tropicalskies

Travelling Through Life…making changes as I go

Halloween Update

How did people like our Halloween give out? Read the rest of this entry »

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A New Apron for Me!

Last weekend we were at an art and craft event and the first vendor I saw was one who sews stuff. With glee I found a new apron that I love! Read the rest of this entry »

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Cookbook Love

I am not a huge reader now as I used to be in my teens. I swear I have ADD when it comes to reading now days and the hectic life can get in the way. Meanwhile one of my most favorite books to read and go back to are cookbooks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Quick Breakfast Recipe

Summertime is practically here and it’s already been hot. Since it is hot, I hate eating warm food first thing in the morning. I want something cool and refreshing.

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Importance of Health Fairs

This weekend the local hospital will be having their annual health fair. Somehow I missed last years and was sad about it. Do you understand the importance of doing a check up? Read the rest of this entry »

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Changing Interests

I have a friend that wants to sit next to me at a scrapbooking crop. I have mentioned to her in the past that I don’t do crops. I am doing this one as the price was right. Read the rest of this entry »

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Customer Service….or lack there of

It seems there is a lack of customer service these days. Employees want to work and earn top dollar but don’t want to WORK for it. Read the rest of this entry »

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2016 Goals

I don’t call them resolutions. I call them goals. It’s hard to plan a ton of things that we want to get done. We need to make those goals achievable and bite size. We should evaluate them on a regular basis. When you modify them as you go you won’t feel that you have failed. Life happens, things change or get in the way. Sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. We plan on things but as we all know things don’t always go as planned. After years of feeling like a failure and setting goals to broad or too big and unachievable I started to re-evaluate the system. I don’t remember where I saw whatever it was that made me change from resolutions to goals. However it has been something that has made me happier in the long run. I feel I can list a lot more line items onto the “wish list” of my goals.

My 2016 goals are 

  • Hang my Running medals
  • Do a Hot Chocolate run – Registered last year and the run is later this year!
  • Do some 5k’s
  • Register for Rock n’ Roll Marathon series – Last 2 years I have done the 5k and 10k back to back
  • Hit the gym 1x a week – 
  • Hang art/photos around the house
  • Do ornaments that need photos
  • Scan and Shred Papers
  • Send Photo gifts for Valentines Day – I am typing this and have NO idea what I meant!
  • Label items in pantry  – Husband is working on this project as I am 99% done with my part on this project from a pantry reorganization!! Yippee
  • Plan on the go bag with snacksDone
  • Sell old kitchen table – listed on craigslist
  • List more items on eBay
  • Plan healthy menus

There are a few others on there but this is the idea.

I will be honest. I have yet to step foot into the gym. However I have been walking around the neighborhood and park. I have been looking at other 5k’s to do however I hate how I find out about them with short notice and I can’t get registered with lots of notice or I have plans already. The Hot Chocolate one scares the crap out of me as the registrant packet says I need to be there by 6:15am… I am not a morning person, I will so need coffee that morning!

There are some I eventually want to add to my goals for 2017 or 2018 (how can I be thinking that already) Some people I follow online are runners and they do the Disney ones and dress up for them. That would be fun! But I am not a great distance runner by any means. I will have to dream of saving up for that treadmill that I want 😉

What are your goals or resolutions? How do you plan? Do you reward yourself for each milestone? If you do what do you reward yourself with?

 

 

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for the love of….

Ice Cream!!

I grew up on Blue Bell ice cream. There was the gold rim, silver rim and the coveted brown rim. Most often I had the gold rim Homemade Vanilla. It was served whenever I was at Grandmas house for birthdays or holidays. It would be served with cake or her homemade peach cobbler. Read the rest of this entry »

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