Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pssst...I am on hiatus

Due to the Olympic games, I am taking a few weeks off to enjoy other people's hard work.  Happy snow days, everyone!

Friday, February 07, 2014

My new mantra...on being positive

Our world is like a boomerang. If we throw anger, anger comes back; if we throw love, love comes back. If we throw negativity, negativity comes back; if we throw positivity, positivity comes back.
 
I resolve to throw happy boomerangs.  Right now, I'm getting a happy boomerang. Jimmy Fallon rocks (and I only feel a little guilty for enjoying him so much just 1 day after losing Leno).
 
 
Daily Reporting Table
Task
Completed!
Partially Complete
Not completed

Physical/Emotional Goals
2 ½ cups vegetables


X
Caloric intake < 1500/day
X


300 min/week moderate exercise
X


Sleep 8 hours per day
X


Complete a brain exercise daily
X


Clean hands per CDC guidelines
X



Professional Goals
8 hours focused work daily
X


Arrive at work before 8:30 am
X


Wear make-up and fashionable clothes
X


Leave work at work

X


Spiritual Goals
Read scriptures 10 minutes per day


X
Pray on my knees twice daily

X

Meditate 10 minutes daily


X

Parenting Goals
Absolutely no harsh treatment
X


If I say it, I have to do it immediately
X


Family meals (No TV, sitting at table)

X

One-on-one listening time
X


Limit screen time to 2 hrs or less
X


Read for 20 minutes daily


X
In their own beds by 8:30 pm


X

Home/Finance Goals
Stick to a strict budget
X


Clutter-free home
X



Social Goals
Listen more than I talk
X


Speak only positive ideas
X


Call someone on the phone


X

Score: 17.5/25 = 70%  Not my best day – good thing it’s the weekend.  I will do better come Monday (day 28 if you’re tracking)

Bedtime fell apart when Dave called with some distressing news about his dad.  He needed me, so I plopped the boys in my bed with a movie.  The time with him pre-empted all my usual night-time routines, so I now fall into bed grateful for what I did accomplish and for the time we've had with our parents.  I wish I could make them magically 40-years-old forever.  Alas, it's not possible, but what wonderful experiences they have given us along the way (and we hope that Dave's dad still has many years left with us).