So during the time that Rick is away (5 out of the next 6 weeks), I thought about setting a few goals for myself. One was to NOT fall into the trap of staying up super late to avoid the lonely bed as long as possible. I am (obviously) failing miserably in that department. Another goal was to write in my journal daily. Doing that, so far. And then I have a few projects or little to-do list items that I've been putting off. To get those done, and to feel like I'm not just surviving here, but really thriving, I've decided to make myself post daily one thing in particular I accomplish each day. My rule is that it has to be something I would not have done under normal circumstances. It will be something I did to prove that I am thriving without a husband!
I have been doing this each day, so now I've got to catch up with posting about it. Here it goes:
Day 1. Cleaned out the nastiness in the bottom of the trash cans. (I know, I know, all of you do this regularly and I am the only one who allows such grossness to exist in my kitchen.)
After. Lovely self portrait, I know. See the red eyes? Already the effects of failing on goal #1!
Day 2. Made a little banner. It's actually not for Faye's room; it's to be used in our family pictures that we'll take soon. But it does fit her room so I'll leave it up for a while.
Day 3. Trimmed the out-of-control bush in the front yard.
Thanks to Carson for the awesome photo shoot.
And to Everett for watering the lawn.
Day 4. Took down, treated the stains on, and washed the shower curtain.
We'll see what excitement we can come up with for Day 5 tomorrow!