Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Back in the saddle!

I just logged in here for the first time in a year. WOW. It brought tears to my eyes because I know why I have been absent from blogging. A busy summer in 2015 with racing, toddler growing pains and a father with failing health. 2016 was the toughest of my life with the passing of my father, getting a grip on senior year for my son and terrible threes with my girl.
My brain had too many tabs open. So....here I am. Back in the saddle.

I have been steadily getting life back in order. If you read back through my years of posts you will see many things in common. Organization makes me giddy, living frugally sets my soul at peace and doing all of these things with my family and friends by my side fills my heart. My life has evolved over the years to a more "homesteady" (I make up words. It's my blog) and holistic way of life. I keep steady on that path and learn more and more every day. All of which I am happy to pass on to anyone who has the desire to do the same.

So it's February 2017 now...and in Maine that means...Brrrrr. Well mostly brrrr. Some..."Spring? is that you?" but it is winter and it is a great time to take advantage of a few more days spent inside.
I have decided that because 2016 was a little more reckless, carefree, wasteful (don't get me wrong I understand the whole healing your heart thing but....) than makes me comfortable that I will do a small spending freeze this month and prepare for a month long freeze for March. I am hoping my spending freeze is going to parallel a SPRING THAW!

Who is with me?

So the first step to a freeze is of course my favorite ...organize! You don't have to go overboard, yet. BUT if you want to partake in this months freeze, do yourself a favor and make a couple of lists with what you have on hand in your freezer and pantry, cupboards. You will be making a minimized budget for the grocery store.
Fail to plan and you will plan to fail. So the other thing you need to do is fill in your calendar the best you can for the remainder of the month.

Okay that's your homework....I will be doing the same! I will be moving on to step 2 on Saturday the 11th.
My saddle awaits!

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