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Last Day to Get Christmas Shopping Done :-(

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Where has this year went. We sure say that a lot this time of year. This is my last day to try and get my shopping done. Yesterday I did get my mom's lap blanket done and all the mending done and a lot of cross stitch done.

List for the week:
Today shopping
Monday-Wednesday--Wrap Christmas Presents
Thursday--Plan food for Christmas Eve
Friday-Saturday--Finish anything that isn't done
Sunday--Christmas with my side of the family
Monday--Finish wrapping and prepare food for Christmas Eve
Tuesday--Christmas Eve -- Enjoy new granddaughters and kids
Wednesday--relax with hubby and son that moved back home :-)

That's the plan.......although I don't know how close I can follow it because I am a rural mail carrier and the days have just gotten longer.

  
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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 12/15/2013 8:53AM

    I hope that the weather is not too bad where you are. There must be a lot of stress at this time of year in your job and I can see that making lists helps to add a lot of order to your life. Have a great holiday

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I did it.

Friday, December 13, 2013

This morning I decided that I was going to go outside my comfort zone and do a selfie in my swimsuit that I wear every year and then take a new picture in the same swimsuit every month. I am hoping to see improvement by next summer.

Okay I'm also going to change my picture on the start up page. This is really going outside my comfort zone. emoticon

  
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SAPHRAEL 12/15/2013 8:13AM

    Awesome! You look fabulous :)

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MJ7DM33 12/13/2013 8:34PM

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JUSTDOITRIGHT 12/13/2013 5:49PM

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MOMMY445 12/13/2013 3:57PM

    you look amazing!

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Outside the Comfort Zone

Friday, December 13, 2013

Just finished reading a blog about being outside your comfort zone. I am going to try something...I hope I can come through. I think after I get done working today I am going to try and take a selfie of myself in my swimsuit that I wear every summer and then take one every month and see if I can see a difference. I am hoping this will help me loose some of the pounds before next summer. emoticon

  


My Thoughts This Early In The Morning?

Thursday, December 05, 2013

As I set here at the computer and try to figure out how to get through another Christmas I know it will go okay, it's just the thoughts that are after Christmas. You know LIFE. After Christmas we have to go back to the real world of bills, work, kids and grandkids. I know Christmas will be fun this year we will all get to be together and we have two new granddaughters that will only be 6 months old.

What will it be after Christmas. I was just looking over my two sons student loans and have to wonder how the kids that graduate with over $100,00.00 in student loans will make it. The loans just for the parent plus loans are out of this world and my two sons and I are working together to tackle them. But the real problem is that while you are going along making the payments that the student loan place is telling you to make they don't tell you that there is going to be what I call piggy back interest accruing. (They might tell you, but if you are like me I heard it in the foreign language)

I am trying to think of a plan to tackle these loans within the next 10 years.

O well, I owe, I owe its off to work I go. I'll have a long day out on the route so I'll have plenty of time to think about how to overcome loans. But for right now I need to look no further than Christmas and spending it with my kids and new granddaughters.

Thanks for listening. emoticon

  
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JAROL7 12/5/2013 6:55AM

    You can get debt free! Many of us have worked at it for decades. Dave Ramsey is a very good source to help you do it. It brings so much freedom. It's like giving yourself a giant pay raise.

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DRLMAZ 12/5/2013 6:45AM

  Just enjoy Christmas

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21 Days till Christmas

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

We now have 21 days till Christmas and I have lost 2 pounds. Yaaa for me. I am happy with that and the only things is really did was change some eating habits an am really trying hard to get in my 8 cups of water.

I'll keep working and striving and when Christmas gets here I hope to maintain.

  
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BEEAUTIFULDAY 12/4/2013 4:27PM

  Good Job!
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