Monday, January 03, 2011
I finally learned that lesson, learn to be calm. I am so calm, it is ridiculous almost. Nothing seems to phase me. I digest it, and then get calm. How do I do it? Not sure except I have learned to turn it over to God. Philippians 4:1-9 says Do not worry about anything, but in prayer...let your requests be made know to God. (v6). On KASEYCOFF'S blog this morning, she had a list of questions and the first one is "What was the single best thing that happened this past year?" I guess I could say "I learned to be calm". OH, If I could just bottle up that feeling and pass it on to others!
I've learned not to stress about my weight. I was watching a Doctor on TV this morning who said to aim for a 5 to 10 lb weight loss in one year. I settled in with about a 5 lb loss last year so I am on. What I have to learn this year is how to exercise and fit it in and keep it up. I am such a slug.
I think it is not what I eat, but my lack of movement that keeps the weight on me. I have lost inches though as my clothes fit better and 2 pairs of corduroys that I bought about a year ago are baggie. THis is good so that when we go to Niagara Falls at the end of January, I'll be able to wear another layer underneath to keep warm.
What was the single most challenging thing that happened this year? Dealing with my mother-in-law and trying to be nice. Okay, that is one thing I'm not calm about so I need to work on that. I resolve to do better this year. Here's an example, yesterday after church, she wanted us to take down the Christmas wreath off her door and hang a pansy wreath. I thought she should leave the Christmas wreath up for a few more days for the 3 wise men to come but hubby instantly decided to jump to it and take it down. We ended up arguing about it and finally put up the Mardi Gras wreath as that is the next event to happen. Actually, hubby wants me just to shut up about it and I want to be right so I give my two cents and then he tells me to shut up and don't argue, etc.etc. So this year, I will try and do better.
I have a furniture delivery this morning so I need to quit and get ready. Later.
Saturday, January 01, 2011
Well I had my coffee and sat down to review my e-mails. Here it is 8:33 a.m on Jan 1 and I'm already overwhelmed. PIles of papers on my desk, stuff everywhere, tree still up, 2 books half read, WII FIT still in the box, kitchen table still has leaf in it with Christmas table cloth, etc. etc. etc.
So when my messages included one from Better Homes and Gardens entitled
OUR BEST ORGANIZING TIPS ROOM BY ROOM, I pounced on it. Go to www.bhg.com and look for organizing tips.
Anyway, I went straight there and took the quiz to determine what organizing sense I have. ARE YOU KIDDING? I'm supposedly a Schoolteacher Type! I'm predictable and reliable (reliable yes, predictable, not so sure. Have to ask my friends); a rule-follower (ARE YOU REALLY KIDDING?) I look for anyway possible to break the rules, to do things a different way; and I'm structured by not afraid of spontaniety. (Will I drop everything to have fun) Don't think so, sometimes maybe, usually not.
I must have really answered wrong, have to go back and look. I did get a couple of good ideas and I created a folder called ORGANIZING and this year I intend to drag all of those organizing e-mails over to it and save them. For what, I'm not sure, but I guess I can refer to them occasionally.
I printed out the month by month storage plan that is supposedly designed for me and there were a couple of good things. One is to create a goal list of 12 things, one for each month. That is a good idea, I think I can do that. January is attack the home office and as I look around, I definitely need to do that so that is first on my list. So January will be spent organizing the office and I'll start with filing last years bills that are about 6 months high.
Well, I guess I have to give up now and go take the tree down. Hubby is already watching the FSU/South Carolina game that we didn't get to watch last night because we went to a party. Here we are at the party and he has his I-phone checking the score all night. Finally we went to the bar and watched the final 5 min of the game. We are really FSU nerds.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Later.
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