Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Light Therapy?? Gluten? Something's working...

Day 22 Get Happy Challenge

Today is the first day I can honestly say was a good day!

So far I have already run twice this week. It's Tuesday :)
I've avoided gluten and dairy and coffee and...
I woke up feeling really good this morning, I'm not saying great, but good is a good start. I even took Kiddo to school and realized I didn't even make tea. So I got out of the house without any caffeine. Woohoo!

So what's different or what's working? Is it cutting gluten? dairy? Is it waking up by light? I'm really not sure but I will keep doing them all if I keep feeling this good.

I worked a trade show today with a new "friend". She's actually a launching a start-up website. I was really interested in the idea and decided to help her in any way I can to get her name out there. ...Red Chair Market Red Chair Market Red Chair Market... Some days I think why did I get myself into this. I'm not making any money and I need a day off. I never get a day off because I just keep offering to work for people. But today was really fun. And when it comes down to it, I really enjoy hanging out with her and I still think her idea is great and I could really learn a lot from her and networking is always great at an event like that. Check out her website Red Chair Market. Our final break down for the day is "it's Craigslist for furniture but better".That was shortened from all our millions of tries at various blah-blahing.

So I am involved in two start-ups hopefully one will make me lots of money some day!

My dog...
This made me laugh today so I shared! Ahahahahaha

*What is the Get Happy Challenge? It is a totally made up challenge between me and my best-ie, Melissa, to motivate each other to get and be happier mommies by Xmas. Each day we will try our darn-est to post a tip, goal and thought of the day, and each night we will post how our day was. We will share ideas and words of encouragement along the way as our Xmas gift to each other. Feel free to join our challenge. The more the merrier =HAPPIER! also see Melissa at The Home Momager*

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Somebody Help Me Please!

Day 20 Get Happy Challenge

I just can't keep up. I need a cheer-leading squad. Or a coach that stands over me and screams orders. Hmm no actually that might make me cry :( Or it's possible I might just haul off and punch him in the face. I might be little but when provoked, watch out... LOL yeah right...

I just can't seem to get up at 6:00 am like I want to.
I am not running as much as I want to because I just can't make myself. (But I did go tonight and I feel much better about it.)
I can't seem to make myself stick to better eating habits.
I'm not drinking enough water.
I am not blogging as often as I want to be.
I haven't read in too long.

Neg.. Neg... Neg... Nag, Nag, Nag
Gosh do I nag myself enough?

I tweeted a few days back,
Is there a service that can send someone every morn to turn on all the lights, yank me out of bed, and push me to go run? Taking applicants!

So I have really been thinking how to get my booty out of bed. It's easy (well easier) for me to get up just in time to get to work or Kiddo to school, but the problem is I'd really like to be up at the same time everyday getting things done before work and just having more time.

My friend told me you can get sunrise light, that is also an alarm clock. Hmm so I did a little looking...

Philips wake-up light

Doesn't that look amazing!!
It's really neat, check it out here click 
I soo want one, the one that works with your iPhone...
but because right now that is not in my budget (Mom/Dad great Christmas gift!)
I bought a lamp timer to program the lamp by my bed to come on. I tried it for the first time and it did wake me up but I just rolled over and went back to sleep. More light... So I bought two more timers (thank you TreeHouse for my awesome employee discount) and tomorrow I will have three lights from different areas of my room come on, one 10 mins behind the others. That's the best I can do for now. Updates tomorrow.

A few personal goals for the week:
1. Run three days at least.
2. No gluten.
3. No dairy.
4. No coffee :( :( :(
5. Go bowling.
6. Cook at least 4 nights.
7. Read at least 3 nights, a book not the internet dang it.
8. Send a family member a card. Hmm my distant cousin Ashley just had a baby shower, she is now family member of the week. 
9. Come up with my trailer plan, estimated cost, lease agreement, look at a potential trailer.
10. Hmmm, one more just to round it off, build a quote/daily reminder wall. Love it!

11. Oh and one-one more, once and for all, secure that demon kitty's name... She-Ra?, Jellybean?, Pumpkin?, Lucky? (lucky to have a home), Lucy? (short for Lucifer), Princess Meow Meow (Kiddo's pic)... and try to be patient, hopefully she will grow up.

A few thoughts to leave you with...

 "You know it's going to be a long day when you yell 'Seriously?!?' at your alarm clock."

 I love this girl!

So true, glad to know I'm not the only one.


