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. The fear factor is weighing in! Like that anxiety where it’s not here yet, but it’s SOOO here yet. I’m planned. I need to do a few maps and get myself a packet of tickets and the like, but it’s coming. I’m going to Italy.
Maintain my weight healthily. I don’t know what’s taken over me. I’m actually a few pounds lighter than my norm at the moment – AMEN. With a trip coming up to requires me to wear a swim suit, I’m pretty stoked that veggie based meals and/or my loved one’s support to eat less, eat better, eat happy has been abundant!
Continue to be grateful for what I have. I’m grateful for my animals today. For some reason holding Alice or running around with Ralph makes me super happy for no good reason other than they are so happy to see me.
Value myself. Have completely failed this month. A few life changes, despite my mantra of positives, has really given my shoulders a good emotional shake. I need to pull them back and stand up straight again.
Get my wisdom teeth pulled. Okay. I’m starting to have a bit of a headache regarding them. I know I SHOULD go. I know. Shut up. I’m not gonna listen. (Okay…sorry, I didn’t mean to say shut up.)
Write a novel. I’m being horrid on this task. I’ve not even picked it up.
Wear more socks, tights, etc….Fall is almost here. I saw tights at Target the other day. Once this Day 33 of this heat wave passes, guess what…boots and tights “Y’all”.
Purge more. I have totally taken this on by STORM this month. Not only have I already dropped off my donations, but I’ve also gone through all the little nit picky closets and nooks and things around the house since the big fashion purge. I’ve got at least 2 more boxes to go at the house, and that’s prior to the garage even.
Go to town more – it’s like living on the surface of the sun right now. I wish I were getting out of town to escape the heat. It’s everywhere, and effects EVERYTHING. We’ve gone out more than in the past, and I want to continue that good path.
DO what you said you would do when you wished you would do it.
Use environmentally friendly bags, products, etc…
Finish crafts – I’ve been doing this EN MASSE! I’m so proud of my new craft room/office mod orange curtains. I’m going home tonight and working on some quote art that I’m finishing for there as well. I finished a doll fashioned after myself to sit on my entryway bench. I’ve been working on alot of small sewing and mending projects and still have some large ones to tackle before the year is out.
Give more gifts – yes. I’ve done this! Not only did purging give way to lots of making someone happy because they needed something I didn’t want anymore, but I’ve also celebrated some good birthdays and moments with both friends and family.
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 →