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STILL TRYING TO...

Sunday, January 22, 2012

..."Get Organized", "Get Back On Track", "Change Myself for the Better"? Take your choice,

Good day, my dear friends!!

Contrary to popular belief, I have NOT become a hermit, nor have I fallen off the edge of the earth, although sometimes it may feel that way.

I have still been struggling with getting my life back under control and so I have not been "Huddling", nor writing "Blogs", nor posting on any of my team's threads. I know, that is NOT the way to go about saving my life. One of my friends did write that she too is having difficulty. I would have sworn that she was tapped into my brain because there was such a parallel of our lives.

I'm trying to get organized & THAT in itself is a VERY difficult feat for yours truly. I'm trying to stay focused, which is an even MORE difficult chore. I'm trying to write lists and USE them. I'm not use to doing that and I seem to take an unbelievable amount of time just writing the stu.. (nope, I WILL NOT say STUPID) list. It must be frustrating to people who are organized & focused to try to understand why some of these things are so difficult for me. Heck, it's difficult for ME to understand, but here I am STILL trying to get all these things in order. Enough said on that subject now to try to fill you in on at least some of the important things in my life recently.

Yule - Christmas - was a WONDERFUL day in the life of Ruby Claire. The first thing was to go to my son's home & enjoy the breakfast Charlie made & Harrison, Trinity & Cameron opening their gifts. From there, I ventured over to my daughter's to enjoy the company of Amy-Jean, John, Johnny & Kurt. All in all, I also got some wonderful gifts.

I worked on New Year's Day, so took off Friday as my holiday. I went to the hairdressers and then met my kids for lunch. We went to a nice little local place named "Wholesome Cafe", which serves all healthy & organic foods. It was quite a nice day.

Saturday evening I was invited to one of my cousin's homes for drinks & a lovely visit. We (my other cousins & I) arrived at 5:30 p.m. & we didn't leave until 11:30 p.m. Wow, I haven't been out late like that in a LONG time.

Saturday I had to go to a funeral. Remember my cousin Ron who just passed on Halloween eve? Well, we buried his sweet Mother-in-law yesterday. She was Greek so we had a Greek service which was quite lovely. I have a couple of people in my family who married Greeks so I'm not unfamiliar with their services. One of the nieces was standing behind me on entrance to the church & she couldn't hear the priest so she asked me what he was saying. I said to her, "I don't know. It's Greek to me!" She got hoot out of that comment. After the funeral we went to the Greek restaurant for the mercy meal. DELISH! I LOVE this particular Greek restaurant.

Last evening I was suppose to go out with a few friends, but canceled out because I didn't get home from the funeral & meal et cetera until 4:00p.m. or so and I was wiped out.

This morning I DID do my exercises with Coach Nicole's 28 Day Boot Camp DVD, and then straightened a couple of things, got my dishes done and my pea soup made, but otherwise I haven't really done what I had originally planned to do. I did, however, FINALLY write ANOTHER list of things I REALLY need to get done. As I stated earlier in this blog, I'm not a "list" person, but I AM trying desperately to get into the habit of writing a list in the hopes it will help me accomplish things I tend to keep putting off.

Well, that's my latest update. I AM now going to work at getting some of the things on my list accomplished so I will be able to cross them out. I understand that's a great "high".

Wish me luck.

Hugs to all of you for taking the time to read & comment on my blogs.


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  • AMYJEANHEALTHY
    Sounds like you have a great plan in place - where do you get such great ideas, like writing lists? *wink* - the "high" from crossing off an accomplished item truly is worth it!!! Love you!
    2457 days ago
  • STARSAPPHIRE57
    Ruby, it is just good to see you back here--we all missed you! emoticon You'll get to where you want to be-one step at a time! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2458 days ago
  • 2BMYOWN
    Good luck with your lists, Ruby, I hope it helps you. Seems a whole lot of us are doing a lot of self-work this year, maybe it's just time for it all. Glad to hear your holidays were so nice and keep working the path, it's all upward....eventually. LOL
    2458 days ago
  • MRS_EVA_K
    You've been one busy lady and we all get railroaded by events beyond our control sometimes. The important thing is you are here now. Don't focus on the time off focus on TODAY that you are working to meet your goals.

    As for lists, I understand what you are saying. I'm a list person, my mother is not a list person. The big to do lists can be hard. If you get overwhelmed think of it like writing a grocery list. Instead of picking up milk you are cleaning the top shelf of the closet. Takes the stress out of list making at a list. emoticon
    2459 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    Don't be so hard on yourself. You were sick for quite a while. Sometimes I put things on my list that will be easy for me to accomplish so it feels like I'm making progress and then I can move on to other items on this list. Does that make sense?
    2460 days ago
  • WONDERFUL2BME
    So glad to hear from you. Your hair cut looks quite sassy! I had quite the struggle myself the end of 2011. It seems the thing I need most ( all of you ) is the thing I gave up for awhile when things got tough.
    Take Care My Friend!
    2460 days ago
  • MSLZZY
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    2461 days ago
  • LOPEYP
    We've all been in the same situation. Life gets overwhelming sometimes and we just need to pull back and take control. Sounds like you are getting a plan in place to do that and in the meanwhile sounded like you had some great times with family and friends! What could be better?? emoticon
    2461 days ago
  • DEBIGENE
    I send you best wishes on accomplishing the best you can do. Determination and commitment may end up being your best friends. Good luck my friend and stay in touch. HUGS
    2461 days ago
  • TRYINGHARD1948
    All the very best Ruby. Life can just take us over from time to time.
    2461 days ago
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