Being Me…

and discovering that that is quite the roller coaster ride. Wanna come along?

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Well THAT’S an interesting reaction

I got my hair chopped off today.  Well, cut nicely thank you, but it is SHORT.  It was maybe chin-lenth or so – now it is flat against my head on the sides and kind of fluffy (LOL) on the top.  (Fluffy thanks to curls that can still do their thing, a little).  Apparently, when confused about your emotions, go for a drastic hair change.  Sigh.  Overall I think I will be happy with this.  I don’t know that my decision to shake up my look has anything to do with recent emotional turmoil, but I think it might.  Maybe I just need changes in my life.  At any rate, I think I’m going to slow down on the changes a bit.  Completely changing my look is enough for now.

And tomorrow is my birthday…LOL.  My new look should cause a stir. 🙂

Do I know how to time things or what?

Next up: going back to coloring my hair red!


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Review of September 2016

Well – September didn’t go as planned.  I’m afraid I still need to work on motivation.  However, I did make some changes in September with medicines that should help in that area; it just takes time.  So, I’m disappointed but I think October will be better.


  1. Plan one outing a month for each child.      – Didn’t do this
  2. Plan family game nights again.                       – Didn’t do this


  1. Update personal development blog.
  2. Blog more frequently.
  3. Do one thing every day for me.          Done


  1. Go out with friends once.
  2. Call Carol weekly or so.
  3. Call and check on Dad.            Done


  1. Be more readily available.      Done
  2. Improve my focus.                    Done – change in start times helped


  1. Exercise 5 times a week
  2. Eat more fruits
  3. Eat more vegetables
  4. Lose 5 pounds.

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Movie Marathon Weekend

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Ok so this was NOT the most productive weekend ever.  It was, however, delightful.  The kids had a sleepover with Grandma and Poppop Friday night, so my husband and I decided to watch the Lord of the Rings trilogy over the course of the weekend.  I love those stories so much.  The movies are beautifully done, in my opinion, so we had a terrific time.  It was nice to spend some concentrated time watching something that we both really wanted to with less concern about kids being present.

Saturday I continued the movie marathon by having my “girls day out” in our bedroom and watching the original Star Wars trilogy by myself.  It would have been more fun with my husband but he volunteered to watch the kids so I could have some time to myself.  The quiet of time uninterrupted combined with one of my favorite movies (actually three…) was fantastic.

I think time to myself is incredibly important right now and I am trying to ensure that I get it fairly regularly.  Our daughter has developed some behavior issues relatively recently and is … challenging at times (well, go figure – what child isn’t at times).  If I don’t get time alone once in a while, I find it much harder to be patient like I need to be with her.  I think this was a great self-care weekend!

And next weekend?  We’re off – my husband, myself, and our son – to the National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, DC.  It is on Saturday but we’re going up early to meet the LGS Foundation group for a Meet and Greet Friday night as well as to spend some time Saturday looking around DC with our son.  He’s at a prime age to enjoy it.