My fiance and I did go out on Monday this week (which was totally unnecessary) but I really wanted to be in a warm place with hearty food, away from our kitchens/houses/workplaces. It ended up being much more than I’d anticipated! :( But it’s been a while since I’ve gone out to eat and I think it will be a long time again!! 11 months ago
This may not be in keeping with this goal, but If you’re looking for a book closer to his usual style, there’s a young adult book he wrote -The Last Dragonslayer. It’s pretty good despite being aimed at highschoolers – its humor may in fact be a bit over their heads anyway :) 11 months ago
I’m usually pretty close to being on time…but I do let myself slide. And I have this thing with inertia, and so I wait forever to start to get ready, and by that point I’m running out of time b/c I take so long to figure out what to wear, and then I’m running to the car, driving with ice still on the side windows, and racing through town just to get there on time (and I’ll be 2-5 minutes late anyways).
My one library boss did say something to me about that. It really irritated me, since when I work by myself on Saturdays, most of the time the person coming to help me is anywhere between 10-30 minutes late, and Saturdays are really busy when we first open!! But of course, my boss is never there, and I never say anything. Because really – I should be the one changing this. I have no control over others, but maybe if I set a good example the rest will follow? At any rate, being late cuts down on my paycheck, by however little. And if I end up staying late anyways, like I end up doing a lot of the time, I’ll be adding to it, instead of making it even.
I am making one amendment: I want to be on time, all the time, to work at least, unless there’s something I have to deal with that’s out of my control. My car not starting, the dogs not listening, bad traffic, etc. The more reliable I am, the better I get paid (and the faster I can get places and be focused and get things done!).
I bought a hilariously fun yet sophisticated watch yesterday to help me with this. I used to wear one all the time back when I was in XC in highschool, and I was hardly ever late…so here’s hoping! 11 months ago
Even the massive threat of loan payments isn’t getting to me too much right now. Sure, things are tough, sure I’m spending a lot of money on my wedding, but hey, having an interesting project always makes me feel better! My dad was reminding me that it’s been a year since I graduated and I’m “stagnating.” Maybe so, if you’re a recruiter. And yes, I’d love to have a real job so I could stop worrying so much about everything. But there’s not much out there right now, and nothing for me! And I don’t know if this will be true for this part of my life, but for many other parts, I’ve had to be very patient, and things worked out in the long run. So I am being patient, still, and cracking on. And I’m looking forward to playing my flute and Christmas and wearing pretty things and seeing family and maybe relaxing a bit (haha). And the sun is out today…. the Winter Fae are in high command (if you’re that kind of a person) but the shortest day is almost upon us, and I look forward to the days getting longer soon!! 11 months ago
For some reason, though they’ve been itchy lately, they’re looking pretty good, good enough that I can wear sheer stockings instead of opaque black ones to work! I’ve been eating a lot of carbs lately, which was not helping, but when I started eating more veggies and drinking V*, downing water and less coffee, they started clearing up again. This kind of puts me at a loss, because I don’t know how on earth they got cleared up, especially with this dry weather! I want to try a fungus-ridding diet to maybe help my skin, but at the same time, I’m kind of afraid to. At any rate, I really want to wear shorts again in 2013 and beat my record from last year!! I hate being embarrassed by my legs. You think yours are too fat/thin/pale/hairy? Try having yours covered with scratches and scabs because they itch so bad you can’t stop yourself and they’re already heavily covered with tiny scars, and they look so terrible that you can’t wear shorts even on 90 degree days! This is the real reason behind this goal for me. If your legs are smooth and your skin is even, I’m jealous of you right now, and I hope you love your legs just the way they are! 12 months ago
I bought a few things that weren’t on sale lately (namely food and wedding stuffs) but everything else I’ve been pretty good with! I got a fantastic sweater that I love love love for $17 instead of $40, I got a plain black dress (just in time for Christmas Eve!) for $9 instead of $60 (!) and I’ve picked up a fabric steamer (on sale!) and a few odds and ends on the cheap, as well as purchasing some awesome jewelry for the library at $2 each!! I’m pretty proud of the way I find bargainsm, especially for work and for the wedding! My real problem is actually to resist them, especially this time of year!! Then again…after Christmas is THE time to shop! 12 months ago
