Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Monday

Happy Monday!

It has been a long day.  Work was crazy but good!  My computer at work was fritzy.  IT was making changes to our phone systems and computer and put us out of commission for most of the day.  But in spite of all that, it was still a great day.

After work, I got to go bowling with my Jake.  We played 4 games and had a great time.

I have been making progress with my March goals.  I will update more later.

I just wanted say hi and tell you that today was a great day!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Happy Wednesday March 9th. 

I thought today would be a great day to revisit my monthly goals and evaluate what's going well and what's a struggle for me.

Goal 1 was to exercise 20 times in the month.  The first week of the month I had a flare up that left me pretty much useless.  I laid around on the couch barely functional.  I hate when I get like that.  Exercise helps so I finally pushed past and got to the gym on Monday.  I can't tell you how much that helped me!  I went again yesterday but was wearing the wrong shoes and ended up with terrible shin cramps after only a couple minutes of running.  Those shoes hit the trash can as soon as I got home.  The way this is shaping up, I will need to go shoe shopping on Saturday.  Today I don't have time to hit the gym so I figure I will do squats and lunges while watching Billy play at the McD's playland.

Goal 2 was to read 3 books. I am about 2/3 of the way thru Mansfield Park which is good because book club is the 18th.  Since I broke my Kindle, I picked up Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes by Robin Jones Gunn.  I had forgotten what a great writer she is.  She has such an amazing sense of humor.  Stay tuned for a book review in the next few days.  It is such a great read!  I don't want to say too much now.  I still haven't decided on book #3 but I'm sure I will know it when I see it.  I was thinking about reading Lisa Whelchell's book Taking Care of the Me in Mommy.  I picked it up a couple years ago and still haven't read it.  Oh and does finishing The Tale of Desperoux with Billy count?  That is one long book!

Goal 3 was to find a place to sell my crafts.  I have a couple really great ideas but as of right now I haven't done anything towards that end.  I am thinking of going on Etsy but want to make sure that I do it right so I don't get lost in the vast expanse that is Etsy.  I am also looking into the Fairview Crafters Market.  And my sweet Jake is applying for the Gresham's Farmers Market.  If he does that and sells my goods and I do the Fairview one and sell his, we should be able to sell some...I hope!!! We both spend too much money in supplies to not make money doing what we really and truly enjoy.

Well, that's where I am at.  How bout you?  How are you doing in reaching your goals?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Every day we get to choose how we will respond to the things in our lives.  We can choose to react positively or negatively.  We can either use the things that come into our lives to grow or to become bitter and hardened.  We can be either the victor or the victim. 

Today I choose to see the beauty in the day and in what I have been given.    I know I don't always react positively but today I choose to.  I know people are going to push my buttons. I know things are not going to go 100% my way.  I know people are going to try to cut me off in traffic.  How I choose to react to these things are what define me. 

Today I will be thankful for the things and people God has put into my life.  Things I have to be thankful for today...

My beloved husband asked me to lunch with him.

Billy was easy to get ready this morning, getting himself up and ready even.

I have a job I enjoy and am pretty good at if I do say so myself.

Benefits changed at work so I have the option of carrying dental only since we get medical thru Chris's work.

My replacement Kindle should arrive today!  Yippee!!!

Jake has a job interview today!  Good luck, Son.  I'm praying for you!

I have wonderful friends and coworkers.

I have a car that runs and gets me from place to place.  It's cute and sporty.

I have an incredible life when I take the time to look at all the positives.  It is so nice to focus on the good around me.  It is so easy to get sucked into the negative and only look at the bad stuff.  It is all around us.  Sometimes just finding the good and praiseworthy takes work but man is that the stuff that has the best rewards!  Have you ever had to work for something? I mean really work for it.  Whether it's good grades or the job you want or a relationship that you want to make work.  Those are the things that are treasured. 

Thanks God for the treasures you have put in my life and the people you have brought to my path so they can sharpen and strengthen me.  I pray that I can do the same for them with a smile and kind word and that you would be glorified!

What are you thankful for today? 

Sunday, March 6, 2011


So much going on in my mind and in my life.  This week has definitely had it's challenges.  It started by finding out a dear friend from high school that I hadn't seen in 5 year and hadn't talked to in 2 or 3 years passed away over the weekend.
Follow that by my husband going in for his 2nd knee surgery.  Hopefully he will be back to normal soon and he can be pain free once again.
In addition to that, I have had a bad pain management week.  That always intensifies any stressors in my life.  I get more emotional.  It is harder to get things done.
As if all of that weren't enough, this morning I broke my kindle and burnt my hand.
I am so glad this week is over and tomorrow is a fresh day.
Hope you're having a much better week.