Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Day 3 of December

Yesterday I received a pair of grey boots that were supposed to be over-the-knee and they were not.



They are going back so I can get these:


Even though my sister said they are like dragging a scarf through winter.  I still want them.

We ate tacos for Taco-Tuesday. duh.


Trust me, I would if I could.

And left over Pho for dinner.


I know, that’s the same picture from the first night we ate it but I swear it felt like the same amount.

I have lost ZERO pounds this month.  I was supposed to lose 5. We are going to Cancun in February so we have a plan and a chart.

According to my chart.  I should have lost five pounds.


As I stared at the scale this morning, I thought DAMMIT PHO!  Of course, it could also be that I have only exercised like five times this month.


I was feeling like my days are getting away from me.  I make a to do list, but don’t do it.  Or if I do, I am obsessive about it and cranky if Justin talks about anything else besides the to-do list.  The longer my to do list gets the more I want to take a nap.


I have to get control over this.  After all, I am my own boss.  I have complete control over my day for the most part.

Get it together!

When one of our clients is having a hard time and I feel lost on what to do, I take pen to paper.

  1. What are the goals?  What do I want to have happen?
  2. What I know to be true or what is actually happening.
  3. What needs to change or who needs to change in order to get to the goal?

So, I applied this to myself yesterday morning.

Writing it all out makes me break down the issues into parts.  And the more I write, the clearer the action steps become.


As soon as I wrote the words “set up a time schedule” I though A-HA that’s it and back up to the top of the page I went.

This is not a new thing for me. I mean, the tag line for my blog is “running from sugar, CHASING BALANCE, living everyday grateful”.

It comes up often.  I love to do so many things, how can I fit them all in and not drive Justin crazy?

I have the most energy first thing in the morning.  The second my feet hit the floor…..

It’s on!

And some days I do everything the way I want and my day flows smoothly, but most days I drink coffee and play Facebook games for two hours and then run around hysterical, sweaty and frantic trying get the four things I REALLY needed to get done in 5 minutes before I get our clients up.

Also, sometimes I spend so much time on my to-do list that I run out of time to actually DO any of it.  Sometimes making the to-do list is the most fun part because I use different color pens and maybe some stickers.  Basically I just want to color but since I am a grown up I call it my to-do list.

Any who….

I did the above brainstorming and came up with a new morning routine since those are the two hours that I have no outside interference.  Those two hours set me up for my whole day.

I downloaded the book, “The Happiness Project” and even started reading it.  I felt very accomplished and advised Justin on my plan and that things were going to run much smoother now that I had a plan.

This morning I woke up at 6am instead of 5am.

Soooooo an hour late.  DAMMIT PHO!

In other news from yesterday

we had to replace a $300 headlight. #areyoufreakingkiddingme

Of course, I was ready to just trade it in and buy a new car but Justin reminded me that we haven’t had to change a headlight in seven years and that maintenance has to be done on cars.

Change a headlight? Isn’t that car maintenance from the 70’s?

I think the guy saw who he was dealing with so he gave me two free car washes and some candy bars along with my bill.



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