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No, not the party game.

Just this horrible place between knowing nothing and waiting to get an answer.

It’s so frustrating.

I don’t know why people just can’t give you a straight answer when you ask a question.

Me: “Can you help me?”

Them: “Um.. I’ll tell you tomorrow or the next day.”

Or my favorite..

“I’ll follow-up on it in 15 business days.”

Wait, What? But I’ve already waited a month and a half..


I’m trying to be patient. I’ve said a few prayers.

I’m frustrated, overwhelmed.

I feel like there is no end in sight.

I know there has to be a light at the end of this tunnel somewhere.

Maybe around this next turn….


2011 is Half Over- Checking in with my New Year’s Resolutions…

Happy July 1st!

I figured in honor of the year being half over already, I would take a look at my New Years resolutions and see how that’s working out for me.  

Here is the original post.

And the last time I revisited them…

When we last visited my Resolutions, the score was:

Resolutions 5 Me 4 TBD 1

Let’s see where we are now..  Drumroll please…

New Years Resolution #1- Post more! 

Revisited result: January= 14 posts, February =19 posts.

Since Then: March=12, April=10, May=14 & June=13

Not too shabby.. I’m definitely writing more than once a week! 

Resolutions 0  Me 1

New Years Resolution #2- We are going to find financial health this year. 

This one is still eluding me. We had gotten completely caught up, and seriously, not 2 days later we were back up the creek without a paddle. Somehow, we are managing to keep our heads above water. We just went through the second time this year that hubby hasn’t worked for two weeks or more. They “claim” that they are booked through the end of the year… but that remains to be seen and I don’t believe it until it actually happens. But I’m trying really really hard to get ahead instead of behind.

Resolutions 1 Me 1

New Years Resolution #3- Patience.

I’m not sure where I stand on this one right now. I try. That’s all I can really say. I won’t chalk this one up as a win just yet.

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New Years Resolution #4- more Weight Loss.

This is definitely a big change from last time!  I may have to give myself 2 points… I joined the gym at the end of May. I have been going 5-6 days a week, I have lost 3 pounds and a couple of inches. Now the trick is keeping it up!

Resolutions 2 Me 2 (To be fair, I only gave myself 1, although I deserve 2! 🙂 )

New Years Resolution #5- POTTY TRAINING!  

SCORE! We had a major break through last week, and she’s doing great! We just need to get her to go on the potty when she’s wearing underwear. Baby steps! I’ll totally take her running around naked peeing on the potty to clothes and diapers any day,

Resolutions 2 Me 3

As for 6-10…

#6 Read more.   I was doing pretty well. I made my summer reading list, which I actually crossed a few off the list. I need to get back to it though. But I made some progress so, 1 for me!

#7  house cleaner, purge the junk.  Still a work in progress. I am determined to not suffer from CHAOS (Can’t Have Any One Over Syndrome) any longer.  

#8 Not be so lazy about cooking dinner every night.  Doing better.. although I ate a lot of Wendy’s while the Teen was a camp. Its way too hard sometimes to just cook for me and the Maniac.  I’ll give myself half a score.

#9 Go to my 20th High School Reunion if there is one. Well.. it was supposed to be in July, then it got changed to October, and the last I heard it was cancelled due to lack of interest.  So, I am going to change this goal to Take a Trip Back to the Burgh by the end of the year.

#10 actually make time for myself. Again, this is still really hard. Although going to the gym is the one thing I totally do for me.  My new motto, is “Sometimes I just have to do Me.” Which is true. I can’t worry about everyone all the time without worrying about me sometimes.

Resolutions 4.5 Me 5.5

Hmmm.. it seems half way through the year I have the edge. Who woulda thunk it?

Resolutions Revisited

 At the beginning of 2011, I made a list of New Years Resolutions.

Read them here.

I’ve decided that it is time to revisit them and see how I’m doing.

This should be interesting…

New Years Resolution #1- Post more! 

Result to date: I’ve actually been doing pretty well! I joined the PostAWeek2011 challenge and have been doing that and more!  In January I had  14 posts, and February so far I’ve had 15! Go me!

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New Years Resolution #2- We are going to find financial health this year. 

Result to date: Eh. We’re not doing super hot on this one so far. Mostly in part that hubby didn’t work for about 2.5 weeks at the end of december through January.. We lost almost an entire paycheck. Which makes paying the bills quite difficult.  But we currently have our heads barely above the water. It’s hard, but we’re trying. I will say however, that I kind of went a little crazy with a certain Teen’s birthday party.. may have put us a little more behind than we were. But it was worth it.

Resolutions 1 Me 1

New Years Resolution #3- Patience.

Result to Date: I think I’m doing better. I don’t feel like the Teen and I have been fighting as much as we were. Maybe I should ask her.  I have let her walk out the door looking on the verge of ridiculous (n my opinion). She left this morning wearing these arm warmers that I think are completely ridiculous, especially when she pushes the sleeves of her jacket up to her elbows so she can show them off. I didn’t say a word. I guess that’s progress!

Resolutions 1 Me 2

New Years Resolution #4- more Weight Loss.

