Monday, September 20, 2010

how i spent 3 hours of my weekend...


I knit a little hat for The Mutt!
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Friday, September 17, 2010

On this day in history, 2005...

From my LiveJournal, exactly 5 years ago:


Date: 2005-09-17 23:57
Subject: Clothes...clothes...clothes!!!!!
Security: Public
Mood:excitedexcited

Mall madness

(didn't there used to be some lame board game called that?) 
I bought all sorts of new clothes for work this weekend.  I get sick of wearing the same khakis, plain t-shirts, cardigan sweaters all the time.  It is beginning to feel like a uniform...Shopping is fun anyway.  I got good deals cause of all the back to school stuff being on sale to make room for winter stuff.  I went to Old Navy, Gap, and American Eagle - my favorite 3!

Cleaning...blech

We're cleaning out the old apartment tomorrow...once and for all!  We're even bring in reinforcements (i.e. my mother).  Hopefully we'll just get it all DONE. 

Cat Condo!
I just ordered the cutest cat house/scratchy post thing for the boys.  Those things are usually unreasonably expensive (wood + carpet does NOT equal $400!), but I found this great site called www.stepsforpets.com and it has them still overpriced, but not nearly as outrageous (mine was $75 with free shipping).  The cats and I are very excited for it to arrive in 3-5 business days.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My New New Normal and the 101 Things of Amy Jane

My life's in a somewhat transitional sort of place at the moment.  I'm doing my best to embrace my New New Normal

To clarify, the beginning of my New Normal was marked by what I like to refer to as Hurricane Amy.  No need to focus on that now, though - it's all about my New New Normal.

I think the timing is very appropriate.  For much of my life, the year "began" the day after Labor Day - i.e. the first day of school.  This year, the day marked the first day of my new job - a rather serendipitous turn of events.  With that came new responsibilities, routines, plans, goals, clothes...a bit of everything.

So, welcome to my  
New New Normal!!!

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Somewhat coincidentally, I recently discovered the Day Zero project.  Check out the web site for details, but basically, you list 101 goals that you want to achieve within 1001 days.  Your list can be public or totally private, there are several ideas and links to inspire you, you can also list "someday" goals, and it's freeeeeee!  I think it will be a fun way to help me focus and get my life back on something resembling a track.  

I finished my list about 5 minutes ago - I have until June 9, 2013 to complete my 101 goals (I actually have 106 goals - figured a little wiggle room would be good.)  I decided to make my list private for now, but my includes things like...
  • Visit my dad's grave.
  • Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years  
  • Host Christmas at my house.
  • Blog everyday for a month.  
  • Install a back splash.
  • Swim in the ocean.  
  • Take a road trip 
  • Pay off my credit card debt
  • Have a good New Year's Eve - and break the New Year's Eve Curse!
  • Renew my passport
Another one of my goals is to inspire at least 5 people to make a list so let me know if you do!

Cheers!
   Amy Jane

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Fill-In - 9/3/10

Another Friday Fill-In!

1. Family is nice to have.

2. Sometimes Bailey goes crazy and runs back and forth.

3. I love a good deal.

4. $5 burgers on Wednesdays at Bennigan's makes a good meal.

5. I've got the cruddiest allergies - yuck

6. What the heck?! : wth!!!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to the house not being humid and hot; tomorrow my plans include a very mini-road trip to check out my new place of employment and hopefully some yummy Italian food; and Sunday, I want to get something "business professional" to wear for my first day at the new job!