I didn't tune into the super bowl. Now, had Denver actually gotten their &*^$ together and made it...I may be sitting in my living room right now in a navy sweatshirt with orange paint on my face. I'd probably still be by myself, but I'd have more of an interest in the game. I happened to be on the phone with mom when the Budweiser commercial came on and switched the channel in time. I took a break from lesson planning/developing to check Facebook and it was blowing up. My newsfeed was overflowing with posts about the Dodge commercial. I checked it out...
I got the chills. I cried. I called home to thank my Dad. I said a prayer and thanked my Granddad's and the generations who have gone before. Those men and women who worked tirelessly to feed their families and their country and leave a legacy. So thankful to be part of something bigger than myself...AGRICULTURE.
In my most recent post I mentioned that I was attempting 30 days of no shopping outside of food and necessities. There's something about lunch, deodorant, and TP...
During this same 30 days, I'm taking a chance...I'm finding 30 outfits in my closet. My goal is to keep it mixed up and not wear the same pieces/combination of pieces for a month. So far, so good. Obviously, I'm combining jeans multiple times over the course of this "project"...and accessories are always a way to freshen up a look. However, no pant/top/footwear combo may be replicated during this 30 days.
I've been at it since Monday of this week and it's been Fern-tastic.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! CHEERS to 2013!! I've been away for awhile. I've taken on a new chapter in life, and I'm loving it. I've turned a different direction professionally, taken on home ownership, and moved across the country (although a touch closer to home). Most everyone that follows this is likely aware of all of this. I've found a job that challenges me everyday, that allows me to put more of myself into it than my previous post, and that I wake up raring to face each day. Some days my "fern-ness" is a lot for the Mid-West to handle, but we are both learning. I've thought a lot about 2013 and what I want from it... I could sit here and tell you that I want life and love and happiness and wealth, but who doesn't. That's a wagon load of B.S. Be original. Be attainable or at least set resolutions that are semi-attainable.
Focus on a healthier lifestyle
Finish what I started in the previous decade
Try new ingredients/foodstuffs
Immediately, I'm going to put it out there that there's NO SHOPPING (excluding food and household necessities (i.e. deodorant, TP, detergent...you know...) for 30 days. Let's see what I save. What I save I hope to put towards "Fern's Fun and Fancy Home Fund". I need to paint. I need window treatments. I want to landscape. That's a lot, so I'll pick my battles. Internal dilemma should I rework the kitchen or the bedroom/bathroom first...?