What Are You Thankful For?

Day 7

-- Late church = sleeping in
-- Fasting + lack of appetite anyway = a number on the scale I haven't seen in a while (also LESS than the weight on my driver's license! Woot!)
-- A yummy Sunday dinner - roast, mashed potatoes, mushrooms...
-- The ability to walk around the block
-- Fall weather
-- A husband who likes to experiment with desserts


Today I am Feeling...

Pretty good, actually. Despite having to work for 3 hours, I was able to sleep in (8:15), and get some things done on my computer. We didn't do a whole lot today, and maybe it was helpful to not have to walk around a lot or be on my feet too much. But overall my body feels a little better (lower back is sore for some reason), and my mind too. Not having to stress about people at work, or anything else is pretty great. I kinda like that feeling!

~Day 6~


You've Got That One Thing

(that's a song...)

Day 4: What is one thing which makes you different?

One of the reasons I didn't answer this on the day I was supposed to was because I couldn't think of anything. I have a hard time thinking of things like this, so I chose not to answer. But then I thought of something...

I think one thing that makes me different is my work ethic (and I'm talking at work...haha, we won't talk about my work ethic at home...after a long day at work! ;) One thing I've noticed about people outside of what I'm used to, is that they just don't have the same work ethic as the people I knew and grew up with. Whether it was the girls I coached in volleyball, or the people I've worked with...it's just different. I like to think I learned it from my parents and coaches. I was taught if I was going to do something, do my best, work my hardest, and I've carried that with me.

I have had some frustration at the place I work for the past 2.5 years with people just not doing their jobs. I actually 'yelled' at someone once, because I was so frustrated. I've had multiple talks with my manager, and I'm grateful that he notices the type of work ethic that I have. Even if I'm having a crappy day, I go into my job to do my job. I'm not going to just hide behind my desk and do whatever I can to avoid the people that come in (though I sure would like to sometimes). I'm going to greet them, and do my job. If I'm feeling a bit sick, I'm going to go to work still. I'm not going to call in if I sneezed a couple of times. I like to think that I'm a good employee because I am reliable and I do have a good work ethic. It's kind of crazy to me that not many people have much of a work ethic...so I guess that's one thing that I feel makes me different.


Close Your Eyes

And daydream for a moment. What did you imagine?

Greg and I swinging in a hammock on the beach...watching our children play in the sand...because really, what's a daydream vacation without the ones you love? (What's any vacation really?)

...day 3...


The Best News ...

I've heard in the past week? You mean besides Seattle winning the game last night? How about $1.50 taco Tuesday at Costa Vida and totally cashing in? I have to say Cafe. Rio is much better but can't beat $1.50!

Yes..this is how awesome my life is that this is the 'best news.'

Also...day 2 accomplished.


Sometimes I Get Motivated

Sometimes I get really motivated and think, "Hey this would be cool to do." Well, now is one of those times.

Here's my daily blogging prompt...

List your morning rituals.

As of lately it's been such:
Wake up at 7:05...hit snooze...
Wake up at 7:10...roll out of bed
Put on some clothes (sweat pants and hoodie)
Go to the bathroom
Crawl back under the covers while Greg finishes getting dressed
Drive Greg to his 'job'
Get home, shower, eat breakfast, play on my kindle

Do my hair, put on makeup, and rush out the door.

Morning after morning. (Though I'd rather be getting up early than have to go to work at 11-6...)


In other news...
I'm not sure if I ever blogged about the time I had a rough day at work and came home and went to turn on the lights and they shorted out. Yeah, that was fun. This was only a few months after we were able to get it fixed. Well, it's been quite a while since that happened, and yesterday we learned that it was just some bad wires in the plug in our side room. Now we can turn on the kitchen light, the living room light AND the side room light. It's amazing. (though it also means that I don't have an excuse to NOT put up our Halloween lights...)

Last night we made some no-bake cookies. Yummy, right? They turned out amazing...until we actually ate them. They were not good. We couldn't figure out whether it was the peanut butter or the oats, until tonight when Greg opened the peanut butter. Yeah, it was bad. Smelled horrible. It only expired in 2009. Needless to say...we threw the cookies away.

And I also made a few old posts. I put them in order of when they happened just in case I ever print this blog into a book.
Trev & Ceara's Wedding
25th B-day & More
End of Summer 2011
And more to come!
Maira Gall