Monday, January 10, 2011

The shopping Gods are tempting me!

It's true, there are shopping Gods and they are trying to get me to shop.  They are in cahoots with the Debt Trolls who informed them that I could really use some more yoga pants.  This week seriously every flyer I pick up has yoga pants on sale!

Old Navy - $12  Target - $15    Even evil Walmart!

Now I am not allowed to buy anything that isn't a dire need or practically free and will need.  This means I had to ask myself, can you live with the amount of yoga pants you already have?  You did just get a new pair for Christmas.  I can indeed live with 2 pairs.   Are the almost free?  Nope.  Can you get a better price if you wait?!  Probably.

This means there will be no shopping for yoga pants this week, but I must say the trolls they know where to hit me.  :0)

What about you are the shopping God's tempting you?  How do you fend them off?

Score Trolls 0 / Me 1
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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cleaning out the Cupboards.

I've been so depressed today after finding out that we won't be able to modify our home, that I decided to focus on one of the other Resolutions.  I am finding have more than one is useful, today if I had only the debt resolution I would have given up. Instead I tackled a big project and now I have renewed hope that I will meet all of my resolutions this year.

The local consignment shop sent out an email asking for housewares, this was the perfect motivator for me!  I haven't cleared out my kitchen in at least a year.  My bottom corner cabinet was becoming a landslide of bowls every time I opened it.  I took an hour out of my morning while I was baking cookies and accomplished all of this!

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Overcoming 2011

It is that time of year again when people start thinking about their New Year’s Resolutions, promising this year is going to be the year they keep them!  This year for me something has changed, this year I have to keep mine, I have the same ones every year and I try my best!  However I slip up too many times, for me it needs to be about facts, not goals and we’ve all been taught resolutions are goals.  This year I am rethinking that concept I am making 2011 the year of facts, the year I Overcome.

                Why overcome?  Why not succeed?  My problems seem to be rooted in something deeper than just “will power” or perseverance.  Mine problems are rooted in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I am OCD.  This year I will overcome my OCD, because my OCD can’t argue with facts.

Here it is my three New Year’s Resolutions

1.       Get out of debt

2.       Control the Clutter

3.       Get Right – Stress/Health/Outlook

            Now I understand I didn’t get here in a year, it will certainly take me longer than a year to get out.  Each day will have to a step toward a bigger goal, 365 steps can take you a long way!  Each month will have a goal, based in fact, based in hard numbers that I will strive to reach.  At the end I will be able to clearly say yes I’ve overcome or I failed.

I hope you will join me on this journey as I overcome what’s overwhelmed me!