Sunday, December 30, 2012
1. Get healthy...find the underlying cause of my medical problems and fix it! I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. Finally found the problems, and although I'm on oxygen every night, I am healthy and active again.
2. FINISH my dissertation; and it might kill me, but it will be done. Submitted! Waiting for my defense date in January or February.
3. Eat healthier and get back in shape. Started tracking what I eat...last-minute submission and pressure to finish kept me from working out.
4. Spend more time taking care of the little things that need to be done. Did better, could still use some work.
5. Focus more on family and friends...even if it is a phone call or email, I need to stay in touch with those I love and that love me. I think I did better at this...only my friends and family can truly answer it.
For 2013, instead of coming up with a list of resolutions, I have decided to follow the advice of My One Word and choose one word to guide me through 2013. My word is FOCUS.
I need to FOCUS on:
-Defending my dissertation
-Finding a job
-Getting in shape
-Friends and family
-Renovations and projects
I will be using this blog to keep myself in check with my One Word.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
-The tree is up; the beads are on...no ornaments yet.
-The candelabras are in the windows...nothing else
-That's it...the boxes are in the upstairs hallway
-Wrapping is about 1/3 done...all but 2 people are bought for--one I am taking shopping and the other is just too damned hard to shop for *Mom* ;-)
I love finishing decorating and shopping early so I can truly focus on friends, family, and the true meaning of Christmas!!!
Friday, November 16, 2012
Does anyone else feel like this snuck up on them? Are there still 12 months in a year, because it only feels like 6?
Monday, November 12, 2012
Thank you to all the veteran's who have served and are actively serving! I enjoy my freedoms and my lifestyle because of your choice to serve. God Bless all who serve/d in the military!
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
1. Is email "old" technology?
2. Are conversations at a gathering "private"? Should they not be shared on the Internet?
3. Do you get upset when someone you are with checks email, Facebook, etc.?
4. Is multi-tasking bad or good?
5. How do you / do you use Second Life?
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
No, I do not have children. No, I do not want children. Yes, I do like children. I am raising a dog.
OK...that seems a little harsh but at 41, almost 42, I am really tired of the questions. There are numerous reasons why I don't have kids...in no particular order:
1. My health
2. I got married later in life
3. Different priorities in life
4. Never had the desire
OK, so that last one is what always seems to cause a problem. I do believe on some level I never had the desire to have kids because I know that they could "inherit" my medical issues...after all they are birth defects and, while not hereditary, I run a much higher risk of having a child with the same problems or worse. Yes, medical treatment has come a long way in 40+ years, but still. My mother didn't know that this was even a possibility. I do. Wouldn't it be selfish of me to put a child through what I went through? I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy let alone my own child.
I didn't get married until I was 35...the time that counted, anyway. Definitely not a great time to start a family when the health risks are great for you and the baby. OK, so my baby survives but I don't. Not really fair to my child to have to grow up without a mother just because I wanted to be a mom.
I have been career-driven my entire life...even when I played Barbies I was the career Barbie, not the one with a bunch of kids. I didn't even own the little sisters so I wouldn't have to babysit.
OK, rant over. I just get so tired of the questions. My main gripe with these questions...even for my parents and D's parents...what business is it of yours. It is mine and D's decision alone, no one else has a say in whether or not I have kids...I don't care if they would be "your" grandkids....(not that this rant is about the parents...but if it's not their business, how could it possibly be anyone else's!)
P.S.--the parents, either set, have said nothing that was purely an example.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Of course, I don't really want to be stressed, but I am trying to write my dissertation, so yeah, stressed. It is the other four that I hope really work. So, do you think I'm even close? Also, what are your five adjectives?? (After all, it's no fun if you don't play!) ;-)
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I hope everyone has time to relax tomorrow and remember the true meaning of the holiday...not just the bunny and the eggs!
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I am spending most of my time writing and editing, but also attempting to keep the house in order and myself in shape...
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Found Motivation: As of Thursday there will only be two of us that sat for exams at the same time that will not have finished. And, I know the other person is on Chapter 4, whereas I have just started Chapter 2....
No more excuses about my health stopping me. I need to power through and focus!! My screen saver now reads "Focus, Write, Finish" -- hopefully this will help fuel my motivation to get this part of my life behind me so the rest can move forward.
Any, and all, encouragement welcome!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Wish me luck!!!!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I enjoy blogging so much and am thankful for all of my readers--past, present, and those yet to find me. I must love blogging, I have done research on it in the past and am currently writing my Doctoral Dissertation on the subject!
Monday, January 23, 2012
How is everyone doing?
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Hope everyone has a safe commute tonight.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Somewhat good news from the doctors...my ailments are not life-threatening. In fact, it seems my body is just over-reacting to symptoms that most people wouldn't even notice; i.e. if I have an extra heart beat my body starts to treat it as a past condition--atrial flutter--instead of just ignoring the extra heart beat and starts to respond as if the problem was larger. This means I just have to get used to it and deal with it. But I am allowed to start working out again!!! Yay! Even though we have a fully equipped gym in the basement, I may join a local gym for a couple of months...they offer a month-to-month membership...just so someone is around as I get started again.
Friday, January 6, 2012
I was blessed to have D home for almost 3 whole weeks over the holidays. He might have been working for part of it, but he was in the house and I got to see him. Now we are back to his crazy travel schedule.
2012 started the same way 2011 ended...I still have no answers on my medical issues and my symptoms aren't getting any better. I have slowed down my posts here because I hate to type "I don't feel good" posts all the time, but it's either that or "I'm writing my dissertation"...I need some outside interests or fun Soxy stories to tell you about. I will leave you with a picture of Soxy after playing in the snow.