After the day I had a bit of cuteness was in order.
After the day I had a bit of cuteness was in order.
Three of the cartoons that shapped my childhood and helped to spark my love for storytelling are Fraggle Rock, Pound Puppies and Heman.
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Our lives are full of scheduled check-ups. You see the dentist every six months (if you follow the rules). If you are a female you get a mammogram every year past 40. You get your car tuned up every 3,000 miles or so. And you should review your day every 24 hours.
Why so frequently? After all, you could do this once a week or month, or even once a quarter. Well, you should review your progress at different time frames, but there are several reasons to review your activity daily:
1. Because you’re looking for a big breakthrough. And if you wait too long between assessments, you can find you’ve let weeks or even months go by when you could have been making consistent, positive movement towards your goals.
2. Because it’s easier to correct a minor slip-up. An inch off-target now becomes a mile or more when extrapolated over time. Make the fix now and you won’t have to deal with the big problems later.
3. Because it’s less intimidating. Sitting down for an hour or two to review a month’s worth of activity can be downright off-putting, but taking five minutes at the end of the day can become a relaxing bedtime ritual.
4. Because your actions are fresh in your mind. You’ll forget lots of details if you wait too long to go over your schedule and activities. It’s hard enough at the end of the day; don’t wait a week or more.
You can easily go through these questions in five to ten minutes. You might even consider writing the answers down; it will take a bit longer, but having a longitudinal view of your answers can be invaluable to figuring out where you’re wasting time, what your highest-value activities are, and what you can change.
You might find that just by paying attention to what’s going on in your life, and where you’re spending your time, you will naturally make adjustments that put your schedule more in line with your goals.
I live in a small town called Florence, AZ. We are very close to another unincorporated town called San Tan Valley and many of the places that we frequent are in San Tan. Today is an “errand” day. We had to drop off a car that we sold to the buyer and decided to go eat afterwards, so off to San Tan we went.
There is a small hole in the wall place called Just Breakfast that is a hidden gem. One of my favorite things to eat when my grandmother was still alive was biscuits and gravy. Just Breakfast has THE BEST biscuits and gravy I have had besides my grandmothers. The serving sizes are generous, the atmosphere is fantastic, and the waitress that we get every time we go in is a doll. She always remembers that my husband is law enforcement as well (there’s a discount).
If you are able to request your waitress, ask for Jayme! She is AWESOME SAUCE!
I usually have my iPad with me and today is no different. I love the fact that I can sit and eat while writing. No judgment, no looking at me like I’m crazy for being involved in what I am doing. I can take in the music playing, and people watch.
Today my husband is with me, and he had the Eggs Benedict.
I had, you guessed it, biscuits and gravy!
If you are ever in San Tan check them out. Great food, great people, great experience.
Check out their Facebook page HERE.
February is a short month, but it’s the month where for one day a year you’re supposed to show whoever you are in a relationship with that you love them. I haven’t really celebrated Valentine’s Day since I’ve grown up. Between my husband and I it’s not really that important. When we first started dating there were valentines and flowers. The more time we spent together, we realized that the money we spend on something that is just going to die or that we’re going to throw away is just plain stupid. Now we just look at cards in the store, pick out one for the other and we read them and put them back. LOL.
So what am I getting at?
This month I’m going to try to make sure that I let me husband know that I appreciate him each and every day, and not just one day a year. I want him to know that I’m thinking about him when he’s gone and that I love him.
What are you Valentine’s traditions? Do you celebrate? Do you not? Would love to hear how you spend the day.
Helplessness: that dull, sick feeling of not being the one at the reins.
That is how I felt this morning. I couldn’t help it. I know my husbands knee surgery was coming up. I’ve known for about a month. I also know that he is in pretty good health. I had nothing to worry about. I still worried.
The surgeon is wonderful and came highly recommended. We have friends and he has co-workers that have had procedures done by this doctor in the past. Everything came out fine. But….. that wasn’t my husband, therefore I didn’t really have a player in the game so to speak.
My husband is strong, confident, a protector, and NEVER shows physical weakness. This was different for him and very different for me. We have been together for a total of 15 years. I have seen him cry over lost loved ones and family…
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