Saturday, January 13, 2007

Grace Kelly

The latest addition to the family is Grace Kelly. I adopted her from my coworker after he got a video iPod for Christmas. She needed a good home and I had yet to venture into the land of fruited mp3 players. Her first download? This. (from iTunes rather than utube, of course) Now JT isn't usually my style, but there's something about this song that I love. It's the ring tone for my phone too. 2007 is the year to take stock and reclaim my life. I had a clarity moment on January 3rd. It was incredibly scary and it certainly renewed my faith in God. He was definitely keeping an eye out for me that morning. It was at that moment that I decided to let go and make strides to just be better. That's my motto for the year. Be a better person, mother, friend, sister, employee... No real set goals, just two words to keep in mind "Be Better".

This all starts with being better to me. That's part of the reason for the adoption of Grace. My neighbor and I started a new diet on Tuesday. In 5 days I've lost 10 lbs. My neighbor is down 6. Grace will be accompanying Peanut and I on walks with the stroller. It's big enough that I can snuggle Peanut and her baby with some blankets and zip up the cover if it's cold.

I've also started a plan to be a better employee. Due to recent changes in our family, I had to change my schedule at work. My entire life I've been perpetually late. It never fails. My reviews are always glowing with the exception of trying to stick to a set schedule. I'm so proud to say that this week I have been on time or early for work. A huge, huge accomplishment for me.

So, I'm going to be better. Better with Grace & Dignity and a little green iPod mini to help remind me.

**Baby Logan Update: I haven't heard much other than he's tiny, he's still putting up a fight and he's breathing ahead of respirator. Please keep your thoughts and prayers for him coming.**


Mary said...

Thanks for the mini update on Baby Logan. Continued prayers being said for Logan and his concerned family. Sounds like a brighter start to 2007 for you. You have a fabulous attitude and inspire me. Any knitting? Mine so far this year has been simple (but fancy thanks to the yarn) scarves for a battered women's shelter.

Rhonda said...

Just checkin' in to let you know you were in my thoughts!
CUTE iPod! Keep us posted on what you think about it--I have a creative labs Zen (the small one, not the mega one) and was eyeing an iPod. I'm curious as to how easy they are to operate and whether you can download from cd's-I was told you have to pay for each download on an iPod---
Here's to a great 2007!

Amby said...

Being better to you is exactly what needs to be done right now...kudos on what you've done so far!!!!