Happy New Year 2015!

Published January 1, 2015 by suejansons

Happy New Year!

The new year is finally here! I am happy for it too! My daughter is visiting from California today! I haven’t seen her since October. Unfortunately, at that time she was here for the funeral of her paternal grandmother. This is a much happier visit. And tomorrow is her birthday too! I think this is a great start to the new year!

I have to say that I am glad to see 2014 go. 2014 had some good times, but there were a lot of rough times for me too. The job I had in the beginning of 2014 was great! I loved it! Unfortunately, the company was sold. The new owners had no clue what they were doing and by May, I was out of a job. In the coming months, I took on a few different jobs just to get by. This included working at a call center, which wasn’t my thing, and bartending at a local moose lodge. I am not much of a drinker, and honestly, being around drunk people is not what I would call a good time. But, these jobs got me and my family through.

We also moved to a smaller and cheaper place to live. There isn’t even close to enough storage room. I think we got rid of 75% of the things we had accumulated over the years. Not entirely a bad thing, but it sure makes me think twice now when I see something I want to buy.

I don’t really have any resolutions per se. I have been on a journey to save money for a while and plan to continue that. I am hoping to get better at that and learn to save even more.  I also want to lose weight. The holidays never make that easy, so it only makes sense for me to really start in the new year. We got Annual Passes to Disney World in the hopes of being more active. Of course, there is fun to be had as well.

Speaking of being active, hubby and I are doing a 5K in April. I plan on walking it, but even walking takes some training. My goal is to take my dog on long walks several times a week. I know she will appreciate that. And of course, walk a lot when we go to Disney. I hope that both of these activities build up my stamina and help me to lose weight.

Eating healthier is another part of my losing weight goal. I am thinking of going back to the Slim Fast diet. It worked for me, but I am going to do a little more research before I make my decision.

I got a sewing machine for Christmas, so I want to make quilts again! I miss doing that. Quilts are so beautiful and I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I complete one. Here are pictures of some that I have made.

quilt 1 quilt 2 quilt

Are you making resolutions? Or do you feel like me, that it is just another way to set yourself up for failure? The posts I have been reading seem to show that more and more people are not into the whole resolution thing. But if you are, I wish you the best of luck!

2015 is shiny and new and I am hoping for a much better year. I am starting out with a job that I like and hope it stays that way. It is a bigger company that has been in the family for many years. I don’t think it will be sold. We have Disney passes to relieve stress and get more exercise, and I am constantly working on saving money.  So check, check and check!

I am looking forward to see what this year brings! I wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!

Advertisements

9 comments on “Happy New Year 2015!

  • Leave a Reply

    Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

    WordPress.com Logo

    You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

    Twitter picture

    You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

    Facebook photo

    You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

    Google+ photo

    You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

    Connecting to %s

    Peggy and Sami Quilts

    www.PeggyCooperQuilts.com

    Me 'n' Henry Lee

    Musings, photographs, opinions and a whole lot of other stuff!

    chronicleofellen

    life, the universe and crafty goodness

    Curly Q

    Quilts

    Christa Quilts

    Make it yourself. Make it your own.

    writing in north norfolk

    Writer of children's literature, short stories and poetry

    Behind the Willows

    ...where the ladies are headstrong and the man is outnumbered.

    thecraftycreek

    Making and creating

    Factotum of Arts

    Idea, Design, Create

    Tim Latimer - Quilts etc

    Hand Quilting, Vintage and Antique Quilt Top Restoration, Gardening, Floral Design...etc

    Skinny and Single

    Single and Over 40 and Not Suicidal About It

    Travel Much?

    Never cease to explore and tell!

    NewEnglandGardenAndThread

    Master Gardener, amateur photographer, intermediate quilter and lover of day trips around New England

    Farm House Quilts

    a blog about my quilting life...mostly

    Lisa H Calle's Blog

    Quilting, Kids and Life…

    Lisa in Port Hope

    Quilting, sewing, and fun about town

    %d bloggers like this: