Time

 

TIME

At the beginning of the year I made goals; goals to better myself.

I have let those goals slip.  

Lately, I hear a lot of “I don’t have time”, or “we’re running out of time”.  It’s been a bit annoying, really.  I kept thinking, “We have time for what we choose to have time for.  Priorities”.  

Then, I realized that’s what I’ve been doing!  Granted, my priorities have been rest, rest and more rest, lol, it’s no excuse.  Rest is for the weary.  This baby (37 1/2 weeks now) has been quite the little rascal in there, but I could CHOOSE to get off my rear and accomplish things.  OR, I could choose to sit and blog more.  That WAS one of my goals.

Today, I have straightened things around the house, worked (Mary Kay AND BeachBody), and I am now BLOGGING!  SEE!  Victory!!  😉

Or, I’m just having that burst of energy I keep hearing about.  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Make time for what is important.  Stop and reassess, from time to time, what IS important…it may change.  Time is a resource we cannot get back…use it wisely!***

Jump Out!

No, not out of the boat…  😉

Do you remember my very second post?!?  ~Try New Things

I was reminded of it tonight, and I thought I would re-share.

Wouldn’t it be SO easy to just sit back and do the same things, with the same people, all the time?  It would get so repetitive that we wouldn’t even have to think!  We could just get up and go, and we would not have a care!

But that’s not why we are here!

We are meant to go out; see new things; meet new people; do new things!

We never know who we might meet or help along the way…  We also never know when an unexpected stranger may help us!

So, to avoid the dull, and to grasp the opportunities life has for us…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Jump OUT! of your comfort zone!***

Day One

Not a bad day. 

The boys had a friend over (and me too), and that always makes for a more cheery day!  They had an absolute blast driving the new John Deer Gator around…  Silly Boys.  🙂

I started my workout: Brazil Butt Lift.  I did not complete it, but I did start, and WOW.  I am out of shape, have no balance left, AND all the jerking around??  HA!  It’s going to take me and my 21 week pregnant “butt” a minute to catch up to all this!  It will be worth it, though.  🙂

I bought a few books to read on my Kindle.  Some free; some cheap; all good.  😉  I even sat down and read a few pages of “Killing Jesus” this evening.  Still loving it!  

I got the boys a couple books to read, as well.  Bedtime story time.  😉  I found the cutest little kids devotional!  I have only sampled it, so far, but believe I will be buying it!  

Now, my blog.  🙂  I have found that I cannot do it all in a day, but…

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: If we work to set aside time for the important things, we can accomplish many things.***

~COLOSSIANS 3:2 SET YOUR MINDS ON THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE, NOT ON THINGS THAT ARE ON EARTH.

~Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Here’s to strengthening our minds, bodies, and faith in the new year!

New Year, New Kind of Resolution

I’m not going to resolve to get fit; I always fail.

I’m not going to resolve to stop all bad habits; I always fail.

I am going to resolve to work on me.  I am going to do my best to become a more well rounded Heather.  I am going to love people more.  I am going to help people more.  I am going to be a more patient and loving mother.

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From these things I hope to set good examples for my babies, family, friends, and strangers.

I would love to get back to doing the things I enjoy, again.  I love my blog, taking pictures, and I love to read.  Hopefully, more of that back in my life.  🙂

I hope to be more healthy.  I will never run a marathon, but I would love to finish a 5k.  Derek, Jr. asks me regularly if we can do the running where they throw colors at us, again.  I want him to keep those memories, strive to be healthy, and keep big dreams.

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I want to cut the junk out of my diet.  I think all the time, “I ate whatever growing up and I’m fine”.  No I didn’t.  We grew a garden, and we ate OUR veggies…and likely more deer meat than I realize.  Natural food.  I would like to get back to that.

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Two very important things will happen this year.  Our family will be whole again; our Daddy will be home!!

