3 years ago
Monday, January 19, 2009
Just random thoughts here as my mind is really not too focused today.
I got my new car friday, it's not brand new but new to me. A 1996 Honda Civic LX........clean, in good shape and low mileage for a Honda. You see I have this 3 year personal economic stimulus plan. One of the things that got our country into this mess is overextending credit and getting yourself into debt. Well, this chick ain't gonna let it happen to me and mine. This car will last for quite a while (Lord willing) and then I can pass it on to Emily when the time comes, 2-3 years :(, and then I can get my newer car and won't be in so much debt. Don't like bills and as i've paid off things in the past it's been so nice to not have that carrying over my head.
Second, I have made a new friend and it's called Craig's List. I was able to sell Chris' trombone in 4 days, 4 days people. It's free to advertise and they have all kinds of things on the site. You can get some great furniture finds.
I also finished a sewing job for a friend, I know that she is glad as she has been waiting for the goods to arrive. I learned alot about sewing for others. I can't honestly say that I would never do it again but I would be very selective about who I did it for. My sewing machine is an oldie but a goodie and I would love to have a new one but that is in the distant future right now. Maybe some day my prince charming will come along and let me just be a wife and stay home and sew and do my craft and decorating projects, maybe I could make money on the side.
Anyhoo, it was a good weekend and Emily and I went to see Hotel for Dogs, very cute and touching. Dogs were way better than the humans in the movie!
Have a great day!
Thoughts from Lisa at 2:20 PM
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Well, finally getting my first post in for 2009. The year has gotten off with the usual start. Trying to fight off illness and so far doing a decent job of it. My biggest deal is not letting the day to day routine bring me down but keeping a positive attitude and learning to stay energetic. On that note I didn't make any resolutions but I did make a promise to myself to improve the areas of life that I can make a personal difference.
The first being improved health, I'm not in bad health but there is always room for improvement. At 47 years old, just had a birthday, I have managed to stay healthy but I prefer to keep it that way and that involves making healthier choices. Those choices mean getting back to my exercise I WAS doing which always made me feel better and look better. It also means better food options. I'm not a bad eater but here again there is always room for improvement. It's really a no brainer! We all know what to do to be healthy so 99.9% of it is self-discipline.
Another area is staying in touch with family and friends more, we can't let those days go by without telling them what they mean to you. The day will come when you won't be able too do it. Also, strengthening my relationship with Christ, this is another one of those that I can make a difference in on a personal level.
Finally, doing the things that I really want to do, like travel some, get more involved in my hobbies that I so love and seeking out more mission and ministry opportunities. It makes my heart feel so healthy to know that I was able to make a difference somewhere. I have been blessed so much that it would be a crime against God to not show him how much I appreciate all that he has blessed me with.
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Until next time have a great day and God bless,
Thoughts from Lisa at 10:29 AM