But I'll Do Anything To Get Out Of It!

Friday, November 28, 2008

back on the wagon...

Now that the wonderful day of food and family has passed -- it's time to get motivated again ( I kind of fell off the weight loss wagon around mid-October when Halloween candy and treats entered our home.) I have no resistance to sweets -- especially chocolate! It's time to jump back on -- because I'm feeling terrible and I don't want to feel like a Roley-poly by Christmas time. So to give myself a little accountability, I am going to follow along with a bunch of gals (and one guy) who are trying to accomplish the same thing as I am. We'll see how I do....

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

Friday, November 21, 2008

he answers...

The more I pray, the less I believe in coincidences.

Friday, November 14, 2008

small revelation

It's amazing what a few vacuum lines can do for the look and feel of the place....

Monday, November 10, 2008

lazy day

For as long as I can remember, Mondays in my house have been labeled "Lazy Days." They are the one day of the week that I try not to schedule anything that involves leaving the house (except of course to transport my 5 year old to school and back.)

Despite the label of this day -- I probably get more done today than any other day. I do numerous loads of laundry, pay bills, straighten the house, make the grocery list, iron school shirts for the week, try to plan daily meals, do preparations for my CRHP meeting and get my weekly calendar in order. But I do ALL of these things while Still. In. My. Jammies -- for the entire day. I suppose this is where the name comes from. Jammies = Lazy. I think not! For without this day, I would be lost. Without this day -- the rest of the week would turn out very differently. So Hooray for Monday! Hooray for Lazy Day!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

to the fullest...

Lately I have been trying to surround myself with things that I truly love and I am really focusing on doing things that make me happy. Life is short -- I really want to enjoy mine.

I am working on making time for the things that I love like heading up to bed early to dive into a couple of chapters of a good book or getting the kids' bedtime routine done a little early in order to have time to snuggle in between my two girls and watch a little TV. I'm trying to only commit to social events that I actually WANT to go to. I am wearing the clothes that make me comfortable in my own skin, stocking the fridge with food that I enjoy eating (while trying to keep it healthy), choosing workouts that I don't hate (spinning right now) because when I get lazy I don't feel good about myself and keeping the house picked up so that I don't feel swallowed up by my surroundings.

Finally, I try to spend time praying everyday and making sure that God knows how grateful I am to be able to do all of these things I love.

Monday, November 3, 2008