Friday, August 17, 2012

Smoked Out!

I wish I could tell you that the photo below was just a light haze. In fact, it's a thick layer of smoke in town. I can barely fricken breathe.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

More About Goals

So, I thought about my goals yesterday. I'm not ready to post them, as I want to be 100% sure when I do post them. But, just so you know, I have been thinking about them!

Work is another story entirely. As you know, I am currently an inside sales and service representative - meaning I deal with customers on the phone and when the come into the branch. I had my last "performance excellence" (sounds a bit like corporate BS, don't you think?) meeting with my branch manager, and it went really well. We talk about my progress, and if I am improving or need to work on some parts of my job. Then, right at the end, he asks me where I want to go. Basically, in our branch, I could move up to outside sales (no thanks!) or branch manager. And I really hadn't given it too much thought. He told me that I need to think about it, because if I want to become the next branch manager, we need to start training me for it now. Floored me! Totally floored. I honestly hadn't thought too much about it because we have been so focused on John's career, and not mine for the past 5 years. Now it's time to think about what's best for me, and it's so strange!

Anyways, quick update. Need to get the branch open for the day! Have a good day all!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Setting Attainable Goals

Good morning world! A quick post because I should be getting ready for work, not blogging, or reading articles on

This morning, I read the article "Find Your Motivation" and I have to say, it makes sense. Quickly take a read.

I think, all this time, I have been making goals the wrong way. Instead of saying that I want to eat healthier by cutting out fast food and going out to restaurants, and that I want to exercise more to become healthy and avoid things like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol which are all prevalent in my family, I've been saying that I want to lose weight. And giving it a specific number, or jeans size, or whatever. What I should have been doing is making small, attainable goals that will become good habits, and will help me become healthier so that I can live a better life.

Now, I really should think about what I need to make into my first goal. Maybe 2 small goals to take me through to the end of the month, and see how that goes. I have been losing a bit at a time, which is great, but I haven't been exercising at all, and while we have been eating at home, it still hasn't been the healthiest.

Anyways, I should get ready to go to work, but I really am lacking the motivation there. Lots to think about on the work front as well - more later on that.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Wow, it has certainly been a while since I last posted! Not a lot has changed in my life. John and I bought a quad and have been having a blast playing around on it. It's only a 350, so it's almost too small for both of us, but the little Honda keeps on going!

John on his new toy
We had a really fun long weekend - what were you up to? We went camping at the VERY popular Muncho Lake. We showed up at 8 on Friday night, and had to take the very last spot in overflow - good little spot with a picnic table but no fire pit (not such a bad thing for me with my allergies!).

So beautiful! 

And of course, we ended up right beside the lake, right on the boat launch. It was amazing. John took Molly for a quad ride Saturday morning (took her for a long long run, is more the case) so I got a chance to sit on the dock, and meditate. It was so amazing. Want to see the view I had?

This obviously wasn't taken while I was meditating - Molly was out fetching her ball!

It was beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

Other than that, it's been great! John and I got home Monday, and started making a plan to eat better and work out more. Now, the workouts haven't happened as much as they should have, but we have been eating better, resulting in John losing about 8 pounds, and me losing 5.5 pounds since Tuesday morning. Pretty amazing! I know I've set goal after goal after goal, and I haven't really made any at all. I just want to live. I know, I know. I need to have goals, blah blah blah. I just want to enjoy myself, and I have been doing that. I think once we are back from Vegas, I will start working out hard and trying to lose more, but for now, I am so content with just being.

Ok, now, time to get some crocheting and housework done!! Have a fantastic weekend all!