I’m sort-of getting somewhere with this. I managed to get more hours at both of my library jobs – not enough to quit the grocery store job yet…but here’s hoping! My original plan of saving money from the one job and living on the other two is so not panning out with the wedding! I’m spending so much money, it’s stupid. But it needs to be done. Maybe if I can find a way to live cheaper, I can maybe quit the grocery store job in summer… jobs are actually appearing on my radar, but I just don’t have the experience to grab one, despite getting some interviews. I’ll just have to be patient. 12 months ago
You do what you want and what you love, as best as you can! If doing things you love means putting up with SA, then you’ll just have to shoulder through it as best you can. Don’t worry about what other people are saying! If any one of those ‘good’ dancers had also been gone and came back later like the shy girl, everyone would probably be saying whatever about them, too. It’s too easy to put others down; it’s a lot harder but worth it to bring them up – makes it clear who the better people are. I’m sorry you had a bad day. Tomorrow will be better. 12 months ago
Kind of awesome, really! I’ve accomplished way more things than I’ve put on here, but they were unintentional goals. These ones, big and small, are important because I decided to accomplish them, and I actually DID! Cool beans!! 12 months ago
I found what I wanted – a chromebook!! But then I saw the Kindle Fire. I already have a Kindle…a plain one, with e-ink, and I love it, but it’s no computer. The Fire is a combination of the two – it’s cheaper, actually portable, and I can do almost everything I do on my normal laptop (except upload pics from my camera) and actually, a few more things. So I ordered it today, got some discounts, and I’m excited!! I don’t know how long it will last…but if it works for a good 6 years, I’ll be happy :) We’ll see. It’s time to give this poor thing a rest, and use it for documents and pictures and non-internet things only! 12 months ago
I know quite a few ladies who have kept their own names for various reasons. Though yeah, there’s still that undercurrent of societal disapproval always…I have so many nicknames and nobody can pronounce my last name now, so it won’t be anything new. I thought it through and I think I will change it after all. But yes – I’m glad we get to choose!! And I’m all for women who decide to keep their own names. 12 months ago
I was signing my name for the millionth time on papers at work and making some comment when a friend said, “Well, your name’s going to change soon anyway so enjoy it!!” To which we all laughed…but that’s when it really hit me! It’s going to take me a while to get used to signing a new name (I’ve gotten so fast at this one!) and I’m going to have to change it on so many accounts – social networks, SS card, driver’s license, my bank account, professional email, other email, loans, phone…I started a list, and it’s 25 things long already!
Interestingly, I had a short breakdown in which I wasn’t sure that I wanted to change my name. I mean, I’m so used to it! My initials are on a lot of my stuff, my most common nickname is associated with my current last name, and all of my diplomas and certifications and accomplishments are all under my maiden name! I talked to a friend about this, who is not changing her name b/c she likes it more than her husband’s (it’s Wolfe. Can’t argue with that!) and she said, why not think of it as a kind of legacy – I accomplished all these awesome things before I got married! And it sets the bar for accomplishments to come. Never thought of it that way before, but it makes sense, and actually makes me look forward to making all kinds of new accomplishments under my new name!! (And I’m totally keeping my nickname anyways) 12 months ago
I’m a feet-flat-on-the-earth kind of person – shoes-wise, anyway. I NEVER wear shoes during a (fun) reception, and that’s not going to change for my wedding day! Especially because I’m not ued to heels and I don’t want to hurt myself or even give myself the chance to do that. Therefore, I tried the dress on in flat feet – and it’s too hard to walk in; it drags on the ground and I tripped and took it off right away for fear of tearing the fabric. Even with a bit of heel (And I’m planning on wearing some kind of gold flats anyway) it’s still way too long. I have the semi-unfortunate build of a long torso and petite legs (it evens out so that I’m still average height) so the top is a bit short and the bottom’s a bit long. All I have to do is tighten the top of the skirt another notch so that it sits higher, at my natural waist, and take about 4” off the bottom hem and it’ll be just right!
