Journal Time…Sept 20-26

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Sept. 20th

Question? What’s your favorite television show?

2012

I have so many! NCIS is at the top!

2013

I do have a long list but it is still NCIS by far. I love the characters. They are fun. I will miss Ziva when she leaves the show soon.

2014

I bet it was till NCIS. LOL

2015

Love Blacklist! New top favorite! But I still love all the NCIS and CSI shows.ย  I should have went to school to be a CSI! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sept. 21st

Question? Where do you think your road is going?

2012

In a good way. Going to succeed.

2013

It’s going slowly but that’s ok. I’m not rushing and messing it up. I believe it is good.

2014

none

2015

A much better direction than about five years ago. I’m happy just getting a little bored at home. I think I need a part time outside job to mingle with people. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sept. 22nd

Question? What shocking news have you recently learned?

2012

None.

2013

I do not have any shocking news. I believe that is good though.

2014

none

2015

None. Nothing shocks me anymore. It’s a crazy world anymore.

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Sept. 23rd

Question? Write down a quote for today.

2012

Be True To Yourself.

2013

Reach For The Stars.

2014

none

2015

Anything Is Possible.

Sept. 24th

Question? When was the last time you went dancing?

2012

Way too long ago. Forget when it was.

2013

I do not know. I use to dance a lot. I do miss it. I was on my high school dance team. Always made me happy dancing.

2014

none

2015

In my mind, today. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL I miss dancing. Hubby and I use to in the beginning ofย  our marriage. Hope to start again someday soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sept. 25th

Question? Do you plan, or are you flying by the seat of your pants?

2012

Half plan, half fly! ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

There are certain things I plan and other things I do not. I don’t like to plan everything cause things happen and I don’t want to be disappointed.

2014

none

2015

A little of both. Plan the bigger things as much as possible. Day to day can be flying by the seat of my pants. ๐Ÿ™‚

All 4 Kids Fallย My kids when they were younger. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sept. 26th

Question? Today was amusing because _______

2012

Kids are funny.

2013

The cats were being goofy. They were chasing each other and running into things. Lazy was pushing things off the end table. ๐Ÿ™‚

2014

none

2015

Hubby was home, enough said. ๐Ÿ™‚ He makes me smile and laugh. The boys enjoy him picking on them and that’s fun to watch.

Journal Sept 6 – 12th

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Sept. 6th

Question? What was the last online video clip you watched?

2012

On writing a novel by using plotting.

2013

It was a YouTube video on writing. I am always watching short information videos by other authors. It helps to learn what works and what doesn’t.

2014

None

2015

Art Journaling videos. I’m getting ideas to do family albums with the journaling art.

Sept. 7th

Question? What’s the newest thing you’re wearing today?

2012

I have nothing new. LOL

2013

My grey shorts. They are comfy, stretchy and got them on clearance for $4.00! Yay for markdowns! ๐Ÿ™‚

2014

None

2015

Nothing. I haven’t bought me clothes in a couple years. If it fits and looks good I wear it forever. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sept. 8th

Question? Who are you jealous of?

2012

Those who have big families like Aunts, Uncles, cousins, grandparents, etc and that they still get together for weekends and holidays.

2013

I’m actually letting go of jealous feelings. They interrupt your life and are not good.

2014

None

2015

I’m not. Jealousy causes problems. Best to not have it in your life. Let go.

Sept. 9th

Question? What comes to mind when you think of fear?

2012

Dying before I’m 80.

2013

Losing a close family member or friend. Always a sad thing to go through. It is happening more in our family as I get older. The part of growing old that sucks. ;(

2014

None

2015

My kids being unhappy and feeling alone. Kids drifting away from us. Kids not being a huge part of the family circle.

Sept. 10th

Question? This is utterly confounding ______

2012

Money. It really does make the world go around.

2013

Government. Always. Doesn’t matter what party. Needs to go back to basics and for the people. A smaller group.

2014

None

2015

People who are close minded. They see only their side and not anyone else’s. World is becoming scary.

Sept. 11th

Question? What advice would you give to a second-grader?

2012

Be nice to others. Love your family. Play. Learn.

2013

Don’t bully. Respect adults. Love your family. Learn. Play cause someday you will not get to play as much.

