Happy, Happy


Yes, I do believe I will William Morris myself next year. I’m still working out the particulars, but certainly some organization of the mundane type ranks high on the priority list. I’m not shooting for pinterest worthy projects. I just want to go one month without tearing apart the house looking for a liturgy tie. I would like to know what projects are due for school, and when, without having to double check with my organized friends. I would love to know what we are having for dinner before it’s time to make dinner.

I want to keep walking, and this year lose weight. I’m not sure how to do that one without going crazy.

And, of course, I would love to go for an extended period of time without a headache. I think this all will go hand in hand.

Christmas is next week and I am, no surprise, behind. I was doing so well, too! The first week of December I was feeling good about things, but then somehow two weeks disappeared and now Christmas is upon us. Time travel is real, and I always seem to be going in the wrong direction!

Have a happy, happy weekend, everyone. I’ll be in and out until the new year, which is just around the corner! (!!!!!)

13 Responses to “Happy, Happy”
  1. Ailsa says:

    You look beautiful Jules :c) Yes, Christmas always sprints upon us — more so this year! How does that happen? I also tend to believe that the food/nutrition/eating habits/headache thing goes together too. I have seriously been paying attention to sugar and salt, not to mention wine, to help moderate my weight and keep me balanced. It is a tough road, especially when we remember that earlier in our lives we could eat anything we wanted lol! Even a sandwich now is a treat. Oh well.
    I hope you and your boys and the Mister have a lovely Christmas and you are able to share some peaceful, non-stress-filled moments ;c) I always look forward to your posts.

  2. Jenn says:

    Good luck with everything, and I will look forward to reading about your adventures. As to the headache thing – and I know its faddish so take with a grain of salt – but have you thought of getting tested for a wheat allergy? I went to allergist who did the skin tests (notoriously unreliable, but still) and he said I had a mild wheat allergy. I thought what do I have to lose? and cut out all flour-based products (pasta, bread, cake, cookies, and soy sauce made with wheat). Lo and behold, energy came back, headaches went away, and joint and muscle pain flareups diminished, and my skin cleared up a bit. I am not a gluten-free fanatic, so I occasionally indulge in something, especially when I don’t want to be that person quizzing the pot luck guy on what went into the pot. I ALWAYS notice, however, because I become sluggish, achy and headachy within a few hours of whatever I had. And my face gets flushed. It’s not for everyone, but I found it really helped for me.

  3. Heather says:

    Merry Christmas, and go you. Looking forward to next year’s adventures. :)

  4. Ashley says:

    I love this! I’m actually contemplating (finally) starting my own blog this new year and tackling this same concept. I have been reading Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project and it has been a huge inspiration and motivation to finally get going on this.

  5. Your hair looks gorgeous in this photo! Hear you on Christmas – I was going gang busters in the last week of November, got over confident and did nothing – now it’s scramble time! :D

  6. Amy says:

    So excited to read about this next year. Your picture is great. Good luck. I wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

  7. Phaedra says:

    Love the hair! Merry Christmas! Can’t wait to see what adventures you have next year! Lots of exclamation points! As for the headaches, I suspect that mine come from a variety of things that I need to be managing better (sleep routine, less sugar-sigh- more exercise). I hope you can pin down what’s triggering yours! (another exclamation point. I must be super wound up this morning… caffeine anyone?)

  8. Shannon says:

    So excited, Jules! I’m on the exact same mission and am certain that most “organization blogs” won’t help. Its something deeper than anything that The Container Store or a Cricut will solve. I can’t wait to get started though. I threw a coffee & chat yesterday and something I noticed (I tried so hard to not just shuffle the sh!t, but actually deal with it as I was getting the house ready) is that once it was over I was so calm that I actually laid on the couch and took a nap. I didn’t have that sense of panic that I needed to un-bury the things I had stashed, etc. It was a lovely feeling and I decided that is how I want to feel more often than not in the coming year.

  9. Susan G says:

    Gorgeous picture! Have a wonderful holiday!

  10. May says:

    I will be with you on the William Morris scene. Just as I am with you apparently in backward time travel! Oh, that made me laugh because I know it too well!

  11. Sarah says:

    That picture is beautiful.
    I know what you mean about Christmas. I was already feeling like my life is out of balance. Christmas preparations just sent me totally out of whack. I know I will collapse into the church pew on Christmas morning. Your plans for next year sound much like what I need to do.

    Have a great Christmas.

  12. Lisa-domesticaccident says:

    Ooh, I just can’t wait for the William Morris project 2014. I want to simplify and organize so I have more time to give to others. Merry Christmas!

  13. Lisa says:

    I have loved reading your blog this year – thank you!
    Have a great 2014.

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Hi! I’m Jules.

I used to be an attorney, but it made me grumpy. Now I write about life, sweet and savory, as a wife and mother to two small boys. My knowledge of dinosaurs knows no bounds.

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