Can you believe it's November 1st?
I know you may not want to hear this
but that means only 8 Saturdays left before Christmas!
I still have lots to do.
My crazy dream is to be done with all my Christmas projects
by the end of November (for the first time ever)
and just spend the month of December
enjoying all the wonders of the season
with my fantastic grandchildren.
We'll see how that all works out...ha!
When my friend died last month
it made me realize (again) that each day is a gift from God
and only He knows the number of our days.
It also made me think about the fact
that there are a couple of things that I would
really like to change in my life.
Which reminds me of a movie quote from
Grumpy Old Men
when Burgess Meredith says
"You can wish in one hand,
and crap in the other......
which one do you think will fill up first?"
I can wish all day long
that things will change,
but in the end I have to make those changes.
Some people have a lengthy "bucket list".
I'm a simple girl.
I don't want to sky dive,
or zip line through the canopy of the Rain Forrest.
I feel so incredibly blessed in this life.
Right now there are only 2 things on my list.
First, I'd like to be physically fit.
I have spent the past year changing my eating habits
and that has been so incredibly hard,
but so incredibly rewarding at the same time.
But now I need to get the whole exercise thing down.
So I joined the 24hr Fitness
and I've proceeded to destroy myself on a regular basis :)
Also I really want to get our financial house in order.
I've been reading Debt Proof Living by Mary Hunt
and I'm working towards living our lives by
10 - 10- 80.
Which means from each paycheck
you first give 10% to God, then 10% to savings
and learn to live on 80% of your income.
We've been on the 10 - 90 team for a long time.
Savings hasn't been an option.
It's amazing where you can cut expenses
when you really look at where your money goes.
I'm learning the difference between
needs vs wants.
That's a hard one for me......
(especially when fabric is on sale)
I really want to be able to look back
at the end of each day
and say to myself that I took one step forward
towards reaching my goals.
(And who knows,
if I get fit and have money in savings......
I just might decide to try that zip line after all :)