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

summer fun 015Β This is my five year journal I bought in 2012. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

2013: Turkey and too many trips to fast food hamburger places. We were lazy to cook after ChristmasΒ when the turkeyΒ 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. πŸ™‚

December 31

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

2012: My oldest son graduating from high school. πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ Goal this year is 40 but secretly hoping for more.

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 πŸ™‚ It was a lazy day of watching TV with the hubby and doing absolutely nothing.

2013

Big 1 πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

2013

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

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! πŸ™‚

Dec 29th

Question? What are your top three wishes?

2012

1. To be loved by my family. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

2. Everyone healthy in the family. No sadness.

3. The family happy in their life decisions. πŸ™‚ No feeling sorry forΒ oneself.

Dec 30th

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

2012

Turkey, turkey, and more turkey. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

Dec 31st

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

2012

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

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! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

This is my year. I must believe that. πŸ™‚

Journal Time Aug 8-14

August 8
Question? Do you make enough money?

Year 2012
Hubby does. I’m unemployed by choice right now. Self-employed artist and writer with no income. πŸ™‚

Year 2013
Hubby does, but getting close to retiring and then uh oh. I’m an unemployed, by choice, writer. Soon to be looking for a job. πŸ™‚

August 9
Question? Write down your last sent text message.

Year 2012
I delete mine all the time. I don’t really text a whole lot. Mostly the hubby and the kiddos.

Year 2013
I deleted it before reading this question. Usually don’t text much. No one really texts me much. πŸ™‚

August 10
Question? What are you running from at this moment?

Year 2012
Small town life for awhile. Not because I hate it, just ready for a change, maybe it is mid-life crisis time. πŸ™‚

Year 2013
How much weight I have gained since high school so therefore MIRRORS! πŸ™‚ Working at that weight issue though. πŸ™‚

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August 11
Question? How many stamps are in your passport?

Year 2012
None. Zero. Nada.

Year 2013
Absolutely zero! I hope to change that in the near future. I guess I better have a job first. πŸ™‚

August 12
Question? What is your resolution for tomorrow?

Year 2012
Get this place organized. Unpack from moving across the state!

Year 2013
Edit my novel I have wrote. Step it up and get this book done!

August 13
Question? What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday morning?

Year 2012
Sleep in a little. Family time. Chill. Relax.

Year 2013
Chill out of course! I like to sometimes cook a big breakfast. Watch a bit of TV with the hubby. Watch one son bowl when it is bowling season. Watch the other son play football.

August 14
Question? Did you complete your to-do list for the day?

Year 2012
Heck no, I am a procrastinator.

Year 2013
Nope. Some done though. Yay! My lists are usually really long. I guess I feel I have to be a super hero or something. πŸ™‚

I did get the emails read, the boys’ laundry done, went to the YMCA and worked out, read blogs, and wrote this blog. πŸ™‚

Yes I have lists on my phone, on paper, and all electronics…still don’t get them done. πŸ™‚

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