Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Bloggy Funk and Prayers for Haiti

Ok, so I realize it has been a week or so since I posted last. Truth is, I can't think of anything to write. Well, there is plenty, but where do I start? Aside from the randomness that floats throughout my head, I kind of feel like there are more important things going on in the world than the funny little thing Jay said, or the fact that I had the flu and felt like I was dying, or Jenna's sassy new attitude, or AJ's "I am 8, and almost a grown-up" attitude he has recently found.

So in a nut shell that's all that is going on with us.

I will encourage anyone who has the capacity to donate anything, your time or your money to one of the very reputable charities that is helping Haiti. Find out the company you work for is matching employee donations, mine is. Here is a short list to start you out:) I have no words for how I feel when I read about the people in Haiti, the turmoil they have lived with their whole lives, and the devastation that is facing them today. I feel like I have not written enough, but honestly, I still can't piece it all together in my head enough to make a cohesive thought on it all. i just know that often times I just sit in front of the TV and cry. I truly could not imagine what that would be like. I am amazed at the strength that so many of the Haitians have, their faith that has gotten them trough days of little to no water, food, and medical attention. I say a prayer everyday for the people who still have not been found, the people who will not see their loved ones alive again, and I know that there are people still who will be reunited with their families.

The Salvation Army

The Red Cross

Food for the Poor

Doctors Without Borders

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Are You Ready for Some Football??!!

Gotta show some Big XII Support!!!


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A New Year, A New Me

Ok, so I know it is a bit cliche that my New Year's Resolution is to loose weight. However, I think that this year there is more to it than just that. Yes, I would like to loose a few tens of pounds, but I would also like to look better, feel better and eat better. I would like to have a clean house when I come home, I want to know what I am cooking for dinner.

I want to feel like things around me are more organized, and less chaotic:). I know that I can not control everything, but i would like to feel like I have choices, and I am making good choices. Does that make sense?

So here is a list of baby step resolutions that I am going to try:

1.No more soda

2.Drink more water

3.Eat more veggies and fruits

4.15-30 min of physical activity a day

5.Focus on one room a week to organize and clean thoroughly.

6.Make a calendar of dinners, plan a grocery list according to that, stick to it, and use coupons.

7.Have an after school schedule and stick to it.

8.Create a family budget and stick to it. (This will be harder with Jesse, but this is the goal)

9.Take the kids with me to Church (I always feel better after going)

10.Go back to school.

There it is my friends, I have given you my list and now I must stick to it, or you can all come hunt me down and give me a piece of your mind:) or knock some sense into me.

Monday, January 4, 2010

In a Fog

I am currently residing in some sort of medicated, groggy, cold induced fog.

And it STINKS - well to be honest I could not tell you if anything stinks, but it is no fun!! I feel like a walking zombie!!

I just hung a note on my office door that says, "Yes, I know I look horrible, I feel horrible, and you telling me that is not making things any better."

Let's see how long this lasts:)