2014

None

2015

Do your work. Respect others. Play outside lots. Listen to your parents. Never bully, it hurts.

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Sept. 12th

Question? What are you chasing at this moment?

2012

My dream to be a writer.

2013

I am chasing my dream to publish my first novel.

2014

None

2015

To be a better person. To be a writer. Enjoy life. Be healthy.

That Journal Thing, Week Aug. 9-15th

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August 9th

Question: Write down your last sent text message.

Year 2012: nothing.

Year 2013: I deleted it. Usually don’t text much. No one texts me much either. ๐Ÿ™‚

Year 2014: nothing.

Year 2015: It was a smiley face to hubby. We do that a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚ Only texts I do is hubby and kids. Once in awhile a friend. Call me unsociable on the phone. ๐Ÿ™‚

August 10th

Question: What are you running from at this moment?

Year 2012: Oberlin. Small town life. Want a change for a while. New opportunities. Still like the small town just want something different for awhile. Running from a broken house there. Will be nice not living in it while fixing it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Year 2013: How much weight I have gained since high school. I guess running from mirrors. ๐Ÿ™‚

Year 2014: nothing.

Year 2015: My bathrooms! LOL…they need cleaned bad! Well, they are not gross. I just find other things to do. LOL

August 11th

Question: How many stamps are in your passport?

Year 2012: Do not have one. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Year 2013: None

Year 2014: None

Year 2015: None still. Probably never will have one. Bummer. I would love to travel, but time and money blocks that!

August 12th

Question: What is your resolution for tomorrow?

Year 2012: Get organized! Pack!

Year 2013: Edit my novel. Step it up and get busy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Year 2014: Nothing.

Year 2015: Clean those bathrooms. LOL I have three of them. Yep still putting it off. ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course write. Always write.

August 13th

Question: What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning?

Year 2012: Sleep in a little. Family time. Chill. Relax. ๐Ÿ™‚

Year 2013: Chill out. Big breakfast. Watch TV with the hubby. Watch son bowl during season. Other son play football.

Year 2014: blank.

Year 2015: Chill with the hubby and kids. During school year the son and I go to bowling. He bowls on a city league that earns scholarship money. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And this year the youngest son will be playing tackle football for the school.

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August 14th

Question: Did you complete your to-do list for the day?

Year 2012: Nope. Rarely do.

Year 2013: Nope. Some done. My lists are usually LONG. I got emails read, laundry for boys done, YMCA, read blogs, and wrote a blog. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Year 2014: blank.

Year 2015: No. A little bit done.

August 15th

Question: What do you like best about your body today?

Year 2012: My hair. I recently got a hair cut.

Year 2013: Well…that’s a bad question! LOL I suppose my legs. Only a few old lady markings but in good shape. Exercising again. Soon look even better everywhere. ๐Ÿ™‚

Year 2014: blank

Year 2015: I’ve lost about 20 lbs on my own and have kept it off for over a year. Now to lose 20 more. ๐Ÿ™‚

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That Journal Thing Again…June 14-20, 2015

summer fun 015ย What my journal looks like. Spans five years. 2012-2016.

As I take a look in my journal, I see lots of empty spaces during the first six months. I would think that would be a better time to write than during the last when all the holidays happen.

Weird.

Maybe I have more to write about then. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will add a goal to do better at writing in it and add a post once a month or twice. I don’t think I want to fill up my blog with every week, that is a lot of entries. ๐Ÿ™‚

June 14th – question?ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ย Did you exercise today?

2012ย ย ย  Actually did walk on treadmill for 20 minutes and sweated like crazy. I am trying to do regular exercise because it does make me feel better.

2013ย ย  Blank.

2014ย ย  Nope. I thought about it. Should have done it. Motivation was nowhere to be found.

2015ย ย  A little. Played in the front flower garden. Pulled weeds, removed the old mulch, and placed stone pavers down.

June 15th – question?ย ย ย ย ย  What’s your favorite gadget?

2012ย ย  The apps I have downloaded on my phone. Love them. It helps to keep track of things. Organize. Budget. Awesome. I use the apps more than call or text.

2013ย ย  Blank.

