Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Last Days of 2007

Here we are, the day after Christmas 2007. It's time to file Christmas away under memories and move along. New Year is the next biggie - well, a biggie for some, a plain old day for others. I'll watch the Rose Bowl Parade (hope Harry will watch with me) and drool over all the flowers. One day I'd like to see the Parade in person and close enough to be able to reach out and touch the floats. Even though I'd like to watch 2008 arrive with festivities, I know Harry and I will look at each other, yawn, and just sleep through the arrival. Ho-Hum!!

My next big project is to clean out my closet to the bare walls - both of them. I still have clothes in there that I wore when I was working. I'll never ever wear them again by choice. Someone should be wearing them as they are quality clothes and basic classics in like new condition. I trust that Goodwill will find them a new home. I'll empty my shoe chest as well. After I finish the closets, it's back to the kitchen to get the upgrades to the cabinets. I want pull-outs added to the lower cabinet shelves so I don't have to get on my knees to get things out of the back. Not all that lazy just gettin' older.

The big thing happening here is that the heat pump is on the blink. The axillary heat is working but that is really expensive to use for everyday heat. I certainly hope it's just a relay or something simple to repair. I'm prepared to be told that the compressor is bad since the unit has been in use since 1989. If that is the case, I'll have a whole new system installed. Big bucks, but it's just money, after all. What am I going to do with the $6.99 I have in reserve? Leave it to the kids to fight over? Not! I dread the process but I'm not stressing over it.

I took a long look in the mirror a few days ago and was absolutely shocked at how much weight I've gained. In some ways I knew it but, darn, that long look was too much for me! Gotta be some changes made. I hope Harry will support me in a diet change. I'm sure he will but will he join me? More on that later. For now I need to move along.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to your comments.


Cheryl said...

HI Mary,

I enjoyed today's post. I was on the phone with my GA sister today and told her how much I enjoy reading about your days and your Sundays with the family.

I'm not sure of my next projects. For now it will be cleaning up the extreme mess I've made of my basement and then putting all my Christmas decorations away. I'm not even going to think about it yet. It will go away.

Unfortunately, I have to get some clothes on to drive Em to Blockbusters. I'm not going in, but what if my car broke down? Bummer.

Summer said...

She said earlier that she was going in her PJs. Ha!

I have some projects in mind too. A little paint and the new carpet going in soon. I dread the work but love the results.

I've just recently lost 10 pounds and it was because I changed my eating habits. I didn't go on a diet per se. I didn't work real hard at it either. I'm sure your sweet husband will support you in anything you do.

Happyone said...

I love to clean out closets and drawers too! I always find things I've forgotten I had.
Thanks for the advice about the herb garden. What a great idea!! I'm looking forward to the spring so I can do it.

Michelle said...

I need to clean my closet out too. I think I will do it when I am back from Chile. How is that for procrastination? HEHEHE I won't be seeing it for 2 months so it won't bother me that bad. ;)

Thanks for your email. I plan to email you back tomorrow after I've slept a bit. I am some tired this morning and I'd probably send you a huge rambling email without much sense right now.

((big hug))

Jamie said...

I know what you mean about so many things here---my closets are overflowing, and alot of it needs thrown out, much needs donated...we have been in this house 12 years, where does it all come from?

A new year, a new slate to fill up. Cleaning, dieting (ugh), so many new things to accomplish. I like the feeling.

Have a great week Mary.