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I always have the best intentions. I have a list, lots of them, and I plan to blog about projects and post pics. Unfortunately, I’m a slacker.

I fail to estimate the right amount of time each project will take me, and when it’s not completed when I thought, I don’t post about my progress. I guess I’m trying to hide my slacker tendencies. I don’t particularly like to fail and I most certainly do not like others to know about such failures!

So I decided to myself out there to all of you. I AM A SLACKER! I FAIL! ALOT!

Is it a reason to give up, NO.

My resolutions for 2013 have all come up short. I keep working towards them, but I really haven’t made much progress with any of them. I made it all of 3 weeks before I picked up smoking again. I have lost zero pounds and truthfully, I think I might have gained a few.

I did get the loft beds built for the boys and their rooms cleaned up. It is a struggle to have them keep them clean but I continue reminding them of the importance. I did take pics but they are still on the camera.

Their bedrooms puked everything they didn’t want back in their rooms into my living room, so it is now storage central. Packed to the brim with boxes, books and movies. I look at it everyday, stare at it really and think…where am I supposed to start?

And now the weather is finally breaking and I don’t even want to be in the house. The projects outside are calling me and I feel guilty leaving behind a beaten, battered and dirty house.

It’s a constant struggle to keep up with the laundry, the dishes, the vacuuming all while working full time (not that this is news). I add all of these projects to my lists knowing there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. And then I realize that there is, that I am simply a slacker. And that a pity party is not going to get it done either. I scatter my time, a little on this project, a little on that one. Hoping that one day, they will be completed. I think about this while I sit in the chair, looking at my home, T.V blaring some show I’m not even interested in watching.

The truth is………..I’m a slacker.

But today, today it changes!

It’s okay to be a slacker, don’t feel bad about it. I don’t. But I want to be a better me, so I am making chages, taking steps and moving forward!

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Seeing as most of my resolutions are falling behind, I’ve been looking in webland to try and find some helpful tips and tricks to make my dream of a better me a reality. sobomama.worpress.com has a ton of ideas for repurposing in her journey to cheaptitude. (Also, she’s my bestest friend!) Her ideas are great, and I LOVE them, I want to do them…..but they don’t always fit into my lifestyle or my space. 😦 Storage space in my home is little to none, no hall closet, no pantry and so on. But her post about organizing a freezer has changed my life! If you get irritated because items in your freezer are lost and ruined in the chaos, check it out! WOW!

Pinterest is an addiction a great place for ideas too. I’ve shared a couple of the decorating ideas I’ve found and my version of them. I love them because they make decorating look neat and tidy, setting the mood for the rest of the house. But my last adventure got shot down by mechanic man. He said this looked like a 1950’s design.

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Why did I take him shopping with me again? What I ended up with was a stainless steel looking dry erase board. No frames, no color. No pretty printable menu planner for the main attraction. Very boring weekend craft project. So borning in fact, that I didn’t even attempt to do it. 😦

I have a feeling though, that I will end up with a version of what I envisioned for the fridge by the end of this weekend. I just won’t take him with me to pick up the frames.

With that I have decided to focus on a couple of my resolutions at a time. Based on the last month, there are just too many changes to make all at once. I thought that baby steps would work, but apparently my baby steps are still too large. So here is my new plan.

1. Focus on creating a well running home. Making sure that everything has a place and it is in it when not in use. Creating and utilizing a launch pad for mornings (created it, only to have it get piled with stuff because no one took those items to their homes), and getting the kids into a pattern of behavior that will decrease morning anxiety.

2. Focus on creating a well running business. Having my husband retrained adjust his paper work habits to decrease my paper work anxiety. This will decrease the amount of time I spend on it all year, allowing me a fraction of time for myself.

I think that working on those 2 right now will free up time allowing me the freedom to work out and lose those nasty 40 lbs. I would really like to make progress towards that before I see my doctor in May! I hate getting scolded.

I will post pics of the launch pad tomorrow. I am implementing it tonight! 2013 – You will not discourage me!

Finally! I have replaced the card reader! Lets see if I can get some of this to work. First, the before pic of me.
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Scary huh? Well, that is going to be the old me. I will be working very hard to make a lot of that me disappear! I start exercising this week.
Organizing and improving my home has been ongoing and I am really enjoying it. I found this on pinterest…
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After getting some family pictures taken and finding all the right stuff, this is what I ended up with.
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THIS WALL IS NOT PINK! I have no idea why it would look like it in the pic….There are NO pink walls in my house. It’s a light tan. I am repainting this spring!

