Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Why oh why does my brain hate me so??  How is it possible that I can chat with anybody, in a group of any size, but if I have to stand in front of 8 people and tell them about what I do, I freeze up, get the shakes, feel sick to my stomach, and come out sounding like a robot?  In fact, the rest of my day is ruined because it takes so long to calm down that I can barely function.  You would think the fact that I have done this twice per month for the past 6 months would make it easier - it doesn't!  My goodness, have I got problems!  Maybe I should change my blog name to 'Riding the Crazy Train' or 'Conducting the Crazy Train', because I am pretty sure I'm the crazy one, not the world full of people posting everything about themselves on the internet...  Anyway, I had to get that out of my system as I'm feeling particularly neurotic at the moment. *deep breath*

*another deep breath*

Okay, I know I said that I'm trying to be more positive this year, and that is truly the case, but I think I'm also going to stop worrying about not sounding positive all of the time.  I'm going to let you all in on my frustrations as well as the good things, crazy things, etc.  I'm convinced that too much positive cannot be good and it kind of goes against my nature (ask Ms. Attitude!)

Whew!  I'm glad I let that all out.  Now I can get on with the rest of my week.  Friday is only 2 days away...

Friday, February 10, 2017

It's finally Friday!

I cannot decide if this week has gone by too fast or if it was too long - ever feel that way?  I'm pretty excited because I have no plans this weekend except taking Little A to a free throw contest and watching the new episode of The Walking Dead (so excited about that!)  Hopefully I can finish a book or two.  Maybe I'll start going through those closets...

Monday, February 6, 2017


Since we've made it through a whole month (already) I figure it's a good time to give an update on my 2017 goals:

  1. I've already posted several times this year, so I'm going to say that I'm right on track with hitting my goal to maintain this blog and make regular posts (yes, I'm disregarding the fact that I forgot to write my usual Friday post. 😉)
  2. If you haven't been following along on Goodreads, I've read 10 books so far this year.  That puts me about 6 books ahead of schedule!
  3. So far this year, I've watched 20 movies, 15 of which were new to me.  I updated my movie list so you can see what I watched. You will notice some trends, I'm sure. 
  4. I feel pretty good about this goal because it looks like it will be accomplished by the end of the week.  Now, this is in good part due to income tax, but we've also saved like crazy.  I can't wait to officially check this off!
  5. Once #4 is done, we'll start putting all of our saving efforts into working toward our vacation, which will probably be at the end of the year.
  6. Okay, I have not actually gone to the gym twice per week, however, I have been working out at home.  I started a 30 day flat belly challenge with Ms. Attitude, plus I've been learning yoga and doing some morning routines as well.  You can see the challenge here.  I'll keep you posted on whether or not our friendship survives this challenge! 😂
  7. I am glad to report that this afghan is almost done.  I'm going to try and finish it up and then I'll post a picture so everyone can see.  Little A picked out neon colors and he wanted vertical stripes.  
  8. As it's only February, I'm going to hold off a little longer before I start some plants, but I will let you know when I get that going.
  9. Oh man, I really need to get started on this goal of cleaning out our closets and drawers.  We have so many clothes that we don't (or can't) wear and I would feel much better getting that out of the house.  Need motivation...
  10. Yeah, the garage is not going to get done until the city-wide spring clean up in April.
  11. I don't know if I'll be able to avoid the meltdown.  Unless, maybe, preemptive medicating is in order?
I hope your goals are going well, too.  Feel free to share in the comments section!