The Year’s Resolutions…In Review

I just went back and read my Transformation 2011 post…I probably should have read that post quarterly, to keep me motivated.  The way I see it, I only reached 3 of my 5 goals.

The number ONE goal of “cut the clutter”…well, I still have MAJOR issues with this.  Where does it all come from???  When I finally go on a clutter tirade, most goes into the trash…so why do I let it accumulate???  I have got to address this character flaw, and hopefully help my kids develop the ability to eliminate their own clutter (or trash, as it usually is).  I was going to post some pics, using iCloud, but I’m having technical difficulties and the pics really haven’t changed since last year, shamefully.

I am fairly satisfied with the direction my decor has taken…I have lots of plans for more decorating projects.  The main floor is window treatments away from finished!

The kids’ rooms have improved.  I have cleaned out clothing and toys…really decompressed the amount of stuff we keep for them.  Now, the TV is still in E’s room…but he wants it there and abides by the rules for the TV (no TV at night…unless it is the weekend & his sibs are allowed in anytime the TV is in use).  Em’s room is coming along nicely…I finally broke down her crib & banished it to the attic.  The play kitchen got relocated to her room…the boys are really past this now, sadly.

The upstairs of my closet is still a wreck…no outlets…so the dining room is my workspace (I did shut it down for the holidays).  I hope, but not holding my breath, that we can make some progress here this year. 

I am happy to report that the living plants are thriving…I have added more…and I had a wonderfully abundant summer garden in 2011.  I can’t wait to get started on my 2012 garden! 

So, the only items I can check off my list are the kids’ rooms, plants & decorating…progress is progress.  I have a list of projects a mile long that will hopefully keep us moving in the right direction.

Another big change coming for 2012…I am rejoining the work force.  I would appreciate prayers and positivity for my quest to find the perfect job for my family :).

Today’s secret revealed…my personal motto for this year is “be the change”…this applies to so many things.  If there is something that I want to complain about…rather than expend negativity, I am going to chose to make my own efforts to make it better.

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