Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a safe & wonderful New Year's Eve. Jim & I got a phone call from some friends yesterday afternoon inviting us up to their house last night, so that's what we ended up doing instead of going to a movie. We played cards, drank a few drinks, ate some munchies, caught up with each other's lives & shared lots of laughs. All in all, we had a really good time & it was fun ringing in the new year with friends.
Today, I was determined to get some cleaning done around the house. We took down the Christmas tree, vacuumed up all the needles, put away all the ornaments & lights, rearranged the furniture & then we even did some reorganizing of my scraproom. My paper storage cubes were on the wall in between the 2 windows, which was blocking one of the heat vents & I wanted to move them so we could get more heat in this room. It's really cold in this room due to the fact that it's on a cement slab & there's no basement under this part of the house. So I decided to move them to where my Target 3 & 4 drawer units were, which makes my paper a lot easier to access now, too.....I just turn around in my chair & it's right there at my fingertips. I then put the 3 drawer units on top of the paper cubes & put the 4 drawer ones on top of my desk:
I'm still not 100% sure if I like them on the desk or not, but I'm gonna try it like this for a few weeks to see how it works.
We also did some shopping today & went to the newest Target that just opened back in October. What makes this Target so cool is that it has a parking structure underneath it & then when you enter the store, you have to go up escalators to get into the store & it even has escalators for the shopping carts to go up. I was shocked when I found some of the Making Memories FaLaLa line there on clearance.....75% off! I got the paper pack, fabric alphabet stickers, embellishment kit & the stamp set all for around $11.00 total!

It's still hard for me to believe that it's a new year already! I'll admit, I usually get pretty emotional on New Year's Eve & often times will cry. But not this year. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I am glad to put 2008 behind me! It definitely wasn't an easy year for us by any means! But now I'm looking forward to a fresh start in '09! I'm not making any resolutions this year.....I just want to continue working on my health, continue with my weight loss, continue to improve myself & cherish my time here on earth. Janet wrote a beautiful blog entry that really got me thinking about time & just how valuable it really is! Time.....something I no longer want to take for granted!

Happy New Year to all my blogging friends! May the new year bring you good health, happiness & lots of fun times!

Benita

14 comments:

Heather said...

Hooray for reorganizing! I love your scrap space. It's so neat and inviting for creativity! And wooo whoo on the great Target find. It sounds like a great store too!

Lorrie said...

Happy New year sweetie!! {{hugs}}. I'm so glad that I've gotten to meet you over the last year! And I love reorganizing too. It's almost as much fun as scrapping. I'm spending the day today cleaning and organizing (once I get off the computer that is). Hope 2009 rocks for ya!!

Darcey said...

Happy New Year! What a great Target find! I also love that Target! Totally worth the drive. Hope you have a great year.

Linda said...

Congrats on the Target finds. My Target was sold out. :( Hope your new organization in your room works out better for you and keeps you warm too.

Lida said...

Happy New Year, your scraproom is so cool and how cool you found goodies so cheap, love the falala collection!

Jenn said...

I always love to see your organization.You're an inspiration...I have a very small space:) Looks great.

Thanks for the prayers for our Hannah. She's getting better every day!!

Happy New Year!

Lily said...

your room is amazing

Lynn said...

Happy New Year! Sounds like you and Jim had a great evening. We just stayed home here.
I can't get over how wonderful your room looks. I would die for a room with that much space. Have a great day.

Aimeslee said...

hey sweets! loved the card, so purdy, thank you! u r my decorating inspiration, may just get that expedit after all, hehe. and some of those cubes, oriental trading sells them. i sure hope all your activity means that you are getting a little relief from your bulging discs. your grand-dd looked happy to be there, too! {{hugs}}

Denise said...

Happy New Year, Benita! I'm so happy for you, that you got to spend some holiday time with your granddaughter. She is adorable. Take care.

Gabrielle said...

Great scrap space! Super finds at T! :)

muirwoodsue said...

Hi Benita,
I love that new Target. It's only about 4 miles from my house! We really need to get together and scrap. It looks like you hit the jackpot there too. I'm jealous!
Have a great 2009

Kip said...

Happy New Year Benita! I hope 2009 is a wonderful year for you and for me!

Janet said...

Benita, I'm just catching up on blog reading this evening and wanted to wish you a happy new year! Thanks for linking to my post. :-) I get a bit weepy myself at New Years but, like you, this year I am happy to turn the page!
Wow, your room looks great, as always! Here's to a productive and healthy 2009!