Turning a New Year and a keeping with tradition, what is your New Year Resolutions / Goals?
For me (in no specific order): - Loose my extra 20-25 lbs (ok - this one might be a far off dream). - Continue to apply renovations / upgrades at my cottage. - Start renovations at home (re: new roof, flooring, furnace). - Try to visit my son's new home (at his far away place). - Try to stay on this side of our physical earth. - Continue to "chip away" at the other things on my bucket list.
For me, I always live for hope. Hope for a better day tomorrow, hope I will "chip away" at my bucket list and when possible, try to make a better life for myself (in places that I can). My body may be broken but my spirit continues to make plans - to help make a better future life....
For example... My cottage contains some "branch circuit" aluminum wiring on its main floor. Luckily, it also has outer wall wiring - which is very easy to access. Each cottage visit, I remove the old technology aluminum wiring to one outlet box and replace with new technology 14-2 copper wire. Then, cover the new wire run with plastic CableMate II covering. I might get 1 outlet completed in 2 days or I might only be able to remove it one visit, and install new copper wiring at that single outlet during another cottage visit. Yes. Slow and steady but at end of the year, all non-standard outlets, light switches and overhead lights will be converted to new standard copper wiring. And if/where I need physical help, my wife helps me as well. Slow and steady wins the race - just like the new skirting upgrades around Jim's house...
Hopefully, you guys have the ability to "chip away" at your bucket list and eventually accomplish your yearly goals as well.
I always have goals. One of them was to finish my she-Shed, and its almost done. Mostly decorating now, such fun, I just love it. When completely done I'll put up pics.
Another thing is getting to church more than I do. Keep praying for everyone, and doing my rosery beads. Looking into maybe a trip somewhere, not far I don't think, but as far as we can drive. I have many. I hope I can accomplish at least a few! Take care, Love,Gail
Post by skate4life on Jan 11, 2019 18:04:06 GMT -5
Jade - do you want to share some of your decisions? You sound down....hope some of these decisions will ease your 4 days of breakdown.
NY goals?? Never really had anything specific except to declutter papers which is so time consuming. Now I have two year's worth before trashing and make pile to shred. I really want to start a needlepoint project of my own design but things just seem to be getting in the way!
Post by lavishgail on Jan 11, 2019 22:05:20 GMT -5
Jade, I wondered if you're ok too? We are here for you if you need a shoulder to lean on! On fb, I'm Gail Marusarz, not the one with jean jacket on, thats my old account, I had to make a new one a couple of years ago. Lost my password .
Also if u ever want to chat back and fourth my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Anyway, anyone here can send me messages, mail what ever you like. Love me.
Skate, I am doing reasonably good, 4 days each month I need do nothing, no responsibility time 😀 One of my decision is to change my attitude in some areas of my life 😀. Dream impossible this year another one, one never know maybe it will work out.
Post by skate4life on Jan 13, 2019 14:17:47 GMT -5
Jade - "Rational explanations seldom ease feelings." But we ARE entitled to our feelings...just hard to express and find someone who truly listens. I am beginning to sound like a broken record......a common malady for we orphan elders.
Skate, I'm here to listen. Anyone wants to have conversations lets talk in another section? Not the anything area bc its also open to public, but maybe we can have a support area for those who r depressed, hurt from others, children,animals anything perhaps personal. Just a thought, sometimes just talking about aches and pains helps a lot to get it all out. I trust y'all and hope u trust me. ☺