Good morning! I hope you had a most fabulous weekend and holiday!
I first want to talk about 2016. I keep seeing everyone saying how horrible it was. It was pretty awesome for us! If for no other reason than, I lost, and kept off, 45 lbs! That’s pretty huge, yes??
I couldn’t have asked for a better one. It was full of family, food, laughs, relaxing and time off of work. The best of the best. I will be back to recap our Christmas adventures, but for now, lets talk about New Years Weekend.
This weekend felt so good for just getting back to my normal schedule. I worked on our budget (Dave Ramsey, yo!). It is our goal to be debt free (except the house, baby step 2) by August. We have added a trip to Vegas for May so that may set us back a couple of months however, I want to keep that date as our goal so we push a little harder.
I thought about my goals (not resolutions!) for the year and where I really want to be by this time next year. I’d love to grow my Beachbody business. I am NOT a sales person, so that growing will have to happen organically, by people seeing my results and wanting some of this gloriousness, because, let me tell you, it is glorious!
I want to remember that every day is new. A goal isn’t set just 1 time per year, a goal can be set daily. Every morning when I get up, I want to set a new goal, or intention, for that day. Today, I intend to drink my shake (doing that currently), drink enough water(!!!) eat things that make me feel good, say kind words (gotta work on not being so honest!), not spend money that isn’t in the budget, get in some movement, and let the people important to me know how important they are to me. I also intend to remember daily “Every day in every way, I get better and better!”.
Finally, I really want to grow my blog. I have done this little ‘hobby’ for years but I want to find my voice and help someone. I have tons of experience, have found things that work for me and things that don’t, in a lot of areas of my life. I am certain there is at least one person out there I can help. I want to find that person.
Now, lets talk about this past weekend. It was a good one.
My weekend started with a great Friday afternoon. I grabbed my groceries, a coffee and came home to get dinner started.
Plannin and cookin
It was a relaxing night. Saturday morning began with my last shake of the year.
The weekend was interspersed (it’s still up on my computer now!) with the eagle cam. This stuff is so amazing to watch. I just wonder why some human parents can’t be as great as the eagles.
Family Picture, Harriet, M16, E9 ad E10
We dropped my car off to be detailed. It looks AMAZING. It has been cleaned at the little dinky car washes that you pay an arm and a leg for and the people spend eleventy billion hours making a swift swipe across the dash and calling it clean. This was $60 and he cleaned EVERYTHING including shampooing the seats. That made my year!
Of course, I cleaned house on Saturday. My grandma always said to do all of your housework and such on New Years Day because what are you doing that day, you will be doing 3 parts of the year. I finally realized, I don’t WANT to be working 3 parts of the year! I I want my house to be spotless and all of the work to be done! So, I worked my butt off cleaning house:
Cleaning house HARD
I had a gumbo in the crockpot all day cooking so there was minimal kitchen cleaning to do. After dinner and house cleaning, we retired for our NYE festivities:
Our party game is STRONG. Going to bed early allowed us to start our new year early, which is JUST what the doctor ordered!
Shake and coffee for breakfast
We had our shake and coffee for breakfast and got ready for church
All of us
We came home and had leftovers for lunch, I ate chicken and rice (not pretty, but pretty delicious!) and the boys had gumbo:
Chicken and rice on fine china
After we took a nap and Kevin gathered some tools, it was time to head to my brothers restaurant. He had some plumbing work that he asked Kevin to take care of for him. I didn’t take any pictures but trust we had a good time. We always do when we get together! We ate chicken wings and I ordered a salad as my main course, however, I ate so many wings it was impossible to eat my salad. I will have a good lunch today!
We were there so long, I ended up helping my brothers girlfriend (she’s a server there when she’s not working her full-time job) roll some silverware and bus some tables. I actually enjoyed it. Surprised the heck out of me but I am finding it oddly satisfying doing all of the cleaning anymore. Now bear in mind that I was dressed cute (not for table bussing) with shorts, sandals, etc) and I had just been thinking how steady and non-slick my shoes seemed on the floor. We were at the end of the night and Kevin was eating a piece of pie. I had already cleaned off our table but he needed more tea. I went to make him a to-go tea and came around the drink station and my feet flew out from under me and I landed flat of my back. It was quite comical and I would loved to have seen it. The only thing that worried me was my knee (the one that just had surgery and is not normal yet) went out to the left and back. I didn’t hurt but that was an odd angle. I am a tiny bit sore this morning but other than that, I’m fine! A marvelous end to the weekend! ha!
Kevin had to go to work today so I’m planning to blog and plan and dream. I am so excited to see what 2017 has in store!
Do you make resolutions, goals or intentions? What are some you’ve made for the new year?