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New Years Resolutions: 2012 Edition

My final post of 2011…

 my 2012 New Years Resolutions!

I know you’ve been dying to read them! haha!

1. Find that pesky ever-elusive financial health. Yea, we are starting off 2012 in the same pickle as we started 2011. Hubby hasn’t worked for 2 weeks and he will be off for 3 before he hits the road again. We are going to have to make some serious changes this year. First up, I refuse to any longer be the one who is solely responsible for paying the bills. Its exhausting and not fair.

2. Lose 25 pounds.

3. Be a better Auntie.  I want to be the kind of Aunt that I had as a kid. And I have some pretty fantastic Aunts! 🙂 And I’m not just saying that for the one who may be reading this! She is an awesome lady! 🙂

4. Read more.

5. Try one new recipe every week  (and blog about it.)

6. Keep on blogging.

7. Clean out my email inbox and my WordPress draft boxes. I am not kidding when I say I have over 9,000 emails in my inbox that have never been read. I really need to work on that. It was almost 11,000 last week I did delete a few.

8. Learn how to purge. We have a garage full of stuff that I can’t seem to get rid of. It’s really gotta go.

9. Make my etsy store a real business.  I actually made some pretty okay sales for Christmas. And that was just starting in November. Imagine what I could do if I started before that!

10. Go through and organize the bazillion pictures that are on my computer.

There you have it. I guess a lot of them are more like goals than resolutions. But at least I think most of them are attainable.

I wish you a safe, happy, healthy, prosperous wonderful New Year!


Weekly Photo Challenge- Winter

Winter in Southern California



2011 New Years Resolutions- the final results

Christmas went by in a flash.

Now its only a few days until 2012 is here.

Where did 2011 go?

Despite the ups and downs… I think it was a pretty good year.

I managed to keep a few of last years resolutions…

Here is the original list..

And an update.. and another..

When I last checked in 6 months ago, my score was

Resolutions 4.5 Me 5.5

New Years Resolution #1- Post more!

Revisited result: January= 14 posts, February =19 posts.

July update: March=12, April=10, May=14 & June=13

 Since then: July=6   August=13  September=10  October=4 November=5 December=6

126 posts this year!  I think that is definitely successful.

Resolutions 0  Me 1

New Years Resolution #2- We are going to find financial health this year. 

This one is definitely #1 on my new list of resolutions.  Again, it’s still eluding us. We are going to make some changes to hopefully get us in a better place this year. I don’t think that we are worse off right now than we were at this time last year… we are pretty much the same. Which in either case is not good.

Resolutions 1 Me 1

New Years Resolution #3- Patience.

Eh. Still a work in progress.

Resolutions 2 Me 1

New Years Resolution #4- more Weight Loss.

I’m going to still give myself the points for this one.. I’ve reached a plateau.. but I have a new gym buddy! So I’ve been going to the gym more again!

Resolutions 2 Me 2

New Years Resolution #5- POTTY TRAINING!

This is my biggest success of the year for sure! She still has some issues with the poop.. but she is a peeing superstar!

Resolutions 2 Me 3

As for 6-10…

#6 Read more.   I was doing pretty well. I made my summer reading list, which I actually crossed a few off the list. I need to get back to it though. But I made some progress so, 1 for me!

#7 house cleaner, purge the junk.  Still a work in progress. I am determined to not suffer from CHAOS (Can’t Have Any One Over Syndrome) any longer.

#8 Not be so lazy about cooking dinner every night.  I was doing way better… but then got lazy… I do cook every night when the hubby is home.  (We’ll score that one half for me.)

#9 Go to my 20th High School Reunion if there is one. then I changed it to.. Take a Trip Back to the Burgh by the end of the year.

Yea that didn’t happen.

#10 actually make time for myself.  I try. But am not always successful. (Half for me)

The final score: Resolutions:  5  Me: 5


At least I tied the resolutions and it wasnt a complete blow out!

I hope your year was a good one.

I’m sure you’re just dying to hear about this years resolutions! 🙂

Happy New Year!




Woo Hoo! My giant chair cover making project is done! Hallelujah!

No, I didn’t make giant chair covers.. Just a lot of them for my friends Christmas party tonight It was quite a challenge and I’m glad it is over. The most important lesson I learned- charge more.

Friend or not, I should have charged far more than I did for all the time I put into it. I’m just glad it over and we’ll have a little extra Christmas money.

Now I get to get ready to go to the party! But maybe a nap first. I’m pooped.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!

And tomorrow I’ll start my next project!

How about a little Thank You?

Seriously people…

How hard is it to say THANK YOU???

I went through the trouble of MAKING something for you and mailing it.

After a week and a half, I finally ask you if you got it…

“Yes. it came on Wednesday.”


The correct answer was actually:

“Yes! Thank you!”

or “Yes, thanks!”

or  “Thank you so much!”

or even “Thank you! That was so nice! You are so sweet and wonderful!” 🙂

But no. Just “yes.”


Not that this is really anything new for this particular person. Pretty much the norm. There was just always a little part of me that thought maybe,just maybe it could be different this time.  Show some grattitde.

The other two people I sent things to thanked me. 

 I guess two out of three isn’t bad.



Say you moved to a new town and you were looking for a job. In this crappy job market, Someone you know (me) gives you an “in” for a job from one of that someone’s (my) friend.

All you have to do is fill out the application online and you’ll get an interview. Wouldn’t you think you’d be on top of that? Do it as soon as humanly possible? Not wait 2 days… and even after you are asked if you did it… Because someone’s friend asked if you did it- Go Freaking do it!!! Yeesh!

Obviously she doesn’t want a job that bad.

Sorry. I had to vent.


So apparently I somehow managed to post the wrong post yesterday. Weird. I wrote one about thanksgiving and thought I posted it.. Seems it was some other random one about watching American horror story that I never finished. Sorry if you were confused!

Bizarre! The perils of posting from my iPhone! Haha!

Hope everyone had a great Black Friday! I didn’t do any shopping! I take that back… I ordered some photo prints online, after torturing my family into taking a picture of all of us. I then spent like 2 hours turning it into the perfect holiday card… To find out they wanted more to ship it than the 50% off cards were! I’ve opted to buy cards and include the picture. The prints were only10 cents each. Much better deal!

I’m going to get up now and say bye to my parents-they’re heading to my brothers this morning. Then I have 32 chair covers to make! 🙂

Happy Saturday!