Friday, January 10, 2014

Finally Friday

It is Finally Friday! Woo Hoo! Sometimes it seems that this day will never come!  Today I had a 2 hour delay into work due to sleep, and ice.  It was nice to take my time in the morning and snuggle with Freddie. 

Neal has been feeling under the weather all week, and we have been bums.  I did keep my resolution and cook dinner every night this week, expect last night.  We were supposed to have a Game Night with friends, but it didn't end up happening.  Pizza was already planned for Thursday, and we stuck to it. 

I love this man!
  • Neal took about a months worth of clothes to the laundry mat...  I was home alone!
  • Did some picking up around the house, and started my new Rod Stewart Biography!
  • I straighted my hair last night. It still looked pretty good and I kept it most of the week. I have super thick hair and it kind of took forever, but I did get a TON of compliments on it. 

My Hair if getting long! EEK!

  • I made homemade chicken strips (coated with ritz crackers) with my special mac and cheese and green beans! It was delicious.
  • I started to fold that months worth of laundry... and it is still in process
  • Wednesday:
  • Did grocery shopping at Super Wal Mart. Stuck to my list, didn't go over budget and we FINALLY have food in the house.
  • I made a bag dinner of Asian Chicken Stir Fry and made Crab Watons

  • Ordered Pizza for our favorite place! Mr. Pizza, where an extra large pick up pizza is only $7.99
  • I ran the vacuum
  • Crocheted and Watched TV

One of my good friends is expecting twins, and I am making the babies blankets

  • Tonight on my way home I am stopping at Target!!! Woo Hoo! I am getting a hostess gift for a brunch tomorrow and a gift for my friends little girl who will be at brunch.  
  • Tonight's dinner will be easy for a cold night- soup and grilled cheese!
  • I need to finish laundry folding and put it away, and catch up with my DVR.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Resolution Into Action

So last night I was able to put a New Year’s Resolution into action.  A neighbor (another person who lives in my apartment complex) was at the laundry card dispenser, which is across the street from my house. The guy asked me how it worked and if it took dollars.  The smallest dollar domination it takes is $5, which is really annoying.  Well he only had ones, and I never have cash.  He said he just needed to put his clothes in the dryer, which is $1.68.  I told him he could just use my laundry card.  He seemed blown away with my generosity.  

I had no problem at all lending this man, who introduced his name as Gary; my laundry card… but I was more nervous being outside around 8:30pm in the dark talking to a stranger.  Luckily I had the dogs with me, as I had just taken them in the car for an errand.  When I came back out with my card, I brought Freddie with me, just in case something went ary.  Then I asked him to just put the card under my windshield wiper.  Honestly, I felt terrible thinking and feeling that way, but a woman cannot be too careful, especially if she is alone.

I felt great about my first good deed of the New Year, and glad all went well and Gary got his laundry.  

Monday, January 6, 2014

My Year

I feel like 2014 is going to be my year! Do not get me wrong, last year was amazing but this year I am taking it by the horns and already starting off on the right foot.
I only made two New Year’s resolutions… no need to get overly ambitious and not follow through on a million things, so here they are:

  1.  Pay it forward or do something nice and unexpected for someone twice a month.
I always wanted to do this and have not gotten around to it.  You know, bring a coworker breakfast, pay for the next person in the drive though, give someone in need a lunch. Small simple things that could make someone’s day!
  1. Live a healthier life style
I obviously want to lose weight, I mean who doesn’t.  But this isn’t just about pounds. I want to live a healthier life style in mind, body and spirit.  Have a more positive outlook on life, and to BE positive.  Treat others how I want to be treated… LAUGH more! Take the stairs, park further away and walk.  Do not take a short cut.  Be less stressed… Cook dinner at home, eat better.  All of these little things will add up and will be the best way to execute my healthier life style.

It will be my goal for 2014 to live up to these resolutions.  I have started off by ironing my clothes for the entire week for work on Sunday.  Again, a small step but this will eliminate my stress throughout the week.  I also defrosted chicken to cook for dinner.  Planning ahead will greatly assist with living a healthier life style.