My bedroom dilema

We have gotten all new bedroom furniture. Very exciting! I bought us a new  bed spread and fun pillows. The picture was in my last port. Now I need to figure out the rest. I like a room to have a theme to it. Right now we have an accent wall that is dark blue. It does not go with our current colors. I need to repaint that wall but I am not sure what color to paint it. I have bright lime green curtains (a little much actually) and a bright green and white comforter with sort of burnt Orange pillows. That is the only orange in the room so far. Since they are from ikea they are a bit hard to match with other brand colors. We could paint that wall the same color as the pillows but man, that will be bright… I don’t want our room to look like a circus.

Any suggestions?

Update

So, it has been awhile since I actually updated the status of my goals. I have not done anything big or extraordinary but baby steps right?

For starters I have successfully taken my vitamin everyday since I started my goals.  I decided taking them at night was my best bet. They make me sick if I take them in the morning with an empty belly and I always forget if I try to do it at lunch. So my evening routine is wash face, lotion face, brush teeth, take vitamin.  It’s working!

I have also continued to volunteer once a week since before this list started. I don’t see that stopping any time soon so I don’t think I will continue to update that unless anything worth writing about happens.

I am making dinner once a week. Sometimes more. I like dinner much more when Robert makes it but I am making an effort to give him a free night. Sometimes we make dinner together.

I have sent all Birthday cards out on time for this month. It feel like I have been doing this list for longer than one month! I will continue to send cards out on time.

I am supposed to be reading one book a month. The book I started this month I could not get into. I will be starting a new one November 1st or 2nd. I am returning my previous book to the library.

I completed my Yoga goal. Start and finish a yoga class. On Saturday I did hot power yoga with Katie. It was miserable! It is the hardest class they teach which I didn’t realize before agreeing to go. I spent most of the 75 minute class laying flat on my back and stretching. I did some of the easier moves but it was seriously hard! 105 degrees in that room and very humid! I am going to continue with hot yoga only I am going to go to Hatha Yoga. Longer class but easier as far as the moves go. I’ll keep you posted.

Last but not least I started my goal of making the bed every morning for two weeks this morning. It’s a lot easier when you have a new comforter and pretty pillows. I want my bed to look nice like a little work of art 🙂

That’s all for now. I know I need to get cracking on some of the more difficult goals.

New bed set

New bed set

Irritation

My frustration is mounting! Today I was yelled at by a co-worker via email, then by my CEO by telephone. Because nobody else can be a team player here and everyone is out to get everyone, I get ripped a new asshole for defending myself. I’m stuck in the attic today working on photos because somebody else is at my desk… Seriously shitty day.

To top it all off I started work at 6:45 today in Kirkland, drove to Northgate sometime in the morning then back to Kirkland this afternoon (because of being yelled at) I then had to work till 5:15 and drive to Seattle to volunteer. Gah… I’m ready fpr the day to be over and I still have to come up with something positive to say.

New furniture!!

I had a great weekend!! Friday evening I had a girls night. We went to Hannah’s for a make-up party. i.e. A Mary Kay party. We went to McCabes after that and Friday nights have become live band night. Not as good as it used to be but I was in great company so it was still fun. We closed the bar down and headed home. Saturday I had to go to the Apple store to get my iphone fixed. Friday night I dropped it on my bedroom floor and my screen went white. I could not turn it off or anything. So, Saturday morning I showed up at the apple store when they opened at 9am. Only to find out that you need an appointment with an Apple genius. I made my appointment for the first available which was 10:40. Great an hour and forty minutes to kill at the mall. I knew I could do some damage in that amount of time… And I did 🙂

I went to Macy’s and found a great new sweater/jacket and a new sweater dress. I love the fall!! I also found a great pair of over the knee boots. It was shop for a cause at Macy’s so a percentage of my purchase went to charity. I felt good about spending my money 🙂

Back to the Apple store to figure out my phone. It was broken beyond repair and they replaced it for me with a new one. The new one is giving me problems though. I do not remember having a hard time with my last one and I can not get this new one to send or receive email. It is pissing me off!

Sunday though… This is the really great day! I got my husband to agree to go furniture shopping with me. We found a new couch and an entire new bedroom set. So excited! The couch will be delivered after Halloween so we have time to sell our old ones and not trash the new ones at the party. Robert and my dad starting putting our bedroom set together last night and will finish today. I was in the best mood yesterday!!

The day is dragging!

I have only been at work for approximately 7 hours. I feel like I have been here for 24 hours! I try to find stuff to do throughout the day but I come up blank. I’m not to internet savvy so I do not know all the cool website to browse through.

I am still working on certain goals at this point. I am on track for my vitamins every day. That is an accomplishment in itself! I have made dinner one night this week so still doing good there. I need to start to work on a tougher goal I think. One that takes time. I am about to start the wedding scrapbook. Soon I will be able to check that one off. Slowly but steady…

Inspiration

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Today I found this on Desirae’s blog. It inspired me and I hope it does the same for you. I do not know who wrote this but it is a great reminder regardless.

Before you leave or look away…I encourage you to read this whole thing. I know its very long, but I think its important to read.

A time comes in your life when you finally get it … when, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out ENOUGH!!!

Enough fighting and crying or struggling to hold on. And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and begin to look at the world through new eyes.

This is your awakening. You realize it’s time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change…or for happiness, safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You come to terms with the fact that you are neither Prince Charming or Cinderella and that in the real world there aren’t always fairy tale endings (or beginnings for that matter) and that any guarantee of “happily ever after” must begin with you…and in the process a sense of serenity is born of acceptance.

