Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 163 - Add Vegetables To Breakfast

Today my husband made me a delicious omelet that had peppers and tomatoes in it. It got me thinking that I should start trying to some vegetables to my breakfast at least a couple days a week. It seems like such an easy way to add vegetable to my diet. It is after all a task that I have been trying to accomplish for months now, eating more vegetables. Here is a list of ideas that I have to add vegetables to my breakfast.

1. Omelets with vegetable added.

2. Carrot juice

3. Toast with a slice of tomato and mozzarella cheese.

4. Anything with avocado

5. quiche or fritatta

Does anybody have other ideas? Clearly, I need them.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 162 - Use Sunscreen

Summer is here! What does that mean? Time to pull out the sunscreen. This is a habit that I should be in year round, but to be honest I'm not. My problem, is I don't burn. Okay, not a problem, but because of that I forget that even though I don't burn, I still need protection from the sun. It is a terrible habit, because even though I put sunscreen on my kids, they don't see me use it. As we all know, children are watching every thing. I am pretty sure that my 12 year old daughter who is finding her vain side is thinking that not using sunscreen will help her tan better.

Tomorrow I am planning on HUGE trip to Target for our essentials, top of the list will be sunscreen to get us through the next few weeks of camps, vacation and other summer activities that will have us spending time in the sun.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Day 161 - Get Comfortable On The Phone

I need to get comfortable on the phone again. Now that I am working full time, I need to not let things get to me. My new job does entail some phone calls that I would prefer I not have to make. But, the work world never allows us not to use the phone.

When I worked in claims, I had my fair share of very nasty phone calls. I learned to let these calls roll off my back. I eventually stopped taking them personally, even though they did get to me. I am going to have to develop a thick skin, yet again, and accept it as part of my job. I am confident that in time, I will become a pro on the telephone. Knowing that in time, these calls will no longer get to me.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 160 - Plan Meals

I need to get back into the habit of planning our meals on a weekly basis. Now that I am working again and my husbands continues to work a lot, we need to organize our meal times. I feel strongly about this for several reasons.

First of all, I REALLY believe that eating together as a family is very important. Even if meal time is only 20 minutes, it is 20 minutes that prove to be important to our family. I have talked about the conversations that we have at dinner before. I love hearing about my children's day while sitting together. It is something that we can share.

Second, I need to stop scrambling for dinner ideas at 5:00. I never used to be like that. In the last 6 months I have fallen off the meal planning wagon. I need to get back on. I am always able to throw something together, but it causes stress as well as unbalanced meals. Seriously, time to change this very bad habit.

Third, planning my meals will save us a lot of money. Going to the store with a list in hand and coupons to use, will save us all money.

The plan for this weekend, sit down with the sale flyer from our local grocery store and plan a weeks worth of meals.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 159 - Get Over My Fear Of Public Speaking

This one will be a work in progress. It has been a task that I have been putting off for a very long time. My friends would probably be surprised to hear that I am terrified to speak in front of a large group of people. When I say terrified, I mean scared to the point that I start crying out of fear sometimes. If I don't cry, I will turn bright red and shake like a leaf. I have always been like this and should have probably addressed this problem when I was young, when it would have been easier to get over the fear. Instead, I put it off until it just became a part of me.

Time to get over it. I see so many people who are not afraid of this simple task. This task that is as easy as getting up in front of a group of people and simply doing what I do best, talk. I need to figure out a way to get over it. I need to get to a point in my life where I do not dread the idea of public speaking for days, even weeks before I have to give a talk or presentation of some point. I have let so many great opportunities in my life pass me by simply because I did not want to get up in front of a group of people and speak. How unfortunate for me.

My question to the few people who read my blog, what can I do? Do you have any suggestions that might help me get over this truly irrational fear I have of speaking in public. I know that it is a common fear, but people DO get over it. How does that happen? Life is just too short to let something so simple keep me back and doing things that I love doing.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 158 - Start A New Job

My blog will be brief tonight, like the previous blogs. I started my new job today. I am tired and trying to get used to the change. I will write more later.

Day 157 - Spend The Day In The Sun Watching Some Soccer

Today was an absolutely beautiful day and we were able to spend it watching soccer. My son's game was played at a park on Lake Michigan. It was sunny, breezy and perfectly summer like. A day that we have been waiting for and loved every minute of it. Sometimes it really is the small things that can make all the difference.

Day 156 - Organize My Jewelry

My jewelry is a mess! Time to organize and get rid of the stuff I no longer wear. I actually have earring from the 80's when I used to shop at Claires! For those who are my age, you know that the fashion of the 80's was not a good look. The costume jewelry of the day was REALLY bad. I felt a need to keep it all. No more, what I haven't worn in 2 decades needs to go into the trash where it belongs. I won't even let my girls have it out of fear of what the earrings are made of. Something tells me that jewelry made in China in the 1980's is probably not the safest form of metal out there.

Today I will go through everything, throw a lot out, organize it into my jewelry box and start over!

Day 155 - Buy New Clothes

Today I bought myself some new work clothes. It is so weird to have "grown up" clothes after so many years of jeans and tshirts. It was a lot of fun to get those clothes that I have so often admired over the years. I am sure that it will take me several weeks to get over the feeling of playing dress up. In fact, I am guessing that it will only take a few months for me to tire of the new clothes and long for jeans and tshirts. But, for now I will enjoy the new wardrobe.