Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 154 - Get Hair Cut And Colored

Today I got my haircut and colored! Whew! I had a lot of grey and a lot of split ends. I need to have that done on a more timely basis from now on. I let the hair grow so much, that it eventually becomes unmanageable.

Now that I am going to be working again, it would probably be in my best interest to have a professional look to my hair now on. The ponytail is not exactly a style that screams success. My goal for the remainder of this year is to have my hair done every 3 months instead of every 6 to 9 months. Yes, I like to save money, but maybe it is time to let that savings go a bit.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day 153 - Replace Junk Food With Fruit

Today I am going to start having a piece of fruit every time I have an urge to have some junk food. I guess I better stock up on fruit! I am making this lifestyle change for 2 important reasons.

1. I want to increase my daily fruit consumption

2. I want to decrease my daily junk food consumption.

I love fruit, so it seems like this might be an easy change. But, I have to be honest, there are certain junk foods that I do love. Let me start by saying that the person who thought to cut a potato and deep fry it is a genius. Enough said.

Today I plan on going to the grocery store and stocking up on a lot of fruit. I need to take the time to cut the berries and melon and put it into Tupperware for convenience sake. That way when I want it, it is ready to go.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Day 152 - Dry Sheets On The Clothesline

Yesterday I took advantage of the hot sun and swift wind and hung our sheets on the clothesline. Whenever I do that, I look forward to crawling into bed that night to smell the scent that only sun dried sheets seem to have.

I used to hang the clothes out a lot in the summer. My goal was to save money and energy, therefore reducing my carbon footprint. I fell out of the habit by choice. The clothes were always to stiff and towels were like sandpaper. Sadly, I also stopped hanging out the sheets. No more of that. For the rest of the summer, the sheets will be hung out on the weekends to dried by mother nature.

I use Mrs. Meyers laundry detergent when doing my wash. Using that detergent seems to make the scent even better. Right now I am using Lemon Verbena scented detergent. It smells fantastic and gives me a reason to look forward to doing the laundry. Maybe, just maybe, I will try to fall back into the habit of line drying the majority of the wash. I admit that I should be better about reducing all of our carbon footprints. Like so many of us, I become a victim of convenience, not wanting to give up the little luxuries that make life easier.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 151 - Get The Dogs Ready For Summer

Today my daughter and I gave our 2 dogs a much needed end of winter bath. Good grief, they were filthy! It is funny how one tends to get used to the darker hue of a golden retriever who has not been bathed in awhile. What is more surprising is that we were used to the dog smell that they both had lingering on their bodies. It was a big job, by the time we were done, I am sure that we were wetter than they were. We ended bath time with a brushing, again something they were both in desperate need of.

I also started them on their heart guard medicine today and on their flea and tick stuff. They go off that medicine in the winter. I know, some people believe that dogs should be on the stuff all year. I used to subscribe to that belief. But, the winter freeze kills everything, so I stopped giving them the medicine year round about 4 years ago. They have yet to have a problem.

Tomorrow I will call the vet to make an appointment for their yearly physicals and immunizations. Followed by a call to our local kennel so that they can have a week at the doggy spa while we are on vacation.

Now, my dogs are tuckered out after a long morning of baths, running and playing with our neighbors new puppy.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Day 150 - Get Some Sunglasses

I rarely wear sunglasses. I think that it is a habit that has never really stuck because I live in a climate that is so cold and dreary for much of the year. In the winter it is very rare that I find myself in desperate need of sunglasses. But, I know that even though I feel like I don't need them, I really do. Just the other day I heard an eye doctor talking about the damage that can be done to your eyes if you don't wear sunglasses. It inspired me to buy myself a descent pair of sunglasses to start out the summer.

Now that I have the glasses, I need to know where they are when they are needed. So, the store that I bought them from gave me a very nice holder. I plan to keep them in my purse, in the holder so that they are always ready to go when I am in the sun.