I always take the week of my birthday off. I have to say I think celebrating my birthday will be harder without my parents than Thanksgiving or Christmas was. I am lucky and have good friends that have become like family.
Today I only work a 1/2 day and then meeting up with some friends for lunch.
Going on the second week of work’s new building and trying to get settled in. Lets see, no heat, not hot water, mice and mice traps! People getting stuck in elevators. Only 4 microwaves for a company of 400 1 paper towel holder, 1 trash can in the cafeteria.
Otherwise so happy to be here!
It is hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close, but I am glad that it is. 2017 has shown me who my true family and friends are and shined a light on others.
I have found out how strong I am, but I could have done without that lesson! LOL!!!
2018 is going to be a year full of changes.
My company is moving down town and may also be bought out by another. Time will tell on that.
I thought I was going to stay in my parent’s home, but I am having second thoughts on that.
The only one thing I know for certain is I am going to be happy! Stress and heart ache are not going to get the best of me.
Since my mom passed I have been going thru her things and it has made me realize how much STUFF! she and I both have. I can only weed thru her things a few days a week without breaking down and crying. Crying like I am now just writing this. If you read my blog you know I have done some weeding of my stuff…purses mostly. Well I am “TRYING” to go thru my things also. Since I do crafts I notice that I keep a lot of things because I could use this to make something! So my first step is not to BUY anything that I don’t actually use, need or eat. And it has been hard. I LOVE those solar dancers. I have stopped BUYING THEM!
I went thru my socks, nylons, pj’s & other items along that line. I am starting on shoes! My weakness in shoes are FLIP FLOPS from the $1.00 tree. So I wear a different colour every week! I went thru my heels and the ones that hurt my feet went to good homes.
My mom has a tons of shoes….well at least I come by that naturally! She wore a size 6 to 6 1/2 I wear 7 1/2 wide! Thanks Dad! So there is no temptation to keep her shoes!
My long term goal is to keep and use what I have and to only buy what I need. The crafter/artist in me is screaming! NO but I will just have to do more craft fairs so the stuff I buy for my crafts will be sold as a craft. I have a craft fair next month and I am sewing up a storm…well a light drizzle!