Friday, January 7, 2011

New year, new challenges to myself

So I tried and failed miserably last year to do 365 photos...I think I posted 45 or so...sad really. So 2011 is the year that I have decided that I can do a picture a week... That seems more attainable as a goal for me.

I have been trying to decide if I should have a theme throughout the year for my photos. Hmm...

So another of my goals this year is to manage to actually make cards for all occasions and to get through some of my scrapbooking to dos. Unfortunately, in order to do that, I am going to HAVE to thin out my stash some because I have so much stuff I don't know what all I have. In the process, I hope to get my scrap area organized and manageable.

So, I thought that it might be fun to tie the two goals together. Weekly pictures of the process... What do you think?

Hopefully, it would turn out that you'd see progress along the way and that maybe the accountability of the weekly picture might be motivation to not show the same picture of the same mess every week.

So, here we go. This weekend, I will start. I will post before pictures (although, it's always a work in progress) when I get them taken. Stay tuned...

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Well, we are saying goodbye to another year. As we do, I am sitting here reflecting on the past twelve months. We have certainly had a challenging year this year. Car repairs, house repairs, etc. certainly tested our faith and finances.

I had to make the decision to replace the Prius this year after 8 years. Three big repair bills and an expensive diagnosis for the last warning light's cause were enough to make it necessary. I am now driving a 2007 Ford Fusion. It's definitely different and larger. I miss a few things about the Prius, but I think the lack of repairs needed on this car certainly outweigh the desire to keep the Prius.

The house repairs definitely kept us on our toes. I am thankful that we made it through a lot of repairs.

2011 will bring new beginnings and new adventures.

Welcome 2011!!!! (forgot to finish and post last night)

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