Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome 2010!

It is a beautiful albiet bitterly cold morning here in Kentuckiana.  It is said that you should begin the year as you mean to continue it.  If that is the fact, I have already walked the pups, fed them both breakfast, relaxed with some wonderful coffee and am on my third cup and let my honey sleep in since he had a rough night.

 My plans for the rest of the day include:  taking down and reworking my vision board- to prepare my focus for the coming year, doing some housework-because it needs to be done, cracking open my new wii fit plus-to get some exercise, taking a nap- to rest my body,weeding through my magazines-to begin decluttering my life and walking the dogs this evening with my husband- to spend time with my family.  For my meals today, I am beginning the day with fresh mango (rather than the beautiful fresh donuts sitting on the table behind me) and greek yogurt, lunch will be black-eyed-peas, broccoli and rice (for luck- can't get the superstitions out of this girl!) and dinner we are making homemade pizzas together (to both save money and cook together).  Before I go to bed tonight I will reset our calendar for the month, read from Simple Abundance and give thanks for all of the blessings in my life. 

To begin the year I am thankful that the new year begins on a Friday.  That gives us three more days at home to spend together before the madness of my next Rush begins at work.  It looks as if I may need to take on a part time job to take care of our medical bills.  I am thankful that I have a myriad of skills to find a job that can let us do that and I am hopeful that we can get the medical bills we currently owe and will be incurring due to Jim's surgery tomorrow out of the way within 6 months.  I am also thankful that I have the time to take to find something that is suitable and to work with my life and not do further damage to my body in the process. 

So there we are- we are beginning a new year.  Welcome 2010- may you be as bright as you have begun.   

2 comments:

rheumablog said...

I got all tuckered out just reading your list of to-do's for today, let alone the busy and potentially stressful week ahead. And then you top it off with the statement that you'll be getting a part-time job to pay off medical bills. Your pluck is admirable, Jules, but when will you sleep?

(smiling) Be mindful of yourself and gentle, too, as the new year unfolds. You can't do any of those things if you're exhausted and stuck in bed, dealing with pain and disability. And yes, I know you know, but hey. Just had to say.

Have a wonderful long weekend. And I hope your husband's surgery (??) goes well and the recovery is quick and painless. As usual, you're an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
-Wren

Kelly said...

I agree with Wren. I've been keeping up w/you & I think what you do is amazin. I also agree w/her that I worry that you won't take good enough care of yourself...
Happy New Year, Jules.