OK I gotta sleep now... snooze. Can't wait to wake up to my simulated sunrise :)

*What is the Get Happy Challenge? It is a totally made up challenge between me and my best-ie, Melissa, to motivate each other to get and be happier mommies by Xmas. Each day we will try our darn-est to post a tip, goal and thought of the day, and each night we will post how our day was. We will share ideas and words of encouragement along the way as our Xmas gift to each other. Feel free to join our challenge. The more the merrier =HAPPIER! also see Melissa at http://thehomemomager.blogspot.com/*

Monday, October 1, 2012

Would anyone want to adopt one demon kitty?

Day 14 Get Happy Challenge.... Dang-IT!! Do I even keep counting after skipping so many days?

The answer is YES, I gotta keep going. And my blogging buddy better get on it too.
I had to force myself to run today and I think I wind-burned my lungs...wth? ("what the heck", bc "wtf" makes me feel trashy!) Hey but for the first time I made myself RUN, like the whole time. That's an improvement from my run/walk that I usually do.

So let's see if I can catch up on a few tips, goals, etc. I've been trying the last few days.

I tried to cut dairy... unsuccessfully. I don't know how to live without cheese. I'm just laying off the ice cream :( I sooo don't need it right now. Plus it's getting cold soon. That's an easy one.

I am still trying to run 3 times a week... I lost track but I don't think I made it last week. Boo! My lungs still hurt!! Ugh.

I couldn't go without coffee... I tried drinking tea but it just left me craving coffee in the afternoon. That left me feeling bad all around.

I picked up some extra hours at my other job... so that accomplished me getting a LITTLE more mula. Not a huge deal but a little feel goodi-ness!

I want to kill my kitty... oh ooops... off subject...

I've been burning my beeswax candle... not sure it's doing anything but will keep trying.

Which reminds me of a funny story. My friend and I were talking about seasonal depression and how light treatments are supposed to work. Light treatments come in various forms but the easiest to do on your own is buy this lightbox that looks similar to a lit makeup mirror. Well she's tried it. "It's this bright light you sit in front of, you can't look directly at, but you have to keep your eyes open. It was awful, I couldn't sit still" Does the vitamin D really sink into your eyes? I'm sure the ADD got her! I was like "Gosh when you feel depressed you will try anything, right? No matter how hokey it sounds" Then I told her "So I'm burning a beeswax candle every day because it releases negative ions and they are going to save me!" LOL Fingers crossed.

Okay new tip... get rid of unnecessary stress... does anyone want a FREE kitty?
bad kitty, but yes she is the rare female orange tabby, that I hunted and hunted for, she's a terrorist

On another note, I'm thinking of selling all of my stuff... stuff=stress...
and remodeling a tiny vintage travel trailer to live in. Crazy? Maybe. I've been researching tiny living for awhile now. Working in a green store makes you aware of so many things you may have never thought of before, like the amount of energy a big home wastes. Plus I just really want to own something and I need something dirt cheap so I can pay off my *%^$ing student loans, among other debt and save to buy my dream house which may just be a bigger house on wheels. I don't know, we will see how it goes.

A lot has gone on in my mind in the last few years. I've had to size down and size down again. I still have unpacked boxes in my closet from the last move and the truth is if I haven't seen it in several months, then I don't really need it. All this stuff is just stuff to clean up, which I usually don't have the time for. In the end it is all just stuff and I don't need useless stuff. I only use half my refrigerator so that's not going to be much of an adjustment. The kiddo is always right on top of me so that won't be a big change and she has too much crap. What kid really needs more than some construction paper and a set of crayons. And a few good stuffed animals.

So I have been on the hunt for the perfect vintage trailer. If you run across one please let me know. I'm dreaming of a 24' bunkhouse. I'm slowly becoming a trailer connoisseur. An Airstream would be dreamy but the price is pretty steep. It seems Shasta's are a cheap cool vintage trailer. So I'll take one of those please. If anyone wants to offer any help, expertise or advise. Bring it on baby!! I only have 5 short months to bring this dream to life!

Here are some cute pictures I've been saving....

So stinking cute!

And again so stinking cute.

(via A Style Blogger   A Musician Get Married {Real Wedding by Katherine O’Brien Photography} - Project Wedding Blog)
Yes! I'll marry you, but I'm keeping my trailer! Forever!!

(via Delightfully Tacky: Home Sweet Brave)
Wow this actually looks like I live there.

I soo have to figure out how to make the loft work!

(via Delightfully Tacky: Brave Sneak Peek!)
I'm in trailer love!

LOL couldn't resist.

I will have this sticker!