seem to want to be on the computer at the same time and I need to go start New Year's Dinner. We got our pork, corn bread and collards because you know you always eat something green on New Year's Day. I know people say black eyed peas but I truly can't stand the taste of them. I meant to get some sweet potatoes, but forgot so it won't be a traditional meal, but pretty damn close. So everyone be blessed, tell  people you love them,  and know in your heart this is going to be an awesome year.