Friday, October 2, 2015

hates coming up with a title


I have been sticking to my resolutions.
 Bible study is more intense and hard than I thought it would be. I love a good book with mindless good times but the Bible has lots of big words. Thankfully this study Bible has stories explaining things on top of what is in the Bible.

I have been working on my grandmothers line in our family tree. I have found some good new information. If anyone is interested in doing genealogy you should check out It is a free site and there are so many records out there you are bound to find something. Just start with your grandparents and work back. 

Jewelry making has just begun. I went shopping with my daughter and man is it kind of an expensive hobby. I got a tool box and tools, some starter beads. I plan on trying to get a bracelet started this weekend.

This weekend is General Conference for my church and I told my aunt I would go and watch it with her. I'm not sure I should have said I would because I don't know that I will really be up to feeling the spirit.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


I am almost ready to be totally be productive in October! I have almost got my Bible completely tabbed. Wow that takes awhile! 
I didn't make it to Hobby Lobby to get jewelry making stuff but I hopefully will tomorrow. I would like to get started so that I can give some away for Christmas. It's just hard for me to get out the door once Abby leaves because the day is so long and she usually isn't in a good mood come 4. Once I'm stressed out I just wanna eat dinner and curl up on the couch. 

I took a pic of my family books that have all my genealogy stuff and the Danner side is who I'm going to focus on, narrowing that down helped me figure that I'm going to be studying Mennonite history since some of them were and are.

You can't see it in the picture but under the calendar I had my Resolutions chart that I got from The Happiness Project. She got it from Benjamin Franklin's 13 Virtues chart. It's a tally to make myself accountable to the resolutions I chose to work on. I have, work on genealogy, study Bible, make jewelry, be supportive, study something from history and be kind.

I did good with my food choices today! Just need to keep it up. If I can keep myself busy I can stay out of the kitchen cause I'm not hungry half the time I'm eating, I'm bored.

Happy Hump Day. Hope it was productive!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happiness Project Resolutions

Looky here! It's the last day of September. I'm sitting here binge watching Hart of Dixie. I can't stop watching it. It has a cute story line. I have lots to do tomorrow for my resolutions in October

I'm going to try a new hobby. I am going to make jewelry. I have always wondered how hard it would be and if it was something I could do. I see really cute stuff on Pinterest so I am going to see if I can do it.

I am going to work on my family tree. I have a couple people that I would love to make progress on. I feel like all people deserve to have their story told and it is my mission to make sure my family all have their story found and saved to be passed on.

I found this thing on Pinterest about Bible journaling. I have never been able get into the Bible and would love to be able to, so I think that this will be great. I have not bought a special journaling Bible because they are kind of pricey, so I am going to use an old family study Bible and bought lots of cute stickers and pens.

I intend on being nicer and want to make more effort to be kind, especially to family members.

So I have a few thing I want to still pick up before tomorrow and once I have everything together I will post pictures.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Pros& Cons, Ups& Downs


Woke up this morning and got my meditation on. I was only able to still do 3 mins but I'm going to keep at it. It's funny because when I was looking in the playstore for meditation apps I found some hypnosis apps. I could see where the two would be compared but kind of not. I would think that I would want someone who knew what they were doing to try hypnosis on me as to using an app. I hear you can use it to quit smoking and losing weight. I guess it's something to look into.


So I have completely gone off the rails. I haven't even cared what has gone in my mouth. I have to figure out why my crappy eating has started again. I need to sit down and make up my menu and prepping my meals...then stick to it! I should also not be bringing it into my house. My hubby just goes along with whatever so if I'm like "Hey lets have ice cream for dinner!" he's like I guess.

Big Decisions

We have been throwing around an idea about moving and I have made a pros and cons list for if we should make a big move. We have an opportunity to maybe get out of this city and move out to the farm. It would mean commuting for the hubby, which he says he's fine with. there is still a lot to sit down and work out. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Family time

A plant I put in front of my daughters

What a wonderful weekend! Yesterday I was able to go and meet my great uncle! He had some great stories about his life and some sad stories about other family members. It was so nice cause my aunt from Minnesota came down and I have always loved her. Even when my other family wrote me off she still kept up on me. I was happy that my daughter was able to come but it cut the day short. Oh well I have plans to go to Oklahoma to visit and we could go to Minnesota for a visit also. I think that the more family I lose the harder I want to hold on to the ones I have. But then there are others that make you want to run screaming! 

My healthy eating was way out the window this weekend. I over indulged but I'm being easy on myself for I know that I will get back on track tomorrow.

This is my first Sunday in 2 yrs that I had no plans on getting up and going to church. It was weird to know that I had the day to do whatever. I got up and took the dog for a walk and then had lunch with the in-laws and now it's football time. The hubby has fantasy points he needs to be watching for. Me I just enjoy it. 

I can't believe that there is 3 days left in September! The year is almost over. I have most of my plans for October ready for the happiness project. I still want to come up with one project for Halloween and start Christmas shopping.

I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed weekend!!