Friday, January 9, 2015

New Year, New Start

Well Happy New Year everyone!  So I'm thinking that if you are still out there, then I am very thankful.  I have been so neglectful of my blog.  You know what the crazy thing is? I visit my blog every single day at least look at my bloglist to see what you have all posted on your blogs.  I know that it's ridiculous, being so close, and then not post...and still wait eagerly for everyone else to post their lives.  I will do better this year with my New Year, New Start attitude. 

Speaking of new starts 2014 took turns that I did not expect would happen in my life.  As I had mentioned left his job back in 2013 and started his own company in the summer of 2013.  Much to my dismay I might add.  I am a creature of habit.  I am a person that likes to plan ahead. I am a person with lists and sub-lists and schedules.  So let me tell you this threw me for a GIANT loop.  Thank God and all the powers that be, and the never waivering confidence of my husband that he has made such a success of his company, that all my fears and apprehension were laid to rest.  Our little business (and yes I said "our") has grown to be so successful that in August of 2014 I had to make another difficult decision and left my 10 year position at the medical clinic I was managing and came to join my husband as office/business manager at our company.  If you knew me at all you would know the turmoil that I went thru because of this as well.  Not only that having to go to my boss and let him know that I was leaving him.  I felt like I was betraying him somehow.  The funny thing is...he was so fantastic about it.  He said that back when we opened the company he knew that it was going to be inevitable, because he knew that kind of person that my husband is, and he knew the kind of person that I am, that he got a sinking feeling back then knowing that my time was limited with him. And although he was sad for himself, he was happy for me.  And that was the theme of the month notice that I gave them from every doctor and staff member.   Needless to say, it has been an incredible last 1/2 of the year.  And I can tell you that I have NEVER been happier in my whole working career, than I am right now! And I don't say that lightly.  Everything that I have learned from all my jobs have all been leading to this one time in my life/career and it's been so worth the ride.

Sooooo...not using that as an excuse (well kinda) that is why I haven't been posting, because I have been overwhelmed with so many other things...and also let that be my excuse (yep)  for not stitching as much as I would like.  I did do some stitching but didn't get them finished for my tree this year.  So I didn't get any new ornaments on my stitching tree this sad about that...but I will rectify that this year for sure!  In the meantime here are the ornaments that I have stitched since August.  All from Prairie Schooler's Nordic Holiday book.  Love them.

Another thing I want to start fresh with is my lifestyle.  Hubby and I have both been living a little on the high end side of life and have both gained some pounds that neither of us should be carrying around, him not as much as me.  He works physically so it's not so bad or as noticeable.  I on the other hand am more tubby that I want to it's time to stick to the fresher foods and getting some fresh air, just taking better care of ourselves, so that we can enjoy the life that we are building for ourselves.  I have to do my activities a lot more moderately, as I have a knee that I am waiting for treatment on and am fairly limited in the things that I can do and for how long.  Hopefully this year I'll get in with the ortho for this miracle injection that I am slated for.  I know that losing a little weight will help with it as well.  So all the more to make the changes we need to make.  I'm keeping track of my lose on my sidebar, and so far since the beginning of the year....8 pounds have been shed!  YIPEEE

Kati and I are going to be starting up another SAL on January 18th!  It's been a long time in the making, with troubles of getting out fabric and our fibers together, we finally have it all sorted out and we are set to begin.  If anyone wants to join us there is still time.  We would love to have you. 

So that's it my friends!  Please keep posting your lovely posts.  I read them all.  That is another thing....I promise to comment.  We all love comments, and quite frankly, that's how we know for sure we aren't just talking in the dark. 


Linda said...

Wow you certainly have had some major changes in you life - may the success of your business continue for years and years.

Good luck with all your goals and the SAL - look forward to seeing how it progresses.

Tracy J said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

Your ornaments are real cute.

Good luck with your goals. :D

Melissa (@TheDailyMel) said...

Wow, what a year you've had! Like you, I was away from stitching for a while as I returned to school to continue my education. I'm just now getting back to it and hadn't realized just HOW much I missed it. That's so awesome about how well the business has taken off for your family. Congrats on your weight loss, too! That's fantastic!

Hazel said...

Nice to see you posting and everything sounding positive! Xx

Andrea said...

It's good to see you posting again. Congratulations on the business and how well it is going. Also on the weight loss too. Looking forward to seeing your stitching projects during the year.

Linda said...

Nice to have you back Barbi. You have been one busy lady.


Brigitte said...

So nice to read about all the positive things in your life. It must feel so great to get back to stitching and you have stitched some wonderful ornaments.
Good luck on your further weight loss.

Anonymous said...

I'm still here! Glad you are back. I look forward to your stitchy posts.

8 pounds --- wow! I am impressed. I'm on that same health band wagon. Hopefully we'll both end 2015 lesser people. LOL

Happy New Year --- Happy New US!!!

Shebafudge said...

What a fantastic post. I am so glad that things are working out for you both. xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy to see you online again!!! I agree I've put on pounds that need to go as well. Its so much harder the second time around!

I'm so glad your hubby's business is a huge success!!!

Great ornaments some stitching is better than no stitching!

Carol said...

How exciting about your husband's business success, Barbi--and I'm sure you had a big hand in it, too! Glad you are doing something you love and finding more time with your husband, too :)

Love the PS pieces--so glad to see your new projects!

Good luck with the weight loss, Barbi--you CAN do it!! 8 pounds is a wonderful start--don't get discouraged if you plateau a bit. Just ramp up the exercise and you'll be back on track :) I'm pulling for you!

Faith... said...

Look forward to more updates from you!

Congrats to your husband and you on your new company. Good luck with your weight loss journey.

What are you stitching for your SAL?

Meari said...

Wow, that's really exciting about your new business. I wish you more success to come. :)

Kudos, too, on losing 8lbs in 2 weeks. Wow. Are you exercising? I've been trying to lose weight as well.

Happy Stitching in 2015!

Deb said...

Congrats on surviving all the changes in your lives!
Congrats on the weight loss!
Love your Prairie Schooler ornaments.

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