Thursday, November 3, 2011
Digging Up Archives--November
2007 I started blogging in the summer of 2007. In November of that year, I was into blogging about my weight. Food and weight issues were/are a huge part of my life. That has been something I've been experiencing a paradigm shift about...will be blogging about that soon....it has become a big part of who I am. Also that year, I learned an incredible parenting style that we implemented for a while at home and I've taught to many a client. Hubs and I started a class at church.... Financial Peace University ...I had read Financial Peace when my kids were toddlers and we had implemented the envelope system. Having taken the class and listening as much as possible to Dave on the radio, I am big believer in his program. Money is a big, hairy deal....and just about everyone walking around has some alligators in their closet related to their money habits or problems. These alligators can cause incredible anxiety and stress and nausea and vomiting and diarrhea and marital problems and, and, and.... Even before you are completely out from under big debt or other issues, having a plan can make such a difference. Dave walks you through a plan that if you will follow it, your life will change! (In case you are wondering, I am on a first name basis with Dave, although he doesn't know my first name....or pretty much anything about me....but I FEEL like he's my friend and on my side!) I was doing some Smart Habit Saturday carnivals/memes (all these years later, I still am not clear on the difference between a carnival and a meme). These were cool....trying to implement a new habit each week. But I don't even think they exist anymore... My favorite posts of November 2007 were about my 12 year old son putting a dime up his nose just because it was so memorable....and Checking in with Living Well, which was a different group of folks with an approach about losing weight but incorporating more areas of our lives....and I really liked some of the things I was implementing.
2008 I apparently used to write more and include more of my life in my blog...I so need to recapture that. I enjoy reading it over and gleaning knowledge from myself. As I was reading over November 2008, I see that I was getting into my "Boobie" issue....oh how that was a journey that I now know would end in surgery. Diet drinks were creeping back in and they hit me HARD and I still struggle with them, even though I know the aspartame is not good for me. It was November 2008 that I started the 101 Things in 1001 Days which was interesting and fun to come up with but crashed and burned mostly....though I learned a lot! I was reminded about putting a coconut-pecan icing tub in a cake mix which I will need to try again. I see my longing for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins from Starbucks was in full bloom (seriously, these things are delish)! Some commercial for oovoo was getting on my nerves, and now I cannot even recall what that was. I was trying to participate in Works for Me Wednesday but I was running out of ideas (please note I still read and enjoy this bloggy feature). My favorite 2008 post was What I've Done Meme and I just recently joined a book club, but other than that....no changes....fun nonetheless.
2009 All my posts in November of 2009 were either Scriptures I was memorizing (that might be worth revisiting) and weight issues. I called myself "outta control" and was trying so hard to get a handle on food. These weight posts are hard to read because I was so mean to myself. I didn't even realize it. And what I wrote in my blog isn't the half of what I thought and said to myself. Definitely will write more about my paradigm shift in regards to weight and food....soon!
2010 No posts at all in November....
That sums up the digging up archives for the month of November. That was definitely fun....in another post, I will see if I can take from this and shape something....perhaps dream a little.....and put some things into action. Maybe a good name for this....if I do it each month as I redefine who I am, who I want to be, and blog all the while...sharing more of myself....maybe revisit some things.... Oh yeah, back to the name....how about "Dig It, Dream It, Do It!"? I so rock....that is cool, huh?