Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
- Follow a half marathon training schedule in preparation for the P.F. Chang's Rock-n-Roll Marathon.
- Journal my food, exercise and feelings about the two during the twelve week challenge. (I have actually already started doing this)
- I will follow the Core plan (Weight Watchers calls it the Simply Filling Foods now, but I'll keep calling it Core) and only eat 35 extra points each week - if you have ever done WW you know what I mean, but if you don't, well you will be fine anyway.
- Eat two vegetarian meals (lunch/dinner) during the week. I have been wanting to try more vegetarian recipes, so this will help me start to do this (suggestions, Mrs. Swizzle?)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
- Finished travel school.
- Starting to found the business.
- Looking for a new job (stop gap until I get the travel sales up and running).
- Decided to train for a walking half-marathon with Curly Girl.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
- I wonder what God's plan is for me
- I wonder why it seems like that plan includes me being alone
- I wonder if I will be alone for the rest of my life
- I wonder what success means to me now
- I wonder if it was a good decision to not immediately go back into the workforce
- I wonder how my new career will shape up over the next 5 years
- I wonder if I will feel successful in 5 years
- I wonder what life will be like once I have reached my weight goal
- I wonder what it will be like to wear a size 8 (or if that is the size I will be, cause I'm just guessing here)
That's just the tip of the iceberg..... What are you wondering about right now?
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Here's the explanation and the silly rules that go with it:"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
As for the bloggers that are important friends to me, many have already gotten the award, but I will still list them here:
- Curly Girl: More than just a friend, she is my wonderful sister and inspires me to be more like her every day.
- Jennie: More family, and one of the funniest writers I have ever known.
- Mrs. Swizzle: One of the best all time blog tag lines: Do you ever feel like someone has put a swizzle stick into the top of your head and just stirred things around a little? I do, and I am glad to know there are other people like that in the world.
- Mary Beth: My first blog friend that I met after I read her blog. It was quite exhilarating. Thank goodness she is the least anonymous blogger in the whole world :)
- Princess Mindy: So interesting, and so creative. I look forward to meeting her IRL someday.
- Perplexity Project: More family, and really smart and insightful. Makes me think, which is always good.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Reflecting on the last year, I was trying to decide what I had learned from 2008. There are so many things, but here are just a few, in no particular order:
- I am happier today than I was 5 years ago. I am focused on a goal, and working toward doing something I love instead of just existing. It really does matter.
- "You set your own price in this world" - this is a quote from my friend J, an economist. He told me that it was something his mama always told him. I repeat that to myself a lot these days.
- Things don’t get easier when you put them off. Procrastinating is never the right answer.
- Once it gets above 110 degrees outside, it really doesn’t matter if it is a dry heat or not. Really. It doesn’t.
- facebook. Enough said.
- I can be a skinny person. I can lose the weight that I want to lose, and keep it off. I just don’t know exactly how I will accomplish it.
- You don’t have to see your friends everyday for them to be really good friends.
- I have a lot to learn, even now.
What did you learn?
Sunday, December 28, 2008
I had a wonderful Christmas this year. Surrounded by family, watching The Present open presents ALL DAY LONG (Christmas in the morning and birthday at night) and being delighted that he wanted to try and read every book that he got (he probably got about 15 books - the kid loves to read) and then sitting down on his own to try to read a book we got for Dimples when everyone else was busy.
Dimples was a force to be reckoned with, and no matter how many girly toys I got her (a baby doll and a pink boat) she just wanted to play with The Present's new cars. That one might be a tomboy, we'll see. She did give the baby a kiss, I think, but maybe she was just trying to put the baby's head in her mouth - she's been doing a lot of that since she started getting teeth.
For the first time in a long time, Curly Girl and I surprised our parents with their big gift. An electric smoker. Dad had been talking about it with her back in October, and she filed that info away and we did some research. Plus we got to benefit the next day when he smoked some ribs. Fantastic, his first try. YUM! In a world where we want to be sure that we get the right thing, our family has gotten in the habit of talking through what we want, and there aren't many surprises on Christmas morning. It was fun.
All in all, it was a wonderful holiday, filled with family and happiness. Hope that yours was amazing too.