Result to date: Not so hot. I’ve pretty much fallen off the wagon since Christmas. Which just makes me sad, since I could have been almost half way to my goal of 50 pounds by now. 😦  I will say that yesterday I officially got back on the wagon! Amazingly I have only gained about 2 pounds since I fell off. I have a little to make up, but my main goal (right now) is to lose 9 pounds. Then I will be at the weight I was after I went back to work after the Toddler was born and I had lost all of the baby weight. Which I also think was less  than I was before I got pregnant. 

Resolutions 2 Me 2

New Years Resolution #5- POTTY TRAINING 

Results to Date:  None. She has no interest at all yet in potty training. I’m going to keep working on her.  I still believe she will let me know when she’s ready, so I’m not going to force her.

Resolutions 3 Me 2

As for 6-10…

#6 Read more.   Eh.. I’ve been watching more movies than reading. Does that count?

#7 Keep the house cleaner, purge the junk.  Hmm.. I wish I could say this has gotten better. I did try to make a dent in the garage one day… I lasted about 10 minutes. I need to make hubby help some weekend.

#8 Not be so lazy about cooking dinner every night.  This I do believe has improved.  Yes, one night a week I get lazy and make chicken nuggets and french fries… or something out of a can. But the rest I am trying to make actual food.

#9 Go to my 20th High School Reunion if there is one. Still to be determined if we are having one! 

#10 actually make time for myself. Hmmm.. Have i made time? I try.. its hard though, with hubby gone most of the time, a Toddler on a really weird schedule… I try to relax when I can sneak in a few minutes. Mostly taking an uninterrupted shower that does not include a toddler in any way is time I relish. I did get to go on a movie date with my BFF while she was here list weekend. that was nice. 

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So It looks like right now, I am losing. At least it’s not the EPIC FAIL I thought it was!  I’ll keep you posted!

My New Years Resolutions…

Hello 2011!

I know its been way too long since I last posted. I’ve tried a few times, but I never seemed to be able to finish anything!

New Years Resolution #1- Post more!  I think I have just as many drafts as I do actual postings… I need to change that. Maybe if I write more, more people will read this.  But I’m really fine if no one does.  I’m not really writing for an audience, I’m just writing for me.

Anyway-  we were luckily enough to have my hubby home for close to 2 weeks for the holidays. (Luckily in the fact that he was home, incredibly UNLUCKY that he was not working while he was here.)  I think we all got to spend some quality time together while he was here.

And his not working for two weeks again, brings me to

New Years Resolution #2- We are going to find financial health this year.  As wacky as his work has been this year,  there is no reason at all, other than our own fiscal irresponsibility that we are in the pickle we are in (again.)  I am promising myself that we are going to be in a better place at this time next year.  Better place = at least half the credit cards paid off and at least enough for one months hills in savings. I think those are realistic goals.

And naturally it is January 3, and hubby is already on the road. A week in Las Vegas… and it’s just me and the crazy toddler until Friday. My Tween is spending her last week of winter break at my parents house.  Fun for her. And a break for me, we’ve really been driving each other crazy these last couple days.

New Years Resolution #3- Patience. I need to dig deeply and find more patience with my darling tween. (Who will be a full-fledged teenager in a little over a month.)  I need to pick my battles. I need to remember that we do not think the same at all. I need to let her go outside looking  however she wants, even if it makes me cringe.  (I mean her hair looking like she just rolled out of bed and not in  a good way. And her flair for mismatching.)

My own personal self is New Years Resolution #4- more Weight Loss.  I havent exactly been eating very well these last couple weeks. The Holidays will do that to a girl.. cookies, candy, and everything in between… I have somehow managed to only gain a pound or so back. I’ll take that. I sent all of the cookies to Las Vegas with my husband and brother-in-law. I am going to clean out the fridge tomorrow of everything else that i shouldnt be eating.  My new goal is 10 more pounds by Valentines day. I think i can do that, once I get myself back on the wagon. If nothing else, I found myself fitting in some jeans I couldn’t get buttoned just a couple of months ago! That was amazing to me. So I MUST.KEEP.GOING!

And what is to become the main focus of my life in the (hopefully) next few weeks New Years Resolution #5- POTTY TRAINING!   I’m planning on getting serious this week. If nothing else, potty training is going to save us probably close to $100 a month in diapers.  She may not be ready, but I am. I’m not planning on getting all hardcore with it.. but I am going to be more on top of it.. and proactive about it… is that even the word I really want? I guess you get the gist of it anyway.

I also have some other random things I want to work on..

#6 Read more. I have about 10 +books that I havent read collecting dust..

#7 Keep the house cleaner, purge the junk. Get the garage actually useable.

#8 Not be so lazy about cooking dinner every night.

#9 Go to my 20th High School Reunion if there is one.

#10 actually make time for myself

I’m sure I could think of more… but this is probably a good list to start. Hopefully I can keep all of them… or at least half.  Funny, how this isn’t exactly how I intended this post to go, but I’m glad it did.

I hope your holidays were wonderful!

Here’s to a Happy, Healthy 2011!