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Sick Thursday

Yesterday I woke up with a crazy migraine.  I have been getting them pretty frequently, which is pretty obnoxious, but yesterday’s was worse than usual.  I went in to work, hoping that all the medicine I took would kick in, but the combination of the noise, light, and staring at the computer was too much for me and I only made it 30 minutes before getting sick and going home.  At home I slept until 1 and then I had a recheck appointment on my shoulder.  Luckily I am feeling a lot better today.  Since I was sick yesterday I did not get a chance to give you my Thursday-Morning Tell-About Update, or my April Goals Update, so I’m going to give them to you now.

 

What I Would Have told you on the Thursday-Morning Tell-About

My Movie Queue: The Guardian, Shattered Glass, Thelma and Louise, Double Indemnity
Pages left to read in my current book:   Lots in Les Mis and over 300 in Oprah
I have made: a cute card for a bridal shower
I have worked on: cleaning the house and keeping it clean and balancing our bank account
Food made: hamburgers, breakfast casserole, meatloaf
Goals checked off: none
Games played: Sudoku
Favorite Pinterest pin:

Pinned ImageTotal Blog views since last Thursday: 172
Number of snow days: 0
Movies Watched: 4: Life of Pi, Playing for Keeps, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln
Books read: 6: Contagious, The Tiny Books of Tiny Stories Vol 1 and 2, Radical, A Little Bit Wicked, Ice Princess
This week I love: that tomorrow I’m going to see Relient K in concert!
This week I hate: migraines

 

And now my April Goals Update

Daily
1. Be content
I have been doing a lot better at this one.  I really have been content.
2. Be a good, supportive, encouraging, loving wife to Adam
I feel like I have been doing well at this.  Adam, what do you think?
3. Do one thing to clean the house
Usually I only do one very small thing a day, I really want to do more
4. Keep a food and fitness diary to help me remember to be more healthy
Now that I can do more with my shoulder I am hoping to get better at this one.  And I have been trying to be healthier.

Weekly
5. Call my mother
I have still been doing well at this

Monthly
6. Write a thank you note to someone who I am grateful for
Somehow this one got away from me this month, so I’ll try to do double for May
7. Have intentional date nights with Adam.  Start with at least once a month.
We saw the movie 42 and had Main Street Pizza
8. Find a craft or something creative to do
My card for Becky’s shower
9. Have someone over for dinner
My sister came over one night for dinner.
10.  Do something with my sister
We went to Into the Fire for her birthday

Once
11. Finish Financial Peace
Finished in March
12.  Take a vacation—or have a weekend getaway
No plans yet, but talks are in the works
13.  Finish my Best Picture movie list
I only have two left!
14.  Finish Reading Anna Karenina
Finished in March
15.  Plant flowers in the flower beds outside my apartment
I better get on this one
16.  Read through the whole Bible again
Working on it
17.  Play Eclipse with Adam
Finished in March
18.  Finish watching Prison Break
Hopefully this will happen
19.  Learn how to knit
Learned in March
20.  Go to a sporting event or a concert where you have to buy tickets
Tomorrow night I’ll be able to check this one off!
21.  Take a cooking class
I am no closer to marking this one off my list, sadly
22. Go one weekend “unplugged”
Now that it’s getting nice I am hoping this will happen soon
23.  Read a biography of someone that I don’t like to learn more about them
Currently working on this one.  I’m reading Oprah’s biography.  I’ve never liked her, I’ve never know why though.

So there is one giant update for you.

Enjoy your weekend!  I know I will!

 

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Thursday-Morning Tell-About

My Movie Queue: The Guardian, Shattered Glass, Thelma and Louise, Double Indemnity
Pages left to read in my current book:   Lots in Les Mis and 150 in Contagious
I have made: nothing crafty
I have worked on: cleaning the house
Food made: homemade mac and cheese, homemade biscuits and gravy, monkey bread
Goals checked off: none this week.
Games played: Sudoku
Favorite Pinterest pin:rest

Total Blog views since last Thursday: 54 (sheesh, was I boring this week?)
Number of snow days: 0
Movies Watched: 4: 42, Django Unchained, Cold Mountain, Just Go With It
Books read: 4: Silver Linings Playbook, Decisive, 31 Days of Praise, Enders Game
This week I love: having a clean house
This week I hate: not sleeping well

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Thursday-Morning Tell-About (Friday Edition)

I literally just looked at my calendar and realized that it is Friday and I totally missed my Thursday-Morning Tell-About!  Life has been crazy around here.  Please forgive me, and here is another Thursday-Morning Tell-About, Friday Edition.  Enjoy!

