Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Preparing for 2010

I don't usually do this.  Normally the end of one year and beginning of the next is just another day.  Except for last year. 2008 was such a miserable year that I was estatic when the end of the year came.  I had a great 2009 (thankfully) and I'm looking forward to an even better 2010.

So in an effort to "clean house" as it were and get things in order, I have been cleaning out our dressing room.  We call it a dressing room 'cauz it's 10'x11'.  Yes, that's the size of a lot of bedrooms.  Our house isn't that big ... but our bedroom is in the basement and we started with a 22' long bedroom and just basically cut it in half ... the rest of the room has a bed, 2 side tables and a vanity; 'cauz really, how much more room do you really need in a bedroom when you don't have kids and need an escape. (just a totally off-topic note ... I have one very yappy, sucky cat who's trying to get some attention and driving me batty in the meantime).  Anyway, I digress. 

I've finally disciplined myself enough, through watching my favourite shows, to purge, purge, purge the clothes.  If it doesn't fit well and flatter my figure and/or I don't totally love it ... out it goes ... normally donated ... occasionally in the garbage.  It's really quite liberating.  And it also forces me to make sure I stay on the straight and narrow and continue my weight loss 'cauz I don't have any fat clothes left.  I even donated my "fat" pants ... you know, the ones you keep to remind yourself of where you were and don't ever want to return to ....

So I'm not working tomorrow but unfortunately Barry has to go in for a few hours.  My chance to do some stuff I meant to do before I got sick.  So it's time to do laundry (normal stuff), clean out the fridge (find some interesting science projects I'll bet), make a fruit salad, clean up my office and take care of some paperwork and budgeting items (scary stuff).

Gotta take the tree down ... it's been up abaout 7 weeks now ... I want my house back ... just in time to be decorated for the tiki party ... can't wait! 

Then there's the prep to get back on track with my workouts.  Being sick sucked the life and energy out of me.  I'm almost there.  I haven't done too badly with eating although I might just blow that out of the water this weekend ... but I'll have to keep it under control.  But it's time to plan some workouts and organize meal plans and my diary pages.  I'm going to do some circuit training for several weeks ... just have to remind myself what I used to do.  Less than 3 months to gardening weather (yes, I start VERY early ... I have to ... LOTS of gardens) which means tanning and shorts weather is closing in.  And THAT means I need to get my rear in gear.  But I do have to ease into it a little since I've been off for 2 weeks and don't want to get sick again ... can't afford to ... my manager will have my hide!

OOO! did I mention I came across some skirts I haven't been able to wear in probably 3 years .. AND THEY FIT!!!!!!  YAY!!!!

So lots of stuff to do to prep for the new year.  Barry and I just spend quite NYE's ... too much craziness in going out  and way too expensive.

So I hope everyone has a wonderful new year's eve, however you like to spend it, and I wish everyone an AMAZING 2010.


These are forget-me-nots from my garden ... thought they were rather fitting.


  1. I am so glad that you are feeling better. Just don't push yourself too hard at this point. Remember, life is a marathon, not a sprint, so it is OK to pace yourself!

    We also have a very low key NYE. Chuck says it is the night that the amateur drinkers are out in force, so it is much smarter to stay home and not take any chances!

    I am way behind on my blog and my comments, but wanted to say hi, and wish you and Barry a very Happy New Year!

  2. How brilliant that I've found your blog just as I've been trying to talk myself into getting back into shape! I used to be really active and fit and then...well, something happened (laziness? probably) and I haven't exercised in about 3 years now (shame mode). I'll be back for more inspiration :)

    Have a wonderful 2010 and I hope we'll get to share more photos of our lovely gardens soon, I also can't wait for the spring to get here and get out in the garden again :)

  3. Sandy, the way you've ended this particular post is brilliant - and so gorgeous! I will most definitely never forget you!!

    Happy, Happy New Year, my love!! :)

  4. Your house sounds really cozy. :) Good luck with all the cleaning up. I wish I had time to do that these days! I like your idea of cleaning up the closet. I tend to hold on to clothes that are either too small or too big just in case. It's annoying because they are all cluttered together and I forget what fits and what doesn't. Sigh.
    That is SO cool about the skirts fitting you again! Isn't it the best feeling in the world? I want that feeling! Hopefully in 2010 I will be right there with you, fitting into old clothes!
    I am spending a quiet New Years Eve at home with my parents. We're going to watch a movie before ringing in the new year with some pink champagne. I hope you have a great NYE tonight. I think 2010 is going to be a great year for both of us. We totally deserve it! Love you Sandy! XOXO!

  5. Happy New Year my dear friend! This was an awesome year just for the fact that you and B are in my life again, I can't really put into words, how important you two are to me. Love you guys. Talk to you soon.