Month: December 2016

Bring it New Year!

2016 is coming to a close.  It has been a year of change, for me and the world.  Many of these changes are leaving ripples yet to be determined if they are for the better.  On the personal side,  some great strides were made.

Last year I made a task list of sorts.  Some of it was done or made progress, other items were pushed down on priority due to life. Last years list:

2016 Task List

Ongoing:

Strengthen and get in shape (Mind, Body, Emotion, and Spiritual)

Spend more time in real time in the here and now, keep focused on the future and stop dwelling on the past.

Provide the best life for G & H emotionally, physically, financially

Spend more time with family

Look to self for events unfolding instead of blaming others

Write more

Read more

More supportive of C

 

This year:

Do things a little differently, step out of comfort zone.

Get a grant to turn Karen’s Cleaning into a reality

Finish school for Medical coding and billing

Complete H’s blanket

Complete family blanket

Home repairs

Home organization

Start savings account

Pay off debt

-Credit cards

-H’s hospital bills

-Sisters

– Parents

Take a vacation

 

The ongoing is just that, better than in the past, but not as good as could be.  In truth, will it ever be? Isn’t that why it is ongoing?

The tasks for they year I had some hits and misses.  Lots of changes this year that I could not account for in January.  The cleaning business took off even with out a grant and am now working on starting the next level of getting insured and bonded, hiring part time help and getting into cleaning new builds, construction and real estate homes.

Paying off my debt and fixing our home are difficult to do at the same time, but progress is being made on both.   This might be a more on going task.

We took a vacation!  Hoping this becomes a yearly expectation versus a task or goal to reach.

2017 will have some similar tasks/goals but further along in progress.

2017 Task List

Ongoing:

Strengthen and get in shape (Mind, Body, Emotion, and Spiritual)

Spend more time in real time in the here and now, keep focused on the future and stop dwelling on the past.

Provide the best life for G & H emotionally, physically, financially

Spend more time with family

Look to self for events unfolding instead of blaming others

Write more

Read more

More supportive of C

 

This year:

Do things a little differently, step out of comfort zone.

Take Karen’s Cleaning to the next step

Build my Tealightful ( http://www.tealightfultea.net/SIMPLYTEALIGHTFUL/ ) business

Complete H’s blanket

Complete family blanket

Home repairs

Home organization

Start savings account

Pay off debt

-Credit cards

-H’s hospital bills

-Sisters

– Parents

Take a vacation

 

I am not sure how much of this will happen in 2017 but giving it my best shot!  No matter what :

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Lookie Lookie

I am not sure where to even begin with this one.  Life has taken so many adventures the last month that I have not had the opportunity to share.  That in its self is a tale!

To catch up, my day job kept me on my toes leading up to Thanksgiving.  I started on this path just over a year ago as not only a means to provide for my family after a job loss and the lack of job market for someone with my skill set, but to also have flexibility in my career to be active in my children’s lives.  It felt like I missed so many firsts with my son always being at work and did not want that again with my daughter.  Little did I know I would be in such demand that I am away from home a LOT more than expected.  This is in no way a complaint!

With not realizing how quickly this career choice would blossom, combined with my sleep deprived state from said daughter rarely sleeping through the night (she just turned two, but that is a post for another time) it has made me a bit more klutzy than normal!  Never fear, no one was hurt with my klutziness.  Unless you count my computer.

A week or so before Thanksgiving I knocked my drink over my laptop while I was working on it.  I tried to clean it up quickly, but to no avail; by the next morning the computer would not turn on.

Thankfully every important document except my check book was saved to an outside source.  Between social media and online clouds all my children’s videos and pictures where preserved.  More than anything I was made at myself because I knew better.

On the bright side, just after the holiday I got my new laptop!  The man and  I agree, this is just a temporary one until we find a better fit, this will become my travel computer while the next one will be home use only.  Why do I need two computers do you ask? Well . . .  I was not busy enough being a business owner/operator, mom, volunteer, struggling author so I decided to add another business to my belt!  I am now a consultant for Tealightful Tea!  I LOVE TEA!  Dreamed of owning a tea shop for almost 20 years now. This is a way to make that dream come true! You can check out my consultant page here or my Facebook page
here !

In addition to this my son and I have ran two more races, I picked up two more clients, my daughter and husband had birthdays and now I am holiday shopping.  You would think this would make more tired, instead I wake up at 1 AM with a random thought that keeps me awake until I do something about it.

As I wrote this it morphed into something much different then I was planning, but at least you can see why I haven’t been blogging!  This next week I plan on starting my holiday baking, hoping to share that adventure with you soon!  In the mean time here is a make you smile picture of my kids with Santa!15259702_10209076980655439_1825021389865059640_o