You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are…and that’s OK. They are entitled to their own views and opinions. And you learn the importance of loving and championing yourself…and in the process a sense of new found confidence is born of self-approval.

You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you (or didn’t do for you) and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is the unexpected.

You learn that people don’t always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and that it’s not always about you. So, you learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself…and in the process a sense of safety and security is born of self-reliance.

You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties…and in the process a sense of peace and contentment is born of forgiveness.

You realize that much of the way you view yourself, and the world around you, is as a result of all the messages and opinions that have been ingrained into your psyche.

And you begin to sift through all the junk you’ve been fed about how you should behave, how you should look, how much you should weigh, what you should wear, what you should do for a living, how much money you should make, what you should drive, how and where you should live, who you should marry, the importance of having and raising children, and what you owe your parents, family, and friends.

You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view. And you begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for. You learn the difference between wanting and needing and you begin to discard the doctrines and values you’ve outgrown, or should never have bought into to begin with…and in the process you learn to go with your instincts.

You learn that it is truly in giving that we receive. And that there is power and glory in creating and contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a “consumer” looking for your next fix.

You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a bygone era but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life.

You learn that you don’t know everything, it’s not your job to save the world and that you can’t teach a pig to sing.

You learn to distinguish between guilt and responsibility and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO.

You learn that the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake. Then you learn about love. How to love, how much to give in love, when to stop giving and when to walk away.

You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes. And you learn that alone does not mean lonely.

You also stop working so hard at putting your feelings aside, smoothing things over and ignoring your needs. You learn that feelings of entitlement are perfectly OK…and that it is your right to want things and to ask for the things you want…and that sometimes it is necessary to make demands.

You come to the realization that you deserve to be treated with love, kindness, sensitivity and respect and you won’t settle for less. And you learn that your body really is your temple. And you begin to care for it and treat it with respect. You begin to eat a balanced diet, drink more water, and take more time to exercise.

You learn that being tired fuels doubt, fear, and uncertainty and so you take more time to rest. And, just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels our soul.

So you take more time to laugh and to play.

You learn that, for the most part, you get in life what you believe you deserve…and that much of life truly is a self-fulfilling prophecy. You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for and that wishing for something to happen is different from working toward making it happen.

More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success you need direction, discipline and perseverance. You also learn that no one can do it all alone…and that it’s OK to risk asking for help. You learn the only thing you must truly fear is the greatest robber baron of all: FEAR itself.

You learn to step right into and through your fears because you know that whatever happens you can handle it and to give in to fear is to give away the right to live life on your own terms.

And you learn to fight for your life and not to squander it living under a cloud of impending doom. You learn that life isn’t always fair, you don’t always get what you think you deserve and that sometimes bad things happen to unsuspecting, good people.

On these occasions you learn not to personalize things. You learn that no one is punishing you or failing to answer your prayers. It’s just life happening.

And you learn to deal with evil in its most primal state – the ego. You learn that negative feelings such as anger, envy and resentment must be understood and redirected or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you. You learn to admit when you are wrong and to build bridges instead of walls.

You learn to be thankful and to take comfort in many of the simple things we take for granted, things that millions of people upon the earth can only dream about: a full refrigerator, clean running water, a soft warm bed, a long hot shower.

Slowly, you begin to take responsibility for yourself by yourself and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself and to never, ever settle for less than your heart’s desire. And you hang a wind chime outside your window so you can listen to the wind.

And you make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting, and to stay open to every wonderful possibility.

Finally, with courage in your heart you take a stand, you take a deep breath, and you begin to design the life you want to live as best you can.

Recap on my Weekend

I’ll start with Friday night:

Katie, Lee, Robert and I went to a new restaurant called the Flying Pig Brewery in Everett. New restaurants are a goal on both mine and Katie’s list. So, I found this restaurant on restaurant.com… Turns out it is not the best resource. Flying Pig was below average in my opinion and way over priced for what we received. Our service was poor. The food was just ok. The two good things that came out of that dinner were my wine (yum) and fun times with great friends. I was planning on making it a later night by going to a new bar or something but during dinner we decided we would join Katie and Lee at the zoo the next morning. (early)

Saturday morning we were picked up by Katie and Lee at about 8:30 and we headed to another new restaurant. The volunteer cafe in a cute residential area with great vibes. I loved this place. The menu is small, the food was not great but the atmosphere was enough to make me love it. I think they count on this too. I would go back here just for a Sunday coffee with friends. I really liked it. Then we stopped by the conservatory to see some beautiful flowers!

Lees Breakfast

Lee's Breakfast

Beautiful Flower

Beautiful Flower

Off to the zoo…It has been years since I was at the zoo. I love it just as much today if not more then when I was a kid! We walked the entire zoo which I’m not sure I have done before. I saw penguins, elephants, bats, gorilla’s (my personal favorite) and so much more! It was great to walk around with my hubby and friends and just enjoy the cold fall weather and cute animals. After the zoo we went to Pike place because Lee had to have a humbow. I did not know what this was until we got there but it is like a peroshky (spelling?)… It is a big ball of dough baked with BBQ pork inside. I had a steamed humbow which was delicious and both the boys had the baked humbow. We also got dessert there. I had a “double O”… This would be a peanut butter cookie with a Reese’s pieces cup inside. Katie had this too. It was amazing! So, after a long fun day I went home and napped 🙂

My animal friend

My animal friend

My animal husband :)

My animal husband 🙂

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