Out with the old, in with the new…Year that is!

So we arrived today in Florida, where we will be until sometime in April. We have our reservation until the end of the month, but not yet sure when we will head back home.

As today is December 31st, I logged into Goodreads and updated my reading goals for 2020, and once again I will try to read 50 books. For 2019 I did manage to read 26. Some of them were short stories, but none the less, I was very glad to hit a little over the halfway mark.

According to Statistics in Goodreads, I read 4,034 pages in 26 books. My shortest book was 17 pages, and my longest was 390, with an average length of 155 pages.

I brought a few books from my To Be Read pile with me in the camper, and I have my Kindle as well, so have plenty to read for a while, anyway.

I will plan to write more about the journey to Florida in the coming days. I hope anyway.

Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas

This week has us busy not only getting ready for Christmas, but also preparing for our trip to Florida for the winter. I have multiple checklists going, and we are watching the weather closely in case we need to alter our travel plans, but I think everything will be ready to go. I’m excited, and a little nervous, but man am I looking forward to the warm Floridian weather!

I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well.

Planners & journals and what not

When I had a job, my workspace was fairly organized. At home..not so much. A year or so ago, I started to bullet journal, but I haven’t done that well with it. There will be week long or even month long lapses where I write nothing in it.

My appointments are on my phone. My husband and I share a google calendar to keep track of these things because face it…when you are retired, you have medical appointments. I swear I am busier now than ever before. Or, maybe it just seems that way because I don’t have to wait for a day off to do things I need to get done.

For a while, I had my eye on a Happy Planner at Walmart . It came as part of a kit, and yes, I know I can pick these up anywhere, but the cover of this one was “Humble and Kind” which is something that really resonates with me. While I had my eye on it, in the back of my mind was the thought that it’s silly to buy something when I’m not even using the one I have. Sensible, right?

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I was in Walmart and strolled down the clearance aisle, and there it was. The Happy Planner, marked down to $5! Yes! It was a sign. Of course, I had to buy it.

And here I sit, making lists of what I need/want to take with us on our journey to spend winter in Florida, and I am looking at this planner, next to my journal and trying to figure out the best use for them both, because I really need get consistent with them. Honestly I am thinking of starting a new journal, with the few trackers I need, and just writing down our adventures in it, and using the Happy Planner for everything else. Maybe that is the solution, and maybe that will take some of my anxiety away.

Consistency is not my strongest asset. In some things anyway.