I’ve been making it a habit to check in on myself when trying to accomplish my year’s resolutions. Today I’ll share my progress as a way to admit to the world where I’m going wrong and right
Go to Italy. Yes. Still doing this and well
Maintain my weight healthily. Despite that I had to go to Pittsburgh and eat. Ok….”had to” on a holiday, and it was Grandma’s 93rd birthday and well, let’s be honest, the city known for food where the carb count only pales in comparison to the calorie and fat count…well….but that said, I’m back to pre-vacation weight. So that’s what counts!
Continue to be grateful for what I have. I am trying. I’ve spent this past weekend cleaning out the closet and donating and upgrading a few things around the house – some necessity, phones….some not, love my new craft room chair – then I’m grateful for what I’ve been able to get and nest with.
Value myself. Getting better at sticking up for when I’ve had something go wrong. I recently had one of those “thank you, but no thank you” talks with someone this past week. I’m finally saying no when I mean it.
Get my wisdom teeth pulled. Has started to reappear, if not but just a glint. A new referral for a dentist by a friend. Perhaps perhaps perhaps.
Write a novel. I’ve got my outline written for my second novel. I started my first novel on a rec from a friend. The idea that my first novel is completely personal and won’t make for public consumption made me wonder if writing a novel that no one will read makes for this resolution. Over the past month I’ve had a few inspirational ideas hit. Novel 2 has a road, and is on it’s way after I finish this first one plus the ever present list of to – dos.
Wear more socks, tights, etc….I’ve given totally in here. That said, with the closet redo, I’m seeing what I have more and will continue to add those forgotten extras to my day to day!
Purge more. Oh. I purged. I said good bye to a huge box of clothes and housegoods this past weekend. Someone hopefully will get good use from them when I donate them. I’m still working my way through organizing my craft room, which if you’re like me, I’m one of those folks that if my desk isn’t clean, I can’t work really well. So this task will help not only purge, but help me get some work done!
Go to town more – we went to Pittsburgh. Doesn’t that count for “go to town”. We ate locally. Right now we’re on a dieting streak, and doing pretty well. I miss dancing alot, both for fun and exercise, but this month already has a big “get things done” theme to it, and since I have energy, despite the Dante-esque heat, I’ll run with it.
DO what you said you would do when you wished you would do it – as odd as it is, this month signals a bit of ending of the year for me. Perhaps because we’ve hit the halfway mark of 2011, I’ve put a stop on gathering new DIY projects and put my focus on getting what I have brought on board done. Watch this space, neat stuff coming!
Use environmentally friendly bags, products, etc…while I’m continuing my slow start to using them, I did pick up a nifty market basket – the kind you can use WHILE shopping and after. That way I can immediately get this resolution down pat from start to finish. The idea that I’m using a market basket also makes me eschew the usual cart, which means …..less stuff if I have to carry it. Savings pouring in already!
Finish crafts – I finished 4 projects over the weekend. I still have 2 larger sewing projects, the knit blanket, the wedding dress I want to remake (not for any time soon) and then my hats. It’s coming though, slowly and surely! See previous note about updating that craft room, it’s getting better by the moment!
Give more gifts – homemade, think of others – I have several hand made items in my docket for others for Christmas. Really excited about this.
You broke one of your favorite toys. I’m not quite sure the whole story – but it’s an “Energize Dragon” from the Transformer Rescue Bot Bumblebee Dinosaur something. So then I took it and promised I could fix it, but the screws are tiny, I already lost one and the split in the wing has... Continue Reading →
What did you grow up eating? The daughter of two Yankees, I was born in the South and until college, never had a chicken fried steak and I still remember freaking “the truck” out when I saw and was asked to consume, an okra pod. That said, we grew up with a fair mix of... Continue Reading →
Is anyone else getting more observant as this time wears on? It’s nearly as if staying in your own home’s bubble sucks you into pondering things that you never had time for before. Some days I feel that I should be more effective with this, acting on my thoughts instead of just indulging them. But... Continue Reading →
My 25th birthday. My then-husband’s wrists started curling in on a birthday trip to Wine Country. Said he had pain in them as if “he’d been working in the yard”. Since we’d just purchased our first house and had been digging in the backyard, it didn’t seem out of the ordinary. We came home a... Continue Reading →
America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend... Continue Reading →
Man, am I tired of this word. Every five seconds. I’m living in unprecedented times. These are unprecedented markets. These are unprecedented situations. Holy hell people, yeah, we get it. We ain’t been ‘ere before. I turn on the TV and there’s a morose yet soothing voice saying someone’s company somewhere is “here for me”.... Continue Reading → […]
I recently went online and went quarantine window shopping. Despite me on the road to live and thus, deal, with less – less appointments, less people, less stuff. I realize that even I am human, and window shopping is fun. Now that we’re slowing starting to step out, of course buying more than the essentials... Continue Reading →
Ralph Thomas, furry partner and fellow adventurer, died peacefully this afternoon after a long and beautiful life with his family. He was nearly 11 years old. He started out the size of a potato, plucked from a breeder’s litter at 8 weeks, deemed “unfit for sale” because his brain literally was too big for his... Continue Reading →
She came from a big family, with lots of struggles, and plenty of stories, most of which I think we should write a book about, because surely I’m the only one with a great uncle who lived in a pig sty. She passed away 7 years ago, gone is almost a century of an amazing... Continue Reading →
Tomorrow I step outside. 100 days of being in my house. I don’t mean, “I went to the grocery store near my house”…I don’t even mean I checked the mail. I literally mean, right here, inside my house. Been here the whole time. I did it largely for our family, and because it seemed pertinent... Continue Reading →