Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Carpe Diem & Planning for the New Year


Hope and faith flower from the cheerful seeds of the old year to the sprouting garden of the new year's dawn. ~Terri Guillemets

Don't you just love this quote!

❀ Hope and faith ❀
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Cheerful Seeds



Carpe Diem - Seize the Day

Carpe Diem doesn't usually go hand in hand with planning but I've decided that it can.  Carpe Diem - let's live each day to the fullest.  While being organized is a goal, it doesn't have to be a straight jacket.  When unexpected opportunities avail themselves, be adventurous and seize the day!

Being more organized is a goal of mine for 2019.  With so much going on, if I don't stay on top of things, I fear that I will become overwhelmed.  This year, I am using this blush pink Carpe Diem planner by Simple Stories.  This planner is a good size (10" x 2" x 7.5").

With Things To Do, Notes, Schedules, and More

Today's January 1st page sports a sweet banner, things to do, encouragements, and a Bible verse.

I am happy to announce that I accomplished everything on my To Do List.

Our dinner of Black Eyed Peas was Delicious with a capital D.

(And today is National Black Eyed Peas Day!)

I made Lilah Rose's dog food (enough for 5 days).

My accounting/bills/budgeting is all up-to-date.

I rejoined Weight Watchers (just the online version).  I would love to lose a little weight but the main reason that I rejoined was to keep account of what I am eating to make sure that I am eating enough and eating the right things.  Though it is my husband who is ill, I need to make sure that I take care of my health too.

Carpe Diem
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Planning You Day
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or Both?

12 comments:

  1. Gina, it is more important now that you take care of yourself. As a full time carer for my husband I know how easy it is to get overstressed and overtired. Your planner sounds a very good idea.

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    1. Elizabeth, you are right. I am hoping a change in diet is first thing and then more exercise next. xo

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  2. You will definitely need to take care of yourself so that you can take care of your husband. I too am planning...setting goals, etc. Just generally being reflective of what worked and what didn't.

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    1. Sandy, day 3 of planning in my planner is going well so far. Reflecting what worked and didn't is smart!

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  3. I don't keep a planner but I am a list maker. It helps to be organized if you want to get things done. I made black eyed peas too. Happy New Year!
    xx Beca

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    1. Beca, yum - lack eyed peas! And they are zero WW points!!

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  4. absolutely need to take care of yourself in all of this transition and challenges. God BLESS you dear one!

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  5. I keep a planner too so I can stay organized because I get so distracted that I forget what I'm supposed to do! Happy New Year!

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    1. Regina, me too. I don't want to start a bunch of things and not finish them. I need a planner to keep on track.

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  6. I am a list maker, and I like to keep on somewhat of a schedule, but I can bend with the breeze, or whatever may come up. You are so right you need to take care of yourself as much as your hubby!

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    1. Connie, I think being flexible is the key. Who knows what each day will bring!

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But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Maria Craik, A Life for a Life, "Chapter XVI: Her Story," 1859