Wednesday, December 31, 2008

update on my positives list from july 08.....

so here is an update to my positives list created in july 08...


1. 2 Healthy, beautiful children who make me smile EVERY DAY!!!!! - even though we have had a run of the icky flu and now we all have the sniffles/colds...
2. A husband who I know loves me even when we are having hard times - yeah he still loves me and yeah we still have hard times but i feel like we are finally at a point where we might actually be working together to do some repairs....we'll see what the new year brings....
3. A roof over my head that we can afford to live in - still in the same place, love to dream about a bigger home with a nice yard for the kids, but this works just fine so here we are...
4. A job that pays the bills and allows us to have the things we need/want/like - we are still both employed even though both our markets are struggling, mine - construction & mike's - banking/mortgages....we are very lucky to have a paycheck and even though we BOTH get frustrated with the tasks at hand most days we are grateful for the paycheck....
5. Great friends that are there when I need them - my friends are wonderful and i am very thankful i found such a wonderful bunch...
6. Family that will help out in times of trouble or just because - our families are still here willing to help whenever we ask, which is a blessing in itself as it gives mike and i a chance to spend some time together, which we desperately need, without the added expense of a babysitter.....
7. Living in an area that has many fun and different things for me to do with my children, beach, parks, library, playgrounds, movies - no need to travel to do things like when I was growing up - okay so this really is a good thing, i just wish i would spend more time doing the fun things that are in our area, especially with the kids...more beach, park, playground time in 2009....
8. My People magazine subscription - even though I don't get to read it right away like I used to pre 2 kids, I know it is always going to be in my mailbox on Sat or at the latest Mon for when I can get to it - yeah yeah yeah, i'm backed up with people magazines, shoot me - i have like 4 on my nightstand and i'll get to them i promise once we get past our disney trip this weekend...i'll put them in my gym bag for my thurs workouts...
9. Big Brother 10 - it is just fun to just watch as other people make complete asses of themselves for my enjoyment - BB10 is over so it brings me no further joy....survivor was okay and a new one starts in january but they really havent been that great lately....
10. The fact that my husband keeps up with the pictures of my kids and their milestones - more updates to family and friends is the goal for 09 - i am on facebook and hope to get my calendars from shutterfly done for the grandparents the first week of january....
11. Even though I am not at my weight goal yet and I have gotten off track a few times so far this year, I still haven't gone all the way back to my bad habits and ways and "wasted" the work/accomplishments I have achieved this year with my weight. I'm still down almost 18 pounds since Jan and I know if I just persevere and stay on track, I can do this - i'm down 27 lbs since january 08 and continue to shrink now that i am part of a biggest losers club....we have 6 weeks left in the current challenge and if i keep it up, i might win the first pot of $ - over $200 bucks...getting on a schedule for my walks with Brooke and the gym in the new year will help get the job done....
12. I have a very comfortable bed - even my kids sleep well in it when I let them - not in the middle of the night!!! - yup my butter bed is still as comfy as ever...
13. Mike has been helping alot more lately with the kidsy chores and that has been very nice - splitting tub duty and bedtime rituals and getting ready in the am process make life so much easier for me...
14. Getting back to church in order to schedule Emma's christening has given me a better sense of "belonging", not really sure what it means, but I enjoy going to services and I no longer feel like it is a chore or burden on my Sundays - mike and i have made a "committment" to start attending church at least every other week starting in january...there is no reason why i can't get there.....it's important to me and i need to make the time...
15. our new coffee maker - i love the new keurig machine i bought mike for christmas....it is perfect for our needs and i'm so glad i talked myself into getting it...

my list didnt grow too much but i'm still very happy with all the things on my original list..

I'm still guessing no matter how hard things seem sometimes, it does make you feel better to look at all the good in your life and know that things can only get better with time....

2 comments:

People Magazine said...

Hello Denise and Happy New Year! Glad to hear you've mentioned People Magazine in such a positive way. Let me know when your subscription is due and I'll try and get you a discount on your renewal! Regards Mally

Denise said...

i have another year or so but thank you for the comment...how would i contact you for a discount?