Good Afternoon Journal,
All I can say is WOW! I asked for suggestions yesterday, and in response I got so many great ideas and points of view. It really did help to open up my thinking to new ways of looking at the situation.
I think I will summarize some of the good ideas here...to sort of help me grab hold of them and formulate a working plan.
From Missy/Fearless Missy: I realized how much I had been missing our Date Nights. I know this was not really on topic, but it struck a chord, and made me realize how sad I was that we didn't do this anymore. Now I have one more reason to keep going to my goals...thank you so much for that, Missy. Plus, she always makes sure Hampy is well fed...LOL!!
From Chris/cmoursler/A Deliberate Life: I was reminded how much God was involved in the restoration of my life AND my marriage...it will be even better than ever...this touched me deeply.
From Ruby/ScarletSimple/A 252 Journey To Being Free: She inspired me to get that exercise done on the days he is NOT here, making it a priority...I have gotten too lax. And to take charge of my schedule, do better in the time management department.
From Karen/Musings, Memos and Melancholy: I am so glad my sister doesn't live too far away...she means so much to me. And, she reminded me of the importance of planning AHEAD, and my recurring problem of getting to bed on time!
From Nancy/Easy To Be Thin: She and I are on the same type of nutrition plans, and have the same challenge with hubbys who are resistant to it...it is nice to know she understands! (and she has THE most fabulous recipe link at her site to a rich, ooey gooey sugar-free chocolate cookie, "Mad's
Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies". Sorry, couldn't resist, they are currently my FAVORITE cookie! They are so rich, one cookie is all I want...really! Yeah, I know, side-tracked by food again, ha ha ha.
From Mary/antgirl/Chronicles of Meps' Reconstruction: I hit the jackpot here...the lightbulb went on and I saw my mistake. I was trying to make ONE kind of schedule fit for days that were DIFFERENT. What I need are two DIFFERENT types of schedules, to fit the differing needs. It is sooo simple, but I was just being too rigid in my thinking.
I had to laugh at the thought of a "free floating schedule"...it sounded oxymoronic to me! LOL! But the more I thought about it, the more I could see it working. I am a very visual thinker, and even connected an image to each kind of schedule: Firm Day and Flexible Day...or maybe I will call them Tight Day and Loose Day...not sure yet.
But for the Firm Day, my visual will be a tight little bunch of Johnny Jump Ups.
And for the Flexible Day, my visual will be a big, tall, fun and casual Giant Sunflower.
Thank you, everyone! I am still feeling surprised and blessed to have met so many truly nice people on the intertubes!
From Dr Phil's book: "Food behavior and exercise behavior are highly interactive...you feel better so you want to eat better."
My verse for today: "When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my hearts delight..."
My quote for today: "I am definitely going to take a course on time management...just as soon as I can work it into my schedule."--Louis E Boone
Enjoy the Journey,