Sunday, April 3, 2011

One a day? For real?

I'm thinking about taking on another one a day kind of challenge. I don't know what yet... but maybe something will stick out to me. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 14

Today I mailed a package to my boyfriend overseas. I stuffed a flat rate shipping box to the point of bursting and took that ten pound sucker to the post office to send it on it's way. I hope that he gets it intact and that he enjoys what's in it. It drives me crazy though that he won't get it for 2 to 4 weeks... I can't wait to see what he says about the contents and a month is a long time to wait!!!!


Day 13

The gift of listening: that's what I gave today. Unfortunately a couple of my friends had really terrible days today and I spent some time listening to each of them. One of my friends is going through a divorce and is struggling trying to figure out how to keep her family together and the other has lost her job unexpectedly. I felt terribly sorry today that I couldn't do more to help everyone, and I felt thankful to have the blessings in my life that I have. I really wish those of you going through some hard times a lot of luck and blessings. I know that things will end up working out fine in the end... we just have to struggle through it a bit right now, but I hope you all know you can count on me to help with whatever I can give!

Best Wishes to everyone!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Day 12

Cheryl took me out to see a movie today--she won free tickets and let me share them with her! Before we left I went to her house and used her internet. I wanted to let her know I appreciated both the internet usage and the free movie--so I bought her popcorn (or rather our popcorn--I did share it!) and bought her drink... definitely got more than I paid for if you look at internet costs and movie tickets! Well worth it and hopefully she enjoyed it too!

Thanks Cheryl!

Day 11

Today was a crazy busy day! I went to the auction and met up with my cousin and her husband as well as my parents. My dad decided not to stay so he left my mom in my care and she and I bought up the place! Actually we didn't do too badly--my mom got a couple of things she really wanted. I picked up some fun random stuff, and we had a good day overall. I ended up taking my mom out for lunch as my act of giving today. She bought my random goodies at the auction and I wanted her to know that I really appreciated her just coming and spending time with me. Also after the auction we boxed up whatever we bought and didn't want and took it to give to my cousin. She then got to go through what was left and pick things for herself and also to keep the stuff to try to sell in a garage sale later. Hopefully it's a gift that gives her a bit more money down the road during garage sale season!

Best wishes!

Day 10

For today I decided to write a letter to my boyfriend to appologize. He's currently overseas and I had a bit of a hard day and kind of got more frustrated with him because I was just frustrated with my own stuff. So I wrote a letter to tell him I care about him and I'm sorry to put that pressure on him when he's so far away. I hope that he enjoys it when he gets it--although mail going overseas to a military base is ssssssssssllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!

I just want him to know he's always in my thoughts!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 9

Um... crabby city around here today! I'm in a terrible mood! Yesterday I fell down at the gym and totally felt foolish and then my dog stayed with my parents last night and my boyfriend is out of the country and unable to comfort me. Poor Lydia did all she could to get me through and make me stop thinking of how silly I was and it worked until this morning when I started just feeling grumpy and wanted to stay in bed all day long! I finally went to work though and the mood didn't end... especially after trying to have a phone conversation with the boyfriend in which I could only understand every 2nd or 3rd word he said because the connection was so bad. I was in a crappy mood anyway and really that didn't help.... although I realize that's exactly what he was trying to do. So in order to make it through the day I decided to get some Hershey's Kisses for myself and my coworkers. I just figure if I'm angry and frustrated today then they might be too! So I got some and put them on the table and already felt a little bit better. We started joking at work about how I was having one of those days where I just wanted to throw a tantrum, scream and stomp my feet, and then proceed to leave the building. My coworkers understood and agreed that they have those days too. After acknowledging things my mood improved, and one of the other ladies actually asked if I brought the chocolate and thanked me for it. Hopefully it helped her mood today too!