Sunday, August 31, 2008

Gotta love Sundays....

I would have to say that I really enjoy Sundays. There's no rushing around and few plans for Sundays - other than the occasional family get-together. This particular Sunday my husband is out of town at his brother's place in Minnesota, which makes for a rather boring day for me.

So I have decided that maybe this blog will help me reach certain goals. That maybe I'll feel more of a sense of responsibility to reach those goals since the words are down for everyone to see. One of the goals I have is to be more patient. I am frequently quick to fly off the handle and get frustrated when things don't happen like I want. Another goal is to communicate better. I know, I know. I am a talker so this probably goal probably is confusing to many. I need to communicate better when it really matters. Sure, I can hold a conversation with anybody; but that's small talk. I tend to hold things inside and then get frustrated because people can't read my mind - so I need to communicate better even if it is sometimes uncomfortable. My third goal? To lose weight! Of course I had to throw that one in. I know I will never be that petite little thing I was when my husband and I started dating, but I also know she is hiding somewhere inside me and is dying to get out!!

Another thought.... I thought it would be rather fun, or maybe helpful would be a better word, to include a "Tip of the Day". SO........ Today's tip: Don't eat yellow snow. Just kidding!
Today's tip: At the end of your favorite tube of lipstick? Mix whatever lipstick you can scrape out with some petroleum jelly in a small container and microwave it till it's a bit runny. Remove from the microwave and mix it thoroughly. Voila! You have some gloss in your favorite color!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Among the Living

So here is my first official post! Yippee! I created this blog about a week ago but fell ill to a somewhat serious viral infection. I finally feel alive! Very little pain and I can actually stay awake for more than 2 hours at a time. That my friends is cause for celebration! I was poked and prodded every other day, and had more blood taken even a vampire could suck out of me. Let see, I was tested for West Nile, Lyme disease, CMV, Mono, and who can remember what else. But I'm feeling pretty darn good today.

This weekend is Labor Day weekend. We had plans but true to nature other things have come up. So we'll probably be spending this weekend at home - bored out of our minds. Which after being sick may not be a bad thing. My better half is supposed to go on a mini-fishing trip for the weekend. Which leaves my daughter & I to fend for ourselves. It will be a girls weekend! Bring on the chick flicks and take out!