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. I did. I am humbled to fulfill a decade long dream. Watch this space for pics, postings and food. I’m still “landing”.
Maintain my weight healthily. Okay, okay, I’ve been to ITALY. Plus this week I’m in a training at a University. While I must say that the sheer amount of walking in Italy actually only set me back two lbs, the freshman fifteen in a week looms in my head. I’m trying to keep it down, but stressful schedules keep my caloric intake a little higher than it should be.
Continue to be grateful for what I have. I am. Last week made me grateful for succeeding at a trip on my own two feet. I am so proud to have accomplished a life long dream and I’m already determining what to tackle next. For now, I’m looking forward to a FANTASTIC weekend and so happy that happiness can be easily achieved.
Value myself. I am worth someone’s time, love, happiness and trust. I am worth a good and happy future. I’m worth my own opinion. Watch me. I’m getting better.
Get my wisdom teeth pulled. ALL GONE! I know…I just plunged and did it the week before I went away.
Write a novel. Seriously? You’re going to get on me for not finishing a novel after I went halfway around the Earth and had my teeth pulled??
Wear more socks, tights, etc….Fall is almost here. I’m itching to wear boots!! That said, the beautifully stylish Italian girls wear short booties and it made the leg line so much nicer. So…I’ve ordered a pair….:)
Purge more. I’m still in progress on this. The garage, once the weather tempers down – and it’s finally starting to, will be the next big hit spot.
Go to town more – I have to brag a bit, I’ve been selected as a finalist for a canine photo contest and that, my friends, is making me go to town and celebrate! So very excited!
Use environmentally friendly bags, products, etc… I’ve done it! All through my trip and in the days after I’ve made sure to have my shopping basket with me! It’s getting easier, and more habitual to do this.
Finish crafts – sorry Charlie. No dice here. But as soon as the hecticness of the next few weeks wears into fall where cozying on the couch makes me need to knit more, I’m putting this one on hold.
Give more gifts. Tourist gifts are going out tonight and some have already made the distribution. Next up, the idea that Christmas is LESS THAN 3 MONTHS AWAY!
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 →