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Tidbit Tuesday

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

Last week we had temperatures in the low teens with windchills taking them down to the single digits and today it is in the upper 50’s – who knows what this is doing to my bulbs and perennials in the garden.

I’m thinking about a goal for February. It will be between drinking more water, doing some kind of exercise or something to do with my eating habits. I need all of them but I’m just going to pick one.

Have done a lot of reading but it has been mostly rereading of  treasured books. Need to get moving on my reading list – I haven’t updated it in months. Also need to update my financial records and see where we are.

Hope you are up to something fun today.


Tidbit Tuesday

Once again, here is a round up of  random thoughts…

I love going away for awhile. It is so nice to have someone cook and do the dishes. There is real joy in not having to come up with a menu plan.

I did get a bit off track with my sleeping. I was up later but I also didn’t wake as early. I got my 8 hours but they were not very comfortable or restful hours.

I  was able to get some of my mending done but mostly I just read, relaxed and ate. I will have to be very serious about getting some exercise in this week.

DD, DS and I all have appointments this week. They will see the orthodontist and I will be seeing the dentist. They are having routine check ins and I am getting my new bridge.  

It is bitterly cold here. I haven’t done much walking barely made it to ten thousand steps yesterday. Need to try to pick it up today and get a few more.

Guess that’s it for now. hope to be back again soon


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

It is annoying to try to type with a sticky keyboard!

I’ve been offline for awhile for several reasons lately. It was extremely busy here over the holidays, I’ve been in a funk, I’ve been sharing the computer, I haven’t known what to share and what to keep to myself, lack of time – – I could go on and on but I’ll stop here.

I do intend to keep writing but I’m not sure what the content will be. Trying to do 4 posts a week is just not feasible for me. I need to decide how to  make the best use of my time  and what purpose I want this blog to serve.

I am working on developing healthy habits and that means limiting my time in front of this screen. There are so many sources of good information and perhaps I am better off just reading those and not trying to write my own. I just don’t know and I need to think on it.

Friday I leave on retreat again. I am so glad that I have made the commitment to go away for a weekend each January. It is a welcome respite from my daily life.  Perhaps I will get some insight on my next steps. Anyway thanks for reading and commenting over the life of this little blog.

Fitness Friday

Oh, how I hate writing this entry. I completely bombed with my 100 day challenge to end the year. I did not do the things I was supposed to. I ate too much and ended up weighing more than when  I started last January.

This year I am focusing on my health.  I will improve my health by developing and maintaining consistent small steps/actions/choices in various areas.  I am still trying to get down to my goal weight and need to lose 7.4 pounds. My weight loss goal will be one pound per month.

Each month I will pick one area to focus on and as I said yesterday, I will be working on the area of sleep this month. I continue to see new research findings that link good sleep to various factors of weight gain/loss.  I also know that I function much better when I am getting enough sleep. I have disrupted my patterns over the last few years and I need to get my good habits back.

What are you going to focus on this year? Anyone care to share their plans?? Have a great weekend.

Happy 2013

Another beginning – a new year, new goals, new starts – where to begin, what to focus on?? So many things to think about. There are so many things that I have been reading and thinking about. So many different ways to create/plan/implement your goals/resolutions/projects – how can a person choose what path to take??

After reading lots of other people’s ideas and reviewing and evaluating what I attempted to do last year, I have decided to go with the One Word plan with a monthly focus. My word for this year is Health. I want to improve my physical, emotional/mentaland spiritual health. Each month I will focus on developing a certain area and hopefully by the end of the year I will be healthier in a variety of ways.

For January, I am going to focus on developing good sleep habits. This will involve some changes in my sleeping environment and creating and maintaining good sleep routines. I want to stop using my room for reading, writing and other such stuff. It should be a room for sleeping, relaxing and spending time with my DH. I want it to be dark, quiet and cool at night.

I need to develop good routines.  I want to get to bed at a decent time after enjoying a relaxing preparation routine. I want to commit and follow through with being in bed before 10 pm every single night. I want to get out of bed by 6am everyday. I need to stop the snooze button and just get up and moving.

That will be my focus for this month. Do you have a word for the year? Have you made some resolutions/goals. I’d love it, if  you would share them.

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