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AND shortly after that (hopefully), our family will grow!!  I may still be outnumbered, but at least I won’t be all alone.  Evelyn Isabella is coming!

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Twenty-thirteen wasn’t horrible, but I am DEFINITELY looking forward to the new year.  🙂

TO MY HUSBAND:  I RESOLVE TO BE LESS ELECTRONICALLY DEFICIENT.  :-/  I love you.

We had a nice little party tonight.  It was a great time, and the boys had a blast!  We made new friends!

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They are, of course, out for the night, and that’s ok.  I am blessed to have them sleeping beside me as I “ring in the new year”.  🙂

Tomorrow is a new day; a new year.  The veggie tray is coming out and the Brazil Butt Lift is going in the XBOX!  Healthy, more rounded family starts tomorrow!

Best Buy Shout Out

I finally did it!!!  I remembered to take my Kindle Fire in to get it checked out at Best Buy. 

It’s almost two years old, and it doesn’t charge correctly; sometimes it doesn’t charge at all…  It has been like this for quite a while, and I managed to sneak in right before my two-year warranty expired.  😉

I figured they would send it off and fix the plug area…  

NOPE!

They are sending it off and sending me a new one.  However, they are on backorder.  SO, if they cannot manage to get me a new one sent out within 15 days, they will issue a refund and I can BUY a new one…even upgrade!

How awesome is that?!??!  No questions…  No Stress… No hassle!!  I didn’t even need paperwork!  It’s all in their computer!!  

Just done!  🙂

You made my day Best Buy!!

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***McCrazy Daily Lesson: I rarely buy the warranty, but will DEFINITELY continue to shop at Best Buy AND buy the warranty…  **

Newest Journey

I am 17 1/2 weeks pregnant, and I started a workout program today: Brazil Butt Lift!  Yes!!!

I felt kind of silly doing measurements and before pictures….  I am going to measure AND look bigger in February…lol.

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Not the point, though.

With my first, I worked full time until 38 weeks… at which time everyone insisted I quit and rest before the baby got here…

With my second, I walked a three or four mile MOD walk at 35 weeks.  No problem.

With my third (now), I am AWFUL!  I get exhausted walking up stairs; daily activities wear me out!  Working forty hours a week (like with my first), YEAH RIGHT!  :-/

I do realize I am pregnant, and I do know I can’t push a NEW workout regimen TOO hard.  I do know all of this, but I am excited to start feeling better!!

Sixty squats? No problem!  :-/

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: There’s no better time than now to get healthy!!  Why wait?!***

(I do know Christmas cookies are hard to deny…  I said workout regimen; I did not say no holiday goodies!  😉

For giggles, here’s the before picture!

Warning…17 1/2 weeks pregnant and white as a ghost!  Shield your eyes!!

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What to Do When You Don’t Know What You Want to Do

 

I have a strange problem.  I want to work.   I want to do something worth while.  

I am raising and growing our children, and yes, I do know the importance of that.  However, I am still not used to sitting at home.  And what about when they are all in school??  

I am a L(icensed) P(ractical) N(urse).  I do have a career.  The hours of a nursing home, which is what I LOVE to do, aren’t very child friendly, though.  There’s also the fact that I haven’t worked in years, and by the time I do go back, I have no idea who MIGHT hire me….   :-/

I have thought and thought about other/possibly better choices, but I have no idea!  I do enjoy writing, but don’t even begin to know how to get that on a serious basis.  I think real estate would be fun, but I am not always a people type person…  I also have a hard time talking people into things…  You tell me no, well then, it’s no.   

What else??!?  I have no idea.

I am sure this will pass… I do this once a year, or so.  🙂  I’l.l just go back to loving and enjoying my babies and growing the extra one.  We find out what it is in 11 days!  So excited!!  We discussed and revamped names today.  I am very happy with both, boy and girl, names, now.  🙂 

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Good Night World.  Hope to talk to you, again, soon!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Go with the flow…  God will pop up and show you the way.  😉 ***