Monday, January 2, 2017

A big 2017

I don't make new year's resolutions anymore because I honestly never hold to them.  I think it's important to set goals for the year like one does at a job.  Life really isn't a job but goals give us a road map to follow. 

This years goal is to finally lose enough weight to be healthy.  Looks aren't the goal but health is.  As I slide on into my mid fifties I can't fool around anymore.  This year won't be some epic lifestyle change, I'm just going to start focusing on making healthier choices.  I want to be at a weight so that this time next year losing weight won't need to be a goal.

We're moving along on the updates on the house.  We're so close to finishing and being able to list before the spring.  I want to replace a couple of windows because they're drafty and we probably should have done this a while ago.  We had the waterproofing guys in to fix the foundation, then replaced our basement carpet.  It didn't cost nearly as much as I thought so that was a win!

My daughter bought a house of her own and moved out about a month ago.  Now that I'm technically an empty nester the house stays pretty tidy.  I can remember when the house was in constant disarray and chaos.  I would get the kitchen cleaned up and the next thing I know someone would pull a bunch of stuff out of the fridge or cupboard. The basement family room was always a mess but now you can barely tell that we are even home.  I almost miss those messy days.  They were stressful but fun.

I'm hoping to post more pictures as we finish up our chapter in Saylor Street Cottage.  I've got lots of little things to do.  Paint trim, was out cupboards, polish and shine.  I really hope that we'll be able to spend Easter in a new lake house home!