Day #29

It’s day #29!  Almost finished with my 30 Day Challenge.  Today was much better than yesterday, although I worked my 10 hour shift with a headache all day.  I finished all of the laundry, washed and put away the dishes, and even made the bed.  I know it seems silly, but doing these tiny tasks really helps me build myself up when I feel like I don’t have much else.  I’m hoping I can convince my husband to watch some Halloween movies tonight since it is Friday the 13th 🙂  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I have really been wanting to watch some classics.  Some of my favorites are Beetlejuice, The Addams Family, and Hocus Pocus.  My husband is a huge dork, so his favorite is Earnest Scared Stupid.  I guess we could just have a movie marathon and watch them all 🙂

Until next time…cheers 😉


Day #28

Today was a terrible day at work.  I can’t wait to just sink in bed and sleep it all away.  Some days I wish I could just pack up and go somewhere new and leave everything behind.  I guess that’s not very realistic.

Two days left of my 30 Day Challenge.  I was able to accomplish a few things today, at least.  I made a big batch of waffles to freeze for easy breakfasts, did two loads of laundry, and put the donations outside for the charity to pick up in the morning.

Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

Until next time…cheers 😉


Day #22-27

I have a lot to catch up on!  I was out of town for a few days for my Father-in-Law’s wedding, but I didn’t forget about my 30 Day Challenge 🙂

Day 22 – I worked my normal 10 hour shift and did some last minute packing for our trip.  I also showered and did laundry.

Day 23 – Saturday we left for FL.  It was a lengthy 9.5 hour drive that I am so glad is over! We arrived at about 7:30 PM and spent time with my husband’s family before we collapsed in our hotel.  I showered, did my hair & makeup (which melted right off in the FL humidity!)

Day 24 – We had brunch with the bride and groom to be, along with lots of family members.  Afterwards we went exploring in downtown St. Augustine, which was fun.  Again, the humidity was brutal!!!! I took two showers and did my makeup and hair TWICE.  Thanks a lot, Florida.

Day 25 – We packed up and headed back home 🙂  The drive back wasn’t nearly as bad, but we were so glad to be back home.  I had a terrible headache so napped on and off for the remainder of the day.

Day 26 – I took the day off, just because I know myself well enough to know I would need a day to recharge my batteries.  I started laundry, unpacked my suitcase, and worked more on de-cluttering our home.

Day 27 – Back to work.  SO MANY EMAILS.  I am finally caught up, but it took nearly all day to get all of my emails read, replied to, and filed away.  Before work I got up and went through our attic (I know, I’m crazy) to see if there was anything I could toss in our donate pile.  There were a few things, but I mostly just re-organized everything and labeled our plastic bins so things are easier to find when we need them.  I condensed everything into 2 keepsake bins each for myself and my husband, which I think is pretty good!  Certainly better than where we started 🙂 I also walked on the treadmill for about 20 minutes, cleaned the litter box, and took out the trash.  Yeah!!!

Only 3 more days left of the 30 Day Challenge 🙂  I am thinking about making my next 30 days all about exercise since I have really slipped up lately.  I need motivation, and blogging keeps me accountable 🙂

Until next time…cheers 😉

Day #21

Its day 21 of my 30 Day Challenge!  I was able to complete a few things around the house today: I took out the trash, ran the dishwasher, washed the dishes in the sink, and put some of the items I’m needing to donate in the garage.  I also set up a time for the donation center to come to my house and pick up our unwanted items.  I didn’t realize I could do that, but it seems extremely handy!  I didn’t get to the laundry today, but it’s on my list for tomorrow.  In the morning I have my make-up hair appointment and it is much needed.  Normally I’m fine to let it go to save some money, but since we have the wedding on Sunday, I felt like I needed to just go ahead and do it.  I’m going to be touching up my color and trimming my layers back up.

Since I have to get up early tomorrow, hopefully my sleep schedule will get back on track.  I have been so exhausted lately.  I work until 11 pm and usually fall asleep at 2 am.  Then I get up at 9 am to start my day, but most days I feel like I need to take a nap just to get through the day.  Today I tried really hard not to, but I ended up napping for an hour before work instead of doing the laundry.  Better luck tomorrow, I suppose.

Until next time…cheers 😉

Day #17- 20

Day 17 – Saturday was super fun!  I was at my friend’s house for the weekend, and we went to an art exhibit, a brewery, and out to eat.  I met several new people too 🙂  I could tell my anxiety is better than it has been since I didn’t obsess over the social aspect of the trip.  I may have even met some new friends, which is a plus!

Day 18 – Sunday was a lazy day.  I was hungover from the night before, so I didn’t shower or do much of anything.  My friend drove us around and gave us a little tour of the city.  He grilled some delicious steaks for dinner, along with some asparagus.  I got home around 11:30 PM, so I just crashed when I finally got to lay down in my bed.

Day 19 – Monday was my day off, and I had planned on getting my hair done (finally).  Unfortunately my hair lady was sick, so I had to reschedule.  I also took the cat to the vet for her routine checkup and everything came back fine.  I went on a bit of a decluttering spiral since I didn’t have anything else to do.  Then I prepped my meals for the week and relaxed the rest of the evening.

