I’m still tired from the detox diet and the cold. Thought I was going to do a ton of stuff today but just never got started. But I did go through my goals here. I’ve been wanting to refresh this so It’s not too long. I think it’s more useful to me that way.
So as part of my goal revisions, I got rid of things that I’m not really doing or that I don’t feel a pull to keep. I have some things that will stay because its how I journal. Sometimes when I get depressed I remove goals, but not this time. Just revisions to make things more realistic.
I had a few last edits to the videos that I did for the autism school so I worked on those. Also did my unemployment forms.
My daughter decided to set a goal of doing one fundraiser/item drive each month this year and giving the items to kids in her community that are in need. She put up a facebook page called “It Takes a Village”. Every month there is some sort of a goal or project. In January she set a goal to collect 200 pair of socks for kids in Foster Care. She got 400.
In February, she decided to give toys to kids in the local homeless shelter program. There are 2000 kids. Her goal was to get at least 500 toys. She did! I made 30 teddy bears. Thus the photo. She called it Teddy Bear Sweatshop because we worked on it together and even though it took about 4 days, we kept going because she saw a facebook site called “Because I said I would” and she thought that I should hold to my goal because I told her I’d make the toys that I contributed this month.
She also made 100 lunches for the people at the homeless shelter and took 25 toys that she got on super sale at Michaels. It was sort of a mixed experience for her the day she delivered the lunches. People were so desperate that they flocked the car. She said the face of one little kid made it all worth it though.
March is collecting packages of new underwear for kids in the shelters.
I was a door greeter at Fabmo again. There was this 6 year old kid that was bored and sort of messing around. I tried to keep him entertained. At the end I discovered that he’d been around since infancy and so I’m glad I just stayed positive and mellow instead of taking it upon myself to remind his mom to track him.
We went to a friends 50th birthday party. She has great friends. She managed to pull together an amazing band that was a combo of 2 professional bands. She’s a drummer so the were really great.
It was at a Yacht club. Our friend told me a bunch of stories about the yacht clubs he has stayed at and about all the flags.
I danced until both my knees blew out. Then at the table, traded old people aches and pains stories with other old people. Did you know that over 50% of the US population will be over 50 years old by 2017?
I took a small break and learned to code HTML5 and put some captcha on the company website but otherwise it’s all aprons all day and night.
I don’t really remember exactly what I did this day, but I know it’s the day I started working on the aprons. I will finish the final 2 tomorrow. I didn’t expect my neck to get sore from sewing. It makes sense because it’s not so ergonomic.
I volunteered at Fabmo again. This time I had to help out at the door. I managed to pick up an armful of more fabrics for the fidget aprons. There was a woman there working on lap blankets for her mother. Another woman works at the Alzheimers association. There were a couple of guys getting fabrics for bags and a woman in a yellow hat that everyone knew.
Didn’t really do much. I put together a work plan for the week and started editing video’s. I had made Black Eyed Peas the night before so we had leftover cornbread and ham and black eyed peas. I added some spices and they were good. I’ve never used frozen Black eyed peas. My mom made them every year for New Years but she used the pressure cooker, which is a scary device.
I went out one time all day and got the mail. My friend sent me a postcard from the Big Island where their family is vacationing during the holidays. That’s about it.
I also bought some background ukulele music for the video’s I’ve been creating. It added so much. I edited 4 of the video’s but have a few left and have to add the music to 3 of them. Music makes it seem so much better.
We decided that it would be really stupid for me to go to Hawaii and not even go to the beach once during the trip. When we were getting ready I hit myself in the eye with the back of my hairbrush and knocked my contact lens out. Then I stepped on it. Broken. So I called my eye doctor and he said there was no way to get any sort of backup because my eyes are so darn terrible. He emailed me the prescription and ordered another one for me to pick up on New Years Day when I got home. So we went to the beach anyway. This is the photo of the beach that I took and emailed back to him. I couldn’t really see what was in the photo then but at least now I can.