Saturday, December 31, 2011

Reflections, Coupons, and Lists Oh My.

I know, I know it's the end of the year, but it is also the beginning of a new year.  What better time to reflect on  the past as well as to make plans for the future.  This year has been a tough year for me, but in reflection I don't think I would have changed anything except maybe to watch my diet better.  I tried like "hell" to keep my sweetheart home with me for as long as I could, but now that he is in the memory care facility he is content, he is safe, he is well and I am the same. That decision to move him has allowed me to re-connect with my friends, who have been life-lines, be with my family more ie: trips to Colorado and California, and has brought me a peace of mind that I was far from at the beginning of the year.  Granted, money is tighter (but who hasn't been squeezed by this economy?) so I tend to not shop as much as I used to and try to be more frugal.  I may even get into coupons. I have cut out so many coupons in the past, cut out I would do, use them I would not. Not sure why, either I would leave them at home, or I would forget to use them eventho they would be in my purse, or before using them they would expire, or something....but this year I resolve to follow through with plans.  I don't know about you but I am a great starter, but a poor finisher.  But this year I want to put myself at the head of the pack and be known as the person who always follows through and completes the job at hand, always finish all that I start.  So to begin this quest, the first at the top of the list is to make a list.  I have never been much of a list-maker.  Many of my friends live by lists, maybe that is why they are much more organized than me.  The only time I make a list is when I am off to the grocery store, but lists are going to become part of my life.  You derive a great satisfaction by crossing something off your list even if it's just the list of grocery items, and I want that satisfaction.  Are you a list maker?  Does it help?

My first list for the new year.....

"We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire.  Give us the tools and we shall finish the job."  ~  Winston Churchill  (1874-1965)

I wish all of you a Happy, Healthy, Joyfilled, Blessed New Year.


  1. Thank you Deanna and Happy New Year to you! I do make lists - lots of them, and sometimes it's the only reason I get something done . . .

  2. Happy New Years Eve Deanna. I hope 2012 brings you lots of happiness...and lists :). I'm a list-maker. I get a real sense of accomplishment when I cross off an item on my "to do" list.


  3. Happy New Year. Apart from my shopping list(which I always forget) I have never been a list maker...I think I may start this year.

  4. And a happy new year to you! May it bring lots of joy!

  5. Happy New Year's Eve Deanna!
    I am most definitely a list-maker.
    A multiple list-maker!

  6. I'm a huge list-maker, mostly because I have a terrible memory. Wishing you all the best for the coming year, Deanna. You are an inspiration. :)


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