Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Changes are a'comin

2020 is going to be a year of changes with Clint's new position in Houston.  It's going to be a big adjustment for us all.  I've gotten so used to him being home every night, with the occasional trip here and there.  Here's to hoping having him home half the time makes up for the half he is gone. Clint's heading over there tomorrow to spend a few days and to see about getting things rolling.  We've been looking at apartments online and second hand furniture.  He's also going to price some hotel suites, which might end up being cheaper in the long run.  I also don't think his truck will handle the commute well, so there's that to think about also. 

I admit I have gotten very lazy in 2019.  Lazy at the gym, lazy with eating too much sugar.  I've put on almost 10lbs rather quickly since Thanksgiving.  Uggggh.  Getting back on track is definitely my 2020 plan.  I've also gotten very careless with spending.  If we wanted something, we'd just buy it.  The whole job situation has been a wake- up call.  Just because we have it, doesn't mean we need to spend it.  I've always been thrifty and knew my dollars and cents sense, and I still am, but I do hit the clearance sales and Amazon Prime way too much.  Just because it's on sale, doesn't mean I need to buy it. 

The last few years my goal has been to de-clutter the house.  I've done pretty good with that.  I've gone through and reorganized my closet, gotten all the junk out from under my bed, cleaned the kids' rooms from top to bottom, gone through quite a few cabinets around the house.  I'll definitely continue with that!  

Today also marks the end of another Holidailies.  I hope y'all have enjoyed my almost daily ramblings.  Now it's back to my regularly unscheduled random postings!  Until then.....  

Happy New Year my friends and wishing you all a great 2020! 


  1. I do hope you blog frequently; maybe it will be a good outlet for you with Clint's new schedule. Its easy to spend money if we have a lot of it coming in. We're guilty of spending more than we really needed to and now have to tighten the belt since hubby retired and I got fired. Its doable and you find how much fun it really is trying to find ways not to spend money or to cut costs. I think I gained 5 pounds over the holidays so starting tomorrow back to the basics of healthy eating. As you declutter things, maybe you can sell some of the stuff on OfferUp or some other site but of course do it safely :)

    Happy New Year!


  2. I hope 2020 give us more positive energy to do all changes.
    Happy 2020!

  3. Wishing your sweet family an easy transition with all the changes; hoping he finds an inexpensive and comfortable place.
    I feel like I never get done with the decluttering. Whose bringing in all that stuff?

  4. It feels good to get rid of things that we no longer want or need. It's great that you are de-cluttering and cleaning and organizing. A lot of work, but it feels so much better, doesn't it? Yes, trying not to spend too much money is a good thing - that's wise of you. Have you ever checked out the Target Dollar Bins? Good prices, and some of the cutest items. I just went there today - lots of Valentine stuff.


  5. For us, the last couple of weeks of 2019 were full of curve balls and lemons and a lot of unexpected expenses. I hope 2020 will be less challenging.

    Wishing your beautiful family an easy transition, Mel.

  6. Happy New Year Mellie! I put on weight last year, but I've lost a few pounds since then. I'm trying to eat healthier and work out more. Wishing you and your family all the best with all the new changes!