Thursday, February 19, 2015

A New Thing...

I'm doing pretty bad at keeping up with this.  I just don't really have any updates.  I'm hanging out in the same place I've been, and while I'm doing ok with most of the goals, I'm not really going anywhere fast.  Or slow even.  And I'm also not exercising regularly.  Sigh...

So I'm going to add something new.  I don't feel like I write very well, and since I help in our 5th and 6th grade language arts classes during writing time, I should maybe practice my skills too.  I saw on another blog about the 52 weeks of gratitude challenge, and I'm going to try to do that.  I'll do a few more early on since I've missed the first several for the year.

So today's topic will be:  Why do this challenge?

Part of it is what I said above: to polish up my writing skills.  It will also give me something to write about, instead of my boring life.  ;)  This will be a good time for reflection, and what I'm really thankful for in my life.  Sometimes we get so caught up in the negative, that we forget to take time out to really be thankful for what we have. 

However, I am NOT thankful that we have yet another snow day tomorrow.  We had one today too, both for cold.  But I guess walking to school or waiting for the bus when it's -13 real temp is probably not a good idea.  (It wasn't that cold today---I think we would have been ok with just a delay, but tomorrow it's supposed to be that temp around 6 or 7 am.)  We are now down to just 2 days of spring break.  I guess I should be thankful that because of that, I don't have to come up with something fun to do over break.  Sigh...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Week ?

I got a little behind on posting lately.  We've been gone every weekend on college visits/scholarship competitions.  I think those are done now, and the waiting game begins.  The FAFSA has been filed, so we'll see what she gets offered from where.

I think I also have a case of the winter blues.  I guess it's not really blues---I'm not depressed or anything.  I'm just SO tired of cold and snow and winter!  We've reached the max on our snow days---#5 was yesterday.  I don't want any more.  I want spring break!  I want to get outside.  I'm ready to start working in the flower beds.  (Yes, this is a crazy thought for me at this time of year, but I have a graduation party here in May, so I need to get the ball rolling!)

So goals:

1.) I will eat clean 90% of the time:
      I'm still doing pretty well with this.  I've had a little trouble on weekends that we're at colleges, but I've tried to make good choices and not over eat.  While I'm kind of stuck where I've been the last 2 weeks, I'm not gaining.  That in itself is a +.

2.) I will exercise more.
      I don't know why I can't kick myself into gear on this one.  It's just one excuse after another, so I'm not even going to make up any to put here.

3.) I will be less lazy.

      Still doing ok with this.  I've been pretty good about getting the dishes done each night, which is the top goal under this heading.  I need to straighten up the house tomorrow evening, and do some laundry.

So still plugging along. I haven't given up yet, which is another + compared to years past.