Sunday, December 31, 2017

Good-bye 2017!

One year ago today I spent my first night in this house!
Much has happened since then.
Cataract surgery,
finished 6 quilts,
Tanya Graduated College!
Ethan started Kindergarten,
Camping, floating and an eclipse,
return to volunteering at the Trails Museum,
Semi-finished the basement into my studio.
I really love this house!
The openness of the great room (behind those really tall windows on the left) is great when the family is here. I can cook and still be a part of everything going on.
I do wish the garage was long enough for the truck-I only need about 6 more inches!
There are, of course, things to be done.
I pulled out all the carpet on the first floor and hope to put down hardwood in 2018.
Both bathrooms need new counters and lights.
The hot water heater needs replacing-going tankless!
Some gardening to give the place more curb-appeal.
Still not so much when I compare it to the never ending list at the old house!

I don't make resolutions but I do make a list of intentions and a list of things I hope to accomplish.
I never complete the lists, sigh.
It just gives a framework for the coming year.
With what they call Inattentive ADHD a framework is helpful along with lots of timers/alarms.
Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project suggests choosing a word for the year-
for me that word will be FINISH.
So many things to finish.
Once again it is my intention to blog every day!

Here's hoping 2018 is better on the political front (so I can quit being disgusted), that the weather will be agreeable-not too wet/dry; hot/cold, that good health is enjoyed by all.
Most of all that love and peace will visit us all.


a good yarn said...

Happy New Year Gail! It's remarkable what we cram into a life when you look back at it all. I think my word for 2018 needs to be Start!

Chookyblue...... said...

Wow a year already....... It looks nice..... You have had a productive year..... Keep up the great work.....

Janice said...

Considering the short time you have been in your new home you have achieved so much. I’m sure you will achieve lots this year as well. “Finish” is a word I considered too, but I’ve decided on “Focus” as I need to avoid getting distracted, even though some things may not get finished. Have a wonderful 2018.