Monday, September 6, 2010

Resolution check up

This has been a year of alot of growth and balance for me. I'm really happy with where I am in most areas of my life.  I'm looking forward to what the last quarter will bring!!

1 Organizing Clean out the basement. Finish purging and get it to Goodwill by 3/1  Did it and now working on a complete purge!
2 Financial Pay off bills. Keep chipping away and no travel plan probably for another year. Sucky but effective. Get at least 3 medical bills paid off and continue to live on cash.  On track. Debt free in 2011. And got the bonus of an impromptu trip to Memphis!! Have one small medical bill left!!
3 Treat myself Get a pedicure in May, July, September. See 10 movies, and read 12 books Got pedi in July, have seen way more than 10 movies and read 12+ books. Haven't picked one up all summer!
4 Stay in Touch Call Mondays-Judy on the way to work; Melissa on the way home. Thursdays-Michelle. Lunch with Lauren once a month, hang out with Cassie 2x/month Go to Scrap Cabana crops with Theresa  Making the calls, but they don't work out ALOT of the time. No lunches with Lauren and hanging out with Cassie is really hard; she's working and both she and Lauren have schedule opposite of me.  Crops with Theresa have been on track but don't know what will happen in the fall...
5 Give time Continue to volunteer at the Bin, work with small groups and SW office. Step away from RFKC. Ended up stepping away from the Bin instead of RFKC. It was a good decision, but a difficult and sad one at the time. No regrets.
6 Health Be aware of what goes in my mouth; stay on eating plan; work out 30 minutes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays  This is the one I need to focus on the most this fall.
7 Scrapping 365 pages, 12 projects from the tower o'projects and get my pages in albums immediately. Focus on Joseph and Cassie at Scrap Cabana crops. At 490 pages, 2 projects, they are in the albums (at this point anyway!!) and have focused on C&J to the point of them being in the year 2000. LOL Hope to have their school years scrapped by the end of the year.
8 Spiritual Read through the NT this year. Be aware of what is coming out of my mouth..especially when I'm frustrated!  Current with the reading plan; much better about my mouth and attitude. Pastor Joel has even commented on it a couple of time...
9 Marriage Be intentional with Paul…not sure what this is going to look like in action, but something needs to change!!  Being intentional, today, looks like grieving that apparent fact that this is as good as it's going to get. He's "resistant" in his own words, to doing any kind of recovery work. I'll add defensive and resentful. But I think I am accepting it and building a good life with him and zero/little intimacy.  Most of the time it's good. And when it's not, I've learned to focus elsewhere and move on. Letting go daily is a huge step and mourning the belief that he'd step up because he promised he would has been a long journey this year.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Been Scrapping

Watching Ronnie for 10 days, while Chris recovers from surgery and have done more scrapping since he's been here than the month before!! As soon as he takes his nap or goes to bed for the night, I bolt to my scrapbooking room and start going. These are all old portraits found while cleaning the basement. I "deframed" them and scrapped them all!!
All inspired by an old Scrapbooks, Etc. magazine. All made from stash. Some of this stash is 15 years old! My focus for September is to:  Do a layout a day and use alot of my brown stash. It's the only one that is stlll completely out of control!! LOL