2014ย ย  My favorite would be my NOOK! I love it! I love it for all the apps. I love it for reading new authors that I would not have known about. ๐Ÿ™‚

2015ย ย  My Galaxy Note 3 phone. I like the apps as always. It is nice being able to look stuff up on the internet on the spur of the moment. Love the camera! Lots of cool features.

June 16th– question?ย ย ย ย ย  What makes you cynical?

2012ย ย  Fake friends. Especially when they are only out for themselves. Makes me want to disappear and hide in my own little world.

2013ย ย  Blank. Thinking it was not a good year. ๐Ÿ™‚

2014ย ย  “distrustful of human nature”, mocking. When someone you thought cared about you ends up not making an effort to be there when you need them most. Trust disappears.

2015ย ย  Fake people. People who lie a lot. People who ignore me.

June 17th– question?ย ย ย ย ย ย  The best hour today was_____. Why?

2012ย ย  7pm. Eating pizza with my boys. Nice to eat together. Plus Shay will be at college soon and not eating with usย as much.

2013ย ย  Blank. Shock!

2014ย ย  5pm. Being at the movies with the boys and then eating afterwards at IHOP. Spending time with them. It was Shay’s treat which made it even better. ๐Ÿ™‚ We had fun and got out of the house.

2015ย ย  6pm. Watching the boys play baseball. Love baseball.

June 18th– question?ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  What’s the last meal someone cooked for you?

2012ย ย  Have to be when hubby was home on R&R in May. It was his favorite mac & cheese with hamburger in it. Miss him. Deployment almost done.

2013ย ย  Blank.

2014ย ย  Monday Shay made the sloppy Joes while I caught up on dishes. It was yummy and simple. He is learning.

2015ย ย  A few weekends ago hubby cooked supper. I’m usually the one cooking.

June 19th– question?ย ย ย ย ย ย  What was the last personal letter you received?

2012ย ย  Gosh can not recall. Have had cards but not much wrote in them and those were from hubby. I think last letter was Farra when she went to school in Colby.

2013ย ย  Blank.

2014ย ย  It’s been since Christmas and that was a newsletter type letter. We get mostly junk mail. Blah.

2015ย ย  Last week from a LetterMo pen pal! Love pen pals. Now I need to return writing to her.

June 20th– question?ย ย ย ย ย ย  Write the first sentence of your autobiography.

2012ย ย ย I am a creative but quiet woman who loves adventure.

2013ย ย  Blank.

2014ย ย  Who am I?

2015ย ย  Once upon a time I was a social butterfly, then I preferred the quiet life.

Journal Dec 29-Jan 3 2015, That 5 Year Thing Again.

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December 29

Question: What are your top three wishes?

2012: To be loved, Peace between all of us, All of us to be healthy.

2013: A close family, Everyone healthy in the family, The family happy in their lives.

2014: Close family, Healthy family, Accomplished family.

December 30

Question: List what you’ve eaten for the past week.

2012: turkey, turkey, and more turkey. Love turkey sandwiches and lots left over from holiday. ๐Ÿ™‚

2013: Turkey and too many trips to fast food hamburger places. We were lazy to cook after Christmasย when the turkeyย ran out.

2014: Lasagne, salad, cucumbers, donuts, Pepsi, hamburger, chicken, little smokies, chili, candy, eggs, cereal, cookies. Did much better this holiday with the variety. ๐Ÿ™‚

December 31

Question: What is your most cherished memory of this year?

2012: My oldest son graduating from high school. ๐Ÿ™‚ Two graduated, two more to go!

2013: Finding out the daughter did get her Associates of Arts Degree from college. She achieved some of that while being deployed and stressed!

2014: Spending major holidays with kids and hubby. It won’t always happen as the family grows.

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January 1

Question: What is your mission?

2012: To have more energy to do the things I need and want to accomplish. I will finish everything I start this year and some past starts! ๐Ÿ™‚

2013: To write and publish my first novel. To make some money writing. To lose 50lbs.

2014: To love my family, be healthy, and provide for them. To get that first book published. Get over the fear of people not liking it.

2015: To be healthy, happy, and accomplished! ๐Ÿ™‚ To lose another 30lbs. I lost 20lbs last year! Yay!!!

January 2

Question: Can people change?

