Thursday, October 21, 2010

Just one of those days

Today is just one of those cold, rainy, days that are perfect for eating soup/stew, and curling up in a chair with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. Either that or work on a project while watching a good chickflic, and drinking hot chocolate. :) I am having trouble makeing myself get up and go clean the apartment, do dishes, and get ready for tonights midterm.
I have been looking forward to the days getting colder so that I would have a good excuse to wear my sweaters, drink hot chocolate, and make more soups/stews. Now, it is finally cold enough that I need a light jacket when I go outside! Well, atleast today is that cold and wet.
Today I have been feeling grateful for my life. I have an amazing husband, who has a good job. We have a roof over our heads, and two working vehicles. We have food in our kitchen, and clothing in our dressers. We have loving, wonderful, family who are allways there for us (and I am not talking about just our blood family members. There are many people who are technically not related to me whom I call family.). I have a strong, healthy body that is one of a kind. I may even be starting to be grateful for the trials that are placed before us. I am truely grateful for this wonderful gift from our Father in Heaven. The gift of life. Sometimes I get so caught up in the running from one place to another that I forget to stop and smell the roses, or to look at the clouds. I get so busy working on projects inside that I forget to enjoy the wonderful sunshine, or the cool night air, or the rainfall. I take so many things for granted. The scriptures tell us that one of the most aweful sins is to withold gratitude from the Lord. So if ingratitude is a major sin, than gratitude must be one of the greatest virtues one can posses. I think it is time for me to slow down, and enjoy this beautiful world that the Lord has given to us. It is time to stop and give thanks for all that I have.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Candy Corn

So, I have decided that you can't have Halloween, or Thanksgiving, or Fall for that matter, with out candy corn. (This being said as I pop a few into my mouth... yummy!)
My top 5 favorite candies are:
m&m's
Whoppers
Resse's
Candy Corn
Plain fudge

What are yours?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fluttering

I have decided that FLYLady is awesome! I started fluttering at the beginning of this month, and my apartment is actually staying relatively clean! I love all the routines, and how she has you start out with just one baby step at a time. I love having a shiny sink! And company ready bathroom all the time! My home hasn't been a complete disaster area, and it doesn't take long to clean. I just have not been keeping it clean. I let myself develop very lazy, disorganized habits years ago. And old habits die hard. I read a different book about getting organized. It had an amazing system in it. It just meant that I would have to spend quite a while putting it together, and then try to remember to check it every day. I would have had to do a nose dive into the program and it just seemed too daunting. FLYLady has a very similar program to get organized. Only it starts simple. It is set up to where if for any reason I stop, I can pick up again with out having to go through setting up the system all over again. It has me slowly building habits, one on top of the other. It is set up to where after the initial excitement wears off I won't feel completely overwhelmed about it.
I haven't been very faithful/consistent with the program. That is why I am barely fluttering, and not flying. I am hoping that by the end of this year I will be flying. And not long after that I'll be soaring!
You should go check it out www.flylady.net

By the way... this was publised 10/10/10 at 10:10 am.... lol!!! Happy Birthday Grandma Cox!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I Have an Announcement

I am allready in the Christmas mood! (You thought I was going to say something else didn't you!) I am not purposely listening to Christmas music yet, but I don't turn it off when it comes on... I have been listening to the pandora.com Josh Groban station. They play a fair amount of Christmas music though. But I am really enjoying it. I have also started on makeing Christmas gifts. (Right now I am still trying to decide what to make for who... that is the tuffie.) Just thought I should warn you. That way if you catch me humming a Christmas song, or I randomly ask a Christmas related question, you won't think that I am really wierd or something... Yay for Christmas!!
You know... why should we celebrate Christ's birth only during one season? I mean, shouldn't we be celebrating it all year round? I guess I shouldn't feel embarrassed when ever I catch myself humming a Christmas song in the middle of summer! My wish right now was that the Christmas Spirit would last all year... for everybody. Is it just me or are people friendlier around Christmas time?