Journal Aug 22-28

Aug 22

Question? What can’t you forget?

2012

My dad’s suffering. Illness and loneliness.

2013

All my bad decisions. I am learning from them and that helps to deal with them.

Aug 24

Question? Yes or no: everyone should have a backup plan.

2012

Yes.

2013

Yes, because life throws lots of curve balls and you need to deal with them. A backup helps ease the curves.

Aug 24th

Question? Write your recipe for creativity.

2012

Just do it. Try. Practice. Learn. Observe.

2013

You won’t know if you don’t try. Learn. Observe. Create.

Aug 25

Question? What would you like to tell your father?

2012

I wish you had made better choices, so you could have been a part of my life and my family’s.

2013

I miss you and love you. I wish you were here as long as you weren’t suffering. Our time was too short.

Aug 26

Question? What’s the best part about your life right now?

2012

Being with the hubby and kids. Healthy. Happy.

2013

Healthy. Happy. Family. Spending time together. Learning together. Love.

Aug 27

Question? When was the last time you worked out?

2012

LOL. June.

2013

I slumped off this week. Bad me. Last was Thursday. Much better than years before though. 🙂

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Question? How would you describe your victory dance?

2012

Shake that booty!

2013

Jump for joy and shake the booty. 🙂

Journal Time…July 18-24

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(Taken at Milford Lake close to our current home.)

July 18
Question? What are the ingredients for a perfect day?
Year 2012
Positive thoughts. Sunshine. Happy mood. Good self esteem. Full tummy. Pepsi. Someone to socialize with.

Year 2013
Sunshine. Family. Friends. Chocolate. Pepsi. Water. Warm. Laughs. Fun.

I like how sunshine and Pepsi stays on the list! 🙂

July 19
Question? What do you need to throw away?
Year 2012
Negative thoughts. Bad memories. Clutter in the brain as well as the home. Bad debts.

Year 2013
I need to go through all my storage boxes and throw out stuff I shouldn’t keep hanging onto. A bit of a hoarder.

I can tell I am in a happier place this year compared to last. It was about emotions before.

July 20
Question? Does anything hurt today?
Year 2012
Yes, tremendously. All my dad’s friends are here for his burial. I miss him. Hate that he had to suffer.

Year 2013
Nope. It’s been a good year so far. I am also being more positive. No room for negatives.

It has definitely been a better year.

July 21
Question? Who was the last person to make you angry?
Year 2012
Myself. I put off too many things. It comes back to bite me.

Year 2013
Not one person but a whole group, the Media. I hate when they glorify the ugly and try to make something to be what it is not. I couldn’t be a reporter. Once upon a time I wanted to be one.

I am more at peace with myself this year. Not as much putting off of stuff. Glad to be back writing and reading.

July 22
Question? Where do you go for good ideas?
Year 2012
All around. Read. Observe. Learn from bad ideas. Trial and error.

Year 2013
Internet. Books. TV. Observe people in public. Family. Friends. It is endless.

There are so many options for this.
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(Pancakes I made. It never makes as many as the box says.)
July 23
Question? What was the last thing you baked or cooked?
Year 2012
Haven’t baked much been too hot of a summer. Been depressed also. Mac and cheese. Boys love it and hubby.

Year 2013
I made pancakes for the family on Sunday. Yum. Sausage too. Haven’t baked goodies cause its summer time.

My mood really plays a role in my cooking.

July 24
Question? What’s in your fridge?
Year 2012
Lots of condiments, eggs, milk, leftovers, cheese, orange juice, lunchmeat, cream cheese, coke, beer.

Year 2013
Grapes, cheese, lunchmeat, eggs, lettuce, apples, pickles, beer, pop, ketchup, mayo, mustard, dressings, cream cheese.

A few more healthy things, but basically the same. 🙂 Creature of habit.

Journal Time…July 11-17

Question? If you were a literary character, who would you be?
Year 2012
I would like to be Nancy Drew. I would live to solve mysteries. Be exciting. Not boring.
Year 2013
Nancy Drew still. Adventure, mystery, and fun.

Question? ______ is perfect?
Year 2012
My immediate family. We love each other even if we don’t always show it. We have fun and we will be there for each other.
Year 2013
Ice cream! It can make a bad day good. Yum and refreshing. Love going for ice cream with the family.

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Question? What are you sentimental about?
Year 2012
Things people give me and stuff the kids make for me. Photos. Letters. Emails.
Year 2013
Letters, photos, gifts, and time spent together. Miss the big family get togethers.

Question? Do you have a secret? More than one?
Year 2012
Nope, not good to keep. Someone always know about them. There is no secret.
Year 2013
Nope. My hubby knows everything. 🙂

Question? What is your heroic downfall? Your Achilles’ heel?
Year 2012
I find good in everyone so the bad ones tend to treat me bad without learning to not trust them. I speak before I should.
Year 2013
Trusting to soon. Friends tend to walk on me.

Question? Are you wearing socks?
Year 2012
Yes, I am a tennis shoe kind of person. Rarely wear sandals and hate flip flops cause of the toe thing, bothers me.
Year 2013
Nope. Inside right now.

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Question? How can you help?
Year 2012
I try to spread positive thoughts. There is too much negative in the world. Too much talk about the wrong.
Year 2013
Be a good parent and raise good kids. Help others when I can. Be positive.