So I’ve been dealing with the osteoarthritis in my hip getting so bad I actually went in for an xray to see why I was in so much pain. Go figure … bone on bone does hurt. I’ve scheduled surgery for May, but in the meantime I elected to have a cortisone shot to alleviate the pain. It turns out right after the visit to my surgeon, my hip more or less went out of socket and wouldn’t go back in. The wait to get in to have the shot was excruciating … pun intended.
Being bed-ridden for about a week gives you lots of time to think. And I’ve been thinking it’s time to get serious about my health … and that of my family. This past summer I took up the habit of having a green smoothie a day. It’s amazing what happens when you incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet! My energy has increased and I’ve dropped 30 pounds.
Since having the cortisone shot, I am relatively pain-free. Now I want to step up my game and start moving my body. I also have decided to be more intentional about my diet. I am going to continue the smoothies, but I am going to be sure that the foods I am eating are packed full of nutrients too. I want to be sure to up my protein intake since I will be exercising, so I am opting to get a lot of my nutrition from an all-inclusive program to add to my smoothies. Sure, it’s an investment, but aren’t I worth it?
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I’ve got so much clutter and so much stuff all over the place – papers especially – I will never feel organized. Another trip to buy containers is not going to help. You know it’s bad when you have to figure out some way to organize your containers!!! A few more shelves here and a few more baskets there will not help!
Isn’t it Flylady who says you can’t organize clutter? It’s time to let go. I’ve made some headway with letting go of “stuff.” I was thrilled today to pull out of my closet over 20 hangers. You know what that means … someone will benefit from all the clothing I recently donated. Funny thing is, I still have questionable items hanging in my closet. I’m using the trick of turning around the hangers, and in six months, I will re-visit the closet to see if I’ve actually worn those pieces of clothing.
It is time for an honest assessment of the things I own. I can guarantee I will be getting rid of a lot more things. Books, tools, boxes of who-knows-what, spare parts, junk…junk…junk. And who needs that many office supplies? My name is Kalynn, and I’m an office supplies addict! I think my affliction has gotten much worse since becoming a homeschool mom. You can really accumulate a lot in seven years. And we’re not even talking about all the curricula.
I just purchased the newest ebook Drowning in Clutter? by Dana White, “Nony” of ASlobComesClean.com. She’s so stinking hilarious! Love her stuff. I need all the help I can get with de-cluttering. And she’s been there, done that. So I’m looking to the expert to get my groove on …
Some folks are courageous and will have a garage sale to help clear some space. Not me. I’m all about donating. And I’m excited to see in the pile of mail a big yellow card indicating a donation truck will be swinging by our neighborhood next week!
A bunch of lovely ladies are hosting a New Year’s Organizing Revolution. Guess where they’re starting? Yeppers … one of my hot spots … the office/desk.
So who’s with me? Wanna get rid of things you don’t need, clear off some counters, empty out a drawer or two? Let me know if you are up for the challenge.
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Well, here it goes … my first blog entry! (Cue the dramatic, scary music)
Rather than have a long list of resolutions, I have chosen a theme to guide me this year. Have you all heard of Ali Edwards’ one little word? Although I’m not much for scrap booking or anything along those lines, I love words, so I thought I’d try out blogging instead. My hope for the new year is to chronicle my journey as I learn to NURTURE my family and my self.
What does it mean to nurture? Nurture means to bring up, to help develop and grow, and to provide with nourishment. Well, my husband and I are right in the midst of bringing up our two daughters, helping them develop and grow, providing them with nourishment. My goal is to be much more intentional in the process and hopefully do a better job. Unfortunately, I have forgotten about nurturing my self somewhere along the way – helping me to develop and grow – and I sure as heck haven’t been diligent when it comes to providing nourishment to my self!
I think the first step is for me to spend a chunk of quiet time putting pen to paper to examine the areas of my life which need the most nurturing. The goals, hopes, and dreams section of the ebook Organizing Life as Mom should come in handy for this process. I might just have to get The Blogger Pack add-on now that I’ve started this adventure though!