Tuesday, January 23, 2007

My Word for 2007

There was an article in AEzine which I found out about from my sister, through here. It talks about choosing one word to focus on for the year. Instead of making tons of resolutions that you end up not meeting and that makes you feel like a failure. Well, maybe not a total failure but it at least bums you out a little bit. This idea really struck a chord with me. I think I hit one of my 6 resolutions in 2006, and it didn't make me feel great. Some ladies that have read the link I shared made journals, scrapbook pages and much more to help them remember the word they chose and try and use it through out the year (you can look through the comments and find some links). I want to share a quote from Ali Edwards about the impact of a single word:
"A single Word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow...one little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities."
So, that being said, I've chosen the word COMMIT as my word for 2007. I've chosen the word for two main reasons. Not only do I falter in the things I've set out to be better at or about (being a happy housewife, watching my temper, paying on bills, reading my Bible) but also in my decision making. There are so many things that I am wish washy about (more kids, working) and I've let myself be wishy washy for far too long. I want to figure out these things with Mr.W and then stick to our decisions. I want to COMMIT to them. So, that is my word...I will make something to help me remember this word and hopefully stick to it through out the year. I will COMMIT to the word COMMIT. Hee Hee! What word would you choose for this upcoming year?

Tuesday, January 16, 2007


We got our web orders today! The next stop on our life that is the Marine Corps will be Hawaii. We're so very excited about this. We have some very close friends that are there and we can't wait to see them again. Our check in date there is for no later than the 31st of July. That means we'll be checking out of Virginia around the 1st of July. It seems so far away but when you think about it, it's not that far at all. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed right now. I'm not sure what all I'm supposed to do to get ready for a move over there. I really am looking forward to the time we'll be there, whether short or long. These last few years here have flown by, though while I was living them the seemed to go on and on and on. Life is funny that way. It'll be a rough transition, what with Mr.W being back in a deploying cycle. But I'm glad that it's happening there where we have friends we can lean on. Say a prayer for us as we get ready to go into all that comes with moving in the military. Oh, and so all the friends and family that read this, know that you'll always have a place to stay.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Jealous much!

I am so jealous of my husband and my daughter. When these two hit the sack, they conk out fairly quickly and usually sleep the whole night through. I'm happy for them and all, but....IT SUCKS FOR ME! I've been staying away from caffeine and any kind of chocolate candy. I've been trying to limit my soda and juice intake and drinking more water. But I still don't sleep through the night. I do sleep but at around 3 am I wake up to pee and I don't sleep well or at all after that. It's constant tossing and turning. I am at my wits end! If I didn't have the behavioral side effects of the caffeine (anger anger anger) I would drink it, since I'm not sleeping anyway.
Maybe I should start going to the YMCA again. I think I slept when I was going there every day or every other day, I don't remember. It's been so nice out that I've been taking long walks (seriously long, like 3 or 4 miles) but I guess it's not getting my heart rate up enough to tire me out. Mr.W asked me if I'd exercised at all yesterday when I made a comment about not sleeping. So maybe this has something to it. I guess I'll go back to my old routine, walks on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. The Y on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Sundays off (it is a day of rest, after all.) So, today I shall walk and this evening we'll be going to the family fun and fitness night at WonderKid's school. That should be interesting.
I just want to sleep!

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Sometimes Mr.Wonder and I think alike so much that it weirds me out. Not in a bad way. I think it's hilarious. Like the other night we watched Talledega Nights, both of us were laughing the whole way through. It's totally our type of humor and now we're quoting it to each other non-stop. Some of you may know that we've been waiting to get a dog for a while. Hopefully where ever we go next this will be a possibility. We were planning on just one, but the other night after watching the movie...Mr.W said that we'll have to get two dogs. I don't know if you guys have seen the previews, but try to recall the names of Ricky Bobby's sons. Yes, we're going to get two dogs and name them Walker and Texas Ranger. First I was like, "Yeah right! Two dogs." But the more I think about it. I LOVE IT! It's totally us and everytime I talk about them I'll think of that movie and smile. Then I'll think of how great it is to share a sense of humor with your husband.
I really am so lucky to be married to such a great guy. He's always telling me how lucky he is and how his friends tell him how lucky he is and how I treat him so well...but truth be told, I'm the lucky one. Even though we have our differences, God blessed me with him. To have a man love me so much, in spite of all my faults (and trust me, there are many to get past)....honestly, it leaves me without words. Which as many of you know, when I'm all jacked up on the Dew (like I am right now,) is hard to do.