Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Word for the year 2014

My word is 'COMPARE'
I know I have compared myself to others in the past and continue to catch myself doing it still.  I'm guilty of it. And I also know that it's wrong. I could have easily picked the word contentment as these two words go hand in hand in this situation.
Try as I may, I'll see someones home while out for a drive with the fam, and I'll say "Oh! Wow I like that one" pointing in the direction my desires lay.  Then as soon as those words come out of my mouth I have to question myself. Am I liking the architecture, the use of color, the landscaping or am I coveting the home because we do not have a home currently that we call our own. I receive several emails from realtor's showing there newest listing. I will click through them observing the homes layout and if it appeals to me, I hit my fave button. This saves the home so that I can show it to my Husband, & my children, and anyone else who will look.
Exterior I Love
I think this home would be wonderful. I just love how the front door is easily visible as you drive up. Although I didn't see the interior rooms of this home, I let my imagination fill these rooms with all I love. There isn't anything wrong with looking at the home. There isn't anything wrong with my imagination laying out the interior. But if I ponder too long then I can slip into comparing myself with my current living arrangements, to how wonderful it would be to be in this home. This heart issue of comparing myself with others is what I'll be working on this year.

My chosen word "Compare" comes from a verse from the Bible. One that I was introduced to in 2013.

II Corinthians 10:12
For we dare not make ourselves of the number, 
or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: 
but they measuring themselves by themselves, 
and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

Maybe with a little more practice I can remind myself before getting discouraged, or slipping into disappointment, to be content wherever I am.

See ya

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2014 and all that comes to my mind

<b>2014 and all that comes to my mind</b> of the things I'd like to bring to order is overwhelming. I'm sorry I haven't posted anything since before Christmas. I've been making several lists of things I'd like to accomplish this year. My list has items ranging from furniture renewal (& several pieces need attention in our home), creating pretty things or as I call it 'make it for yourself' projects, to the simple organizing of stuff.
This is were I've started.
*Organizing of stuff.
First on my list was to put away the Christmas decor. I read the advice of other bloggers and organizational pro's that said I should threw out the things that I didn't use this year. But, I didn't get decor up in every room and if I were to throw out all that wasn't used I'd have only one box of Christmas decorations left, maybe 3 boxes. When we move again (do not know when or to where) I may find a use for those items, so I'm keeping ALL the decor this year anyway.
Oh how I love pre-lit Christmas trees. They are perfectly balanced with their lights all the way around the tree. Mine was beautiful when we first purchased it 8 years ago, until one or more of the 4 cats we had at the time chewed through a few wires. Although the cats are now all deceased, what remains is our non functioning lights. I didn't have a clue how to fix it. My only solution was to simply unwrapping each limb, relieving the tree from it's darkened glory. NOPE. I didn't get to this before Christmas. Instead we looked at the sadly light tree once again this year. I determined that next year will be different. Yesterday, we finally finished it. Wow! I couldn't believe how much wiring went into our 7' tree. Some of the wiring was through the metal limbs. I have now established a corner for the Christmas decorations in a spare basement room.
               See ya