2012: People can change but they have to want to change. And some change without trying to or noticing that they did. They have to care to change for themselves first.

2013: I believe they can if they really want to. It helps when people are there to believe in them.

2014: Yes, but others need to open their eyes and see that it is possible.

2015: Yes, hopefully for the better. The other way is not so good.

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January 3

Question: What are you reading right now?

2012: Scarlett— love it! Had to read it after finishing Gone With The Wind. I had to know what they hoped would happen. The two authors’ writing is different but I enjoyed them.

2013: Several books at once. I never thought I would do that. Love reading again. Goal for year is 40 books.

2014: One book and one ebook. Goal is 52 books this year. (I only read 25, bummer.)

2015: One book and one ebook. I like the change from the electronic to the real deal of a book. Soon my creative cave will be done and I can bring the rest of my books from our other house. I use to buy them all the time but most I have never read. I have well over 1000 books. ๐Ÿ™‚ I will probably bring only the hardback ones and the series paperback. I have tons of Harlequin books but think I will keep them at the other house. Way too many to bring here. Plus, need something there to read. ๐Ÿ™‚ Goal this year is 40 but secretly hoping for more.

Journal June 22-28th

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June 22

Question? What’s the last movie you saw in a theater?

2012

None.

2013

Dang, I must have been really boycotting the theater, none again.

2014

Yay, a movie! Just last night hubby and I went to see A Million Ways to Die in the West. Funny but very adult humor. Good date with the hubby.

June 23

Question? When was the last time you cried?

2012

This week, my dad died from cancer. I had not seen him since 2009. My hubby and daughter are deployed so I am really alone for a shoulder to cry on. My younger boys are here but they didn’t really know him that well. He was a grandpa and dad that popped in usually around the holidays or when he needed a place to stay. I sure miss him though.

2013

I assume no crying! ๐Ÿ™‚

2014

Heck, I cry all the time. Dang hormones. My eyes even water when I laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚ Otherwise, nothing bad has happened in awhile. Thank goodness. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

June 24

Question? What’s your next social engagement?

2012

I have no social life.

2013

Still no social life. But that is ok. I have my kids and hubby.

2014

Does meeting with the realtor count as a social thing? LOL If so, that is next Tuesday. I am excited to look at houses. We need more space.

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June 25

Question? Who is your closest companion?

2012

The cats right now until the hubby is home from being deployed. LOL. Boys are usually hanging with their friends which is good. No close friend or family. I am a hermit so to speak. Just me and my books. ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

Maybe I was enjoying a companion and forgot to write. ๐Ÿ™‚

2014

I would say the cats. They are always wanting my attention. Hubby is on the road and not home much. Boys stay busy with friends and games.

June 26

Question? What’s your biggest indulgence?

2012

Pepsi everyday! I love books and computer stuff. I love art supplies. I’m a sucker for art supplies. ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

Must have been busy indulging. ๐Ÿ™‚

2014

Food! I love food! Eating out is our entertainment. Next would be books and art stuff. I am cutting back on Pepsi but do enjoy it. ๐Ÿ™‚

June 27

Question? When was the last time you ate pizza? What kind?

2012

Pizza Hut with the boys this month. Pepperoni is our favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

I was busy eating pizza. ๐Ÿ™‚

2014

Last Saturday night. It is usually a weekly thing. I eat hamburger so Jessup can have his favorite. The others eat pepperoni. ๐Ÿ™‚

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June 28

Question? If your mood were a weather forecast, you’d be _______.

2012

Gloomy with no chance of sunshine. Hubby and daughter deployed.

2013

I bet I was enjoying the weather. ๐Ÿ™‚

2014

Mostly sunny with a bit of clouds because hubby is on the road currently.

 

Journal June 15-21

 

June 15

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Question? What’s your favorite gadget?

2012

The apps I have downloaded on my phone. Love them. Keep track of things, organize, and budget. Awesome! I use these more than I call or text on my phone.

2013

I guess I was gadget-out! ;(

2014

My favorite would be my NOOK! I love it! I love it for all the apps. I love it for reading new author books that I would not haveย been able to read otherwise. ๐Ÿ™‚

June 16

Question? What makes you cynical?

2012

Fake friends. Especially when they are only out for themselves. Makes me want to disappear.

