FUF #6: a.k.a. Follow-Up Sunday!

So late in posting but only because I decided to tune out for a bit and just relax, unwind, and hang out with friends because the snow-pocalypse resulted in chaos at work and created some unnecessary drama that I really needed to let go and just let God!

But it wasn’t all bad this week. I did play in the snow as I challenged myself on Tuesday!!! Here are some of the hubs’ and my fun snow day!

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Hope everyone is finally thawed out by now!

Goofin’ off, KW

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FUF#5: Fadin’…fast!

Losing a bit of steam with this weekly challenge, and I’d say that I’m a bit embarrassed to admit it…but hey, I’m only human and even the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray!

*sigh*

Such is life…time gets away some times, just gotta pick right back up. But, this week wasn’t all lost! I found out a week ago that my boss’s
boss’s boss is paying me a store visit, so that’s kind of taken up my life. I’ve got about a week left to prepare the store, so I had to put some of my personal goals to the side for just a brief pause!

I did get some things accomplished…

1) Here’s a preview of some of my photos from the “snow-pocalypse”

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Found the squirrel prints to be cute…

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Hope to have more later, but here’s one with a bit of inspiration…one of my fave quotes from this week’s Pinterest search!

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2) Made it to the gym 2 out of the 4 days that I challenged myself, but to my defense…I did do two hard days and the other two days that I didn’t make it to PF, I did make it to the mall to cardio-shop! 🙂

3) I started the purging of the closet and I’ve gone through one section but still a looooot more to go! I’m enlisting my bestfriend’s help so that hopefully by the end of the month, this project will be done…or one can hope!! Just something about letting go of clothes…why is it so hard for ladies to do?! 😀

Welp, here’s to hoping that two not-so-stellar weeks won’t completely bring my resolution progress down to a halt! Lol!

Goofin’ off, KW

FUF #4: Whomp…Whomp…Whomp!

What a bummer! I challenged the challenge head on but probably bit off too much by lining up three goals that are more project-like in nature and required hands on time when this was my long week at work! Bah! Oh, well! Not to be discouraged…failure just means an opportunity to try again and go harder next time!!!

But all wasn’t completely lost this week…it just wasn’t nearly as victorious as the previous one! I did make a few steps into the three mini-challenges but due to the lack of free time, I didn’t finish the projects completely!

Here’s my progress so far:

1) Pick up photography again and explore Charlotte: The winter storm that came through did bring some bad traffic across the south but it also provided a great inspiration as a backdrop for my first photo project! I kind of cheated and didn’t really drive out to explore the city but the woods in my backyard was just as pretty to explore and photograph; plus it kept me off the crazy icy/snowy roads.

It felt nice to have my Sony DSLR in my hands again and with my longer lens in tow, I was able to capture birds and my surprise guests—a family of deer!!! The reason why I only half-finished this goal though is that I haven’t had time to really look through my shots, but here is a teaser! Don’t judge that it’s not all that fancy…I’m no professional! I just love goofin’ off with my camera!!!

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2) Get caught up with current events: I’m ashamed to admit that I get so easily caught up in my bubble that I don’t know what is going on in other parts of the world! This is embarrassing!!! So the goal was to read the local paper and I did…but guess what, all week long, all the Queen City talked about was the snow and the chaos that ensued with it. Not exactly the current events that I was thinking l needed to really immerse myself in…I’d like to challenge myself to go even deeper and dig further! Does anyone have any readers/sites/bloggers to recommend?

3) Make a handmade card for a friend and snail mail it: Soooo…I’m half way through this one as well. I was just going to make a card as I challenged myself but then I got excited and came up with an idea to make a care package for a friend (details on a later post!). Let’s just say again that lack of time prevented me from actually getting the package finished and mailed off! Oh well! At least, I’m one step into it and I know they will just love the random surprise whenever I finally do finish it!!!! 🙂

So…although not as accomplished as I had hope, at least the week wasn’t a complete bust! Can’t expect to just breeze through resolutions and goals every week! 😉

Goofin’ off, KW

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! (for now…)

So, my husband and I have a pretty decent routine in the morning.

Alarm goes off at 6:30AM, and we hit snooze.

Alarm at 6:40AM, and I snooze back while he lets the doggie out and turns on the Keurig for me–I’m so lucky (more on my sweet hubs in future posts, I’m sure)…

Alarm at 6:47AM, and I hit snooze one more time (see, I told you I was lucky)…

Alarm at 6:50AM, and I reluctantly finally get up for my quick, 10-minute morning dash to brush my teeth, wash my face, put on something I can hide under my pharmacy lab coat and then run down the stairs to hit the 3rd button on my Keurig, until I finally scream out “Love you and have a great day” to my hubs, as I rush out the door to get in my car.

Whenever I work the morning shift, this is our routine…but, this morning was slightly different.

I went through all of the above but was missing my husband since he left to let the pup out . I didn’t think he left early, as I was sure he would have at least said goodbye before stepping out, but he was nowhere in the house and didn’t respond to my quick goodbye. Well, as I walked around the living room looking for him, he dashes back in from the front door shivering, and I knew…I just knew….Mother Nature struck again!

This morning, we woke up to a frozen wonderland where the grass and roofs looked solid white and all the cars in the driveways had shiny windows…well, all except mine! Mine wasn’t because like I said, I’m lucky…the hubs was out there warming up the cars and scraping off the ice! I couldn’t believe how much the temperature dropped and froze us all over because last night wasn’t all that bad.  Or, at least, not cold enough for me to think that the morning would be that bad!

But why am I posting about the weather?!?  Because I found this funny cartoon from Pinterest…(yes, I’am a Pinterest-addict!) and it is just so true with the winter we are currently having here!

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Just in one day today, I was freezing cold this morning on the way to work, and then on my way back the sun was shining bright and it was just right with a little nip in the air.  And to add to the weather-madness, with the sun about to drop in the next 30 minutes, I know I’m going to have to bundle back up shortly here!

Mother Nature, rightly has been named as such…like most women, including myself, she is indecisive and quick to change her mind whenever she wants!  LOL!  Stay warm…or whatever, wherever you may be!

Goofin’ off, KW