Over the weekend, I cleaned scrubbed the kitchen and decided on a paint color for the main part of the house. Spring project of course. My next project is pinterest inspired as well. Here’s a preview.
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I have a lot of things I want to do, but I keep reminding myself that it’s one step at a time. With my sisters help I am nearly caught up on all the business paperwork and that takes the majority of my time. Mechanic man and I have come up with some exciting new products for the business too. I will post once I get the first prototypes online.

Oh, and hormonal son #1 managed to pull his F in math up to a B! I knew he could do it. Love seeing that look in his eyes of self accomplishment. I am a very proud momma! Lets hope he keeps his grades up now that he’s ungrounded.

Trudging along with all my resolutions, how are yours hanging in there?

So here it is! My 1 week update.

I decided that small changes were the way to go, so I am starting there. I hardly eat and my doctor told me that I should eat more in order to lose weight and I thought she was crazy. I was wrong! I added food to my diet, I added a banana in the morning for breakfast, a yogurt mid-morning, ate lunch as normal, added a orange mid-afternoon and ate dinner as normal. I felt bloated and over fed. I figured I had to have gained weight.

I can’t find my SD card reader so the pic will have to added later, but my beginning weight was….178.6! One week later, 175.8. It’s incredible, I ate more, exercised none and lost just shy of 3 pounds! I guess my doctor was right.

For the rest of my resolutions, I am sticking with the slow and steady theory! I’ve picked up a book on how to start an ebay store, I’ve enlisted my sister to help me with the business paperwork, I’ve done some research on soil for the garden, and I’ve started folding and taking care of each load of laundry as it is done so I no longer have piles of laundry screaming at me! Mechanic man and I have started spending time with the boys in the evening and they seem to really enjoy it. I’ve failed slightly on eating more at home but I will continue to work at it.

More updates to come, as well as pics (if I ever find that reader!) Stay tuned!

So this year I have made resolutions, like so many others. But I plan on being accountable for all of them.  This blog is going to be my accountablility.

Last year was the first year I have ever completed a resolution.  Really, this was out of pure determination that I was able to do even that.  That resolution was to de-clutter my home. I finished that on December 30th after 6 days of steady de-cluttering, before and after Christmas.  It was very stressful, but I was very proud of myself.

So here are this years resolutions. Some are for fun and some are just necessity.

1. Lose 40 lbs – This is heafty goal I know.  Family history, current issues and my personal need to be happy with the reflection in my mirror are feeding the goal.

2. Spend more time with my boys – This one, well, it’s both a want and a necessity.  See, my oldest is 13 and my youngest is 9.  Right now, they still want to hang out some with dear old mom, but I know that it is nearing its end, and I want to claim as much time as I can with them.  It feels like the last 13 years have just slipped by.

3. Eat at home more – This one goes with number 1 in a way.  It also is for the simple reason that I hate the way eating out makes me feel.  Just yucky!

4. Keep up on the business paperwork – My husband and I started a business 2 years ago and I am the entire office staff.  I also work full time outside of the home, so I tend to be behind on all the office duties.  This year I intend to keep up on it with diligence and determination!

5. Start an eBay store – This is for the business.  I need to get some of the inventory we aquired this year up for sale and out the door!

6. Quit smoking – Again, family history and current issues are really fueling this resolution.  I’ve decided that this blog will be the only place I will talk about this resolution, when I quit, I will do it quietly.  Not so I am not accountable, but so I am only accountable to the only person that matters, me.

7. Garden – This is just for me.  I love love love to garden.  Bringing myself closer to nature lights something deep within me and I, well, it relaxes me.  Brings me closer to my parents in a way.  Heals the heart where the wounds are too deep.

8.  Continue Organizing my home – I want to keep up on the one and only resolution I was able to complete.  And I would like to extend the reach of that organization outside as well.  I also believe that although I eliminated a ton of clutter from my home, there is more that I could part with.

9.  LESS OTHER PEOPLES DRAMA! – If you need an ear while you unload, I’m there for ya.  But if you want a place to drop off your drama and pick it up later, after I’ve fixed elimated it for you.  Well, you’ve stopped at the wrong house!

Ok, so I realize that there are a lot of items on this list.  In a way though, they go hand in hand.  Last resolution, I will post at least once a week on my progress.  I will post pics when I can, and links to the places that I get tips from.  If I screw up, you’ll be the first to know, and if I succeed, you will be the first to know.

Next week…..

You can look forward to a before pic of me for resolution #1 (for accountability). Tasteful of course (no pics of me in my underware!).  I will even post my weight!  Scary!

I will be working on all of the resolutions all of the time, so there will be updates on everything every week!  I would love to hear any tips you all might have that could help, and I would love to hear about your resolutions and thier success as well!

Here’s to keeping those resolutions! Bring it on 2013!