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My Seven for 2011.

Monday, January 10, 2011

#1. Lose 25 pounds.
#2. Plan weekly menus and keep diet within recommended guidelines.
#3. Reestablish lost relationships.
#4. Study the life of Jesus with Jill, my 10 year old granddaughter.
#5. Plan knitting and quilting projects for 2011.
#6. Downsize my "stuff" to about half - again!!

Before Geoff and I moved to Pendleton, we downsized our "stuff" to about half!! And, it felt so good. But, in the 4+ years we have been here, I think we have doubled our stuff again. So, I think # 6 will be to downsize to half again. I have already started with my books. We have a great little used book store that I have taken some books to. And, all the craft things I have collected need to be sorted thru and some given away and probably some just discarded. And, the large collection of movies - some of them will just have to go.

Now one more to do - and then to chart out my strategy to accomplish these SEVEN.


  
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JINGLESMAMA 1/11/2011 10:21AM

    Looks like a good list of goals for the year!! My big goal this year is to do all of my Christmas gifts as homemade gifts this year. I've just finished my first ever knitting project, and it was great! I'm very scared of patterns, though, and so I'm not sure what I'll move on to!

Keep up the great work!

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Weighing In

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

OH NO!! I just went and weighed - now why would I do that??? And, I have gained a pound!! Must have been that spaghetti I had for dinner last night - oh, but it was soooo gooood. Had not had any in such a long time.


Or, perhaps I had the scales wrong - had them flat on the floor - will have to go and try this way and see what it says.



Now that was much better. Had actually lost some!!

  
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MARTHA-ANN 1/6/2011 4:51AM

    great attitude Barb but remember emoticon

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JINGLESMAMA 1/5/2011 5:56PM

    Ahh... good ole' pasta! Yes, it usually brings my weight up too. We had chop suey for dinner last night, since it's my husband's favorite, but thankfully it didn't affect my weight at all, I'm actually down to a new low today!!

I'm sure you will get rid of that pound in no time! Keep at it! :) emoticon

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Seven for 2011!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

#1. Lose 25 pounds.
#2. Plan weekly menus and keep diet within recommended guidelines.
#3. Reestablish lost relationships.
#4. Study the life of Jesus with Jill, my 10 year old granddaughter.

Now, for #5 - see where some of you are learning new crafts. I love to knit and quilt. Am a very amateur at both. So my next goal will be to learn more in these 2 crafts.

When I lived in Medford did some beading at a shop there - so have quite a supply of beads. The bead store here does not offer classes - but at firemountaingems.com there are multiple videos - so that will be a craft that I plan to work on more.

And, when I moved here there was a scrapbook store. I took some card making classes - such fun!! My daughter scrapbooks, but we have not taken the time to do some together. ( I think she has lost interest). A project for scrapbooking would be to scan all the family pictures I have and do scrapbooks for each of my grandchildren.

  


Today's Devotional

Thursday, December 30, 2010

This is in my devotional for today - a quote from Mother Theresa:

"Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift of Himself.
Ask and seek, and your heart will grow big enough to receive Him and to keep Him as your own. Wherever God has put you, that is your vocation. It is not what we do but how much we love we put into it."

I have lived here in Pendleton for 4 years now - but have continually struggled with my decision to come here. Sometimes I think that if I had the choice to make today I would stay in Medford. But, I am here - and I do know that God brought me here. I do not know completely why, but I do know that I can completely trust Him with my life.

  
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07SOJO 12/30/2010 10:19AM

    Wonderful attitude; I can see God is working in your life! God bless and may your New Year be blessed with His best!
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Snow This Morning

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Got up to snow this morning and took a couple of pictures thru town and from my office window. It was just beautiful - but had started melting - and, of course, the streets are now rather slushy.








The one of Main Street was about 9 a.m. as I was driving thru town on my way to work. The others were taken from my office window at church. That is the Nazarene Church across the street.

  
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MARTHA-ANN 1/2/2011 4:18AM

    Thankfully ours is now disappearing fast but it rained overnight and has frozen making the paths very icy again just when I was hoping to get back to my walking outdoors again...oh well! Leslie here I come! emoticon

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PENNEYV 12/30/2010 7:59AM

    We have had snow for so long, but the freezing rain today is not the way I had hoped to get rid of it. Enjoy the coziness of it. emoticon

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KATYBUG48 12/29/2010 11:30PM

  We have tons of snow

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