(Sorry, rather a longer post than i anticipated, lol)
As we approach the end of 2011 and the beginning of a brand New Year I want to wish you all a Healthy and Happy 2012!!
I'm not one to set New Year resolutions, after all if you really want to make big changes why wait until New Year, changes can be made whatever the time of the year :-) However, I am going to make an effort to do certain things. This past year I've not read as many books, I've collected more than I've read, so there's one goal and, it sort of goes hand in hand with something else I've promised myself, which is to have more 'me' time. I spend a lot of time doing things for other people so I'm making a effort everyday to set aside some time just for me, no interruptions, no putting it off, just me and a book or whatever I want to do!
I wasn't very productive with stitching last year either, but, if I'm setting some 'me' time aside in 2012 that should change - in theory, lol.
In 2011 Something I've kept quiet about is the fact that a few months ago I joined Slimming World, and to date I have lost 1stone 3lb, it goes without saying really that the new year will see me trying to loose a few more pounds, not too much, I think another 6-7 pounds will be enough so that i can maintain it without denying myself a little of what I fancy ;-)
I'm already enjoying feeling more comfortable in my clothes and this weekend I actually fit into a size 12 jeans! Wow, been a while since I've done that! Stevie joined along with me and she also reached her one stone target Christmas week! at 5' 9" she doesn't need to loose too much but it has been a great way to make her aware of the rubbish she was eating, getting her off McDonald meals, getting her to eat wholemeal bread and more fruit and yoghurt :-)
2011 was also the year in which my husband finally gave up smoking! like all smokers he has tried several times, but it never lasted long, this time it's been almost 6 months since he quit, what's made a big difference this time is the fact that he did it because HE wanted to, no nagging from me, and I've been very careful not to keep asking if he's had a cigarette, he has said this makes a difference because he is not reminded of it all the time. Fingers crossed that he has kicked the habit for good this time - he and his clothes smell so much nicer, lol
It was fantastic to read all your birthday wishes on my milestone birthday, it meant a lot to me that you stopped by:-)
There was a really great surprise from Elaine. With everything she has going on at the moment she still managed to remember my birthday and sent me a $25 gift certificate to spend at Wasatch Needlecraft, thank you so much Elaine your thoughtfulness really touched me. I'm really looking forward to a new start when my charts arrive :-)
I can't go without showing you my Pandora bracelet that Jenny bought me
She also bought me the present charm to go with it, Joanne bought me my birthstone with the turquoise stone and Mark bought me the cross stitch charm, (with a gentle reminder from me, i knew i just had to have that one when i saw it, lol)
Thank you to everyone who follows my blog and take the time to leave me a comment, I really do appreciate each and every one :-)
See you all next year!
**** HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL ****