Friday, November 12, 2010
As I begin to prepare for my last work day of the week, I see my work is never done. I am trying to be conscious and financially savvy as the holiday season approaches. It is so easy to get caught up doing the everyday stuff, "my old norm" so to speak. I am taking the steps outlined by by nutritionist and putting them into action. Faith without works is dead, so I am about the business of doing the work.
After hemming and hawing about what to do for Christmas, I decided to fly home again on Christmas morning. Surprisingly I got a better price on my ticket and it will be nonstop. I spend about four days with the family and I hope to make this Holiday season more special than last year. Losing a parent around the holidays is a little tougher and I want this one to be a time of celebration, not sad.
This is poodle time and I am trying to get to my happy place, but is hard with the $$$ keep adding up-shots, blood work for Habakkuk's dental surgery, food (Science Diet has gone up, new leash, new collars and it seems like the list is endless. Lets not forget boarding over both holidays. Lord help me. I keep saying they need jobs or I need to claim them on my income taxes.
I am beginning to do my recommended reading and on the advice of my nutritionist I visited my county library to check out the book called "Happy for No Reason". I am happy because instead of plopping down money to own a copy, I decided to borrow first to see if is worthy of putting in my personal library. It also puts me on a three week reading schedule since I have a tendency of starting books and not quite finishing them. I am going to work on creating a reading corner here in my apartment since I enjoy reading and think that is what has been missing from my life this past year
To here is to a nice long weekend ( I have Monday off to continue my Veteran Day celebration) and rediscovering me