Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Check Gas Prices

MSN Autos- Gas Prices

Wow... what a great site! Very useful. Verified that the Kroger near our house on Wirt is the cheapest in the area. We are lucky!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Let's Vote Early!!

I hate those long lines on voting day. Plus I usually can't find the right place, and get sent chasing wild gooses. So this year I'm taking advantage of Early Voting!!


I can go to any one of the locations listed between Oct 20 - 31 and vote!


Don't judge me and I won't judge you :)

Disclaimer: I will probably judge you anway, but I'll do it behind your back instead of to your face.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Trying to Do Less, and Enjoy More!

I use Google Reader (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Reader) to keep up with many, many blogs. A lot of them I just can't keep up with. This morning I was trying to get caught up on them, and came across this one:


It's a website mainly for students. I'm a part time student, but I think this kind of blog is good for everyone.

Basically it says I need to not sign up for so many projects and events. I agree because I have almost every weekend for the next month booked solid.

*I am taking Calculus II online (thank God it's only one class this semester). I have an Exam this weekend. I need to study at least 2 hours every day.

*I have a contract job that will take between 20 - 30 hours per week, depending on when I can squeeze it into my schedule. I need to work on it every day.

*Chris' birthday is this week, and his party this weekend. I still need to get his gifts together.

*I'm helping host the HRD Awards Ceremony this weekend.

*We're going to San Antonio the next weekend to watch the Bosses play.

*We're going to Seattle for WFTDA Nationals in November.

I want to reduce the amount of stress and feelings of being a loser because I just can't get it all done. I am in a book club, that only meets once a month... that is great. That is doable. Everything else seems to need RIGHT NOW all the time!

I want to join NaNoWriMo in November. I want to finish all the contract jobs so I will have more money to put towards buying a house next year. I want to start a craft club (once a month maybe?? I'd love more but don't think I can force it in). I want to spend more time with my family, my friends, my pets, and my boyfriend (not in that order).

I'm going to re-read that blog and try to give myself some breathing room in the next month, and hopefully next year I'll have a much better schedule.


Time for me to put my money where my mouth is. Or at least make a full bodied attempt at it. NaNoWriMo (http://www.nanowrimo.org/) stands for National November Writing Month. It's amazing and horrible at the same time.
You know how you think of good ideas for new products all the time... and think if I only had a little more time, a little more money, and a little more knowledge about the product I could really make it and sell it! Yeah! Love those idea. But guess what? I never get to actually move forward with any of my 'new product' idea.
But during the month of November I have every thing I need to really get the ball rolling on the 'new book' idea that I've been tossing around for years. The NaNoWriMo community and site is like having a personal trainer pushing me to write and not be critical and just enjoy the opportunity.
I'm on it. I am going to really try this year, and not let anything get in my way.
NaNoWriMo, here I come!