Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Let's Get Funky

I'm in a funk. It's been hard to get out of it too, but I think I'm on the upswing of it. Being sick for the past few days has been a minor set back.  The temple last week really helped. In fact, I'm dying to go back to get that peaceful feeling.

I remembered I have this blue day book. It's suppose to help you out when you have blue days. In it is a fill in section called a Blue Day Directory.  There are different sections for you to write in things that uplift you to help you get out of your funk or change your Blue Day to a bright day. Here is some of the Blue Day Directory with my lists. Just so you know I don't have it all filled out yet, so if you see I only have a few answers for a list of 10, you'll know why.

10 people who always cheer me  up
1. Christopher
2. Taylor
3. Madison
4. My mama

10 places i love to visit
1. Kids Kingdom
2. Harpeth River/Natchez Trace
3. The Beach
4. The Temple
5. Mama's House

My 10 Favorite restaurants
1. The Melting Pot
2. Ruth's Chris
3. Bucca Di Beppo
4. Chili's
5. Olive Garden
6. Pyramid's

My 3 favorite jokes
None so far!

My 10 Favorite movies
1. Sex and the city
2. Ever After
3. Labyrinth
4. Say Anything

My 7 favorite drinks
 1. Dr. P
2. Starbucks Vanilla Bean Creme Frappacino
3. Lemonberry slush extra strawberries from Sonic
4. Live Wire Mountain Dew
5. Orance Hi-C from McDonalds

My 10 favorite snacks
1. Ice Cream Shake
2. Taquitos
3. Cool Ranch Dorritos
4. Bold Party Chex Mix
5. Frosted Animal Crackers

10 things to do before i die
1. visit Europe with Chris
2. start my own business
4. Take dance lessons with chris
5. Go hanggliding
6. Live on the beach

10 favorite little luxuries
1. mani/pedi
2. Massage
3. new makeup for no reason
4. new slippers or socks

10 favorite places to shop
1. Hobby Lobby
2. Michael's 
3. Joann's
4. Goodwill 
5. Target

10 People I'd like to meet in person
1. James McAvoy
2. Taylor Lautner
3. Stephenie Meyer
4. Johnny Depp
5. Nicholas Sparks
6. President Monson

5 exotic adventures I'd like to have
1. Visit the galapagos islands
2. spend the night in an ice hotel

10 crazy thing I wish I had the nerve to do
1. Skydiving
2. Swim with sharks

10 books I'd like to read
1. Utopia
2. The actor and the housewife
3. a return tom odesty
4. Mr. Darcy's diary

10 Things I'd like to buy
1. bedroom set
2. embroidery machine
3. Surger
4. fancy camera
5. minivan or suv

5 favorite dream weekends
1. Florida with chris
2. new york with chris
3. disney world with the family
4. alaskan cruise with chris
5. cabin in mountains in east tennessee

10 favorite animals
1. Penguins
2. Puppies
3. Turtles
4. Elephants
5. Monkeys
6. Frogs

10 favorite CD's
1. Sixpence none the richer
2. No doubt greatest hits

10 favorite nights in
1. bubble bath
2. redbox movie and candy
3. just sleeping
4. getting panda and watching favorite tv shows

10 favorite memories
1. florida with just chris
2. Florida with chris and the girls

Okay, so this is a long post now... but this Blue Day Directory does really help to get me out of my funk and find things to uplift me.  Maybe there are something I can't do in an afternoon, but others are completely do-able... like a trip to Hobby Lobby for new super cute fabric, or popping in a good CD and dancing around the living room all crazy with the girls.

I think one great thing about this is it helps you to enjoy the simple easy things in life.  For me, it's reminding me to find joy in my girls or just sitting with Chris watching our shows. It reminds me that Dr. Pepper really is a delicious drink and that I have so many fun things to look forward to (our annual trip to FL for our anniversary.) 

Today - We're going to make a craft store run, I'm going to make a couple fun things with my sewing machine while I blast some No doubt and the kids all nap. Then dinner, my favorite tv shows with Chris, and some homework on my newly set up desk/work area!  Hopefully I'm well on my way to being funky Free!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Been a while

So it's been a long time since I posted.  My poor blog has been neglected. With everything there is to do, this is the last thing on my mind, but I'm home sick with only my own children here today so I figured why not.  There really isn't anything new, other than the fact that over the weekend I mostly finished cleaning and unpacking my room. I can now finally get to my craft/sewing/computer area and can stop using chris's laptop (though I'll probably still use it for school during the day.) I want to sew so badly, and have seen tons of new cute ideas, but I'm wanting to finish those previously started before I pick up new ones.  I have a few smaller projects for friends and family that need to be done, so those take priority. Also, I really want to get started on the girls quilts here soon.

Nothing else new really... other than some new bedding and a new TV stand... oh and the new apartment. We moved across the parking lot into a 2 bedroom. I got rid of alot of my stuff, and everyday I'm realizing there was stuff thrown away without my knowledge (I still love you though chris!)

I'm way excited for Time Out For Women to be here in a couple weeks. I am really needing this break and can't wait to be spiritually and emotionally uplifted and refreshed. I had a bit of it Friday night when me and 2 friends from church all went to the temple.  I also realized my recommend expires next month, so I'm gonna wear it out before I have to get a new one! Good plan huh?

I'm just jabbering now, so I'll go. As soon as I get my memory card back from my friend I'll post some pics. The girls are growing, and are coming out with new hilarious sayings daily! So yeah... Til Then!