My Movie Queue: Cold Mountain, The Guardian
Pages left to read in my current book:   Lots in Les Mis and 111 in Silver Linings Playbook
I have made: nothing, but have lots of ideas
I have worked on: Doing Adam’s FAFSA, paying bills, and getting caught up at work.  This weekend will be all about getting caught up at home.
Food made: Dominos Pizza
Goals checked off: none this week.
Games played: Sudoku
Favorite Pinterest pin:lazy

Total Blog views since last Thursday: 185
Number of snow days: 0
Movies Watched: 3: Red Dawn, Around the World in 80 Days, There Will Be Blood
Books read: The Perfect Husband, Red Letter Revolution
This week I love: paying off all my medical bills
This week I hate: a messy house

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Thursday-Morning Tell-About

I cannot believe that it is Thursday already!  This week has gone by so fast.

My Movie Queue: Around the World in 80 Days, Cold Mountain, There will be blood
Pages left to read in my current book:   I’m reading several books and I’m not very far in any of them.
I have made: nothing.  I have been too busy
I have worked on: stretching and exercising my shoulder
Food made: Sloppy Joes.  Tonight I’m making chicken kabobs on the grill–yum!
Goals checked off: none this week.
Games played: Sudoku?
Favorite Pinterest pin:
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Total Blog views since last Thursday:  101–I must have been boring this week
Number of snow days: 0
Movies Watched: 1-Melinda and Melinda (this is the fewest movies I’ve watched in a week in a long time)
Books read: The Host, For Parents Only, All for Jesus, For Parents Only, For Women Only: in the workplace, the cure, sandwich with a side of romance, the hound of rowan
This week I love: warm weather
This week I hate: being a staff member on Terrific Tuesday

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Thursday-Morning Tell-About (a few hours late)

My Movie Queue: Around the World in 80 Days, Cold Mountain, There will be blood, Melinda and Melinda
Pages left to read in my current book:   I’m reading several things at the moment and I do not know how many pages I have left.  All my books are in my room and I’m in the hotel lobby, taking advantage of their free wifi
I have made: notta
I have worked on: checking email, attending conventions, and looking nice every day
Food made: nothing. I’ve been out of town.
Goals checked off: none this week
Games played: Hand and Foot
Favorite Pinterest pin:favorite
This is so true! Especially on my road trip this week!

Total Blog views since last Thursday:  161
Number of snow days: 0
Movies Watched: 7: The Watch, Total Recall, Les Miserables
Books read: none finished
This week I love: learning new things
This week I hate: only having free wifi in hotel lobbies

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Thursday-Morning Tell-About

My Movie Queue:Around the World in 80 Days, Cold Mountain, There will be blood, Melinda and Melinda
Pages left to read in my current book:   I just started Les Mis and I am going to find a couple more things to read
I have made: a scarf
I have worked on: cleaning the house, balancing the checkbook, organizing paperwork, basically getting caught up on life
Food made: nothing exciting.
Goals checked off: finished Anna Karenina
Games played: Carccassonne and X Wing miniature game
Favorite Pinterest pin:
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Total Blog views since last Thursday:  135
Number of snow days: 0
Movies Watched: 7: Argo, Pitch Perfect, The Paperboy, The Lion King, Remember the Titans, Bridge over the River Kwai, Top Gun
Books read: I’m More than a Pastor’s Wife, Anna Karenina
This week I love: The Voice!
This week I hate: snow that doesn’t result in a delay or a snow day

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Thursday-Morning Tell-About (Friday Edition)

I can’t believe I forgot the Thursday-Morning Tell-About this week!  Well, that would just be terrible of me to leave you without all this information!  So here you go, the Friday Edition of the Thursday-Morning Tell-About.  Enjoy!

