Monday, 9 January 2012

Happy New 2012!

Happy New Year, dear readers!  I'm back from Edinburgh (where we spent Christmas with my Scottish family) and the kids are back in school (where they're hopefully learning something).  Which means that I'm ready for some loveblog action!
First signs of spring life...snowdrops are coming through! :)
And doesn't the New Year herald a new start?  A fresh start.  So - bien sûr - on the second day of January, I went into my usual mode of 'have-to-rearrange-all-the-furniture' and 'toss-toss-toss-my-cares-and-clutter-away'! In my pre-Flylady days, I would have gone completely gung ho and ended up in tears by the end of the day.  (Not to mention having competely forgotten to run a load of washing or even thinking that, yes, we might actually need some food in our bellies by teatime.)  But - ha - thanks to brainFLYwashing I have learned to do it 'slow and steady', focus on small areas and, of course, hold on to my Flylady Morning and Evening Routines as if my very life depended upon it! ;D

So, by the end of last week, I had filled the car three times with junk for the recycling centre.  And filled it up again twice with items to pass on to friends, school and the charity shop.  Plus I've been using up all the extra foodstuffs from the freezer/cupboards that we're bought in the run-up to Christmas.  And, woo hoo, I'm still finding clutter to toss...

Car boot containing secondhand furniture which I bought for
ca. £5 in Luxembourg in 1990...time to finally let it go! ;D

Which, all in all, has put me in a rather excellent mood to start off 2012!  And what's in store here on the blog?  Much more decluttering, recipes, Scaredy Cat Challenges, winterbathing and basically anything and everything that gets me excited and puts a smile on my face :)

To paraphrase Robert Burns:  Here's to us.  Who's like us?  Damn few and they're all dead!

Happy New 2012!

Love
Diane



3 comments:

Heather said...

Congrats on the decluttering! I have a trunk full of stuff to donate, but it's going to have to wait until I recover from my surgery to get itself to Goodwill. Keep up the good work!

ms. caboo said...

Diane: Your energy is contagious! I can't wait to fling all sorts of junk into garbage bags and take advantage of Bud's dumpster to get rid of clutter. It really does weigh you down, doesn't it?

Happy New Year!

DIANE, DENMARK said...

Hope you're both in for the Flylady's Super Fling Boogie? It starts at the end of this week...can't wait! :D