Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Meme Book Tag

joyismygoal tagged me and this looked fun so here goes:

"Many of the secrets of charmed living relate to confidence, competence, and self-assurance, but awe and wonder are different. They come from what we don't understand and cannot reproduce. Self-esteem is the result of recognizing our personal power; awe and wonder come from recognizing our lack of it."
Creating a Charmed Life by Victoria

This is my new favorite book and I am currently on page 213, the last chapter. I am hesitant to start it because I don't want to finish it. Do you ever feel this way? I need to go get me another book so that I don't feel lost.

If you read this you are tagged. Go to the book closest to you, turn to page 123, go down to the 5th sentence, post the next 3 sentences

Dreamgirls Movie

Mom and I loved the movie. Baylee thought it was dumb. Jennifer Hudson gave an Oscar winning first performance. If you enjoy seeing talent and don't mind musicals then you will appreciate and enjoy this movie. We kinda laughed at it some but the singing was superb.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sun is shining today! DREAMGIRLS Movie!

I am so glad to see the sun shining today. I was getting a little down with yesterday's dreary weather. I cannot believe how much the weather determines my mood and motivation. Yippee for sunshine. No more ice for awhile please and thank you.

Baylee, mom, and I are going to see Dreamgirls today. I absolutely cannot wait. I have always loved Jennifer Hudson since she was one of my favorites on American Idol. I will post later and give my opinion of the movie.

I am still in the decluttering, organizing, throwing out mode. I can't believe how much I have thrown away. Why do I have this junk that just sits around in the way? I am almost finished with the downstairs, only 3 more closets and a few kitchen cabinets, then I am moving upstairs to work.

This week is my second microdermabrasion treatment. I am ready, my face has finished peeling and I am ready to peel off another layer. We are like onions, layers and layers.

This winter hibernation has put about 5 extra pounds on me. I need to work in the garden. I need spring time. I need to touch the raw dirt. I need, I need. Just listen to me being so needy. I am just dreaming about the beauty ahead of me. I need to make my thawing plans.
I will post them soon so that I can look back and have a schedule to hold on to.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Finished 2006 Files

For comparison on my progress look at the bulging files on the January 8th post.......

Okay, I have finally finished cleaning the files. Yippeee!!! Now I can start my 2007 filing and be super de duper organized. Happy new Year to me! Looks pretty good doesn't it.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Ice ???? HA!!

Well we have been told there is an extreme ice storm coming for 2 days now! This doesn't look extreme to me and we have stayed inside. Melissa has been in town and I have told the girls we can't leave because the streets could become icy at any time. It never happened so Roby dropped them off at the mall for a couple of hours. No ice on streets yet!! Tomorrow is a holiday and school is out. Sadly, I will be taking Melissa home, we always enjoy her visits.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Declutter with Flylady

I have been working vigorously for weeks now and I am making progress. Here are some tips from the flylady about getting rid of stuff.

What to declutter? Things to ask yourself as you get rid of your clutter:

1. Do I love this item?
2. Have I used it in the past year?
3. Is it really garbage?
4. Do I have another one that is better?
5. Should I really keep two?
6. Does it have sentimental value that causes me to love it?
7. Or does it give me guilt and make me sad when I see the item?

We have just lived in this house for 2 years and it has already been filled up.
I am aiming for organization and empty shelves for 2007.

My head is still swelling on the forehead from yesterdays clutsy move. I have to be more careful, I was just excited about getting my bargains home and seeing how they look. I am such a kid with new toys.

First Microdermabrasion

Yesterday I went for my 1st treatment of microdermabrasion with Amanda at Essentials (of course). It was quite interesting. It took about 1 hour and felt like sandpaper scratching my face and then getting vacuumed off. Then she did some acid peels and then a quick shoulder massage, which felt awesome. She is terrific at her job and I don't know if I would trust anyone else. I have to go back in 2 weeks for my next treatment and she said it will be more intense. My face is kinda red and tight. I am hoping for good results to get rid of this dull skin and some sun spots.

The weather is a balmy 64 degrees this morning and there are some showers. A huge cold front is heading this way and it is supposed to drop to the 30's by tomorrow morning and maybe some ice Saturday night. I don't really care for winter that much. I am anxiously awaiting spring.

The gutter guy came out this week and gave me a quote on doing the east side of the house. He was a little shaken up on how he was going to get his ladder up there being that it is only 7 ft from the side of the cliff. He said he would have to do it on a less windy day and I told him on this hill it is always windy. Roby doesn't think he will call back to schedule us so I might be looking for another gutter guy soon.

Roby has been putting all the videos onto dvd's with our Christmas gift we gave ourselves. It has been so fun to watch them as they are taping off. I am hoping to find some funny footage to turn in and win money. Baylee likes seeing how she was at a younger age and she is finding out that she still acts the same. She is surprised to see that and I told her most of the time we act and carry the same habits as when we are born all thru life. Sometimes we improve and sometimes we develop bad habits but we basically keep the same basic characteristics. I know Ben would enjoy seeing the footage too because OH MY he is just the same. Quite an active guy and always interested in how and why things work. He has truly picked a great career for himself, it totally fits his personality and should be very satisfying for him in life. I am proud and hope Baylee can do the same with her choices. I would love to have some glimpses of how I acted as a child so that I can see what traits that I had that I still have now as an adult. I am sure I was a goofy kid with a gigantic heart.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Call ME

Well I was up all night, worrying, thinking, and just plain insomnia, and then some lady called twice at 1am. I was hoping it was April but no such luck. She is on my mind and so are Kylee and Luke. I miss them terribly. Please call. The picture of the phone is what I bought with the gift card April gave me for my 40th birthday. I think it is cool. Now ring please.

I worked myself like a hypermaniac today. Which was great because that left little time for thinking. I plan on doing the same tomorrow. Spring cleaning early. The house will be super organized and then maybe it will be warm enough to venture outside and do some work. Work makes time pass and it is good for the soul. I am tired and I am going to retire to the couch for some tv time.

Saturday, January 06, 2007


Well here is what I am about to tackle, paperwork files for 2006. Most of this will be stored away for records and the rest trashed. I just love starting fresh. Off to fill the box.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

We are Back!

We survived another Houston trip. It is so expensive to go due to the fact that we take Ben out to eat and fill the pantry and fridge. Then we make sure the laundry is done and the place is cleaned up nicely. It is work but it is worth it. Ben is a great kid with lots of ambition.