How is it possible that we find ourselves on the last Friday of the year? Please tell me it is not just me feeling that 2018 had the speed of a Bullet Train! Honestly, it truly seems like last week I was in Michigan visiting my kids enjoying some pretty amazing fall days and it seems so surreal that Christmas is over, and 2019 is almost here! As I scramble through these last days of 2018, the following things are filling my mind…
Thinking About – The past few days I have spent quite a bit of time reviewing 2018 – the good as well as the not so good. I am hoping this honest review will help me set some meaningful intentions for 2019. Yes, intentions – not resolutions! I think I have my word for 2019 as well! And, I am also thinking about goals for 2019 – reading goals, knitting goals, sewing goals, and yes – exercise goals. It seems I need little incentive to fall off the exercise band wagon and once off, it is all too easy to stay off. However, I don’t need incentive to read, or knit, or sew… so I am thinking about a rewards system for myself… stay tuned!
Grateful For – So very much, but this week I am especially grateful for all of you! I do not say this enough – but the fact that you all come here and read the trivial things I share here is profoundly moving. I cannot thank you all enough and I truly love this little community and I love reading your blogs as well – you all make my days fuller and more joyful! Thank you!
Inspired By – The latest newsletter that Courtney from Be More with Less! While I am not ready to do a full-scale Wardrobe Defrag with her Project 333, I am ready to try something different! I am going to try some of her tips on reducing the closet chaos! I am also going to revamp my morning routine – which ties directly in with what I have been thinking about and Courtney has shared some wonderful inspiration with simple little things!
Fun, fun, fun – Steve has Monday and Tuesday off next week, so another nice long weekend is in order! On tap for the weekend…loads of fun starting with Christmas decorations! That’s right by Sunday it will all be carefully packed away for another year to make a clean slate for the New Year! We have no big plans, just a nice quiet evening at home where we will be working on The List of Things that I we want to get done in 2019. This will be amazing, because Steve is not a List Person at all, but in all things –
nagging persistence pays off! Haha! So, as you can see it will be all fun, all weekend long around here!
That is all I have for this final Friday in 2018, and I even managed to include a picture of how my Amaryllis Watch is progressing! As you can see, we have growth and then some! Have a great weekend and I will see you all back here on Monday!
I am in utter shock at how quickly this year has gone by (although considering that it’s not been a great year in many respects, I am not sorry to see it go). Here’s to good intentions for 2019 and a better year for all of us!
Thank you for linking to Courtney’s post. My closet hasn’t been this messy since I did her 333 (loosely) the first time. I need to get my whole clothing system under control AND I like her suggestion of a morning routine. I’m going to figure that out, too because the pool opens and I need to be there at 8:00. Mylo will not be amused. I am grateful for this community, too, even through I have fallen away from posting to my blog. I wonder if I want to find my way back in 2019?
I wish I could FREEZE time right now – this week is going all too quickly and I’m just not ready to say goodbye to 2018, let alone hello to 2019! Enjoy your LONG weekend!
I am grateful for you as well 🙂 I cannot believe the end of the year is here!!
Enjoy your long weekend. We actually have 2 parties this year-hopefully I’ll have the energy! 2019 is going to be a great year.
Totally agree that this year flew by. I am still working on my word for 2019. I want it to be something out of left field that will still fit. I didn’t reach my knitting goal for the year but I’m ok with that because I did some larger than typical projects for me and I learned a few new techniques.
Happy long weekend. And Happy New Year! I’m so glad I found this little blog community–I do look forward to your posts. <3
Enjoy your long weekend and list making! Onward to 2019!
The years just get shorter, don’t they?
I am grateful for you and your blog.
Yay for another long weekend!