Review of Tuesday Goals
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
1. Stop at Good Will on way home and drop off last of books. - DONE!
2. Fold two loads of laundry, plus socks - Mostly Done. I did fold and put away both loads of laundry EXCEPT the socks. Why not socks too? See below.
3. FIND scrapbook page kits - Not Done - Why? See below.
4. Complete reading for Stephen Ministry - DONE!
5. Take a walk. Will need to make up steps since I didn't walk during lunch. - Not Done.
Why? Fatalistic thinking and laziness. I had the time to walk but I didn't have time to walk the additional 6,000 steps I needed to meet my daily quota. So instead of doing SOME, I gave in to laziness and decided not to do any.
So, one goal today -besides getting back on track- is to blog about what happened and to check on Sparkpeople for information on preventing fatalistic thinking.
On a positive note, I did get a lot of that boring project out of the way during work yesterday, and I did do some other productive things last night. When I dropped off my books, I also stopped at the furniture store to look at couches and chairs (Hubby and I need to replace one and are thinking of buying a set). Nothing caught my eye, but at least I took the time to look. That eliminates one store for me to deal with later.
Once I was done at the furniture store, I was on my way back home, and the fact that the strap on my exhaust canister thingy was broken was really troubling me. My concern was that if I left it alone to bob and shake (especially with NJ roads as bad as they are) before long the canister and/or piping was going to break off (they're pretty rusted themselves), which would mean a more expensive repair bill down the line. I pulled off the side of the road, and after, shall we say, a frustrating phone call, I headed to the dealership where I've gotten my car repaired lately. Long story short I was glad that I brought it- they invented (with wire hangers of a sort) a temporary fix until the proper strap comes in, and I got all of my reading done for Stephen Ministry, which was a very good thing.
I was annoyed though because their communication was less than satisfactory. I waited for 50 minutes not knowing if they were just LOOKING at the car to determine what part they needed, or if they were totally repairing it. They didn't tell me what they were doing, and at the end, they didn't indicate -no cost-, so I stood waiting fror a few minutes to check out, only to find I was free to leave (good for wallet, annoying to my sense of efficiency and good communication). Since they don't keep any parts for my car in stock, I'll have to return so they can install it, which means another hour of sitting there. I'll just have to bring a book!
I got home at around 7:30. Took care of the cats and heated some mashed potatos and corn while I watched Little House on the Prairie (one of my favorite TV shows). Hubby got home around 8:35 and spent the next 25 minutes venting about his frustrating day.
It was at that point that the rest of my goals got waylaid. Once hubby was settled and eating, I could have chosen to go upstairs to search for page kits, or gone and taken a walk to at least get SOME walking in. Instead I ate an italian ice extremely slowly and then a large bowl of popcorn. I roused myself enough to fold the laundry while watching -2012- with hubby, but before I knew it, it was 10:30. To my credit I forced myself to stop and got ready for bed in order to meet one of my healthy habits-in-process, of getting a full 7 hours of sleep a night. Though I didn't actually fall asleep by 10:45, I was in bed and reading by then, and frankly, enjoyed the light reading (if reading a novel based around Biblical Tribulation can be considered light!). I turned lights off around 11:40 and would have fallen asleep immediately then, but 20 mins. later needed a bathroom break –sigh--. After that I went to sleep quickly and slept pretty soundly all night.
So, my goals for today include doing a search for useful tips about preventing fatalistic thinking.
I have my Stephen Ministry group tonight until 9:30, which is late, but my intention is to get home by 9:45 and search for my page kits. It's to my benefit since this Friday I am scrapbooking with friends at a store, and I really want to DO scrapbooking this time (last week I did computer stuff).
More later. For now, back to work.