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Tidbit Tuesday

Just another unedited/sloppy edition of the thoughts rolling around in my head today…

Had lunch with the girl and learned that she went ahead and got her GED. She is applying for some jobs and wanted to be able to say that she had a high school education. She is still considering getting the diploma but we don’t know if they will allow her to go just in the mornings. Have to wait and see what happens with that.

“My 2016 starts on February 1, this was just a trial period.”  Saw this or something similar on several facebook posts yesterday and I’ve adopted  it for myself.  January was a bit rough but I think I’ve got myself ready to commit to my one word for 2016 and get things moving. My word for this year is PROGRESS.  I am going to continue to work on last year’s completion list and also work on doing a better job of taking care of myself and my home.

Last year I would look at the list and become overwhelmed at the number of tasks and end up doing nothing. This year I am choosing two tasks to focus on and when they are completed I will add two more. Hopefully this will keep me from being overwhelmed and giving up. This month I am going to a)make a appointment to get my vision checked which means new glasses, and b) get new bras. Both of these tasks should have been done ages ago. I hate shopping – too many decisions and I’m cheap(am I the only one who thinks that bras are way too expensive?) but it’s time to bite the bullet and just get it done.

The second part of PROGRESS is to do a better job of taking care of myself and my home.  I have really fallen off the wagon(for those of you who have been reading for awhile this is familiar territory) when it comes to my self-care and I need to really commit to doing a better job. I’m not getting any younger and I need to work on making better choices with my diet, exercise, sleep habits and grooming. I can not keep making poor choices because the consequences are adding up. I’m  close to my heaviest weight again – a consequence of my foot problem and too much stress eating. I’m having some dental problems – too many sweets and not enough flossing. Add in dry skin, white patches/blotches on my skin, hair growing where I don’t want it, brittle nails and a general lack of energy and it’s time to start taking better care of myself. This month’s goal – getting at least 7 hours of sleep and 8500 steps a day.

The last area I’m going to focus on is taking care of my home. I’ve finally been released from my volunteer job(working at my husband’s business) and that should take away a lot of the stress I’ve had over the past decade. I didn’t work that many hours but I never knew when I might get a call asking about something which would distract me and often set my entire day upside down.  I worry and stress too much about the possible negative outcomes of decisions to be good at being an entrepreneur. Anyway, I hoping that I will now be able to do a better job of sticking to  household routines. I’m pretty good at keeping the place tidy but keeping it clean is a completely different kettle of fish. The amount of dust/dirt/grime/grease in some areas is really too much. My hubby did a ton of work in the kitchen to get rid of some of it, so this month’s task is to stay on top of it and keep it under control.

Well, that’s my update for now. How about you – are you participating in the one word movement. Share your word and how you’re doing in the comments. I’d love to hear how things are going for you. Until next time, have a great day


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