Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Proof that I made it into the New Year

Contrary to all appearances, I did not drop off into the abyss of the past along with the old year. I didn't make any earth shattering resolutions or goals either, but I have been suddenly motivated to diligently work on getting things done! Which includes, but is not limited to: streamlining my wardrobe, finishing projects, working on a personal improvement schedule, sorting through recipes and doing more reading. I've already finished two of the books on my "list" and I am in the middle of The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian.

Today I went into town with two of my younger siblings for our annual lunch together. For almost exactly two months out of each year, our ages are a year apart. We're quite close and it's a fun excuse to do something together. After lunch we ran errands and picked up: books and magazines at an antique store, discount paint at the local hardware store, books at the library, and miscellaneous and sundry items. The paint was a real answer to a prayer of the heart for me. Just recently I've been wanting to talk to Mum about getting paint for the kitchen because I feel a nice paint job would really be uplifting, but I was somewhat hesitant. Paint isn't that expensive, but I still wasn't sure if she'd spring for it. I keep thinking about it, but I hadn't had a chance to talk to her yet. When my sister and I saw the right colors at $5 dollars a gallon, I gave her a ring and she said to go for it. I'm really quite excited, except, Why do I end up getting more projects just as I'm catching up?

I have some really good recipes I want to share with you soon, but I'll have to try to squeeze them in on the limited time I have on the computer, and between all the things I'm so diligently trying to get done.