Day 20 – Only 10 days left of my 30 Day Challenge!  I think it has gone very well.  Today it was back to work, and it was a pretty busy day overall.  I was able to take care of myself by showering and brushing my teeth.  I also cleaned out the guest room closet and put some of the things I am donating in bags and in the car.  Next step is to actually donate everything!  I think I’m going to donate the old towels and blankets to the animal shelter, along with some old food bowls our kitties don’t use anymore.  Old housewares & clothes will probably go to the local women’s shelter, if they are accepting donations.  I need to get our laundry done tomorrow.  We are leaving for the beach on Saturday for a wedding 🙂

Anyway, until next time…cheers 😉

Day #16

It’s finally Friday!!! I completed a lot today, including packing for my trip, doing the dishes, and watering the flowers outside.  I’m excited to be going on a little mini-vacation, even just for 2 days.  I’m heading out tonight after work 🙂  I’ll also be meeting some new people (roommates and other friends that live nearby) so I’m a little nervous.  I know it will be fine, but I always get a little anxious before I meet new people.  I don’t have any friends (unless you count my husband or my family??) and its really hard for me to connect with new people.  I’m trying to put myself out there though 🙂  I typically clam up around new people or just say what I think they want to hear because I’m too chicken to be myself.  I’m trying very hard this year to change that.  Making friends as an adult is truly hard work!  Between work, marriage, and kids, how do people form valuable friendships at this age?  Challenge accepted 😉

Until next time…cheers 😉

Day #15

I’m at the halfway mark!  So far the 30 Day Challenge is going well.  Every day (so far) I have been able to accomplish my goal.  Today I had lunch with my boss and two co-workers for the first time.  It was a little awkward at first, but overall it was very positive.  I ended up wearing something similar to my co-worker, so I don’t feel like I was underdressed.  Since I was meeting with them today, I did get ready by having a shower, brushing teeth, flossing, using mouthwash, using lotion, doing my hair, doing my makeup, and getting dressed (not in yoga pants).  I also put away the laundry and cleaned the litter box when I got home.  Go me!  I still need to pack for the weekend, but at least I know all of my laundry is done 🙂

Until next time…cheers 😉

Day #14

Woke up this morning around 3:45 am with a terrible headache.  I took some allergy meds and woke up and my headache was finally gone!! Since I felt like crap I slept until I had to go to work, so I haven’t been able to accomplish as much as I wanted today.  I did a few loads of laundry and put away the dishes at least.  I also showered, brushed my teeth, flossed, used mouthwash, and put on lotion.  Oh, and I painted my toenails.  🙂

Tomorrow I have a work lunch with my boss and two other co-workers, so I’m a little nervous.  I have no idea what to wear (I work from home) and its supposed to be 81 degrees tomorrow.  So…black skinny jeans with a classy top with some strappy sandals maybe? I wish I knew what they were wearing.  I don’t want to appear overdressed.  I suppose it would be worse if I were underdressed.  Definitely not wearing my holey jeans 🙂

Anyway, I’m pretty excited about this weekend because I’m going to Alabama to visit a friend!  He bought a house recently, so I am excited to get to see it and hang out there for a few days.  I will keep up my 30 Day Challenge while I’m away, of course.  🙂

Until next time…cheers 😉

Day #10 – 13

Things are going well on my 30 Day Challenge.  This weekend was busy but eventful 🙂

Saturday Day #10 we went out to dinner with my sister and her husband.  It was nice to have someone else cook me a meal!  I can’t remember the last time we went out to dinner.  I practiced self care and showered, did my hair, makeup, the whole nine yards.  I also finished cleaning the house in preparation for the party we hosted on Sunday.

Sunday Day #11 my family came over to celebrate my sister and brother-in-law’s birthday.  The party was a success, and everyone seemed to really enjoy the meal I prepared.  I did some last minute tidying up before the party, but the majority of cleaning was already done (thankfully!).  I also showered and did my hair and makeup.

Monday Day #12 was my day off, and I had an appointment with my therapist.  I also went to lunch with my sister and my dad.  When I got back home I de-cluttered some areas of the house that have been nagging me.  Right now everything is in a big pile in the living room, so I still have to sort it all into donate, sell, and trash piles.  Seeing all of the excess things we don’t use makes me pretty sad.  That pile of stuff used to be money!  Going forward, I plan on being more mindful with my spending.  I also am proud to say I used the treadmill!

Tuesday Day #13 I went back to work.  I did some laundry and took care of the dishes in the sink and dishwasher.  I have had a headache for most of the day, so I really have not felt like doing a lot.  I was able to meal prep my breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for the week.  I also went ahead and made some beef, bean, and cheese burritos to keep in the freezer (my husband loves them and they keep him from eating fast food!).  I planned on using the treadmill today, but I don’t see that happening with this headache.

Until next time…cheers 😉

Day #9

Day #9 of the 30 day challenge – success!  I went to the grocery store before work and got the rest of the odds and ends I needed for the party on Sunday.  I’m making broccoli salad, baked beans, rotel cheese dip, meatballs, and there will be a sandwich tray from the local deli.  I also cleaned & moved the cat water/food bowls upstairs since we will have to keep them secured in our guest room for the party.  I still have to clean the bathroom, mop and sweep the floors, and wipe down the appliances.  I will save that for tomorrow 🙂

Oh yeah, today is the first day of fall!  It was 90 degrees here in Tennessee, so it still felt like summer 😦  I was going to buy some mums today but they weren’t on sale and I couldn’t bear to pay full price.  My husband worked on the flowerbeds today since he had the day off.  They are looking really good!  I’m so glad I haven’t killed our hydrangeas.  I have never been good with plants, but I am trying really hard to get our yard looking nice this year.  I have only killed one plant so far, lol.

Anyway, stay positive my friends 🙂  It’s FRIDAY!

Until next time…cheers 😉