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kmom24684, 5, & 6

4. Sweet Tea – as in the Super Saturated Sugar Solution of the South!
5. Jasmine Tea – given to me by a friend. Yummy. Will always remind me of her.
6. Lipton black tea – kind of boring, but it was hot, and I needed something warm

Hoping to be a little more adventuresome when it starts getting cool and the leaves start turning colors! 5 months ago

kmom2468Getting ready to submit my design project

Perhaps by this time next month I shall be a certified designer! 5 months ago

kmom2468Paid CASH for new tires

And didn’t have to wait until they were totally, totally unsafe to drive on. Only put two on this week. Will put the other two on next pay day. Not charging. Not taking out of savings. But also not risking life by driving on totally awful tires. My Daddy would be proud of me. :) 5 months ago

kmom2468Wow, Been a while!

1. What did I learn last week?
That I cannot do it all. I seem to keep having to relearn this.

2. What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week?
Sending out a package to my Grandkids. Usually I /think/ about doing stuff like that, but then never actually get to it.

3.Which moment from last week was the most memorable and why?
Hanging out with my son at the book store, going grocery shopping and giving each other a “bad time.”

4.What’s the #1 thing I need to accomplish this week?
Do an excellent job at the presentation.

5.What can I do right now to make the week less stressful?
Get some good sleep.

6.What have I struggled with in the past that might also affect the upcoming week?
Not sleeping enough or well.

7. What was last week’s biggest time sink?
Not being able to focus at work.

8.Am I carrying any excess baggage into the week that can be dropped?
The annoying weight of a cluttered desk.

9. What have I been avoiding that needs to get done?
Clean house

10. What opportunities are still on the table?
Improving my health.

11. Is there anyone I’ve been meaning to talk to?

12. Is there anyone that deserves a big ‘thank you’?
L for getting me out of my funk on Friday!

13.How can I help someone else this coming week?
Get my son out of the house more.

14. What are my top 3 goals for the next 3 months?
Get VA paperwork squared away
Get pre-approved for home loan
Put more $ in the savings

15. Have any of my recent actions moved me closer to my goals?
Yes! Paying off credit cards; submitted VA request; putting some $ in the bank!

16.What’s the next step for each goal?
Scan and submit VA paperwork as soon as it gets here
Talk to a loan officer
Put more $ into savings each week

17.What am I looking forward to during the upcoming week?
Organizing all of my seeds

18.What are my fears?
That I’m not doing a good job at work; that I can’t keep up this pace.

19. What am I most grateful for?
Grandkids who love me

20. What can I do to make life more beautiful today?
Clean my home office 5 months ago

kmom2468Go for it!

Some times it is just a matter of practice. Some people have more natural talent than others – but regardless of where you are on the talent continuum, if you practice, if you actually DO, you are bound to get better. Sorry you lost your painting with the flood – but it looks like it is still an inspiration for you. So go for it! The journey will be amazing! Continued Blessings! 5 months ago

kmom2468Stress definately a contributor

I was pre-diabetic and borderline high blood pressure – doc put me on pills for the BP and told me if I didn’t do something about my sugar (in the form of losing weight), that I’d be on pills for that, too. I started doing that 20 min of exercise 3 or 4 times a week (working up to actually sweating!) that “they” always say to do. So, while I have not really lost weight, both my sugar and BP went down to normal, and I am currently pill-free. High side of normal, but normal. But even with that, on weeks where I am a stress bunny at work, numbers don’t look so hot. I think I will have to actually lose 15 or 20 pounds to be completely safe from being on pills, but I’m here to say, it is possible. Good luck! 5 months ago

kmom2468Learning about permaculture Food Forests

Expanding my ideas on how to plant a forest!

