Friday, November 20, 2015

Currently 11-20-15

Watching: Kids shows. I rarely watch any TV shows or movies anymore

Reading: The Romanov Sisters, The Dove Keepers, On The corner of Bitter and Sweet and House Rules. And always The Book of Mormon

Listening: heater

Creating or Cooking: Anchovy cauliflower shells with olive oil, parmesan/romano cheese mix and spinach. Tomorrow hoping to do pasta and vegan cheeze sauce and on Sunday french toast.

Feeling tired, a little depressed, achy

Planning: on starting Christmas decorating Sunday!!

Loving: baby hugs

Monday, November 9, 2015

Currently 11-9-15

Watching: Daniel Tiger

Reading: Only 4 books at the moment lol

Listening: Daniel Tiger

Creating or Cooking: Salad and stirfry

Feeling tired

Planning: cleaning on Wednesday and Saturday, meals

Loving: my sweet little boy who loves to give me hugs

Saturday, October 31, 2015

November Goals

For November...
1. No sugary drinks, donuts, cake or pie for 25 days
2. Regular exercise for those same 25 days
3. Lose 5 more pounds
4. Cook Thanksgiving dinner
5. Get mom's angel shelf done by the 15th.

How was October??
1. Lose 5 pounds. DONE
2. Exercise everyday, but Sundays, from the 5th to the 26th No, but did exercise regularly
3. No soda for those same days YES
4. Clean bedroom Nope
5. Make a Halloween costume for my husband No

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Currently 10-29-15

Watching: Disney Halloween shows, plus The Middle and The Goldbergs

Reading: All kinds of stuff lol

Listening: A growling cat

Creating or Cooking: Ghost pops (tissue covered tootsie pops) and lamb kabobs

Feeling: a lot of anxiety from medicine I took, better than the last 2 days and excited

Planning: Halloween at work tomorrow, trunk or tret, Stake conference this weekend and Halloween on Saturday.

Loving: that it is Halloween weekend, Stake conference and Daylight savings time all rolled into one!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Currently 10-18-15

Watching: Daniel Tiger and Thomas the Train

Reading: The Walk by Shaun Alexander' The Dove Keepers, Scriptures and LDS fiction

Listening: Thomas and his friends

Creating or Cooking: My Halloween costume

Feeling: achy, tired, anxious

Planning: my Halloween costume, grocery shopping

Loving: time with my Peanut

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Spiritual Sunday -- Service

I know there is a Bible quote to go with this, but I am not very good at remembering Bible verses or their reference information. Anyway..... lately I have been trying to offer service when it is needed. I have always been willing to help out with most things when asked (like making a meal for someone), but I have been trying to make more of an effort to reach out and offer when I can. One of the things I struggle with is feeling like it is too hard or takes too much time, etc. I am trying to change that. I really try to think about how the service will make the person feel and how I would feel if I needed that same service. Mostly I have been doing little things, like helping out a friend at work with one of her tasks, visiting a sick friend and making a meal, but today I took on something much more complicated. I took 2 cats into my home for an unspecified amount of time. Their owners needed to change their living situation and the cats would have had to stay outside. They are indoor cats. I asked my husband and we prayed about it and felt that we could take them. Our biggest concern is how Scout will act. So far he has been okay, but we have one in a room by herself and the other is hiding. I feel, though, that it will work out. I am relying on God to help and have been praying for his assistance. It may seem like a silly thing to pray for, but I would never have offered to take on this task if I didn't think Heavenly Father would support me. I have had a feeling for awhile, too, that we should have more cats here, but I did not want to adopt one. I think we were meant to have these two for awhile. And I know their owners feel better knowing they are in a house and being loved.

I think it is easier to give service when you know that you are also in the service of the Lord. That was one of the things his mission here on earth was about. Charity is the pure love of Christ (and I am striving to be more Christlike -- I have a loong way to go!!!). I also believe that service is one of the greatest gifts we can give because it is giving of ourselves and our time and talents.

I hope that I will continue to feel the desire to give service.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October Goals....

For the month of Halloween...

1. Lose 5 pounds
2. Exercise everyday, but Sundays, from the 5th to the 26th
3. No soda for those same days
4. Clean bedroom
5. Make a Halloween costume for my husband

How was September????
For my birthday month

1. Lose 5 pounds I think I lost 3)
2. Clean and purge my closet (again) DONE
3. Exercise at least 3 times a week On average I did 2
4. Catch up on Big Brother before the finale nope
5. Finish 5k in an hour 58 minutes!!!