Sunday, September 19, 2010

Peace and Quiet

To me there is nothing better than the occasional peace and quiet.  I love reflecting in quiet on my day.  In the evenings when I come home from work, I walk the dog and then love nothing more than to change into my comfy clothes and sit on the couch and read in complete silence for about 45 minutes.  This week I will not have anybody to come home to other than my animals and I couldn't be more happy.  My fur babies have been keeping me busy and entertained and showered in Love.  The best part of all is that they don't talk during the shows I like to watch on TV.

I am taking this time to start my diet so that I can loose the 50 lbs I pledged to drop by my next birthday.  I am have also started thinking about where I want to take my vacation.  I would love to go see snow as I have only seen it once in my life but I don't know about that.  I would also love to go to a small southern town.

Well that is all for now.  I am getting ready for the last walk of the evening and get some sleep for the busy week ahead.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010


As I sit here and think about what I have changed since I started I started this little experiment of mine.  I have only lost 2 lbs, but am formulating my game plan.  I have decided to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity so that I can do it on the weekends.  This weekend I will also be partaking in a Junior Achievement bowl-a-thon with some of my coworkers.  I have also pick a church to check out in my local area.  I have also started walking more with my dogs out in the neighborhood.  I sit here in my room with my dog on my lap excited for these changes.  I am hoping this will have a wonderful impact on my world and life.

Not much more to report on this end as there has not been much progress and there is not much new in my life that is exciting.

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Emmy and her dog Rudy

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The fall means pickles!

I spend the better part of fall helping my sister with the craft shows that she signs up for.  Now these are not your grandmother's craft shows.  They are usually called Indie Craft shows and they are awesome (except for the few stinky hippies, which scare me a little).  The main thing that my sister started with and is still a big seller for her are her pickles.  We sell four different types of actual pickles along with some other pickled items and jams.  While my sister has branched out to other non edible items, it is the pickles that consume our time and keep the customers looking for us.  

I spent last saturday and today in our church's kitchen making pickles.  It has gotten to the point where pickles have officially started taking over at least half of our weekends.  Next weekend I will be spending my sunday in the church kitchen again canning more pickles and making jams.  The first weekend in October marks our first show of the season.  We will spend every weekend either selling our wears or making wears from now until the second weekend of December. 

I love making pickles and selling pickles with my sister as it allows me to get out of the house and spend time with my sister, who is my best friend.  This does pose a problem with my resolution to change things around by my 27th birthday.  I think it will throw a new dynamic into everything and make me focus a little more on what I truly want in life or it could send me into a tail spin.  Only time will tell.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Little known fact

Well since I am only two weeks into changing things, I have not accomplished much.  I have compiled a list local churches and have started looking into organizations that I want to volunteer with.  

Now onto a little known fact about me, unless you knew me in middle and or high school.

I was completely and utterly obsessed with pop music, more specifically boy bands.  I still retain a vast collection of random and obscure pop music, including many of my personal favorite, Nsync.  I will even break the CD's out occasionally and jam out in the car, as that is the best place for it.  Surprisingly, I still retain the song lyrics after all of these years.  During my high school years, I spent a small fortune on CD's 100's of them total, concerts $65+ for nose bleeds, movies, magazines, books, pictures and other random fan memorabilia.  Ok, now I have let you in on one of my little know secrets about me and I am starting to feel better having purged that information.  

I know it not something really big, but hey I just met you all and we are just starting to reveal things about each other.  Well I am signing off now, it is time to give myself a manicure and get some sleep for work in the morning.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

The List

So as a part of my plan to change some things in my life by 27 I put together a list of goals.  Here is the list for the world to see.  I am hoping that this will help hold me accountable.

Here is the list in no particular order:
-Volunteer regularly
- Find a church that I like and go regularly
- Find things to do that make me happy
- Become more active
- Lose at least 50 pounds
- Look for somebody to share my life with
- Shop Less
- Save at least $1000
- Take a vacation

I am hoping that working on these items will assist in making big changes by my 27th Birthday.

Signing off for now