Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.

January 2, 2013

– Dr. Brothers

For everyone who has made any kind of resolution for New Year’s, this seems very fitting.  If we think we are a success at what we set out to do, then we will keep a positive frame of mind and, hopefully, whatever that resolution is it will become easier.  I haven’t really done resolutions in years past, but maybe it’s time to start doing so.  And not so much a resolution as a goal, a plan for my year.  Here is what I plan on being successful at.

1. Walking the dogs more: I definitely haven’t done this enough recently and the poor pups suffer for it. Granted we have a fenced in yard, in fact, that’s partially my excuse when I don’t feel like doing it.  But that needs to stop.  They need to get out of the house (and yard) as much as I do.  So I plan on walking the dogs more in this new year.  I’ll start with three days a week and progress from there.

2. Focus more on tracking what I eat and making healthy choices: I’ve been really slacking with this lately and I need to re-focus on it.  It not only benefits me, but also J who needs to watch what he eats as well to control his diabetes.  In fact, it actually occurred to me the other day that recently I haven’t been a very good girlfriend and I’ve been enabling/providing unhealthy choices.  So for both of our sakes, that is stopping.

3. Running more: I have the Disney Princess Half Marathon in a month and twenty ish days!! (Oh, I should get a countdown app to have the exact days) And like tracking, I’ve been slacking on running recently.  So starting yesterday, I will be running 3 days a week.  Tues/Thurs lunch time is my short run where my co-worker and I are working on time; we do interval running and we’re up to a minute and fifteen seconds for running, a minute walking.  Saturday’s will be my distance days and I will focus on adding a mile each week. 

4. Being more positive: My friend Nurse Bananahammock has made the decision to be more positive in this new year and not let the negativity of others affect her as much.  I like it, so I’m stealing it.  I make no secret about how the lack of common sense that isn’t so common any more really irritates me.  So this is going to be difficult, but something I’m going to work at.  I’ll probably start adopting that infamous Southern phrase “Bless his/her heart” when I run across situations that are guarenteed to irritate me. 

5. Explore more: There’s a lot of Florida that I really haven’t seen and this year J and I need to play tourist in our own state.  Just get out and go see what areas off of the beaten path have to offer.  If/when we do go out to dinner, start venturing further than our own city more often so we can discover other wonderful restaurants. 

What will you do to be a success this year?

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Happy 2009 to everyone!

January 1, 2009

And Happy Birthday to my grandpa!  I hope everyone had a safe, fun night.  I was stuck working, but thankfully only until 9.  I’m not sure I could have handled more than 3 hours last night.  As it was, I was trying to determine if our time had reset so I could call off the rest of my shift.  It was that bad folks.  Clearance (which honestly didn’t seem like clearance prices) on clothing translated into back to back phone calls.  Add in system problems, the ordering system had a lag time of up to 30 seconds!!, and that meant for a very busy, frustrating shift.

But, I only worked until 9.  Then I got to go play with J and our friends.  A couple, Bowling Boy (BB) and his wife Red had a bonfire at their place.  So J and I headed over there with some other friends of J’s.  We had a very good time.  The bonfire hadn’t been started yet when we got there, and we were an hour late since I had to work.  But, the kids got it started in no time!  I had some sparkler’s (about 6 boxes people!) left over from 4th of July 2007.  So I brought those with along with the fireworks I didn’t get to shoot off this past 4th of July.  There were 3 little ones at the party and they had fun with the sparklers.  Between those and the bottle rockets Kevin shot off in the pile, we had the bonfire going eventually. 

I got to play with BB and Red’s baby girl again.  She’s the best baby, I can give her back when she needs changing or gets cranky 😀  I also got to see their pets, dog Harley and cat Coal.  I swear, Coal looks like Tasha.  That is if Tasha were solid black and weighed more.  I have pictures for everyone!  I am seriously in love with my new camera.  It has a “special” function and one of the options in that function is fireworks.  I got some really awesome shots of the fireworks we did. 

Is anyone doing resolutions?  I gave up on those years ago.  I never seem to keep them.  So share them if you want 😀

 All pictures are clickable to become larger.  The first picture has A and her husband R watching something.  Fireworks?  Bonfire?  I’m not sure.  The second is Bowling Boy and J.  I loved the accidental ghost face I got of J on this one.  Third is Red (second from left), a couple of her friends and Super K to the far right.   And check out those amazing fireworks shots!

A and R

A and her husband R watching something.  Fireworks?  Bonfire? 

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Bowling Boy and J.  I love the accidential ghost shot of J’s face.

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Red and friends.  Red is second from left.  Super K is on the far right.

Red all tired out

Red’s taking a break on the ground.  Being hostess is tiring work 😀

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