Sunday, July 18, 2010

5 Random Weekend Thoughts

1.  Telling my story WORE ME OUT!  Wow.  I expected it to be hard...but then it wasn't as bad as a thought...until I was done.  That is when I realized how hard it was to process all those things again.  I must say, the last few posts were not as "polished" as I wanted them to be but I just needed to be done.  Glad I did it.  Hope that I can find a way for other people in similar positions to "find" me,  But right now I am just glad I am done.

2.  I love this summer.  It has been different than any summer yet.  My kiddo played baseball which mean I hung out at the ball field 2 - 3 times a week & LOVED it.  Got some great photos, fun times with friends and saw my kiddo improve so much over one season.  We also have been enjoying the pool.  I have avoided it in the past - because I am fat - but this year I decided that was stupid.  I am trying to get in shape, but I decided not to postpone my life any longer just because of the way I look.  That has been very freeing.  And the best thing has just been having fun.  No matter what we do - camping, sleepovers, parties, hanging out...we just seem to be having fun.  And that is GREAT!

3.  I miss my sister.  For the last few years we talk on the phone every morning while I drive to work.  After watching Oprah's special on cell phones and distracted drivers I decided to try to stop talking on the cell while driving.  It is not that hard, except that I miss that time with my sister.  It is hard to find uninterrupted time to talk on a regular basis.  I wish there was a solution.

4.  I have been working hard on finances after taking Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace class last September.  I really liked the majority of the class.  He is more religious and conservative than me, but I took what I liked out of the course and really made some improvements to my financial life.  There is a freedom that has come with knowing where all my money is going and being in control of it.  I have managed some big expenses (new car a/c + suspension = $900, dental work = $700, etc.) without going into debt.  That felt great.  I was also able to find room in my budget for some "extras" like someone to mow my lawn, which has been a huge relief and time saver for me.

5.  I had my first pedicure this year.  I cannot believe I waited so long.  I have always hated my feet, but I love my new polished toenails.  Fun to get pampered once in a while.  Taking care of myself is something I usually put on the back burner.  Now I know a pedicure is not the ultimate in mental health or anything - but it sure was fun!



That's it for now - Happy Weekend!!!

3 comments:

  1. I dig Dave Ramsey. He knows his stuff. My dad turned me on to him years ago.

    Glad you're doing alright.

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  2. Good for you for getting out there and having some fun this summer.
    Girl, Pedi's are heavan and manditory!

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  3. I would love it if you wrote more posts on how you got that class to help you afford those things!

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