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Goal Evaluation Time

Saturday, October 06, 2012

It's the beginning of October and time to re-evaluate and re-do my goals. I have re-read my September goals and overall did okay with them. I did get the condo organized, which was a big project that I really wanted done. I finished a craft project that I started. I went through my presents tote and made a list of things that I have already gotten for Christmas. I added a couple things and know what I want to purchase in order to be ready for Christmas. I did get to church more. I did not read a book last month. Not doing only one thing wasn't bad, in all.

For this month, I want to:
1. read a book
2. do a craft
3. continue to go to church
4. work more on my Christmas shopping and be almost done
5. work on my scheduling of activities - this one always seems to be a stickler for me
6. learn something new - not sure what that will be yet but I will do some investigating
7. catch up on getting together with friends

I really want to be able to accomplish all of these this month. It seems like I tend to let one or two slip by me and I want to stop this trend.

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BERGBA7 10/7/2012 4:16PM

    Good goals! Have you ever tried some yoga?

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PRESBESS 10/6/2012 5:10PM

    Go ahead, make it happen!

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MOMMA48 10/6/2012 2:34PM

    emoticon and emoticon Patty! Keep that momentum going -- you're doing totally awesome, hun!

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LYNNA1968 10/6/2012 1:34PM

    lol I'm tired just ready what you did last month. I might borrow the monthly task, I do a daily one.

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NPA4LOSS 10/6/2012 11:56AM

    emoticon As much as a book lover that I am I hope you are able to add that joy this month. emoticon that you were able to do all of your other goals! emoticon

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What a Day!

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

I had one of those days yesterday where everything I attempted to do turned out wrong. It was a definite stress-buster. Thank goodness I have a wonderful family that will listen to me ramble. I finally took a nice, long walk to de-stress. When I came home, I got ready for bed, did a little reading, and went to bed. Thank goodness that today is a new day.

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TRI_BABE 10/5/2012 10:52PM

    Nice way to stay positive and beat stress! Good job!

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NPA4LOSS 10/3/2012 5:06PM

    Some days are like that! I am glad that it ended on a positive note! emoticon

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BARCLE 10/3/2012 4:55PM

    Sounds like you handled the stressful day really well emoticon Have a super day today emoticon

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NESARIAN 10/3/2012 4:37PM

    Enjoy your new day!

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BERGBA7 10/3/2012 4:00PM

    and new days are always better than old ones!

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Jimmy Hoffa and My Little Corner of the World

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Most people over the age of 35 or so know who Jimmy Hoffa was. He was very involved with the start up and leadership of unions in Detroit. He was also somewhat of a shady character who disappeared from the face of the earth 35 years ago. People who have watched the evening news this week have seen the blurb about how authorities are looking into the tip that he is buried under the driveway of an unsuspecting homeowner in the suburb of Roseville.

I was born and raised in Roseville. I still live in Roseville. In fact, the street that this is happening on is the street I bought my first house on just before I had my children. This took place three years before I bought the house. How ironic life can be sometimes. I feel like I just got my 15 minutes of fame.

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CRYSTALJEM 10/3/2012 8:13AM

    Now that's is rather cool. Not such a bad 15 min! Enjoy. I've been watching with interest too from way up here.

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NPA4LOSS 9/30/2012 1:46PM

    there have been other rumors so I guess they will just see if this one pans out!

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PURPLEPEONY 9/29/2012 1:42PM

    Wow! Imagine if they found him there after all these years. Your small town will be flooded with reporters!

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LYNNA1968 9/29/2012 12:17PM

    Are they kidding? He's alive! Hangin w/Elvis & Santa, just saw them buying beer at the local quickly mart.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

"If you change nothing, nothing will change." This quote hit me today hard. A couple months ago, I fully expected my life to have changed a bit by now. Although I have been slowly working on this, I don't have the changes that I had originally expected. Some of this is due to circumstances beyond my control. Most of it is that I feel that I haven't really defined my goals enough and worked towards them as hard as I should have.

I spent some time reading others' blogs this morning and really saw myself in a lot of them. It was a good day to do this. I realized that there are others out there that have been through similar situations and have lived through and learned from them. This has given me the courage to carry on. So, it's time to spend some time today redefining some of my goals and setting a time line for them. I'm going to work on my inner self. It's time to grow and do things for me. It's time to improve myself. Onward and upward!

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BERGBA7 9/28/2012 1:07PM

    one comment on my blog about self image was to try "operation beautiful." Have your heard of it? I will try it out, maybe it is something for you too!
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SPIRALINGUP 9/28/2012 9:33AM

    good attitude!

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YELLOW09RED 9/28/2012 7:38AM

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Good morning,
have a great day.

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NESARIAN 9/27/2012 4:20PM

    They say the first step is the hardest. You are already past that! whoo hoo! you got this!

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MOMMA48 9/27/2012 4:10PM

    emoticon Love it, Patty! You can do it and so much more as you're a strong and wonderful friend who knows which direction she wants to go -- and emoticon let's do it -- and I'm with ya all the way, hun!

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Friday, September 21, 2012

My days at work have been extremely busy in the morning and extremely boring in the afternoon. By the time I get home, I'm beat. I feel like the work takes all my energy and I'm definitely not used to that. There's things I need to be doing after work but just don't get around to doing them. I don't like this.

I read a quote that hit me this morning. "Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same." I usually go through a blah spell in October each year. It seems to have hit a little early this year. I need to give myself a swift kick to get out of this gear.

I still have important decisions and happening hanging over my head. This probably doesn't help my mood but it's just unavoidable at this time. These issues probably don't help my mood. I am really hoping that within two to three weeks, these issues will be resolved. This will definitely help my mood - or at least I'm hoping. There's always hope.

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MUTEDPROPHET 9/25/2012 2:01AM

    Fall is a great time to focus inward. Appreciate yourself for all the beauty that you are.

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SLIMLILA 9/22/2012 9:58PM

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an 80 y.o. asked me today how I am coping with these long nites, and I know I usually suffer from S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) but haven't had time this year. not that I am doing anything really great, but I am doing something... as you know things are out of kilter in my life, but at least I am continuing to feel kind of upbeat and still hopeful, but I too have to make some decisions soon and I'm not ready yet e

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LYNNA1968 9/21/2012 11:31PM

    I'm sorry this is an off month emoticon emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 9/21/2012 7:21PM

    Seasonal Disorder is coming around. I hope that you are able to put some things at rest soon. Keep enjoying the job. It is the best one yet and I know that you are happier! emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 9/21/2012 6:44PM

    Oh, I am so sad to hear October is a hard time for you. My husband and I both love the fall so much, we got married in October. I love the crispness of the air, the colors of the leaves, mums, hayrides, Thanksgiving and pumpkins. I think I love everything about the fall (except that we have to renew our license plates then)! I hope an early arrival of the BLAH season for you means it comes and goes quickly so you can enjoy this wonderful time of year! (((hugs)))

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CANDOSUE52 9/21/2012 6:40PM

I hope that you're feeling better sooner than you think. Hang in there!

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