Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My One Little Word & Happy 101

I saw a post at Joyce's blog Scrap for Joy. about this idea and I had to take a few days to think about this, but one word kept coming up over and over. The word is "DO". Over and over in my life, I have decided I am going to do "something", what ever it is, a craft, a self help program, a job, etc. But I never get it done. For instance, take crafting. I buy all of the items I need, (and then some) and then I just let them sit. Or I would just give up and put them in the Garage Sale pile. People in my neighborhood loved my gargage sales, most everything was new and all kinds of great crafting supplies. :) Or I get started and then never complete the project. I don't get tired of things, or really even lose interest. I just quit. My brother said something to my this past holiday season that really stuck. We were talking about crafting, as my sis-in-law Jo ( who also blogs at My Grama's Soul ) has taken to crafting a lot of fun things. I took her to my favorite crafts stores ( she had never been to Hobby Lobby! ) and we had a ball. She made her things... mine still sit in the bag. My brother hit it right on the head...he said something like " I have you figured out like to think about doing it and buying the stuff, but that is as far as you get". He is 100% right. I have a little problem sometimes with perfectionism and I guess I figure if I don't make it, I can't make it wrong. I want to but I just can't seem to do it!
I got that new sewing machine for Christmas and my gosh, I am going to learn to use it! Heatr that Meri???? LOL

The other main thing in my life that needs to be "done" is my health. I have to "do" the right thing and get busy! Same scenario here.... only with much greater consequences if I don't "do" something to get feeling better.

So my word for 2010 is "DO" and I hope that little by little I can follow this path. If you are the praying type, please put me in your prayers....I could use them!

OK.... on to Happy 101....Lori at Family Tree May Contain Nuts was kind enough to give me this award! Lori, Thanks so much! I really appreciate it! And like you, I am going to come up with some simple things that make me happy! ( Not as funny as yours but simple) LOL

1. I am happy to wake up every morning and walk.

2. I am happy when I can get off of the horse that I got onto, or out of the cart I got into.

3. I am happy that I live in a state with no cold winter snow.

4. I am happy that I can plant flowers most of the year and they don't die.

5. I am happy that I have such a helpful husband.

6. I am happy that I have the friends that I do. And the new ones I have made here.

7. I am happy that my brother and I are closer now.

8. I am happy that my sons are healthy and happy.

9. I am happy that we own our home.

10. I am happy that everybody shops at Wal-Mart, as that makes it possible for my husband to have a job!

See???? Pretty simple. Now I am to give this award to 10 people, if you don't do awards, that's fine, but you deserve this one anyhow! Hugs to you all!

Meri @
Elizabeth @

Paula @

Carol @

Jo @

Twyla and Lindsey @

Elizabeth @

Maureen @

Laurie @

Sue @

Becky @

I know there is 11, but that is just how it goes! :) Thank you for letting me ramble..... you are all so special to me!


My Grama's Soul said...

Hey sweet SIL - You go girl with this post. I can hardly wait to see the things you make. I'll be rooting for you.

Thanks so much for the sweet award. I'm not sure about being politically correct in blogland. But, thanks a lot!



SueLovesCherries said...

Of course, we now expect to see a big word "DO" in your sidebar!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh you know I am "Do'ing" things right now! It is dejunking...a marvelous and liberating thing it is.

I just popped over to visit and saw an award for me and a bunch of other fun bloggers! I am HONORED, to say the least, to be given the award and then to be on the list with fun friends!

Keep on won't regret it!


ImagiMeri said...

Hey I can Do Do with the best of em'! Thank you for the award, now don't go weighing me down with all these awards lady, they're not the graphics I'm interested in and you know it ;o)

Love ya'

Anonymous said...

My New Year's resolution is to NOT buy anymore crafting stuff & use what I have to make things. I do craft & sew but I also have the bad habit of buying more & more stuff than I have time to make! I also have lots of rescued items to transform and that needs to be taken care of, too. Let's just DO IT! I know that mantra helped me tackle getting up and exercising/eating right last year so it works.
p.s. Steve Perry is my favorite singer, Journey my favorite band! I never hear blog music 'cuz my headphones are always plugged into my computer so I was surprised to come here this morning and hear his voice! Had forgotten I had unplugged my headphones the other day for my daughter.

Mrs Twins said...

Hi Sandy!
It's a new year, new start. You CAN do these things! We will all be eagerly waiting to see them too!
I would love to come over to your Garage Sale! Can you let me know when! :)
Hugs and LOve Sue x

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear Sandy! Oh, I know what you mean. I have done the same thing. I also have that "perfectionism" thing. You know what? what you make may not be perfect, but you will have fun "doing" it. Let's try for more "doing" in 2010! Let's enjoy ourselves!



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