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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Hello January

It's January and a whole new year!  Hot dog!  I am optimistic about 2014.  I am hoping that it is a great year for me and my family.  I don't really do resolutions so much...  but this picture that I found on Pinterest made me smile.  I think that it's a great reminder of how I'm hoping my year will be!
Because it's a new month... it's time to link up for Farley's Currently!  So... here goes:
1) Listening to a silent house.  M1 had a sleepover at a friend's house last night.  M2 had a cousin over here last night, but he went home with a sore throat after midnight...  It's a temporary silence, but I'll take it!
2) Loving my time off for a multitude of reasons, but I actually had a chance to be "crafty" -ish!  I get frustrated with myself on Pinterest b/c I often lack follow through.  I pin tons of things but don't ever go back and make them or see them through.  Well this week I went back through my "For the Home" board and found 2 ideas that I wanted to try out.  I wanted to do a burlap bedskirt in my guest bedroom and also learn how to do monograms on my Silhouette.  Here are my 2 projects from this week... .what do you think?  If you don't follow me on Pinterest...  you can find me HERE!


3) Thinking that January will be a very hard month and I hope I handle it with grace.  January 5th will mark one year since I delivered Frances.  I must confess that I am much less angry now, but I am not 100% yet.  I don't know how long that will take, but I am a work in progress.  I am thankful that I had the chance to hold her and thankful that I can go to her grave when I need a place to get away.  So I am giving myself some grace this month... but also hoping that other mothers who may be hurting will find hope in my journey and struggle.

4) Wanting.... nothing at all that I can think of.  I am a minimalist anyways and I don't need much to be happy.  My list is quite short actually: my boys, my husband, coffee! :)  Santa was good to me though with gift cards for local shops and a day at the spa in Savannah!
5) Needing to lose some weight and start taking better care of myself.  I don't have a specific number really, but I definitely found solace in food and drinks this year.  I don't know if it was grief or the severe depression, but somewhere along the way ... I lost me!  We'll see, but hopefully the old me is still in there somewhere {and she has a bunch of clothes in the closet waiting, ahem}.
6)  Favorite January memory... a super nervous boyfriend asked me to marry him on New Years Eve 2001... and I promoted him to husband!  Golly... that was 12 years ago!

I hope that your January will be amazing.  I head back to work tomorrow {the mourning has already started}.  Happy New Year bloggy peeps... talk to y'all soon!

10 comments:

  1. I love your Pinterest pin and your crafts! They are so cute! I'm sorry your heart is hurting friend. Let me know if you need anything! Love ya, girl!

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  2. I'm so glad I found your blog through Currently. I'm sorry to hear about your loss last January. I suffered a miscarriage last year, and I know how much that rocked my world in such a negative way, I can't imagine what you have gone through this year.

    I love your craftiness. I wish I could say I used my break as wisely as you have!

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  3. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope 2014 brings you more joy and happiness! I love your anchor tattoo! I am a fan of anchors, weird, right? I have been wanting to get one, but, the hubs isn't in love with the idea.

    What's Working This Year?

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  4. So much to say on your currently. I love your non-O.L.W. I'm sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine. I love your crafts and am totally jealous of your Silhouette. Keep doing everything with Love!

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  5. LOVE you friend! It will be a great year for you- I just know it!
    Rowdy in First Grade

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  6. Your January is like my May from 18 years ago. Life gets easier but they will always occupy a large part of our hearts and minds. I will be praying for you.

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  7. 2014 is here to bring you love and happiness! Sending you hugs.
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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