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Monday, February 19, 2018

Half Way Over Already



Today is February 19th!

How is it possible that we are already over half way through February?  It's absolutely nuts that 2018 just started and we are already over a month and a half through it! 

I'm hoping the rest of 2018 will slow down. I want lots of time to do all the things I want to do this year.

What have you accomplished in the first month and a half of 2018?

Saturday, February 17, 2018

My 40th Birthday



 Apparently, I made it!!  Thursday, February 15th was my 40th birthday!

In 2013, I went to see my doctor, and he told me I wouldn't make it to 40 if I didn't lose some weight.

In 2014, I started the process to being approved for weight loss surgery.

In 2015, I had surgery!

In 2018, I made it!  I'm 40!!!  (I'm also 200 lbs lighter than I was in 2015!!)

I didn't do anything very exciting. In fact, I slept most of the day. I had been sick for a couple of days. I had already planned to be off work all day.  Unfortunately, I didn't know I was planning to hang out and watch TV all day with a temperature of 101.

Hey! At this age, you take the rest and relaxation where you can get it...right? :)



All in all, I had a good day!

Tony and the Princess got me a few PURPLE FitBit!

I rested!

I made it!


When is your birthday?  How are you planning to celebrate?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018


For most people, today is just Valentine's Day.

For me... it's the first day in a really long time I've called in sick to work. I didn't sub today. I didn't work at the daycare today. I got someone to cover the bowling alley tonight.

Not only that, but today is the LAST DAY I'm 39! Tomorrow is my birthday!

I don't know that I have done a lot this year (since Feb. 2017) except work, but I know that I have lots of things I want to do in the upcoming year!

Tony is at work. I'm fighting a sinus infection!  (YUCK!!)

I have no idea what we are doing for Valentine's Day..... probably eating at home and watching TV!

I know that Tony and I have been on a great journey since we got engaged on Valentine's Day 2000. I can't believe it's been 18 years! A little over a year later, he and I got married in a Valentine's themed wedding in the middle of May!

He's put up with a lot of junk from me, but I know he loves me and The Princess. I love him more now than I did 18 years ago!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

I hope you all have a great day with the ones you love!!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Organizing Time

I have had people tell me in the past that since I do so much stuff and have so many things going on at one time, I must be great at time management. 

I'm not. 

I really need a personal secretary to do things for me so I can REALLY get some stuff done. 

Until I can afford that, I'll have to keep prioritizing so I get SOME stuff done and the rest waits until "tomorrow".... whenever tomorrow may be.


How do you get everything done?

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 Goals--January Update

On January 1, 2018, I made a list of things I want to do this year. They aren't resolutions... they are goals I have for things I want/plan to do.

You can check out my goal post here. 

I am hoping to do a monthly update about my goals. 

Goals Update---January

Ice skating, roller skating, horseback riding---haven't done those yet.  When I do them, I hope someone will get lots of pictures for me to share. 

There is a bowling tournament coming up in February...on my bday weekend. I'm hoping to get Tony to enter it with me. It's a mixed doubles tournament.

I'm still building my blog, so I haven't looked at affiliates yet.

I need to get my mile time better/more consistent, and I don't want to freeze at the 5K. So I haven't done it yet.

20 book goal.... I have read 1 (The Book Thief) and loved it.  I'm currently reading Life of Pi. I want to see both movies as well.

We are planning to go to Pigeon Forge in March. We are hoping to go March 15-19, but we aren't exactly sure what day we are leaving and coming back.... but we know we will be there THAT weekend. That's when the youth goes to Shabbach.

I need to find out who to contact and make contact with them about the Salisbury Symphony auditions. I did speak to one of the current members at The Nutcracker at Christmas. She said that auditions are in the fall.  (I need to get to practicing as well!!)

I have a book idea, but I haven't started working on it yet.  I need to get that on paper... or computer.

Every day, I have written something.  Not always a lot, but something.

I have started looking at different types of yoga. I hope to start trying that out in February.

I haven't decided what I'm going to enter into the Cabarrus County Fair this year.  I do have a little time since their slogan is that it's "Always in September".  I am thinking about a photograph or a scrapbooking layout....maybe both!

I want to learn piano or guitar.  I have access to both to practice. However, I may learn to sew with the Princess! 

2018 miles--- I am getting a lot of steps in with my new part time job, but my FitBit broke. I am hoping to get one soon....maybe as a bday present to myself! I know I'm walking a lot, but I don't know how much!

The Voice isn't going to be anywhere near me this year.  So, I'm going to have to do a video submission. I need to practice my songs and get someone to video me. It sounds simple enough,but I keep running out of time. :)

In order to build my travel business, I am going to have to learn more about it. I am going to have to learn the tools that are available to me.  Either that.... or I am going to have to find something that my heart is really in to be able to build it instead. (I'll keep you updated on that!)

As for the Krispy Kreme Challenge.... we are not going to get to do it this year.  With the Princess bowling, Tony working a lot of weekends, me now working a lot (most) weekends, we just can't get there for it.  We will, however, find something just as charitable and fun to do together as a family this year.


I think my goals are going well....especially since today is January 31 and I have some of them in the works already!

How are your 2018 goals coming along?  Leave a comment to share a goal and how you are progressing towards it!