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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Week 1 - #PersonalTrainerFood


My first week has started off great. I had my first breakfast on Sunday (1/24) morning. I withstood fixing waffles for my guys and then got my first taste of the food that Personal Trainer Food had sent. I had an egg and two sausages. And they tasted really good! I added a pinch of salt to the egg, but nothing else. After fasting, I thought I would be starving like mad, but surprisingly, I didn't shove it in whole and scarf it down like a wildabeast! 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

30 Years Ago Today - Space Shuttle Challenger

Challenger Lifting Off

Thirty years ago today. A lifetime ago. I was in the 8th grade. I remember being so excited. My science teacher had applied and made it through a lot of the selection process before finally being eliminated and Christa McAuliffe was selected to be the first teacher in space. It was an ambitious goal to say the least. Sending a civilian to space.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Starting a Journey - Personal Trainer Food


I am starting a 28 day journey. It's one that admittedly makes me nervous. Weight loss. This wasn't part of any New Year's resolution I made to myself, but the opportunity presented itself to review the Personal Trainer Food program. I have been wanting to make a change but I was so overwhelmed. I didn't know where to start. I am nervous. I have never done any program like this. I'm nervous and very self-conscience about sharing it.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Glass Vase Angels

I saw a photo of an angel made with a glass vase floating around Facebook during the holidays and wanted to try to make one for my Mother-in-Law for Christmas. I found out that trying to find glass dishes at DollarTree during the holidays can be a challenge! 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Reflections - Looking Backward While Planning Ahead

The sun has risen on another new year. I have been thinking about what goals I want to set this year. I know there are things I want to do and am trying to formulate a plan to do them. In trying to look forward, I find myself looking back. Last year was a tough year. It seems like almost everything about it was tough. 

We had a rough one right from the start with my granmother passing away in January. Sometimes is seems the fallout from things like that keep coming, in slow motion. You never really know what issue will pop up and with greedy people trying to grab at everything they can, I'm not sure the fallout ever really stops. At least it continues for them. I won't be part of that. 

Most of the year slipped by much too quickly. We didn't really go anywhere or do anything special. I watched our son sprout up over the Summer until he was taller than me. I'm only 5 foot tall so it's not like it was a difficult task! :)

Then just as school was about to start, our step grandpa passed away. Like my grandma, it wasn't unexpected, but it was hard anyway. School started right after the funeral and we slipped into the day to day routine and before I knew it, the holidays were on top of us and the whole year was just *poof*! Gone. Christmas was fun. It's usually my favorite time of the year, but somewhere in the deeper recesses, I couldn't really shake the doldrums. 

That brings us back around to now. A whole new year. It's always heralded as a time for new beginnings, a time to start fresh. I never really feel that about a new year. This year I do want to make goals, set my sights on something. I usually put too many expectations on myself though and it bites me in the butt. I am trying not to do that this time. I want to do a better job of writing here in my little speck of the world. I want to get back to crafting and creating....lose weight, cure every disease, fix the world... you know, just little things like that. Shouldn't take long, right?  :) There is so much I want to do right in my own space. 

So let's get going! I'm glad to have you along for the journey! What are you're goals for the year? How do you organize in order to achieve them?  Let's get that coversation started. Maybe we can help each other to not only get started, but to stay motivated along the way.