Although I tried my best to accomplish my Red Shoe Life bucket list in 2017, I found that the more I completed, the longer the list got. If you read my last post, you know that the “Woman vs Wild” home improvement status got stuck in the muck and though time, money and sweat got used… two of the biggest projects remain undone. Many thanks to jack-wagon contractors for that gift, but funny how things turn out. For example, while meeting my son’s lovely lady Krista’s family for the first time this holiday, they mentioned that their local relation’s business is repairing “old” pools. I nearly stroked out when I heard those magical words. I have literally used SIX pool companies this year and given each one a chunk-o-change. There is hope for the black lagoon after-all. With at least a bit of hope in that department, and our fourth hardwood floor being installed on January 17th..(yes, four floors in the same room in one year) I feel that those two projects may finally wrap up. What next you ask?? Since I’m not a happy chick when I’m cold, the projects will stay inside for a few months. Santa did bring cattle panels for the fence, but for now I see painting in my future.
I am happy to say that I successfully did some entertaining this season. I haven’t had company in years and it had gotten to be quite a phobia. I managed to keep my hysteria in my head, instead of flying out of my mouth and didn’t even freak out when moments before the arrival of some new friends for a holiday tea, a jar of coconut oil hit the kitchen floor… SHINIEST FLOORS EVER!!! Part of my Red Shoe Life is to enjoy my friends more, and since I had been living in what looked like a crack house, I was pretty darn happy to present my new guest bedroom and redecorated bathroom to New Year’s Eve company without batting an eye. Thank you all for coaching me through that process!
2018 will see the second half of my transformation and I feel this will be the hardest part. Losing 50 more pounds this year will be the biggest priority… lots of exercise time. (Thanks, Brandon & Bri for my new weight lifting gloves!) Feverishly finishing my book and working on 3 separate eBooks is a close second for my time and, of course, my quest to be more engaged with my family and friends. There are many other rods in the fire, but they are more of a “to do” list, not really transformation material, but I am sure things will get added on a regular basis!
It feels good to be back at the Blog, so buckle up! This year’s ride is not going to be pretty, but I’m going to put on my Red Shoe Butt Kickers and run for the finish line… right up the middle