Sunday, September 6, 2009

Goals for the week

Okay everyone! I am going to post some goals on here so you can all hold me to it. This week, I am going to try my hardest to get some pictures up of the house so you all can know what it is like living in Pittsburgh (which means I still have to unpack a dozen or so boxes, hang some pictures and clean up some junk lying around, and finish cleaning the last little area in the basement...and killing more spiders). By doing this I will also be able to show you some more awesome stuff that I "freeloaded" (as Ryan calls it) off of Craig'sList/Freecycle.

Speaking of Freecycle, I have to vent for just a moment (sorry). I was SO excited because I found someone who was giving away a sewing machine (in good working condition) and she told me that I could have it. Well, she e-mailed me this morning and I didn't check my e-mail until after we got home from church and had finished dinner. She told me in the e-mail to call her because she had a great deal of interest in the sewing machine. When I called her she said that she had already given it AWAY! I was so disappointed. I really want to learn some sewing skills so I can make dresses and things for the girls. I shouldn't be mad, because she just thought I had flaked and changed my mind about wanting it. But I think she should have at least waited one day to see if I would respond. Grrr! Okay, I'm done!

Another goal. I want to be better at posting the little moments of each day. My new friend Tiffany just invited me to see her adorable blog and she is amazing (as so many of you are) at posting just the cute everyday little moments in her family's life. I want to do that, it would be so fun to look back on and read. So I will try hard this week to pull out my camera more and record simple little things. I always feel like it has to be some huge thing, but it doesn't right? I'm still learning the ways of the blogging world. Forgive me!

My third goal, and I hesitate to share this one, is to work on being more optimistic and cheerful. I feel like I have been having WAY too many grumpy days lately and I fear the my sweet, dear husband is wishing for a wife refund. I joke about that, but I want to help my whole family to be happy and it needs to begin with me. One of the things that I feel will help me to be happier is to start exercising. (This is one of the things I need all of you to check up on me with). I know how much happier I am with myself when I have had a good workout and so I just need to get up early and do it. Which means... I need to get to bed earlier. SO if any of you see me posting on facebook or something late at night... call me on it! Send me to bed! Along the lines of being happier I want to be better at reading my scriptures and saying personal prayers. So ask me about that too! I am starting to fill up my week with activities and so this should help the happiness factor too, but I want to be a ray of sunshine again and help my hubby to enjoy coming home from school. :)

So those are my three goals for the week (and longer). I always try to do a total life makeover when I set goals, so hopefully that is a nice and simple start, something achievable.

I love and miss you all! Help me out. :) Please!

7 comments:

Ash said...

Hey you Gwen and I are all wanting to take up sewing. How'd that happen? You a negative grumpy person???? I DON NOT BELIEVE IT! But yeah FB kills time and makes me grumpy too. I wish I could just do away with it but I'm always to scared I'll miss out. I'll keep on your tail, I like bossing people around. :) Happy Birthday tomorrow!!!!

The Stevie Times said...

I guess we are all at the same stage, and that is why we want to learn how to sew. Thanks for the early birthday wish, and for the promise to keep on my tail. :)

Cramer Clan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

I think your goals sound awesome! Just the fact that you made those goals says something about who you are and what a great wife/mom you are.

Hope you have a great day!

Deb Newey said...

Great goals. Good luck with finding a sewing machine! I want one too...

Melissa McReynolds said...

Those are great goals! Give yourself a break, Liz, you have had a lot to adjust to and that will take time. Speaking of taking time, don't feel rushed to clean house and post pictures. Take all the time you need cuz that is one thing that can make any happy person very grumpy! We love ya and miss ya!

Brooke said...

You know, you could always post the pictures I took of the house when it was empty. Nothing's cleaner than an empty house, right?

Good luck learning to sew -- and if you want a good workout, take the jogging stroller and do loops through Schenley or Frick park! (Gorgeous woods, excellent gravel-lined trails, right in the city!)

bookgal233 said...

Hey, I can give you a recommendation on the exercising front. Get a buddy!!! Seriously.
I've been trying and trying to make myself go exercise in the mornings after I get up and I always think of something else to do. But now after Duke wrecked his tendon, he's supposed to go biking more to keep it moving. It really helps to have two people, then when one doesn't feel like it the other gets them going. So we've been biking at night and it has been WONDERFUL! I already feel better. We go for about a half an hour and we've just now been doing it CONSISTENTLY for two weeks (Duke missed one day and I missed two). Yes, some things aren't getting done at home, but it only uses up about 45 minutes if you count a little time for changing clothes, etc. They paved the old railroad track that used to be just graveled and it's a great trail, although when we started we were just riding around the neighborhood.
Now, YOU respond with an idea for me about what to do when it gets to be wintertime...
:-)