Saturday, January 15, 2011
I love to make lists. I frequently include lists of goals in my blogs because I like how simply they lay out my plans for the day. I write lots of lists, too. But toward the end of 2010, I noticed that I was writing lots of lists but not crossing anything off of them. Whatever the reason, my lists' tasks were not getting done and I was just wasting paper.
But in 2011, I am doing the things on my lists. I had a lot to do today - and it all got done. Wahoo! I just sucked it up and did the stuff on my list. And it feels great. All those little things piling up... they are done. And now I can relax. I'm really getting good at relaxing... it's hard for me to not be doing anything. So any time I can spend just sitting on the couch doing nothing is good.
I'm totally craving carbs... I don't feel like going out to get anything, so I may just make a pot of decaf and have a little yogurt. I'd love some chips right about now, though...
Friday, January 14, 2011
I didn't get to reply individually yet, but I just want to say THANK YOU for the support on yesterday's mopey car blog. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person whose car has problems... thank you for taking me out of that bubble!
Brad got a big tray of cupcakes for his birthday from one of the girls at his work. Peanut butter icing, chocolate icing, and coconut icing. YUM. Last night, all I wanted was chocolate. I know i know, I probably should have gone out for a walk or done a yoga workout at home, but really, chocolate was calling to me. So two cupcakes later, I actually felt a little better. And I know I won't eat any more, because today they look like UGH and I feel bad just looking at them. Back to fruit and water today. But thank you, cupcakes, for the delicious comfort.
Called in for my body pump class this morning. It starts next Saturday, and I'm super excited!
Toast is done...
Keep your fingers crossed for an inexpensive and easy car repair!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Man, being an adult stinks sometimes.
Brad and I recently sat down and talked about our financial goals, mapped out a savings plan, opened an account together, and life is good. We talked about how I'd keep my car as long as I could to save money... it's almost always cheaper to fix the car than it is to buy a new one. But that's not the point.
When I graduated college and got my first "real" job, I thought "man, I'm sick of taking my car in for oil changes and seeing little things that are wrong with it." So one weekend, I took my old car to the VW dealership and walked away with a brand-spankin'-new Jetta. I loved my car! It had heated seats, a sunroof, a turbo engine... wahoo!
I still love my car, but I get much more frustrated with it. When I bought it, I didn't do very much research. I was much less "responsible" than I am now. Didn't bother researching that VWs are expensive to fix, and not every mechanic works on them. (I have gone to two places close to my house that "don't work on Volkswagens... they are too much trouble.") I have a great mechanic, but he's about 30 minutes from my work, which is about 40 minutes from my house. Sigh... he's probably saved me tons of money that i would have spent at the dealer, but the problems are coming much more frequently. I had my car in last month to replace some parts, and today my car was acting up again. So in it's going again.
In my former life, I would have traded it in about a year ago. But in this life, I'm working on saving money and figuring out what's really important to me. And I really *like* not having a car payment. That's a lot of money!
So I was all ready to head to the gym after school, but that's when my car started going nuts. (well, not really nuts, just doing a weird bucking thing that it does sometimes.) I went home instead of the gym so I could call my mechanic before he closed. And after I called him, I just got so bummed out. I am usually pretty positive when it comes to things like this, but I just feel like BLAH. I ate two chocolate cupcakes, an English muffin, AND a bowl of soup. And then I took a nap. Yes, a nap at 6:30pm. Either I'm really bummed out about my car or I'm fighting off a sickness WHILE I'm bummed out about my car. I'm cold and tired, and all I want to do is lie on the couch..
It's hard to be positive all the time. I hate to complain, but I need to get it out. Hopefully I'll get some perspective about this and I'll be back to my usually peppy self. But for now, I just want to mope. Maybe I'll take a bath and go to bed early. I think Brad said we could take the car in early tomorrow morning. Which would be nice, because all I want to do right now is go to sleep.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
One of my favorite parts about having snow days in the middle of the week is that it's like a mini-weekend. How nice. So two days left in the week. Yay!
Yesterday was a wonderfully lazy day. I am getting a little better at balancing time doing things with time not doing things. Brad put it very well yesterday - he said that I always do things with purpose. Which is really very nice of him.
We are getting another veggie share this summer! I can't wait. We got the renewal form, and I had to double check because of our plans to move, and it works out that we will be able to take advantage of another farm season. Last summer's veggies were awesome. I didn't realize how much I'd enjoy having those fresh veggies every week!
- cardio and stretch after school (probably elliptical...)
- make lunch for tomorrow
- get morning gym clothes ready
Have a super day!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Well, not much to report.
It was a snow day, so I had a Belgian waffle for breakfast. A gigantic, delicious Belgian waffle.
I drank a lot of water, and took a lot of naps.
Laundry got done, and the downstairs got vacuumed.
Car is shoveled out.
I love these little mid-week breaks!
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