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Tidbit Tuesday

Just another installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head…

It’s been so long since I’ve written anything and I don’t even know where to start.

Israel was wonderful. You never know what kind of person you will get when the travel agent matches you with a stranger but Dian was a dream. We got along and had a great time together. The scenery was different than what I had expected. Instead of lots of brown and yellow there were wildflowers, lots of green and of course the various blues of the sky and sea/river. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us moving at a quick pace. There were certain areas I would have liked to linger in and others I could have skipped but overall it was a spectacular trip.

The family managed to make it without me. DS was sad to see me return because it meant an end to the “good” snacks and the unlimited tv and computer time he enjoyed at the sitter’s house afterschool each day. DD was glad to no longer have laundry and babysitting duties. Dh was happy to go back to just his usual work load.

Somehow I got onto Jon Acuff’s mailing list – can’t remember how- and he just sent an email about starting over and it really resonated with me. My plan for the new year ground to halt after Israel and it is time to get back in the saddle and get to work. I’ll be recommitting to my word for the year – COMPLETION- by choosing some items to get done. Stay tuned for an update on that.

I got off track with my fitness due to the trip but I’m planning to get back into the swing of things with the beginning of March fast approaching. I’ve been toying with starting a 100 day challenge – working on doing a plank position exercise and trying to add more seconds each day. Anyone up for joining me? You wouldn’t have to do the same exact challenge. Just pick one thing (like taking care of one piece of paperwork-that’s a hint for you J) and commit to doing it for 100 days. It would be helpful to do it with other people – we could check in with each other and cheer each other on. Let me know if you would be interested in joining me. I’ll be starting March 1st so that gives you sometime to come up with your challenge.

Need to get to work on the laundry and a plan for dinner, so I’m off for now. Please think about joining in the 100 day challenge – I need all the help I can get to keep me on track.

Tuesday Tidbits

Another installment of the random thoughts running around in my head…

I love snow but I’ve just about had enough this year. It wasn’t much this morning but it did cover the sidewalks and roads which led to several accidents and an hour trip to the accountant’s office.

Finally got the business tax information collected and into the hands of the accountant. Next up is all the personal stuff – ugh. It doesn’t really take that long but I dread the process and end up prolonging my agony by putting it off day after day after day.

I think that I have decided to go to Israel with a group from my church. I was hoping the whole family would go – it is a wonderful educational opportunity that may not come again. However it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. I was feeling like I should stay home to keep things running smoothly but I’ve decided that the kids are old enough to help out and take care of things while I’m gone. Now to see if there is still room on the tour. It would be just my luck that the trip would be already filled to capacity.

Took the kids to see my dad while he was nearby visiting with his sister and her husband. It is so nice to spend time with them – I should do it more often. We definitely spent more time with my relatives when I was a child then my kids do now. I think they are missing out on some good things but everyone is so busy these days and we are so spread out. It just isn’t as easy to get together any more.

Need to make some dinner plans/preparations,  so I’ll close for today. Hope you have a great day


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