Sunday, December 31, 2017

2018 Planning Party




Jenny of ELEFANTZ: Jane Austen and wise words...



In July of this year a friend hand stitched this quote.  It has stayed in my mind over the months ever since. I have been turning thoughts around in my mind for two weeks now trying to figure out what I want to accomplish this new year of fresh starts.  At 70 yrs of age (in May) I get tired earlier, confused easier and stressed quicker.  I have started this post several time with different lists that sound good but I probably would not be able to accomplish as readily as I would like.  Hmmmm, more stress.
While looking for a quilt I have not shared, I once again  thought of this quote.  Now I finally know what I want to obtain this new year.  Contentment.  So these are the goals for 2018.

1.  I want to enjoy my self while still helping others and being a responsible wife and home
     keeper.
2.  Use the planner I have had for 2 yrs.  Sewing, health, friend.
3.  Post on social media once a week and maybe twice, that was maybe. no pressure
4.  The only extra online sewing activity I will participate will OMG at Elmstreet quilts, unless
      an  emergency request for help is needed.

As easy as this sounds it will be hard for an overachiever.  But then as an overachiever I will do it.
Here is the link to Jenny"s blog,  She has a gentle, peaceful nature about her that you can feel as you visit with her.  Jenny is very a talented and God loving lady.  I want to be like her when I grow up.

http://www.elefantz.com/2017/07/jane-austen-and-wise-words.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JennyOfElefantz+%28Jenny+of+ELEFANTZ%29

Everyone have a save and happy New year.
Hugs and have a Blessed day




22 comments:

  1. Happy New Year sounds like a great plan,hope your day is a good one xx

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  2. I like your goal of being content in 2018. I also think that is very doable if you are doing what you love and enjoy. Many blessings to you in the new year. Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment.

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up. I love contentment as an overarching goal. I wish you a year of good health and happiness in 2018. Happy New Year!

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  4. Happy New Year!! Wishing you the best for 2018.

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  5. I wish the best of 2018 for you too! I haven't sat down to think about what I would like to accomplish. We have had so much going on here couldn't. I too find myself stressed more easily and hate to tire so easy ..Like you I have always accomplished so much with my time. We'll be busy though I know that about you and me...Happy New Year!

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  6. Hi Tonia!! Contentment. I guess that's what we all want, but few know the path to it. In some aspects, I do. In others it's a rocky long steep climb.

    Happy New Year.
    xx, Carol

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  7. I think that is a wonderful quote. I wish you a happy new year and much contentment in 2018 :)

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  8. I adore Jenny and her Gentle way of life and stitcheries. Blessings for all of 2018...<3

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  9. I made the decision a number of years ago not to make lists and not to make resolutions and I was quite surprised at how freeing it was. I'm enjoying going with the flow (so to speak) and going with wherever my creative whim takes me. Maybe not the best way, but it's working for me. Happy 2018!!

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  10. I too am a gal who goes with the flow. I don't like to keep lists quite simply because I never seem to keep them. This is a lovely quote. May each day of this new year be filled with much contentment.

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  11. this is a test comment to myself. I wanting to see if is a reply is written on page actual page will also go to their email. Here goes.

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    1. and now for the answer. Hoping it does.

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    2. Yea! It does. And all this time I have been tracking both. To make sure I answer. Duh. Old dogs can be taught new tricks. It just takes so much longer.

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  12. You have a wonderful plan for 2018. I wish you much health and happiness!

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  13. Thank you Jeanna, It's so good to bee back among friends and that is a great start.

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  14. I do so love Jenny's style. I have some of her patterns but haven't sewn any yet. It's just like all the quilt patterns I have, but can never sew all of them. Oh well, I just enjoy the ones I do get to do. Happy Birthday in May! I hope to be as spry as you are when I'm 70...7 years to go!

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  15. Found your blog through a quote on Jenny's blog. She is a wonderful inspiration to me and I have been blessed by her sweet spirit and her love for our heavenly Father.
    I am also hoping to find contentment with life issues and acceptance this year. I am a few months ahead of you age-wise 😊 . I'm trying to become more disciplined in exercising and eating healthier .
    I think I am also going to enjoy your blog and look forward to reading your posts. I enjoy sewing, knitting and crochet, but lately seem to need motivation to do much.
    Blessings to you and wishes for a wonderful year.

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    1. Thank you for coming over, since you are a no-reply blogger I'll always respond on my blog. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

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  16. Contentment is a wonderful aim for this year. May you be blessed with much contentment. x

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  17. So glad you're back, Tonia! Your list sounds very wise and do-able. Love love that embroidery, the work itself and the saying. :-)

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