Monday, February 1, 2010


I have often felt like the movie Groundhog Day.  That I have to keep repeating things until I get it right.  That is until recently.

Since I have been determined that this year will be different, it has been.  I've made the appointments I needed to make.  I'm back at Weight Watchers and feel better already.  Must be those wonderful greens :-)   I'm walking more and hope to be in good shape to be able to handle the April Retreat with WRW.  That was a lot of walking the last time I went (two years ago).  Plus I'm not smoking this time around, so that should help.

And today.....Well, today I sent out the WRW newsletter at 12:01 a.m., February 1st.  HA!!  If people get their columns to me, and I don't have to beg for them, that's what happens.  Not that I haven't had moments of tardiness in the past.  But not this year!  And I registered for the RWA Conference and paid for the hotel already.  WOOT!!  My husband says I'm not going without him, so he's my date ;-)

My husband and I are keeping our Thursday afternoon movie dates, and have been having fun with that.  One week is his turn to pick the movie, the next week is my turn.  We pop our own popcorn and take a diet Dr. Pepper.  That helps keep me in line with WW.  But we still get the individual pizza and share it.   Mmmmmm.  And then, as we've done for 35 years, we hold hands and enjoy the movie.  As our daughter's friend Kristi said when she was about 15, it's so cute when old people are in love lol

I'm writing, but not as much as I had hoped.  Hopefully that will change now.  I'm feeling energized, and I feel like I'm getting my life more in order than it had been.  I feel like I was living each day, but I wasn't living it to my fullest.  Too much time on useless FB apps (I think they are a way of escaping life).  The Gods are smiling on me though because I can't really get into them.  They are slow, if they load at all.  One of my friends is giving them up completely, and I find that inspirational.  I may do that also.  Yeah, doesn't sound like I'm *promising* to give them up.  But I'm thinking about it, and that's so much further than where I was a month ago.

My mom.  What can I say about  my mom.  I have been begging her to come live with us.  She is so unhappy where she is, but I guess she's not unhappy enough to do anything about it.  That will be ongoing at least until Spring.  She does feel it's too cold in Pennsylvania for her lung ailments, and I understand that.  Not that we plan on making her stand outside *rolling eyes*.  She could get right into the car in the garage and be let out very close to a door of wherever she wants to go.  She's very lonely in Florida, even though my brother and his wife do a lot with her.  She's meant to live with others, not alone.  But until she decides otherwise, I'll be there on the phone for her.

2010 is not going to be Groundhog Day for me.  I am NOT going to go insane by repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.  I'm going to grab life and live it to the max.  How about you?


  1. Yay Debra! You are an inspiration! My proudest accomplishment of January is that I exercised 21 days. This from an adamant non-exerciser! I got a Wii Fit with my Christmas money and have been loving it. I also picked up The SuperStress Solution by Dr. Roberta Lee and am slowly trying to implement those suggestions. Now I just need to follow your lead about backing away slowly from SL...

  2. Great blog, Debra! I plan on dropping in each day and hopefully finding as much inspiration as I did today. I'm trying hard to make some much needed changes in my life too, especially when it comes to my writing. Can't get published if you don't write the book, right? LOL Here's to us grabbing hold of our lives and living them to the max!!!

    Jeannie B.