On a side note, I am also reading about fast growing trees. True, I won’t live to see some trees mature, but it looks as if there are many that I will be able to see into early adulthood – so yes, the forest I plant will be for the next generation – but I will get to enjoy it, too. Hopefully our plot of land will have some mature trees, too, that some bird or some person planted 50 years ago. :) 5 months ago

kmom2468Let go two in DC when I visited

Met my daughter in DC… and I think she picked up one of them :) 5 months ago

kmom2468Vehicle - PAID OFF

Rec’d the title! Woot! Woot! AND, within a few hundred on ccard #2 to be paid off. Working it. Overtime going straight to the debt monster. 5 months ago

kmom2468I've got the pressur canner

I’ve done a little bit in the past, but once I get my place and a good garden going, I am hoping to really do this. I use a lot of tomato based pasta sauces – that could be an easy thing to start with. And jams. A long time ago I made plum jam with the plums from my mom & dad’s house. I canned veggie soup with my oldest daughter a few times. Still, I don’t really know how to can, so, until I am well versed in canning, I’ll have this “thing” open. Could be a while. :) 5 months ago

kmom2468 5 months ago

kmom2468Credit scores as good as they are getting

Which is above the “absolute bare minimum” – and actually not horrible. On scores and income, looks like we can do this. We’ll see what they say about a few of the ugly things that are on my report that are not coming off. Still, looks like we can do this. Maybe THIS year, even. Crossing fingers like crazy! And staying on top of the paperwork! 5 months ago

kmom2468Went walking with the Mr. today

I didn’t want to, but he “made” me go – and I’m so glad he did. About 2 miles. In the heat. NOT a dry heat. Saw a young bunny and heard the cicadas buzz. Good for me. And always nice to go for a walk with the Mr. 5 months ago

kmom2468Paperwork - doing it!

Ordered copies of stuff that we need – should be here soon – and then can submit request and do some more “hurry up and wait.” Could be worse. I can’t complain. Keeping on keeping on! 5 months ago

kmom246820, 21, & 22!

Forgot to log, but I’ve been the last 3 out of 4 times. Yummy stuff! Blueberries in season – soooo goood! 5 months ago

kmom2468Thank you for your encouragement!

I do indeed have some tomato plants in pots right now. I had chickens before, and I do some canning. We are in the process of looking to buy a home now, so hopefully I will be able to dig in the dirt soon! Thanks so much for your encouragement and reminder that even small progress is good! 6 months ago


Yeah, not running again… :( started running again this afternoon… 6 months ago

kmom2468You can do it!

Many Blessing on your journey to a Brand New You! 7 months ago

kmom2468First of the tomatoes starting to ripen

“Gold Nugget” cherry tomato. 7 months ago


Missed the grand opening on Friday because I had to go in early to work; however, Tuesday could be a possibility! 7 months ago

kmom2468I won't be totally out of debt...

I will still have the debt for my life-saving surgery and a tiny bit of student loan, but bye-bye credit cards and vehicle loan. Everyone’s encouragement has been huge. This goal has been around for so long (since 2008), I thought it might not be possible! But it /is/ and my credit score is going up, and I /will/ be able to buy some land! Yay me! 7 months ago

kmom2468Thank you!

I can feel the weight lifting from my shoulders as the debts get paid off. 7 months ago

kmom2468Less than $1,000 left on the vehicle!

Yay! Yay! Yay! Once that is done, the rest of the credit card debt goes away in just a few payments. Debt to Income ratio will be NICE when we go looking for a mortgage pre-approval. :) 7 months ago

kmom2468Hubby & Son cleaned house for Mother's Day

Sweet! Dishes, bathrooms, sweeping, and more. They are afraid to touch my office. I don’t blame them. Don’t expect anyone to deal with that but me; however, nice to have clean kitchen counters, completely cleared bedroom floors, and both bathrooms squeeky clean. My boys love me. :) 7 months ago


Many Blessings as you continue to keep a beautiful art form alive in this day of electroniz wizardry!

kmom24682 more car payments!

We’ll be done by JUNE! 6 months early! Yay! Then going to go on vacation… and then going to attack last credit card. We are projected to be (except for student loan and my debt for incredible life saving miracle surgery) DEBT FREE OF COMMERCIAL DEBT before the end of the year! ... and THEN… we buy a house with some land? Fingers crossed! 7 months ago

kmom2468Roller Skates! Yes!

On the other hand, if you are coordination challenged, this might not be such a good idea… enjoy! 7 months ago

kmom2468Cedit score up 60 points

since I started this journey to clean things up. it’s as good as it gets! consider this Done! 7 months ago

kmom2468 11 months ago


This was a very useful site when I had chickens:
They have a magazine, too. Have fun! Can’t wait to have chickens of my own again!
Continued Blessings! 7 months ago

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