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Friday, March 18, 2011

Sometimes being a Grown-up is HARD!

I got my REWARD check today (a salary supplement in OK for child care providers in early childhood). I wanted to do something fun that I haven't been able to do in quite a while with some of it, but I chose to be a grown-up instead. LOL. We had our baby EF up to around $300 but some repairs on the Honda wiped that out. So I'm putting most of the money in the baby emergency fund. 10% I'm giving away, 10% we're using for a date night to thrift shops and supper, some of it goes to Tasha to pay for her prom dress (I had told her if she would pay for it, I would pay her back out of this check). Sometimes it's tough being a grown-up!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Just for Today

This is from the book I've been reading, he attributes it to Sibyl F. Partridge:

1. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that "most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be". Happiness is from within, it is not a matter of externals.

2. Just for today I will try to adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my family, my business, and my luck as they come and fit myself to them.

3. Just for today I will take care of my body. I will exercise it, care for it, nourish it, not abuse it nor neglect it, so that it will be a perfect machine for my bidding.

4. Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought, and concentration.

5. Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out; I will do at least two things I don't want to do, as William James suggests, just for exercise.

6. Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously, be liberal with praise, criticize not at all, nor find fault with anything and not try to regulate nor improve anyone.

7. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not to tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime.

8. Just for today I will have a program. I will write down what I expect to do every hour. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. It will eliminate two pests: hurrying and indecision.

9. Just for today I will have a quiet half-hour all by myself and relax. In this half-hour, sometimes I will think of God, so as to get a little more perspective into my life.

10. Just for today I will be unafraid, especially I will not be afraid to be happy, to enjoy what is beautiful, to love, and to believe that those I love, love me.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Enjoying a day off

Today I am enjoying one of my Spring Break days off. Josh is leaving for work in a bit, Tom's at work, and Tasha's in Norman so I get the house to myself for a while this afternoon. What exciting things am I doing on my day off? Well, I"m defrosting the freezer. LOL! I also went to Medford to take care of some business. We had never filed homestead exemption on our home and that can save us some $'s on our property taxes, so I finally did that. Gotta save those $'s where we can! I work Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, then I'm off again on Friday.

Goals for this week:
Get Tasha's financial aid paperwork submitted to the college
Work some more in the office, how does it get to be such a mess? UGH!

In other news, the Honda is back and we're waiting on news to see how much Josh's truck will cost to fix. He will pay for most of it, but we may have to help him out, depending on how much it is. I've been reading the Dale Carnegie book on worrying all weekend and will try to post some more wisdom from it this week.