So, wow. 2016. Most productive year ever…

Wow. I can’t believe it is just now 11 days into the year and I have gotten so much done!

I even went into the dreaded 8 containers of baby clothes I can’t let go of and I got rid of around 25 pieces! And, I went into a bin with baby books and toys and got rid of another 10 books. So, that is a feat in itself! I have another set of garbage bags filled with finds for a happy Goodwill hunter.

My daughter’s desk has thrown up onto her floor and we have uncovered some awesome treasures worth keeping. We have also created a drawer in the kitchen with “prizes” in it. Jewelry, lip gloss, bracelets, American Girl non-fiction books and other things that are great items, but she will never use will be given away at her Valentine’s sleepover party we are hosting. Every time a game, or dance off, or relay race or challenge is won someone will win one of these things. When the 6 little girls home, they will have bags designed with hearts filled with treasures for them and my daughter’s desk and the landfill will be spared!

I cleaned and cleared out my closet to the best of my ability so that I can actually go in there now and have a seat and read the Bible. My closet isn’t huge, but it has a bookshelf and cd storage shelves and an organizer for all of our crafts and school supplies, so it is sizable. But it is more long than wide. So, it is big enough at the end to put a chair in or stool for me to sit in there and pray. A little nook if you will. I stole the idea from the movie the War Room. I cleared one of the walls off that had small purses hanging on hooks and put them on a shelf and have a list of desires or declarations for my life. Next step will be putting up notes with scripture, maybe pictures, wishes, hopes, prayers, dreams, thoughts.

It gives me real joy to have a true little nook for me. I think that this organized and dedicated space will open up the desire and time to spend time with God because it feels special and it is intentionally set up just for that. I plan on finishing up cleaning up some of the nooks an crannies so that it is a space that I can feel unencumbered and unbothered. Cluttered spaces make it hard for me to concentrate.

So, another week gone by and though I only worked out 4 times instead of 6 because I am still sick, I feel like I am renewed in other ways. I am supposed to start a fitness challenge today with a friend on the left coast, but I have an appointment for my asthma today, so I will have to see if I get a breathing treatment or what will happen. But, at least I can rest tonight with a clean and tidy home (for the most part) and a fresh outlook on my life and circumstances.

Good night/good morning. Depends on where you are and your perspective!

simply~

Dee

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