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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What I'm Aiming For This Year...

I know that it is nearly March and the time for New Year's resolutions is VERY late at this point. But as I approached the new year in 2009, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. I now know and I guess it was just time that I needed to figure it out.
I know that there are many things that I need to change about myself as far as health is concerned. Today as of right now, I have had no cigarettes, which is a plus for me. This is my official quit date. Please pray that I am able to make it this time. I know I am. I need to do some other things as well, like make sure I take all my medications when I am supposed to and go to bed EVERY night, not just two or three times a week like I have been. But what I want to say now that I am aiming for is goals within myself, for myself.
For starters, the word I choose to be my word for the year, RESPONSIBLE, isn't quite how I have been lately. I have missed a lot of appointments with lots of people lately and I hate when I do that, I know THEY all HATE it when I do that. It's not right nor is it professional. So I am going to start trying to be more responsible in making appointments and commitments that I make to others. Another thing is that I talked to my friend a while ago and she was telling me that working on yourself and focusing on what you need for yourself right now might be the best thing for you. So I think I need to do that. I want to start focusing on myself and doing what Christy needs and to improve herself to be that person I want to be; happy!
Now I know they say not to set to many goals at one time so that if they all or some fail, then you won't feel bad. So for now, I am going to focus for the month of March on the smoking, and then towards the end of the month or in April, start to go up to my gym here at my apt. I mean I have this great 24 hour full access gym that is available to me and I have use it in the past but I NEED to get back there again. Baby steps, lol, for now. Stop the smoke, then start the gym.
These are my goals for now and through-out the year, they may change and I may add more. I just know that in order for me to feel better, something has to change for the better.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Little Late - My Word Of The Year--> Responsible!

I have never chosen a word to go by for a year until now, so this should be interesting. I thought long and hard about the word before choosing it and when I picked "responsible", it just seemed to fit. I know that I need to work on a lot of things that require responsibility which may be why I chose this word. I figure it is time for me to get on with improving myself and to stop relying on everyone else to do everything else for me and for me to take the responsibility.

I need to take better care of myself when it comes to my medication, this is also why I chose this word. I want to become healthier in 2010, and I think I didn't want to say "I want to go to the gym x amount of times and eat this or that". But rather, take responsibility for what it is I do eat and what activities I do partake in and don't partake in. It all add up to me and equals out to being a more responsible person who takes control of her health.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Trying Again...

Well, I have started the Chantix again in my 2nd attempt to quit smoking this year. I really feel that I will make it this time and this is because #1 roommate Tami is going to stop with me, & #2 Nick doesn't live here anymore. So that takes two smokers out of my home that were such a temptation for me last time. I have a really good attitude this time also, not that I didn't last time, but I just feel differently now.

So wish me luck!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Kevin's 18th & Kristin's 16th Birthday Celebration!!!

I still cannot believe that I am the mom of an 18 year old son and a 16 year old daughter. I tell you that I couldn't be more pleased with these two. As they have made my life something worthwhile and something to look forward to in the future.
This picture above is when Kevin and Kristin where first starting to open their gifts from everyone. They just are so photogenic, that's just because they are so good looking :) LoL Ok ok, I'm a little biased...what mother isn't?
I got Kevin a really nice leather wallet and then put some cash in it along with Tami's gift which was a pre-paid credit card and this is the look on his face when he realized what it was...LoL! Now he's official, as he said. He walked around the whole afternoon with that card in his hands and just thought he was "IT"! It was great!!!

I decided that since this was Kristin's Sweet 16, she deserved something special to signify the day and to let her know how truly priceless she is to me.
So I got her a heart shaped ring in her birthstone of Garnet with little cz stones on each side of it. It's a beautiful ring and she just fell in love with it. I hope she never forgets how much she is loved whenever she looks at that ring.

The day was a definite success and I learned again how beautiful and priceless my kids are. Not that I ever forget that, but when a special day comes you see it in such a way that really makes you step back and look at them, I mean REALLY LOOK at these two. Kevin has got to be the most innocent creature on this planet, he is so kind, caring, and so sweet in his tender ways with others. He's right there to stick up for someone and to help another out. Kristin is a thing of beauty in her own right as well. She has a mind and a will of her own that can be called nothing but strong. I so look forward to seeing how these two turn out and what becomes of their lives and what directions they will take. I know that I am a sappy mom, and I will most likely cry as they move on as I already have. I love you Kevin and Kristin, you are what makes up my heart and my life couldn't have been what it is without you both in it. I am so proud to be your mom Kevin, and your mommy Kristin.

I'm so proud of my kiddo's Kevin and Kristin

Just this past Monday, the 1st of February, the school they attend had a walk out to get voters attention to show them how important it was for the 3rd attempt in a year to get a levy passed. I am just so very proud of Kevin and Kristin for taking part in this, their first rally/protest/voter awareness...what have you.

Kevin is a Junior at Little Miami HS and is very active in the track team and Kristin is a Sophomore who is on the golf team who's coach has mentioned more than once to her that she is scholarship material when it comes to the sport. The levy DID NOT PASS, and so I do not know what the future will bring for Kevin and Kristin and the other students there. It's not just sports that are being cut, but music could possibly be cut entirely and Kristin has played the flute for LM since she was in Jr High and is VERY GOOD, I might add :). AP classes are also being cut, larger classrooms are being formed which puts a hinder on everyone!

They say the next step is that the State of Ohio will take over the run of the school, but I heard today they are going to try once more with a new levy vote.

So let's hope that this isnt the end for my kids future at their school and that they will have an excellent education to carry on with them to college.