This Year’s Goals – 7 of 12

So I made a list of things I’d like to do or get done this year. I’m determined to not be doing all of them in December of this year… But instead spread them out over the year.


So I missed a month… I’ve been trying so hard to just keep up, I decided some things could wait till I had time to think. The past 2 months have seen a lot of allergy flares, which besides being annoying and uncomfortable, also leaving me wiped out since my body’s using all it’s resources to freak out about some allergen… So I kept up with the important stuff! 

Hammock-ing
Hammock-ing
1. Paint at least 2 rooms this year.

I do believe I have picked out almost all of my colors! Whoa! I’m preparing to start coloring soon…. 🙂 

2. Start doing yoga regularly.

I made it to yoga with my friend!  Only once, and then allergies got crazy, so I haven’t gone again yet. But it was a lot of fun, and I will totally go again soon! 

3. Write 1 letter of encouragement every month.

Owe 7 now…

4. Make sushi at home.

No sushi at home this month. 

5. Organize my closet- lose the things I don’t wear, get new things I can and will wear.

A couple more things removed this month…

The big excitement of recent is when I suddenly started reacting quite severely to all my bras. All of which have underwires… So there began a frantic search to find nickel free ones, and get them shipped to me. 

So while I wasn’t planning to add anything this month… There was a change of plans! I’ve been very happy with my Rosa Faia bras by Anita. I’ve been wearing them exclusively for almost a month and my skin is almost healed and back to normal! I still have some bumps on my back where the hooks were, but they are fading finally. 

6. Make time for fun/hobbies. Find new ones I like.

We went camping! It was the first time out to our favorite spot with the camper…. It was a little wet and damp for part. But the view is never bad… 😉 

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And we hung our hammocks in our great room. I’ve found it to be an outstanding place to use for everything. The location is great. I have a delightful woven hammock, and it breathes better than a chair, so my skin is always happy!!

How’s your lists and goals coming?

Count Your Blessings {journal}

It’s been an intense couple weeks with allergies, and life, and adjusting to life with allergies… 

So I decided to count my blessings… and remember how far I’ve come

  • I got the whole garden in! Veggies, some flowers and herbs. It’s beautiful!
  • I got to take 3 days and go back to my parent’s, and visit 6 of my dearest friends a couple weeks ago
  • I now have 4 NICKEL FREE bras!! That fit!! And are comfy… And my skin is finally clearing up again 🙂 
  • My PB hung my hammock (and then his) in our great room, with a view of our yard and the eastern sky. It’s pretty amazing…
  • I’m tanning this year! And my fingers wrinkle now after a long time in water! So my skin is recovering!

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This Year’s Goals – 5 of 12

So I made a list of things I’d like to do or get done this year. I’m determined to not be doing all of them in December of this year… But instead spread them out over the year.


I had some time off this month which was really nice! I got to spend lots of time catching my breath. I had hoped that’d translate into blog posts… but it may yet! 😉 

Penobscot Narrows Bridge
Penobscot Narrows Bridge
1. Paint at least 2 rooms this year.

Got some sample paint (I have some concerns about how true it is to color given the aptitude of the paint mixer… but that’s another story…). Put sample paint on the walls. Been staring at for a couple weeks… 

Paint sample
Paint sample

Probably going for it.

I also settled on colors for the upstairs halls, and upstairs guest room! 

2. Start doing yoga regularly.

Will start soon! Have a friend to go with, just need to pick a day.

3. Write 1 letter of encouragement every month.

Yup owe 5 now…

4. Make sushi at home.

No sushi at home this month. 

5. Organize my closet- lose the things I don’t wear, get new things I can and will wear.

Couple new things added, couple things removed.

But mostly I spent a lot of time trying to figure out where stuff was…. ‘Cause apparently if you tend to operate on auto in the morning, moving ALL your clothes to new locations at once can cause confusion… So shortly I will go back to organizing, when I find everything again!

6. Make time for fun/hobbies. Find new ones I like.

I did a lot of tinkering this month. Lots of organizing, and some spring cleaning. That occupied most of my free time! 

Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park

Oh and going to the ocean! We did that a couple times… 🙂 

How’s your lists and goals coming?

A Mile Marker… {journal}

credit: Kelly Sauer

Last week My PB and I celebrated being married for 9 years! NINE!! 

credit: Kelly Sauer

He’s really my other half. We are better together. A team.

It’s pretty wonderful if you ask me. Being married to your best friend is amazing… You get to hang out ALL THE TIME!!

He’s absolutely the best and has been there with me and for me these last couple years. When I was at my worst. Through all the trying to figure out what was wrong with me… Though trying to keep me safe… Though trying to learn my new normal…

I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have made it without him!


Image credit: Kelly Sauer