My Movie Queue: Top Gun, The Bridge over the River Kwai, Around the World in 80 Days, Cold Mountain, There will be blood
Pages left to read in my current book:  I just started three different books so I have pretty much all the pages to go in them, and 566 in Anna Karenina
I have made: nothing.  i have been pretty busy this week with not much to show for it
I have worked on: nothing
Food made:Pork Chops in a Apple glaze, Cheesy Bacon Grits, Chicken Pasta Florentine
Goals checked off: had some people over to the house, played Eclipse
Games played: Eclipse, Ticket to Ride, Hand and Foot
Pinterest pin:
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Total Blog views since last Thursday:  149
Number of snow days: 0
Movies Watched: 7: Gangs of New York, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 1 & 2, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Cimarron, The Incredibles, Back to the Future
Books read: Stiff, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Glass Castle, What Happens when a Woman Says Yes to God
This week I love: singing with my sister at church
This week I hate: cortizone shots!

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What a Weekend

If how I was feeling on Friday was any indication for how my weekend was going to go, well…it was not going to be good.  I was feeling terrible on Friday, but I made it through work and laid on the couch for the rest of the evening.  We had all kinds of plans with friends on Saturday, and on Friday night we almost had to cancel, but I asked Adam if we could wait and see how I felt in the morning, and it’s a good thing we did because…

In the morning I felt so much better!  All I had on Saturday was a runny nose and my voice was on the fritz.  I sounded like Yoda.  Yeah, not exactly attractive, but at least I felt better.

The first thing we did was go to Brandon and Kristens to play Eclipse.  Now, Eclipse is Adam’s favorite board game and it takes a long time to play and there are lottsss of rules to learn.  We got to Brandon and Kristen’s at 11am and left a little after three.  The time included teaching me to play, playing, and a pizza break.  So I got to check something off my goal list (yay!) and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  It was pretty fun, complicated, but more fun than I was expecting, so I guess it was a good experience.

After the game we went home and cleaned the apartment because some of our favorite married people were coming over for dinner: the Albrechts and the Nicols.  It was a fun evening.

Our Sunday was relaxing and a perfect end to the weekend.  My only two complaints were: 1-that it wasn’t long enough and 2-that I didn’t get more sleep.

Do you have any wonderful weekend stories?

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Thursday-Morning Tell-About

My Movie Queue: Cimarron, Top Gun, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Gangs of New York, The Incredibles
Pages left to read in my current book:  I have 97 left in When A Women Says Yes to God, 293 left in Stiff, and 566 in Anna Karenina
I have made: I finished re-doing my parents wedding scrapbook
I have worked on: crocheting, it’s relaxing, especially when I don’t feel good
Food made: Fried Chicken Tacos (deeeliciouss!)
Goals checked off: date night with Adam where we went to LongHorn Steakhouse and saw Les Miserables, craft projects, Amanda and Jarod came over for dinner, and finishing FPU (saving $800 and paying off $400 of debt)
Games played: Scattagories, Betrayal, Ticket to Ride
Pinterest pin:blog1

Total Blog views since last Thursday:  162
Number of snow days: 0
Movies Watched: 6: Bull Durham, Hamlet, Stranger than Fiction, Breaking Dawn pt 2, Les Miserables, Lawless
Books read: Julie and Julia, Me Myself and Bob, and Perks of Being a Wallflower
This week I love: great movies that make you gasp
This week I hate: being sick

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Thursday-Morning Tell-About

My Movie Queue: Hamlet, Cimarron, Wings, Top Gun, Stranger Than Fiction, Bull Durham, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Gangs of New York
Pages left to read in my current book:  I have 171 pages left to read in Julie & Julia and 566 in Anna Karenina
I have made: crafty mason jars and canvas art for the bedroom (photos coming soon)
I have worked on: crocheting projects (photos to come soon) and I am re-doing my parents wedding scrapbook
Food made: not much since I was sick and then my parents came to visit over last weekend
Goals checked off: none since last Thursday
Games played: Carcassonne
Favorite Pinterest pin:rain

Total Blog views since last Thursday:  164
Number of snow days: 0
Movies Watched: 6: Bella, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Wings, Training Day, Pitch Perfect, The Best Years of Our Lives
Books read: You Lost Me
This week I love: birthday money
This week I hate: snow without snow days

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