I know everybody is talking New Year's Resolutions this week. I don't typically make firm New Year's Resolutions, but more like, eh, I'm aiming in this general direction broad goals. Nothing too specific or confining. I'm like a beginning archer of goal-making--aim it in the general direction, and we'll call it improvement. You can call me laid back, or even lazy...But, I have a very real allergy to specific goal-making sessions. Seriously, nothing gives me hives quicker than my husband saying, "Hey, let's sit down and write out our goals for the year." But, see, I'm a smart one, and I've learned a little trick. When my husband brings up the "G word" discussion, I just bat my eyelashes real pretty and smile demurely. Works like a charm!
(Well, great--just great! Now my husband is going to be asking for (air quotes) Goal discussions like ALL the time now. And me? I'll be like the Stephen Covey of housewives. Dangit.
Moving on...cause my mama reads this blog...
Well, WHO, loves Before and After pictures? And WHO loves motivation to get things organized??? And WHO loves containerizing even more than the organizing?? Well, if you cheered out on any of those questions...then you have a problem...like me. Toni, of the lovely blog A Bowl Full of Lemons, is hosting a 21 Days to Getting Organized Challenge. Each day for 21 days, she will offer a challenge area (today's is dresser drawers), and show how she organized hers. Then, she offers bloggers to join in, and show their before and after pictures. What fun! I do love a good Before and After picture, don't you?
Oh, how I wish I had it in me to participate in The Nester's 2011 Home Goals project. She lists and posts pictures of rooms/areas of her home she wants to improve this year. Then, she asks other bloggers to list their own 2011 Home Goals and link up. I'm loving seeing and reading about what others are planning to improve in their homes this year. Me? Well, I'd love to complete my Master Bedroom Makeover from 2010...which includes another nightstand to paint. I'd also love to create a craft space in our basement for our girls. That was actually going to be a Christmas surprise for our girls...but...well, it obviously didn't get done. Or even started. Like I said earlier--I'm a beginning archer when it comes to goals. I'm aiming for that craft room to be complete sometime this decade.
C25K...Anybody know what these lovely letters and numbers mean? Give up? Okay, I'll tell you. It means Couch 2(to) 5K. It's a training program that takes lazy slobs like myself from the Couch to running a 5K in just 9 weeks. Now, those of you who know me...Let me answer your concern: No, I have not been kidnapped and forced to type those words. I really do want to train for a 5K. I'm not going all crazy on ya and training for a marathon. Heaven forbid! I'm just training for a little bitty 5K, using a program that starts with the tiniest of baby steps.
Okay, and I have a little confession to make...I actually started this program in late October last year, only to get sick one week, pull a muscle the next, and then...fizzle out with the craziness in December. I first heard about this training program from Big Mama, my official blogging hero. I figured the c25K would be a worthy addition to my Turning 40 Campaign. But now, I guess now it will become my Turning 41 Campaign...since I am going to re-start the training...any day now...really, I am...soon. Said MarytheKay as she scooped another handful of buttered popcorn into her mouth.
Well, that's it from me! I'm plum worn out from all the New Year talk and Goals Discussions. Let's just kick back and call it a weekend right now! Ya got your bon bons ready? I've got mine! See you lovely people next week!