Except, the train is 6 feet long and it’s a massive amount of hemming…I’ll probably need to call in the big guns for help on this one! 12 months ago
We got to Target…and the kiosk froze. Then it wouldn’t print. Then our first scanner battery died. Then we were getting a bit cranky, but we shouldered on and went faster…then the second battery died. At this point we only had 20 minutes before I had to leave, so we left it at that. An hour and a half of scanning and we had…only 89 items on our list?! I went back and added some things we forgot later, online…now it’s at 100. We’re expecting 200 guests! Not to be greedy or anything, but…I think I’ll add some more for variety. Besides, it’s not like any of our friends have money either, and if they just want to get us a cheese grater, that would be muay helpful (considering we don’t even have an apartment yet!! A first among our friends I feel). 12 months ago
I had a vacation week from my grocery store job, and that may have been the only reason why I managed to complete this! How long ago did I start? Ugh. I really think it’s because water, snacks, and first aid are not readily available at this job, and being surrounded by new things and/or yummy smells, I’m easily distracted into buying things I don’t really need (especially when I already BROUGHT soup or something to eat but I decide to get a slice of pizza instead). This has definitely opened my eyes…I’m going to work a lot harder on this in the future. 12 months ago
And that makes me feel good :) Here’s to accomplishing goals!! 12 months ago
How I did it: Most people think of churches or outside weddings in a field...but we don't share a church and I have this feeling that it's going to thunderstorm that day, and we don't have the money to rent a tent (plus, they don't necessarily protect you from a thunderstorm). When my fiance suggested the bandshell in the park, I was skeptical, but aside from not having a center ramp to the stage, it's a solid shelter, it's in the middle of a park, it's handicap-accessible, and a church meets there on Sundays in the summer. We went to a boro hall meeting, spoke up about what we wanted (ceremony only; no craziness) and tadah! We got it for about $80 for 3 hours! Not the best place ever in the world, but it suits us, can be decorated with pew bows and all that as per normal, and will make for very interesting conversations among the guests haha! Read how I did it… 12 months ago
I’ll notice that I’m slouching all of a sudden and slowly straighten myself out. I don’t know if it’s a learned habit or it’s an unconscious thing? At any rate, at least I’m starting to notice when I’m doing it and correcting myself, which is a step in the right direction! 12 months ago
It wasn’t too bad out, so I just went outside barefoot. Won’t be able to do that much longer…but it’s the 1st so it counts! The ground is soggy from melting snow, but it’s still kind of nice to be outside in bare feet. :) 12 months ago
Down to only 10 things checked out, and I’m determined to return 3 more tomorrow! I hope to have everything checked back in and have a clear account (at least ONCE) by the end of the year! And then, maybe checking out 5 at a time is good enough (like everyone else). 12 months ago
I have determined that my wedding dress is maybe 2 or 3 shades off of plain white (as in, regular white, not superbright blue-tinged white). That being said, I tried it on again the other day, and realized that my teeth are at least 2-3 shades yellower than that! So, the good thing is, I only really need to go 2-3 shades brighter to match my dress, so it’s not a drastic change. However, I still need to figure out what brand/type/when to start/how I’m going to keep them white at least til the wedding! I can’t give up my coffee…and I’m doing my best to always brush and floss and not drink black coffee. 12 months ago
I’m continually buying things to make/decorate my wedding…I guess that counts, since it’s all about creating a space that generates chatter and relaxation and fun! Also, I went out on a limb a bit and decided to go the tour they have every year through the library. This year, there’s this house with a million statues that I’ve always been supercurious about on the tour, as well as a car place, so I convinced a mutual friend of my fiance and I to come with me! That’s definitely going to be an experience, especially since it’ll just be our friend and I, which is not a common thing, and though I’ve known about the tour which happens every year, I’ve never been to one. So hopefully, this will be a good time! :) (especially since it was $$ for the tickets!) 12 months ago
My parents currently have 2 dogs, a greyhound and a mutt from a farm…but really, the mutt is totally my dog and has been since we got him almost 15 years ago! <3 I'm going to be moving out soon though, and therefore, this goal. I'm all for mutts and rescue dogs! Dogs are just the best :) 12 months ago
I’ve been much more relaxed and happy lately…but now with scary news about someone I knew being murdered, the bad thoughts have been coming en force, expecially now that it’s dark and cold out most of the day. I’m clinging to Christmas with all I can muster…shopping, lights, people, and all. I have such a hard time with the cold and constant darkness! Darkness = thoughts => lots of darkness = lots of time to sit with scary thoughts that won’t go away and I can’t sleep for fear and panic attacks. I really don’t want that to start yet…I’m holding it off as best I can, and being with others really helps, and shopping, and reading, and being busy. Better start taking lots of Vitamin D and using all my full spectrum lights again…Even with newfound strength in faith, it’s starting to get rough around the edges. 12 months ago