2013

I guess nothing made me cynical, amazing.

2014

One dictionary says, distrustful of human nature, mocking. Hmmm. I don’t like when someone you thought cared about you ends up not making an effort to be there when you need them. Trust disappears.

June 17

Question? The best hour of today was _____. Why?

2012

Eating pizza with my boys. Nice to eat together. Plus, Shay will be going to college soon and will not be eating with us too much except visits.

2013

I guess I did not have a best hour today. Maybe they were all the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

2014

Being at the movies with the boys and then eating afterwards at IHOP. Spending the time with them. It was Shay’s treat which made it even better. ๐Ÿ™‚ We had fun and it got us out of the house. ๐Ÿ™‚

June 18

Question? What’s the last meal someone cooked for you?

2012

It was when hubby was home on R&R in May. He is currently deployed. He made Mac&Cheese with hamburger in it. His favorite that he likes to make. Sure miss him.

2013

Guess no one cooked for me.

2014

Monday Shay made the sloppy joes while I caught up on dishes that go in the dishwasher. It was yummy and simple. He is learning. ๐Ÿ™‚

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June 19

Question? What was the last personal letter you received?

2012

Gosh, I can not recall. I have had cards but not much is written in them. I think maybe the last letter was Farra when she was at Colby going to college last year.

2013

Obviously, no letters arrived.

2014

It’s been since Christmas and that was a newsletter type letter. We get mostly junk mail. BLAH.

June 20

Question? Write the first sentence of your autobiography.

2012

I am a creative but quiet woman who loves adventure.

2013

I have no words.

2014

Who am I?

June 21

Question? What do you want to know better?

2012

I want to be more fluent with my design software. This way I can get jobs or sell products.

2013

No entry.

2014

I want to know more about Illustrator. I have the software but have yet barely touched the surface of it.

Edgar-Loo-doodleย I made this in Illustrator. My writing muse! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

Journal June 8-14

 

Time to journal post again. ๐Ÿ™‚ Took a break for a few months.

June 8

Question? What makes you miserable?

2012

When my family does not appreciate what I do for them. It may be little things but a nice thanks would be appreciated and not a sarcastic one either. ๐Ÿ˜‰

2013

No entry. Guess I was not miserable. ๐Ÿ™‚

2014

I do not like when people put others down. Makes me wonder why they think they can do that. Makes me miserable thinking about the why.

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June 9

Question? What makes a good friend?

2012

Someone who listens and cares. The friend that is there for you. A friend that wants to spend time with you.

2013

No entry. I think I went into hibernation from friends.

2014

A good listener! I have too many that only tell me their problems and do not care to listen to mine. I begin to tell mine and they interrupt with telling me theirs. I of course stop talking about mine and listen.

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June 10

Question? How many cups of coffee did you drink today?

2012

None! I am not a coffee drinker. I do love Pepsi! I had one. I drank water at the show. ๐Ÿ™‚ Go me.

2013

No entry. Must mean no caffeine so I had no energy to write in here. ๐Ÿ™‚

2014

Dislike coffee! Zero! Don’t like the smell of it either. Now, I do love Pepsi. I have had one today! Trying to limit my intake because of the sugar. I don’t think I will ever completely rule out a Pepsi but at least cut back. ๐Ÿ™‚

June 11

Question? What is your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?

2012

Go on a date with my hubby. It does not happen too much anymore. I believe it has been replaced with the whole family going to a movie or out to eat. ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

No entry. I must have been on a date! ๐Ÿ™‚

2014

Movie and a pizza with the family! Usually we rent the movie and bring the pizza home. Once in awhile we go to the movies. We love to do that but it really adds up in cost because we love to get popcorn and a drink. ๐Ÿ™‚ Did you know they sell beer at movies now? Crazy! I like a good beer now and then but I think that is going a bit far.

June 12

Question? Is something in your way? Can you move it?

2012

That thing called procrastination! Yes I can move it. I may not everyday but if I set goals I can usually succeed.

2013

No entry. Procrastination did not get moved today.

2014

Motivation, lack of! It goes in spurts with me. Right now it flew out the window. Yes I can move it, just need to set those goals.

June 13

Question? Something that made you worry today…..

