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Tid bit Tuesday

Here are the random thoughts rolling around in my head today …

I am hoping that the weatherman is correct and that tomorrow will be a gorgeous day. I would like to finish cleaning up the orchard and prepare for planting next year. We are going to try to grow either miniclover or thyme around the trees.

I’m wondering if my DS will finish putting out the Halloween decorations he has strewn about the floor.I am trying not to give into my desire for food. I had a good breakfast and a mid-morning snack and should not need any food right now. At least that is what my brain says but my stomach is disagreeing loudly.

I need to shred the chicken breasts I made yesterday and then add them to a pot of soup and make some into enchiladas.

I need to go to the dentist for some work.

I should go to the bank for my DH’s business.

I need to get some garden staples for my work in the orchard.

I should get some more fruit.

I need to exchange a raincoat I received from Lands End.

But what I want to do is  go to the store and look at garden stone kits – I’ve been thinking about making them for in the garden and I have several coupons I could use.

Decisions, decisions, decisions… I’m off to do something.

MUMday

Measure Up Monday  – How am I doing on my goals??

Just received information on the annual UFO Retreat. I have been there the last two years. It is mostly filled with quilters and scrapbookers but there are few others who come.  For the past two years I have taken my knitting, some books and a bunch of hopes and dreams. I try to make a plan for the rest of the year in between knitting some dish cloths and reading some good books.

This year I may be brave enough to take some quilting along – we’ll see how I feel. It is still two months away so I have lots of time to make a decision. I really enjoy this weekend away but I would like to try for something a bit longer – maybe in the summer of 2013 or 2014. Would love to do something in the  New Mexico/Arizona area  – that would probably be better in the winter.

Fitness Friday

I’m going to try to get back into the 100 day challenge. I started off strong but didn’t see progress, got frustrated and ended up not doing things for awhile. Now I’ve been given a proposition that I’m not really eager to accept.  I need to get my weight down  so I can stick with my solitary pursuit of better health and fitness.

Here is the update on my 100 day challenges —

getting to bed by 10 pm  9 out of 19

taking at least 15,000 steps   12 out of 19

Zumba class  2 out of 2

exercise  4 out of 6

less than `1800 calories   4 out of 8

pounds to lose   9.6

average daily steps   14,937

TA DIDN’T/TO DO

Well, I hit a bump in the road last week and there are no TA DAS to report. I was feeling miserable and just didn’t want to do much of anything. Lately I seem to be having this feeling quite a bit. I may need to check in with my doctor and make sure everything is okay.

The one thing I did do was a lot of thinking and I know what my biggest mistake has been. I have way too much negative self-talk in my head. I’m constantly beating myself up for making some kind of mistake. Then I decide there is no point in trying and go completely off the path and do more self-defeating behaviors.

I am going to try to concentrate on the present – stop beating myself up about past choices – stop worrying about what might happen – and just be in the moment. I’m going to remind myself(every morning, noon and night/hourbyhour/minute to minute – whatever it takes) to make a good choice and keep moving forward.

Next week’s to dos — Zumba class and continue working in the garden

What’s on your list??

Tidbit Tuesday

Here are the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…

I went to see  The Perks of Being a Wallflower with the girl this weekend. It was quite an experience. Brought back depressing  memories of my high school years(did anyone really enjoy highschool?). Of course, there is so much more that today’s teenagers have to deal with. I’m so glad I am past that stage but I worry how my children will handle these years.

The girl feels a bit like Charlie – an outsider looking in. Feeling like she doesn’t quite fit in or measure up to the others. Why is it so hard for some people to see the great things inside themselves? What can a parent do to help??

I’m really struggling today with my calorie limit. Yesterday I had no problem but today all I can think about is food. This is truly tough for me.

We did quite a bit in the orchard part of the garden this week.  The mulch and weed fabric have broken down and the weeds took over. I did not keep up with them in the summer and now there are tons of them everywhere. I’m pulling everything up and dumping it. Then I’m going to put down more weed fabric and some soil and plant some ground cover seeds. I’m trying to decide between microclover or thyme or a mix of both.

I’m slowly getting organized and getting the paperwork off the desk and where it needs to be.

How about you? What have you been up to lately?

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