My 2016, New Years Resolution List

Hello and Happy New Year,

I don’t normally have so many resolutions, or do I post them for anyone and everyone to see.  My hope is that doing this will help me stick to my guns and complete them by 12/31/2016.

  1. Clear out the garage enough to fit one car to load/unload Robert, who has epilepsy and uses either a wheelchair or walker on a daily basis.
  2. Increase posting to and grow it more.
  3. Complete and become a, Certified Caregiving Consultant through
  4. Get “leg” healed once and for all.
  5. Organize Mom’s side room and her shed.
  6. Take a class a month from
  7. Move boxes we use the least of in the garage up into the attic.
  8. Decide on backyard landscaping and implement it. (Cover pergola with clear corrugated plastic, build seating around fire pit).
  9. Get front yard filled with drought (low water) plants and a drought tolerant ground cover.
  10. Build Christmas and Halloween decorations at a minimum of one a month.
  11. Organize and maintain office and build minimum three 5′ floating shelves.
  12. Start a walk/workout routine which will help with my chronic back pain and to help me maintain if not lose a few pounds.
  13. More to be added……….

I will provide updates on how I’m doing with these and will add more as I figure them out.  Wishing everyone a great new year.  Keep Blogging

~ Richard K.Richard, I Make This Look Good, Santa Cruz 2013

                     “Pain without Humor is Just Painful”
                                              ~ Richard Kreis

Richard Kreis has always been a very active person both individually and with his family.  Richard is the proud father of three great kids and husband to a very wonderful and supportive wife.  Richard is a part-time caregiver to his mom, Carol, who has heart issues as well as for his brother-in-law, Robert, who has dealt with epilepsy his whole life.  Richard is also a full-time caree himself because of his chronic back pain issues caused by a drunk driver in early May 1993.  How he manages everything he writes about in his blog titled,
In spite of his pain issues, Richard is working toward a degree in Psychology and recently became a Notary Public.  Richard enjoys taking photos of animals and nature. Richard can be followed on Twitter @kreisr1 or on Facebook.
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