Monday, July 21, 2014

5 for Five - July 21

So what is 5 For Five? In the short form, it is 5 goals I want to achieve this week. Next week, I will report on my success (or failure).

Here were the goals from last week:

1. Read 12 newspapers this week. Finish February. Done!
2. Pre-plan dinner for 3 nights this week Did at least one night, maybe 2.
3. Put together a Shutterfly book. Nope.
4. Finish my Christmas in July shopping. Done. Now to mail it.
5. Clean out the "adult" stuff from Dan's room.  Ms. Shelby is crawling in there and moving things around! Did get a few things out. Need to tackle a bit more.

So this was a 4 out of 5, with 2 that I am counting as half each (#2 and #5). I'm getting my groove back. I'm focusing on small goals to start feeling productive again.

So what are my goals for this week???

Sunday, July 20, 2014

New Chef in the House

What's that old saying?  You can judge the quality of a chef by the size of the mess.



Well, I think I have a good quality chef. What do you think? 


 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's Only Wednesday???

Have you ever had one of those weeks that you want to start over again? Well, this is one of those weeks.

The week started with bulls. Yes, bulls. You know those big creatures that have horns?

We live out in farm country. We have deer, fox, turkey wandering our yard, as well as the usual birds and chipmunks and squirrels. We had a few pigs from the farm that surrounds our house. We've had horses walking down the street from the horse rescue farm. We live across from an apple orchard. So animals are normal for us.

But bulls. Not something we expected. And not at midnight on Monday morning.

Monday, July 14, 2014

5 for Five - July 14

So what is 5 For Five? In the short form, it is 5 goals I want to achieve this week. Next week, I will report on my success (or failure).

Here were the goals from last week:

1. SMART goal - read 12 newspapers this week. Finish February.  I didn't finish February, but I did read 12.
2. Start a meal plan for the month. SMART goal - Go through the freezer and make a list of what we have.  List made and dinner for Monday pre-planned.
3. Put together a Shutterfly book. Nope.
4. Do some blog updating. SMART goal - download the files I need. Yes!
5. Clean out the outdated coupons since it is a new month. Yes! Did my coupon book and my extras too!

So this was a 4 out of 5. I'm getting my groove back. I'm focusing on small goals to start feeling productive again.

So what are my goals for this week???

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Do you remember your first experience?

Do you remember the first time you experienced fireworks?  Where were you?  How old were you?  Were you scared?  Did your ears hurt?


I don't know if these were my first fireworks, but I remember being about 10 or so and sitting on a blanket in a field with my parents watching fireworks.


But the most important fireworks were the ones that I saw on New Year's Eve the night I met my husband.  Second to those were the fireworks we took Dan to see.  We did see quite a few of them...from 4th of July to Charlton Day (a hometown celebration) for several years...

Although I have the memories, the memories aren't memorialized in photographs,  with the exception of the first time he saw fireworks - at SPAC for the 4th of July



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dan Growing Up

Here is a Shutterfly photobook of age 3.5 to 4. Looking at these pictures now, you can really start to see how NPC is taking its toll.

Start your own Shutterfly Photo Book today.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

5 For Five - July 7

So what is 5 For Five? In the short form, it is 5 goals I want to achieve this week. Next week, I will report on my success (or failure).

Here were the goals from last week:

1. SMART goal - read 12 newspapers this week. Done! With some! Well into February.
2. Put the Elks Flag Day book together and mail it. Done!
3. Start a meal plan for the month. Looked at a few recipes, but need to figure out what we have in the house to start with.
4. Put together a Shutterfly book. Nope.
5. Enjoy some fireworks! Yes! See post later this week.

So this was a 3 out of 5. Not bad. I'm focusing on small goals to start feeling productive again.

So what are my goals for this week???