FUF #7: Back on track!!!

Yay-yeah! This week’s goals…check and check!

Closet cleaned and organized…with a stack of clothes to deliver to Goodwill. Will try to take care of that next week.

And…here’s my first of 5 Pinterest projects that I said I’d complete before I turn 27!

T-shirt Quilt πŸ‘š

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Can you tell what college I went to?!? Lol! GO COCKS!!!

Not the straightest and most perfectly lined up quilt but for my first try at it, I’m pretty proud of my first DIY quilt! This project made me fall in love with a sewing machine and I think I’ll have to invest in one. Thanks to my MIL who let me borrow hers for the week so I could complete this project and make up my mind about getting my own! Now to pin for sewing projects on Pinterest…hehehe!!!

So glad that this week was pretty productive! πŸ‘ Here’s to keeping it simple, stupid. KISS! πŸ’‹

Goofin’ off, KW

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TDP: Never Gonna Give You Up–“Vices”

Vices. Bad habits. Imperfections. Fault. Weaknesses.

You. We know *you* are vice-free, dear Daily Post reader. But, or perhaps we should say, β€œbutt,” others around you and in your life are riddled with vices: they smoke; they eat too much celery; they hog the covers; they can’t keep their hands out of the office candy bowl. Which vice or bad habit can you simply not abide in others?

An interesting prompt today from The Daily Post, and if you guys would indulge me, I’m sure I could rattle off a few things that are just the biggest pet peeves of mine. In others, I JUST simply canNOT abide by:

– smoking, especially when I’m subjected to one’s second-hand smoke (I’m the one coughing out loud to make that obnoxious and inconsiderate smoker feel uncomfortable!!!)

– whining without action (I canNOT stand complainers who do nothing to actually change their situation)

– quitting without trying (I find it so disappointing to see potential go to waste! Yikes, I sound like my mother!)

– Medicaid patients with an iPhone or driving an Escalade (I’ll stop right there because this is supposed to be a fun blog–not a political one!)

– being taken advantage of (Oh, hell no! **insert back and forth finger snapping/pointing and head shaking**)

– watching someone take advantage of someone else (Uh-uh! I will call you out!)

And on and on and on, I could go. But you know what, TDP, I ain’t gonna lie.

I have been driving my poor husband nuts this past week (and the past year and a half) because I am yet again on the “low” of my high-low, emotional roller coaster ride with my job, and man!!! Man, oh man! I can NOT stand what I’m putting my husband and myself through right now!

In a nutshell, I’m a Type-A, super ambitious, driven, and motivated person. I’ve never (at least I’m pretty sure I’ve never) given up on anything I have ever started–I may procrastinate (as you can see from me falling behind with my weekly posts) but I’ll still eventually get things done and meet my end goals! With that said, if I am on a positive run at work–I go hard, give it my ALL, 110%, every inch of my being I devote to caring for my patients, inspiring my team, and aim to drive business results. This is a fantastic 2 to 2.5 weeks a month of purposeful and empowered days at work. My husband actually gets to spend time that I have off from work with a pleasant wife!

But once a month, I get a scorecard, if you will—my business metrics accompanied by a supervisor visit. I know they are just doing their jobs too and they are having difficult conversations with my colleagues and me due to the pressures of the corporate mindset, but man oh, man! When I’m in one of these ruts…one of these lows, I’m so ridiculously on a rampage about all the corporate-bull$&*+ and I’m gone.

Then my husband has to feed me comfort Chinese food, ensure a fully stocked fridge and pantry for any craving-bingeing I may have and get into, and worse: he has to just take my whining, complaining, and arguing like a champ.

I. Am. Intolerable.

The sad thing is I know this. I know this vicious cycle. I know what it takes to break it so I can get back to the other side and be myself again and love my job again. I know I need to just get over it.. It’s a job.

JOB. It doesn’t make me who I am. It doesn’t define me. It just is my job that I need to do day in and day out…then move on.

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Source. found via Quotes on Pinterest

So easy right? Bah!

Goofin’ off….seriously, I’m going to goof off now and give my husband a big hug and kiss after hitting ‘publish.’ Thanks TDP for this prompt and letting me vent and for getting me out of the rut this time.. My husband thanks you!

Here’s to hoping I skip this cycle at least next month…that or I’ll just have to remind myself to read this entry again! Lol!

Goofin’ off, KW

Inspired by:
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/daily-prompt-rick-roll/

MPM#7: Get back on track…

With only about 8 months left before year 26 ends, I’ve got some serious work to do to knock out some of my your days are numbered ’26’ list

Here’s a couple I want to tackle this week:

7) Finish at least five Pinterest projects waiting to be started on my boards.

16) Thoroughly clean out my closet and purge clothes (so my husband can have some decent closet space for once!!! ).

And here is how I will accomplish the above two:

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Will stick to these two as my goal for the week because just the closet alone is going to be quite the task–let alone making this quilt! πŸ™‚

I’m super excited…anyone else have worked on something like this and have any tips for me?

Goofin’ off, KW

MPM #6: MPM’s gettin’ hijacked by TuesdayPM

Bah! Bah, on failing to blog last night…the 14-hr work shift really leaves very little time to have even just a brief moment to have some solo me-time to think about this week’s goals, but nevertheless, it’s never too late to get started. (Wow! Talk about a run-on sentence! Lol!)

So…here are my three goals this week:

ONE

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This week (all two days of it thus far at work) has already proven to be a mad-house type of week with yet another snow-pocalypse. I’ve had to pretty much scrap most plans I’ve made (to get ahead for that store visit I had previously mentioned) and just try to roll with the punches. But as well as I’ve been doing that, I’ve been failing to even just take a breath!!! Bah! Hilarious that the quote above is the one of the first few pins under the “quotes” section on my Pinterest–as if it was specifically talking to ME!!!

TWO

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‘Nuff said!

THREE

Well…I’ll stop at those two simple and basic goals for now! Don’t want to bite off too much more than I can chew! Lol!

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! πŸ™‚

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?! πŸ˜€

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

MPM #5: Startin’ off another week…

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I just love, love, l❀️ve Pinterest, and this morning, the above poster was the first on the feed I was browsing and it made me wonder if it was specifically trying to talk to me…lol.

So, starting this week off right and pressing on…here are this week’s goals:

1) Wrap up last week’s projects: mail the care package and edit my photographs!

2) Make it to back to the gym at least 4-5 days this week (since I didn’t at all during my long work week last week…bah!!!)

3) Knock off another from my 26 list: clean a room and purge clothes some things, anything…

I really am calling myself out with the number 3 because if I don’t post this and hold myself accountable, I’m always going to find a way to justify keeping some of the most random stuff I have and don’t use!

So…short and sweet this week as I take one from my high school Physics teacher–Mr. Rogers, “K.I.S.S.: Keep It Simple Stupid!” I’m sure he didn’t come up with it but he sure did use that saying every time we tried to work on some complicated problem or fixed up our robotics project—yes, I said ‘robotics.’ *nerd much?!? Lol*

Alright…what’s your three? Lemme know how it’s going…

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!!!! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ˜‰

Goofin’ off, KW

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