Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Words for 2014

Happy New Year!

Here we are at the beginning of a new year.  A chance to fix the old, start anew, clean up the mess left from 2013.  I’m looking forward to making this a great year.  Am I going to start my diet?  You bet.  Am I going to get more organized?  You bet.  Am I going to clean up my finances?  You bet!  Yes, I’m going to do all the things I said I’d do last year, the year before and the year before that, and so on...and may or may not have been successful.  Sometimes the journey is the fun part, a new challenge, a new set of accomplishments to look forward to.

Instead of a resolution I’m going to carry on the tradition I started last year.  Like so many others I’m just picking a word or two to signify 2014. My word for 2013 was Patience.  I stuck to it pretty well until near the end when the holiday stresses began to build and small things became big problems very quickly, like the overflowing garbage can in the bathroom and how it signified the lack of respect at the Saylor Street Cottage...but I digress.    
So I’m going to continue with my 2013 word and add a couple more for 2014.
Determined.  The word for 2014 will be determined.  I will be determined in everything that I begin.  Determined to stay on track, finish the project, carry it through to the end. 
Frugal.  My next word for 2014 will be Frugal.  This year I’m going to pay attention to what we spend more closely, pay down some bills and shopping smarter. 
So there is my plans for 2014 in a Nutshell.  Three words:

Happy New Year!


  1. I like your words...they actually all interact quite well. So far I have done nothing to stay within the realm of my resolutions. The weather has me down, I'm cutting back with spending after playing Mrs. Claus last month, the walls are closing in. So much prep for Christmas makes me want to crawl under the covers rather than start a project or organize a closet!! It all sounds good on paper I guess!

    I read your comment about painting your living room and it having the peach tones. I never listened to the advice of taping the color samples up on the wall and looking at them over the course of a few days to see how the light changes the colors. There are about 20,000 shades of white! When I did my bedroom in gray, it looked perfect on the sample and compared to the other shades. It turned out blue on my walls. At least it's a smokey blue and sort of pretty. I think the peach undertones in your paint would look good with a lot of plants and some earthy colors. A win win since you love the garden and outdoors. Sometimes you have to go with it instead of fighting it.

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!


  2. I like the idea of words rather than resolutions.

    You chose good words that hopefully will pop into your head at the right time when you are making decisions.