Rita's Ramblings: a basically house-bound woman in Fargo, North Dakota blogging for friends, family, and anybody who finds it interesting. I talk about any art or craft project I'm currently involved in, the weather, movies, books, health, spirit, life, and my cat Karma. Welcome!
Thursday, January 01, 2015
New Year's Day! 11:15am
Happy, happy 2015!!
Miss Karma slept through the greeting of the new year.
No surprise. LOL!
Last night I got out a couple candles, did my burning bowl ceremony, and picked an angel card for 2015. LOVE! What a great card for the new year!!
This card is all about when things seem too hard or I am feeling impatient to do more that I should surround myself with people who love and respect me...loving myself and finding the best in others...not to feel overwhelmed by life's demands or a lack of clear focus in my life because I am in a spiritual clarification phase. I can't be all things to all people...discriminate between people who add to your spiritual path and those who detour you. Allow others to help me...share in the creativity. Acceptance of myself as I am will give me greater comfort and solace. :):) **** What a wonderful card for 2015. I think this should be my word for the year...LOVE!! **** And speaking of love...this little man changed our lives in 2014 in more ways than we could have ever imagined.
[Note: I forgot I had to get this video up on youtube before I could post it in here and that's why it is now 2pm--LOL! Youtube was busy on such a monumental day, I guess--but Gramma is patient--lol!]
I am working out a new planner/calendar/journal system this year. I started a couple months ago and have already learned that I cannot possibly get everything into one spot. I love my Franklin Covey and am in the process of making it the main "information-station" for all my permanent lists (like addresses/phone numbers & birthday/Christmas card lists) and the monthly calendar. But I need something smaller I can move about and throw in my purse for the daily stuff. I am thinking of trying a couple of things--a smaller filoflax and making a bullet journal. This is so much fun for organizing me!! I'm sure by 2016 I will know exactly how I want things set up...and will probably use that system for the next fifteen years--LOL!
I made my yearly goal list, too. I think of it as just a big to-do wish list. Kind of my yearly bucket list--LOL! I'm lucky if I get close to touching upon even half of it. I always think I can do more than I'm able to accomplish in real life, but I love having the motivation and reminders.
I'm not much one to look backwards, but 2014 was a wonderful, exciting year! In the coming year there will be a lot of exciting adventures with Mr. Ian. (They are so much fun when they are learning and experiencing new things!) I plan to attempt to keep up with some weekly and monthly art challenges in the coming year. (Not sure if that will be attainable, but I want to try.) I plan to get back to purging everything I own and will continue to give the apartment its well-earned facelift. I want need to become simpatico with my new sewing machine. Maybe get back to making more videos...
No matter what...life will continue to be interesting to Miss Karma and I in our little corner of the world. I'm glad I have all of my online friends to visit with, too. I've been in a fibro flare since about Halloween. (You may have noticed there has been little art/cards/sewing/anything extra going on, but I try not to let it dampen my days.) The flare seems to be slowly lifting recently--whoohoo!
I had really let this apartment complex get to me this past year, but I am back to being happy to be here in my very own sanctuary. Have always loved my little apartment. :) I'm on three waiting lists for a senior apartment--but only want to move if it is the same or better than here, right? At this very moment I am filled to overflowing with a bubbling gratitude and joy. Bubble-bubble-bubble! How could life get any better? :)
Looking forward to this brand new year ahead.
Maybe dance to Happy every day! (Yes, I'm still listening and loving it--LOL!)
May this be a year filled with more bubbles than you could have ever imagined!! :):)