Just when I thought things were settling in after our move and spending weeks getting unpacked and organized, my trusty Jeep KJ started making odd noises and whining a lot--especially when she was cold.  As a side note, I do the same thing--whine when I am cold...but her problems were much more serious than mine.

As much I wanted to not make a change, I had no choice but to admit that it was time to buy a new car (she was 11+ years old and had 118,000+ miles).

So I traded her in on a newer Wrangler.  Here is my new ride!

Ain't she purty? 

She drives like a champion and no mechanical worries for me anymore.  I'm still figuring out all of her bells and whistles too...and having fun in the process.



We are moved in and pretty much settled into our new place.  Here are a few photos...we have a lot of decorating to do....still need window coverings up and hang our photos and art on the walls, but it's coming along and we love it! 


I'll update my blog with more photos as we continue to get things more organized and put away.  One day at a time...right? 



Happy New Year! 

This is the time of year when everyone is making resolutions. 

I can tell you from experience that most of them will not be kept.  In fact, over my lifetime, I have not been able to keep many of mine. But, why is that? 

For me, it was because I took on too much.  My intentions were good but my goals overwhelmed me and consequently, I gave up.

This year, while I still agree that setting resolutions is still a good idea and that all of my resolutions can still be achieved, I am changing the way I approach them. 

This year, I am making my changes in small steps--one month at a time. 

These are my January resolutions:
  • Read one book this month
  • Write 15 minutes a day
  • Complete 30 minutes of exercise each day. Mix it up and have fun (treadmill, neighborhood walk, bike ride, hike or taking a couple of flights of stairs at work instead of the elevator)
That's it.  Each month I will take a look at my long term goals and make new monthly goals that will challenge and help me stay on track.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2013 and success on your resolutions for the coming year!