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happy new year!

1 Jan

i love new starts.  

2014 was a long but good year.

on the plus (+) side, both ROF and i have lost a considerable amount of weight.  it was a long, hard journey and we’ve got a lot more to go but it gives our 2015 resolutions a good start.

on the plus side again, we relocated back home to dallas.  sigh.  so good to be home.  where great friends and new adventures abound.  one of the friendliest places in the US, we’re glad to be welcomed back with open arms.

as “the appreciator”, i’m thankful for ROF’s exciting new position with a new company here in dallas.  he’s pumped and the opportunities are endless.

on the not-so-positive (-) side,  we had some pretty scary close calls in regards to health.  ROF’s blood clot and PE put him in the hospital for a week.  that was extremely scary.  i’m so thankful for him.

also, being stuck in the flooding in detroit for 9 hours was a moment in 2014 i’d like to forget.  you can read about that here.

back to new starts.

what has you excited for 2015?  i have my goals for the year set up in three categories: MIND/BODY/SOUL.  i’ll talk more about those later.  right now,

i need coffee.

making the perfect souffle and other missed resolutions

20 Feb

alright.  so it’s almost the end of february and i need a do-over.

might have been a leetle zealous with the new years resolutions.  first, there were the resolutions. then came “things i want to do in 2012”.  then finally, my post  do something for 30 days.

i forgot what i was going to do.   it is all too overwhelming now.  i’ve got plenty of excuses why too… went to vegas for sister’s birthday and got crazy. then came home and promptly got sick – pneumonia – and think i went a little brain dead in the meantime.  so do-over please.

in front of all of you, my fans, my supporters, my loyal reader (mom) i’m going to set up new things to accomplish this year.  and you can all hold me accountable.  i’m going to resolve to not call them resolutions.  i don’t know what to call them but let’s come up with something positive because sometimes i think that because you have resolutions it indicates that something is wrong with you that you have to fix.  and one of the hardest lessons for me to learn is that i’m loved just the way i am.   that phrase doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be constantly striving to learn and to improve yourself but it will always come back to this:

i’m already loved.

this goes much deeper than my husband loving me or my family.  it’s the kind of love that  fills that hole inside you that is so empty that you try to fill it with so many things:  food, over concentrating on your kids/job/self, drinking, and the list goes on.  if you want to know more about that, then click here.  otherwise let’s get back to the discussion at hand, shall we?

2012:

1. lose 50 pounds.  getting serious now.  i’m going to look really cute, so those that may be intimidated, watch out. i’ve got new gym shoes to show that i mean business.

2. make a perfect souffle. (they are low fat)

3. watch one TED video a week and document it.

4. to thine self be true.  take care of myself.  stop worrying or concentrating on other people’s happiness – get what i need for me to be successful/happy.  this will then rub off positively on ROF.

5. take a class that enhances this blog.  yep, i’m liking writing. 

6.  know where i want to be in 5 years.  this will take some time figuring out.  i’m really liking the idea of opening a modern day diner called griddlers -inspired by ROF’s really delicious grilled cheese sammies.

well, those goals don’t look so different from my original ones, but i feel so much more organized now.

appreciating me: new hope

2 Jan

happy new year!  don’t you just love new beginnings? 

i do.  i love a fresh start and january 1 is always a good time.  i used to love the first day of school too.  new shoes, new clothes, new teachers, new friends.  there is something about “new” that brings hope.

this isn’t going to be one of those negative posts that says “i always have good intentions with goals and resolutions but that goes away at the end of january”.  because i’ve really been looking forward to my resolutions/goals.  goals are one of the most important things that you can have in your life.  no matter how old you are, no matter how young – set your sights on something and go for it.  one thing i love about facebook is seeing people achieve their goals.  friends are running marathons, starting businesses, dating someone seriously, getting new jobs.

– oh, i started to tell you something –

i’ve been preparing for this time of year.  instead of joining a fad diet plan, i am digging into WHY i do what i do when it comes to food.  and i got myself an awesome accountability partner to talk to every week.  what else do i want to do?   i want to multi-task less.  also, i’m going to quit buying into the (quite dated) fad of being “busy”.  i don’t want to be busy anymore.  it sounds so tedious and mundane.  and we all know how much i hate that!  i want to live fully.  guess you could say i’ve had a bit of a jerry mcquire moment.  i’m going to nurture and take care of me – and my husband – and everyone else is going to benefit.  i’m going to learn how to savor life.  taste slowly, listen more intently, mentally capture moments and tuck them away for later.  oh, yeah, i’m going to organize my photos in a more timely manner this year.

one website i found/heard about is this one. 

it is creating 101 things you want to do in 1001 days.  these are not goals or resolutions – just little things you want to do.

i love the things people are putting on here.  see for example:

here are some of mine:

1. bake the perfect souffle  (thanks to my RISE book from sarah!)

2. create a book out of the photos i take in 2012

3. donate blood

4. pay for someone behind me

5. go to the old age home and play cards or talk with someone

6. go to all the “best” restaurants listed in d magazine

7. interview a famous blogger

8. learn photoshop

9. walk in the rain

10. learn backgammon and get real good

what would you have on your list?

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