Saturday, October 23, 2010

Quicken 2011 Giveaway at Give Me Back My Five Bucks!

Krystal over at Give Me Back My Five Bucks has a fantastic giveaway!  She has two copies of Quicken 2011 for Personal and two copies of Quicken 2011 for Personal & Small Business. The Quicken for Personal & Business would be fantastic for me, since I run my own small business and have not found one program that can do it all!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

I Actually Relaxed Some!

This weekend was better than most!  T was working during the day on Saturday; I had to work about 8-1 and then spent the afternoon getting things done!  While I didn't get everything done; I did enough that I felt good and not super stressed on Sunday. (Sunday Stress seems to be a common ailment for me!) Sunday I had to do a short bit of work, but overall, relaxed with T. We ate dinner outside, went grocery shopping, relaxed on the couch. And we went to bed nice and early. I read in bed until about 10:15 and was out!

The only thing I didn't really accomplish was much physical activity. No running or gym. That will be my focus come November.

So here is to this week being a good one!!!  Just M-F and then we are off to Cali for my marathon!

Today's Happy Task: Easy jog on one of my favorite trails that just reopened & curling on the couch with T to watch a monday night show!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

October So Far...

October is happening, whether I was ready for it or not!  I'm struggling with the Be Happy goal right now, but I am trying. Last night was the worst, but I feel much better today despite less than 5 hours sleep.

It looks like the money challenge will go well this month. So far I'm only at about $260 on the credit card. We are heading out of town next weekend, but will barely have to pay for anything between Saturday and Tuesday, so that's helpful. (Thanks family!  I love you!)

I'm not at all ready for the marathons, but there isn't much I can do about it now. I am going to just try to enjoy them for the gorgeous scenery and not worry about times. I have signed up for one in February, so that will be my new focus.

Today's Happy Task is date night!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Today's Hapy Task

Today I am going to make it to the gym or on a run!  I've been under the weather all week and so have not done that. I always feel better after. If I go to the gym, I will try to swim a little too. I always find that relaxing...

Tonight we are probably going to high school football game which is always fun!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Today's Happy Task: Happiness Articles!

My latest alumni magazine from my university is all about happiness. The university is extremely research oriented and so I would think they would cover some good information. So that it my goal today to read it!!!

This being happy thing is hard sometimes...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Yesterday's Happy Task Today!

So we ended up both getting home last night and being exhausted and had easy leftovers. I did take about 15 minutes for myself to read last night which was great! Not Eat, Pray, Love but the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Tonight should be steak, wine, and a walk!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Today's Happy Task: Feeling a little better

I am feeling a little better today, not great (or even really good) but more functional. Today for my happy task, I want to enjoy a good steak, a glass of wine, and a walk around the block with my man. :-)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sick Happy Task

I started not feeling well late Friday night, and have not recovered. My nose won't stop running and my head is pounding. I canceled my first two appointments, but hopefully will make it to my 10:45 one. I'm not sure about the rest of the day.

My happy tasks today is to have a cup of tea this morning and flip through the latest Real Simple magazine I have. :-) That and try to feel better!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Today's Happy Task: Recipes!

Today I want to find 3 yummy recipes from my new cookbook, Cook Yourself Thin, that I want to make this month.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Today's Happy Task

T is working all day and possibly all night unless he gets sent home sick... so it's just me today!  While I have work and such to do, I'm going to try to set a "Happy Task" for myself each day.

Without further ado, today's happy task is:

Read the new book from book club for at least 30 minutes. The book is Eat, Pray, Love :-)

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Goal: Be Happy

Instead of setting a bunch of goals, I am setting one: BE HAPPY.

This has been a tough week and yesterday was an especially tough day.  I need to find a way to get over things faster, to enjoy life more, etc.

So that is my goal for October.