Year: 2012

Goals

At the end of 2011, I made the conscious decision to not make any New Year’s resolutions. As many people, I’ve never been very good at keeping to my resolutions, and decided instead to make very specific and what I thought were reachable goals. Instead of “I will work out every day in the new year and get super fit” I made the goal to complete one of my workout programs (I love Chalean Extreme and had recently purchased Insanity). I made 10 goals total, and then decided on my top 3, or what I thought would be my most challenging goals. For each, I mapped myself out a 60-day challenge, wherein I rewarded myself at 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, and then the 2-month mark. I used things that I really wanted (or thought that I needed since I had just moved into my new place… some small, some larger) and told myself I could not purchase them until I stuck with my goals for that pre-determined amount of days. If/when I faltered, I would have to …

New Traditions

LOL… writing that title for some reason made me think of New Directions and how super behind I am on Glee… bummer… :/ Also very far behind on Once Upon A Time. That’s what I get for trying to watch shows on TV… guess I will just have to wait for them to come out on Netflix/DVD! Christmas was weird… it was my first Christmas away from home. And with that, away from all of my family. So many new traditions are beginning, especially after the passing of my grandma (no more ‘everyone go to Grandma’s house on Christmas Eve’, etc) and I’m not sure how to process it. Plus, the new generation is coming – Eva and Scott have Jax now… and George and Shelly have a whole little clan :) It was a great Christmas, don’t get me wrong – Danny, Zoe and I had a relaxing day at home with lots of fun new things to play with – but it’s just different, and I’ve never been excited about change when it comes …

Fail

Ok, so once again I fail at life… or just at my blog. :) I’m trying to get better about updating so that I turn it into a habit before I go on my deployment. Whether or not I post everything right away, I hope to keep a good record of everything that happens. That’s my favorite thing about a blog. My modern diary… I can document my life for the days when I am old and forgetful and would like to look back on what happened in my life and I don’t have to go around searching for a little book that I wrote some things down in at some point along the way. Anyway, it will also be one of my New Year’s resolutions to post more often, so we’ll see. I’ve had this “new” blog for almost a year now and only have a few posts. 2013… here I come!

Thankfuls continued… blues, friends, patients with patience, bread, and boyfriend

As always… a lot to catch up on… 5 November – I am thankful for my blues… and the fact that I only wear them once a week. 6 November – I am thankful for my friends… near and far… new and old. They are the glue in my ever-changing life. They keep me sane even if I haven’t talked to them for a while. Just knowing they are there for me can get me though anything. 7 November – I am thankful for the patients at work who genuinely say “Oh, that’s all!?” when I tell them they are going to have a 30-minute wait time for their prescription (pretty standard)… also the ones who call their refills in early and those who smile when they come to the pick-up window… it is you wonderful, patient and understanding people that (who?) make my days brighter :) – oh, grammar, sometimes you baffle me 8 November – I am thankful for the Great Harvest Bread Company and their amazing pumpkin chocolate chip muffins… so fresh and warm at 0630… and their free slices …

Thankful November

I stole this idea from a few people who were posting on Facebook… daily notes on what you are thankful for throughout November. I already missed a few days, but I will try to make up for it: 1 November – I am thankful to be a part of the United States Armed Forces and the US Air Force Pharmacy Family. Last week, I attended the Joint Forces Pharmacy Seminar where members from all different branches come together to share ideas and learn what is new and upcoming in DoD Pharmacy. Even though the event was almost cancelled, our learership stepped up and made it happen for another year. This was my first Joint Forces, and it was really awesome to see everyone come together like that, sharing stories and experiences. I am thankful to be a part of something so much bigger than myself and I look forward to everything the future has to bring within this organization. 2 November – I am thankful for short hair! I recently cut it and it’s the shortest it’s been …