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Friday, December 28, 2012

The Final Friday

It’s the final Friday of 2012. If you are reading this and expected a Christmas card from us this year, you will be receiving it, maybe even before 2013! Christmas cards, cleaning and tree will part of 2013’s goals list. David agrees with the idea of the cards being printed by Thanksgiving and sent, with annual letter, by a week later. I didn’t really get a response when I suggested putting up the tree about that time too, but I really want a few weeks of lights in the living room. We’ll have to discuss that one further.

Credits: Life Captured: December by Pixelily Designs

I just finished the layout for week 51 of my Journal 366! I’m gonna make it! I’ll have the whole year done. Considering that I’ve started and failed twice, I’m pretty happy! I’m in the idea-building process of deciding what my annual project will be for 2013, but I have a little wind in my sails right now.

One last time this year, let’s visit our Friday meme-hosts!

First, let’s see what fun there is with Hilary at Feeling Beachie…

This week’s statements:
1. without fail, whenever I fly__
2. I used to be___
3. When I ___ I ___
4. My greatest fear is ______.

My Answers:

1. without fail, whenever I fly I sleep.

2. I used to be able to clean the living room and put up the tree by myself.

3. When I know it's snowing I try not to look out the windows.

4. My greatest fear is falling lately.

Now let’s see what this week’s 5 Questions are from Mama M at My Little Life

1. If you had to give 1 million dollars to just one person (not your spouse), who would it be and why?

I’d give the million to a local person who does a lot of charity work and helping neighbors and the community. They’d be the best at using the money for the best reasons.

2. What bathroom stall do you typically go to FIRST?

If I’m choosing a stall it’s because there isn’t a Family/Handicap bathroom available; that’s always my first choice because I’ve seen too many handicap stalls that don’t actually have enough room for a person and a wheelchair. Of course, if I’m in a regular women’s room my only choice is the handicap stall.

Before I was in the wheelchair I would only use a handicap stall if all of the other ones were taken. I gave myself a pat on the back for that practice when one time I had to use the facilities, badly, and I sat in my chair holding my breath to control myself while three regular stalls that I couldn’t use were empty and an employee was on the phone in the handicap stall, not even using it, on the phone. If the handicap stall is the only one open, please use it, but if you have a choice and don’t need the handicap stall, keep in mind that you don’t know who will roll into the restroom after you.

(My soapbox has a ramp)

3. How do you prefer to shop: In-store or online?

I prefer to shop online because I can compare and get the best selection and best price. Yeah, it’s also more challenged-friendly. I’m hopeful to have a power chair in the next couple months. That might mean I can do some in-person shopping once in a while.

4. What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Cold and snowy. The snow is on the ground but not as much as they originally warned. The first forecast was 4-6” during the day yesterday and another 4-6 last night. We ended up with about 2 or 3 total. We dodged the bullet a lot of people to our west, south and north got!

5. Do you own a pair of Tom's and what do you think? Overrated, underrated or about right?

I had to look that one up. If the question is about Tom’s shoes… lol. Come on, you all know me; ANY shoe is overrated! Checking out their website, overpriced shoes and no socks. Totally overrated! :)

Finally, I’ll defrag a couple of things from my blog with a tip of the hat to Mrs. 4444 at Half Past Kissin Time for hosting Friday Fragments

**  One thing I will mention about the letters in our cards; when we said we doubted the world was going to end on the 21st, we were right! :D

**  I’m working on my goals and projects plan for 2013. One thing I’ve learned, perhaps the hard way, is that I just can’t be as ambitious as I once was. I’ve been fighting some serious depression demons since about August and I think, more than anything, I’m frustrated about what I can’t do and the list of goals that were destined to not be reached this year. It’s the first year that I’ve ever had more incomplete than complete annual goals.

**  I’ve been achier than usual lately and not feeling very energetic. I’m kinda looking forward to January detox! I think the fat and sugar intake has just been too high for the last week and a half and I need more water, more veggies and more fruit in addition to the better choices I make in January. I need to get some blood work done and I think I’ll wait until the second week in January so there’s less chance of the doctor calling to tell me I have diabetes, through the roof cholesterol and high blood pressure…and anything else holiday food can do to you!


bill lisleman said...

Hope your detox goes well. Goals - of course we need a few general ones. I think goals and lists are both overrated. Many of us need to lighten up more. Soak up the sun and stuff like that.

Keetha Broyles said...

Aren't Tom's the shoes that when you buy a pair they donate a pair?

If so - I think they are very pricey though I do love that they give shoes. I have a nephew and his wife who not only wear them, they outfit their children in them too. In fact, I haven't seen them wearing any OTHER kind of shoes for a while now.

retired not tired said...

We have to have blood tests done as well and we hope to wait until the middle of January. I have just come off of an anti-depressant pill. It worked for me. I hope you can find one that works for you.

Edna B said...

I think I'll have to go sugar free for a little while too. As tasty as everything is, the pounds don't look so great. lol.

Nani, I hope the depression goes away quickly. I think when folks are high achievers, they tend to set very high goals for themselves. I know I do. But I've learned that sometimes it is better to lower the goals to be more realistic.

I think you've done especially well with your scrapping. I've made hardly any layouts for the past year. You on the other hand, could make a book with your layouts. I find that quite impressive.

I hope you get your electric scooter (chair) soon. It will definitely make some things so much easier for you. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

My Kid's Mom said...

I love to watch the snow from a window - just don't like to be out in it.

Susi Kleiman said...

I wish I could sleep on a plane. Even on a cross-atlantic flight I have a hard time sleeping. Must have something to do with always keeping an eye on the kids! Happy New Year!

Claudia Willison said...

I envy your ability to sleep on a plane. On some long flights it feels like being bored to death, well, almost :)

Bee said...

I hope your depression improves. I totally understand the frustration of how it interferes with everyday goings-on.

Shayla said...

Thanks for the great reminder of the purpose of the handicapped stall! Sometimes in the rush of life a lot of us forget and just grab it instead of other options! Hoping you get the power chair you want soon :)

Madonna said...

Stopping by from 5QF. I agree with your rant on the handicap stall although there are days I have to use it. I have arthritis and there are days that without the railing I can't get up. My peeve is handicap parking. I see so many people who have someone handicap in their family so they have the placard for parking and use it even when the handicapped person isn't with them. I have seen too many people struggle to get into a store. It makes me so mad. :(. Happy New Year.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I can't sleep on flights but my husband is out before we take off! I've been wanting to buy a pair of Tom's, I hear they are comfortable.

Kia said...

Leaving some 5QF Love <3

Hilary said...

I wish I could sleep on a plane... even on a red eye - I can't doze!

Mrs4444 said...

You're so smart to not set yourself up in 2013 by setting unrealistic expectations for yourself. Why not just plan to take on a reasonable amount, know when to say no, and celebrate what you do accomplish; we could all benefit from goals like that.

No Toms over here.

Thanks for linking up! I enjoyed touching base with you :) Happy New Year!

P.S. I've added a gift for you to my Nice List:
For Nani, of Chronicles of Nani, a state-of-the-art wheelchair. (That's in case Target is out of "complete and total physical health.")

Heather Smith said...

COngrats on completing your project 366! I have often thought I should try to do a photo a day or something but I know I'd fall behind way too quickly!

Ronalyn Wentz said...

Love the journal scrapbook! What a great idea!