2012

I worry about my boys growing up to be caring and energetic men. I think electronics rule their lives too much. Makes them lazy and not get involved in what is going on around them.

2013

No entry. No worrries?

2014

I worry that my kids and hubby will not be happy. Depression seems to be widespread in this world anymore. I hope it will not happen to any of them. Scary what depression can do someone.

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June 14

Question? Did you exercise today?

2012

I sure did! I walked on the treadmill for 20mins. and sweated like crazy. I am trying to do regular exercise. I do enjoy it. It’s just that motivation thing showing up again.

2013

No entry. I’m hoping I was too tired from exercising to write one. ๐Ÿ™‚

2014

Nope. I thought about it. My app told me to. I should have. Motivation did not show up.

 

Journal Dec 26th – Jan 1st

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Dec 26th

Question? On a scale of one to ten, how spontaneous were you today?

2012

A big 1 ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a lazy day of watching TV with the hubby and doing absolutely nothing.

2013

Big 1 ๐Ÿ™‚ The day after Christmas is almost always just chilling at home. We watched some movies and barely moved from the couch.

Dec 27th

Question? When was the last time you felt at peace?

2012

I feel at peace now. I couldn’t say that a year ago. Things are going good. ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

A couple weeks ago. We have had some mild family issues lately. We will get through it though and feel peace again. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dec 28th

Question? Snuggle down or go out and play?

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2012

Snuggle down. A nice warm blanket.

2013

Snuggle! It’s a bit chilly out today! ๐Ÿ™‚

Dec 29th

Question? What are your top three wishes?

2012

1. To be loved by my family. ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Peace within my family. We’ve had some years of no peace.

3. All of us to be healthy because then we will be happy.

2013

1. A close family. We have been the closest this fall than any other time in a long time. ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Everyone healthy in the family. No sadness.

3. The family happy in their life decisions. ๐Ÿ™‚ No feeling sorry forย oneself.

Dec 30th

Question? List what you’ve eaten for the past week.

2012

Turkey, turkey, and more turkey. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love turkey sandwiches from leftovers of Christmas dinner.

2013

Turkey. Too many trips to fast food hamburger places. We were too lazy to cook after Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dec 31st

Question? What is your most cherished memory of this year?

2012

My oldest son graduating from high school. ๐Ÿ™‚ Two kids done, two more to go. Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

Finding out the daughter did get her Associates of Arts degree from college. She achieved some of those credits while being deployed and stressed out. She is a strong woman! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jan 1st

Question? What is your mission?

2012

To have more energy to do the things I need to do and want to accomplish.

I will finish everything I start this year. ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

To write and publish my first novel. To make some money from writing. To lose 50lbs.

2014

To love my family, be healthy, and provide for them.

To get that first book published. Get over being scared of publishing and no one liking it.

It matters that I like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is my year. I must believe that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Journal Dec 19th – 25th

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Dec 19th

Question? If you could change one thing about today, what would it be?

2012

My energy level. I need to be more fit.

2013

I wish I was further on my books. I wish I had one published already.

Dec 20th

Question? What is your dream vacation?

Lighthouseย (Bing.com photo credit)

2012

A warm place enjoying the beach and all the kids with us.

2013

I would love a trip for hubby and I. It would be great to tour the castles in Germany together.

Dec 21st

Question? If you could be the best at anything, what would it be?

2012

All things creative! Writing and artistic. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for? ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

The best person ever. I want to be nice to people. I want to be a good mom and wife. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dec 22nd

Question? Did you meet someone new recently? If so, who was it?

2012

No, I haven’t. I stay home mostly.

2013

No, I’m a non-social person right now. I think that will change this next year with an outside job. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dec 23rd

Question? What’s your favorite cereal?

2012

Mini-wheats! Love them! ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

I’ve been loving raisin bran lately. Good for me also. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dec 24th

Question? Write down a recent transition.

2012

Adapting to living in a bigger town again. ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

The boys being in different schools for the first time. Or is that their transition? ๐Ÿ™‚

Dec 25th

Question? Write down five words that describe today.

Merry-Christmas(My creation)

2012

Happy. Loved. Stuffed. Laughs. Special.

2013

Loved. Stuffed. Disappointed. Laughs. Worried.