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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Almost January

Can you believe this year is almost over? I am still in a state of denial I think. I don't think I have had a single month in 2015 that there hasn't been some life changing moment. I was reflecting over my life and I think  2015 ended up being more of a by-the-seat-of-my-pants-year. Instead of being planner and a goal setter.
I end up being surprised that I got anything accomplished at all. I am so happy that I got so many rugs hooked. I far exceeded what I ever thought was possible for me.  I hooked 39 rugs and mats. Ron said my average was 3 1/4 a month. September was my best month with five.

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Just think what I could do if I lived where it snowed. That was hooking with the air conditioning running most of the time.
Ron has been home this week, and he always reads me great passages in whatever book he is currently reading. He read me this the other day, and I keep having him read it to me over and over. I thought I would share it with you as we stand on the brink of a new year.

"Creating a positive environment to support your success means clearing out all the clutter in your life. Not just the physical clutter that makes it hard for you to work productively and efficiently (although that's important too!) but also the psychic clutter of whatever around you isn't working, whatever's broken, whatever makes you cringe. Each and every incomplete thing in your life that exerts a draining force on you, sucking the energy of accomplishment and success out of you as surely as a vampire stealing your blood.

Every incomplete promise, commitment, and agreement saps your strength because it blocks your momentum that inhibits your ability to move forward. Incomplete tasks keep calling you back to the past to take care of them. So think about what you can complete today." ---The Compound Effect-Darren Hardy.

I have been thinking about the goals I had for myself that I didn't finish.  They do call me and I do feel I can't start something new until I finish the old ones. So I am giving myself a month after the party in the front yard, to get some of those things off my plate. That will be it for New Year's resolutions. Sometimes you know what kind of goal I would like to make for a New Year? Something like watching 20 movies and staying in my pajamas one day a week. Doesn't that sound like a great goal? Yeah, no matter how hard I tried for that one, I am always jumping up and running outside. Sasha doesn't like pajamas and watching T.V.

Just stuff I was thinking about this week. I hope you have a lovely Wednesday.


“I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”
― Herbert Bayard Swope


  1. I totally agree with the quote from the book. That's what I've been trying to work on for the last year. I've had some successes and some failures, but I have not stopped trying. It's quite a process, that's for sure. Not giving up is important. What helps is that, each little success, makes you hungry for more success so the failures, while frustrating, are not debilitating. :)

  2. i LOVE the snow, and i love the slower pace of winter and i like being home hibernating!!!

    it's a good time to knit and craft and have a p.j. day, i like p.j. day's!!!

  3. i like YOUR images. :) enjoy whatever the new year brings!

  4. Ah, closing loops is important. I closed as much as I could before the baby was born, and I feel so much better for it. I've been trying to sit and reflect on this past year, but babysitting Logan doesn't make for much peace and quiet. :-p

  5. Hi Kim!
    I'm not a big fan of goals. I am thinking about a spiritual "Rule of Life" and what that rhythm might look like for me. I'm reading some good stuff and slowly developing my vision, intention, and means. More about that later.
    I hope the prep for the party is fun and happy!
    I can't believe tomorrow is New Year's Eve. We just go to bed, but I know it's a big deal for some people.

  6. Belated Christmas Wishes... Yes, that quote resonates strongly with me... That unfinished business nags at me and steal my peace and well-being. For someone who tends to be a procrastinator, that can cause quite the dilemma. Working on change...but even with that I procrastinate LOL. We've got plenty of snow and I'm more than willing to share if you care for some. Wishing you a new year filled with fulfilled promises, magic, and miracles. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Ya know - I somehow don't think you are a pajamas and movies all day type of gal !
    You seem more like a mover and shaker !
    A new year is before us.

  8. Kim, I want to thank you for all your friendly support to my blog and your friendship.

    Oh my goodness woman, 39 rugs in a year. You are a real hooking robot. I could never hook that many rugs in a life time unless I hooked around the clock.

    I don't make New Year resolutions anymore. I make list of things that needs to be done and just cross them throughout the year. The list is long term goals and short term goals . I carry over to the next years those that are not finished. I'm getting less and less goal oriented.

    Happy New Year.

  9. You know...some years are just fly by the seat of your pants years....that's usually how my go anyway.....I am amazed at how much you got done last year. That's lots of hooking beside everything else you did.....I love the quote and reread it several times. I think I need to read this book....I hope your 2016 is filled with all you can image....Hugs

  10. Hi, Kim! You are always busy with something! I'd say you have had a very productive year. It is difficult for me to imagine that you would take a day to stay in pajamas.:-) Have a happy, healthy 2016! xo Nellie

  11. Congrats on all the rug finishes. You need to share more of them with us!
    Happy, happy new year, my friend.
    Health and happiness to you in the new year.
    Hugs :)

  12. Yay! That is awesome that you got so many rugs hooked!!
    If you lived where it snows, you'd be spending time shoveling and salting, not hooking rugs ~~~**smile**... just kidding you :)

    Good thoughts here. Like the quote from the book.. certainly is food for thought!

    Love the chicken picture. Such a cute hen!

    Wishing you a happy new year!! Hope it's one of the best ones yet!!


  13. Well you certainly had a busy and productive year that's for sure...soo many rugs, and soo beautiful too. It's funny how you mentioned staying in your pj's and watching tv all day as it always SOUNDS soo glorious and yet I pretty much never do that either unless I am sick and then it's not so fun, lol. I am going to try and slow down a bit this year with all my sewing goals and just take time to be..ya know? Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and glorious new year!

  14. Motivation... that is my word for the new year...I do believe this book could do me a world of good...I am so grateful that I am the lucky, grateful, owner of two of your beautiful rugs...Sorry, but I just cannot see you in your pajamas all day...Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year...Sending hugs from snowy Maine...

  15. What a wonderful thought.

    I would have to throw out every thing.

    Have a happy new year.

  16. I love that passage. I think I'll print it off and keep it. I'm in awe of how many rugs you hooked. Impressive. Happy New Year to my lovely California friend


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