Friday, January 4, 2013

How neat

What a cool coincidence. I just realized that the author of all of the beloved books from my childhood about Clifford the Big Red Dog and Emily Elizabeth were written by Norman Birdwell.  I've always loved that there was a little girl in the books with my name, that's part of the reason we named our "little red dog" Clifford.  But now, to realize that my newest part of my name is also part of the name of the author? That's just cool.

It's only 9:30AM....

It's only 9:30AM but I already have so much to happy about and thankful for since I updated yesterday. I know not every day will be easy but I figure I should capitalize on the happy things in my life.

- Last night I finished the second book in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. It was a fun read that has me looking forward to the next, and final, book in the trilogy.
- This morning I got out of the shower to hear my car on and a scraping noise. No, someone wasn't breaking into the house and stealing my car, Zach had defrosted my windows and scraped the ice off. God has definitely blessed me with a thoughtful husband.
- I weighed myself this morning and have somehow maintained my weight since last Monday, and didn't gain weight even though I ate like a piggy on new years eve.
- I get to go home tonight and relax for the next two days. I know that might not seem like a lot but we've been running around inessantly for the last 6-7 weeks, and starting in the next week or two I will start working Saturdays again for tax season. So two days of relaxation? PERFECT.
-  My mentor told me yesterday afternoon that if I get my hours in and don't have anything that needs to get out the door PRONTO I don't have to work on my birthday. Being an accountant with a birthday in tax season, that's no small feat.
- I painted my nails Sunday night, and even though I've worked 4 days this week (which tends to chip them becuase of all the typing) they still look almost near perfect.

Though I am trying to be positive, I think I just need to say this. I am really sad that I've lost my best friend. She made some awful choices, and I don't waiver for a second in thinking I made the right decision, but it's still sad. Losing your best friend of over a decade is never easy, but especially when so many of my other friends have moved out of town and into bigger cities... my support system jsut feels a lot smaller right now. And now that I've said that much, I'm going ot try and move on. I can't change the actions of another person so I shouldn't drwell on it.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy Thoughts :)

If you've known me long enough, you know I love New Years. I love the idea of trying to improve yourself or your life. I don't believe it has to be done on the first of the year, or even the first of a month, but there is something that appeals to my OCD side about starting a new year with new intentions. I've been thinking for the last few days about what I wanted to do this year. I can't think of any big things to accomplish or change, I've accomplished a lot of my immediate goals (for the time being). I think the rest will come more naturally, so I can't plan for them as well because they're things that kind of 'develop".

This year, due to some of the recent events in my life, I seem to be struggling with positivity. So after much though I've decided that for each day in 2013 I want to write down something positive, happy, or sentimental that happened that day. I am going to try and do this on my blog, but they might not come in daily posts, but maybe a weekly roundup.

January 1st, 2013

Today was wonderful because I slept in, wore my PJs til 1pm, and had waffles for dinner.

January 2nd, 2013

Today was special because I was able to get to Marshalls and pick out some new winter workout gear.

January 3rd, 2013

Today is exciting because I will finish "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth and start a new book by Lauren Oliver