Would y'all believe this is the first time in my adult life that I have not had my Christmas tree down before New Year's eve? Guess what? Who cares? Not me for dern tootin' Skippy! I've enjoyed looking at it and I'm not taking it down 'til tomorrow or the day after...whenever...doesn't matter. My New Year's resolution (if you want to call it that...I prefer not to make 'em...why set myself up for failure) is to not let the trivial set me back. Instead I am setting goals for myself...attainable goals like leaving my Christmas tree up longer than I should simply because it brings me joy to look at it. Martha may not approve, but until she is paying the bills around the Casita de Trash...I make the rules!I am also not just decluttering my home in the New Year, but I'm going to declutter my life. This means no more people who only take and never give. Be gone Hoovers who suck all my energy and leave me exhausted with the daily drama that never ends. Now don't get me wrong...if a friend truly has a crisis or is just having one of those days, I am on it most ricky tick. It's the ones who always see the glass has half empty...never half full that have exhausted me. They wouldn't be happy if they were hung with a gold rope. My goal is to search out people who, like so many of y'all, when life hands out lemons...they make lemoncellos! My main focus this year is to be ready...to continue plowing my field so when a new opportunity or idea comes along...I am ready. I am planning on reading Debra's posts daily and changing my direction to where ever God plans on leading me, but first I need to clear my home, head, and heart so that when He speaks I can hear Him. I truly believe when He feels I am ready, there won't be any static in my life to interfere with reception. I want to be able to hear Him loud and clear!
This will be the last year before I have to change which box I check for my age on those magazine survey cards...y'all know which ones I'm talking about. I don't want to waste one more minute thinking about shoulda, coulda, woulda, 'cause frankly, I just don't have as many as I used to. Simply put...time's a wastin'! I gotta shake my tail feathers and get this old girl ready for new adventures...just as soon as I get these Christmas decorations down! On a lesser note...is anyone besides me having trouble leaving comments? I can't seem to click on and folks, it is driving me crazy! Y'all know me...I got lots to say!