Sunday, January 22, 2017


Sunday- Met up with Sakina to discuss the Instagram challenge and just catch up.  It was great seeing her.  Went to the school for a 2nd grade PTO meeting.

Monday- PTC at work, long day.  Nothing to exciting. My husband set up dual screens for me at work.

Tuesday- First day of Dual Credit classes and the beginning of my "babysitting" the students, while they are in class.

Wednesday- More classes with dual credit kiddos and a late night at work.  I made a deep crack in the unpacking of my office.  I have been working surrounded by boxes and on rickety tables since the 2nd.  I made 7,900 steps just a work.

Thursday- More dual credit. Started the blog.  Dinner with the family at Chuy's. It was fun seeing everyone and catching up.  Sahara needs a few things for when she has the baby, she gave me a list.

Friday- My office is almost finished I still need a few things to get it done,  but I am happier I can work.

Saturday- Just relaxing at home being lazy.  Hubby set up a desktop at home, playing games.  Updated the blog with a "Top 10" List.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Top 10 Gratitude List

In this day & age it is hard to be grateful everyday, and even harder to express that gratitude.  Being negative and destructive seems to be the norm.  I find myself falling into this trap. So when Sakina posted her top 10 on her blog yesterday, I thought why not, take a moment and think about what it is I am grateful for.  It wasn't easy.  I think I am going to take a tip from Sakina & think about what I am grateful for each day and jot those things down each day.  I think that is a wonderful idea.  So now without further a do here is my top 10.

1. God.  HE is the reason that we are all here and to whom we should be the most grateful.  He has seen to it that my life has gone in the direction that it has.  He has given me so much.  Without him and my faith that he knows all the answers I could not survive.

2. Husband  He is my BFF, my coffee partner, ardent supporter of all my shenanigans both professional and personal. 

3. Family  We are small,,,but we have a deep love for each other.  My children are grown, and live their own lives and are making their own decisions about life.  I am very proud of them and happy to call them mine.  We will have a new member in our family in late March/Early April and He will be very well loved.

4. Friends.  I think I have the best group of friends a girl can have.  We travel well together, spend great times together, and thoroughly enjoy each others company, I feel blessed to have them in my life.

5. Hobby  I have many hobbies most of which revolve around string.  Without this hobby I feel like I would have gone crazy many times.  My hobbies are my relief and relaxation time.

6. Coffee  Yes I am very grateful for coffee.   It is what brought my husband and I together, for that I am very thankful to this delicious beverage.  Hunting down new local coffee shops where ever we go is one of our favorite things to do.

7. Chocolate   Hello FEMALE

8. Our Cat she is a source of great pleasure.  She makes me laugh because she is just plain weird.

9. Gilmore Girls streaming on Netflix.  Just because I can tune in or tune out with something fun and familiar when my mind just needs to go nowhere in the evening after a long day at work.  I can walk away don't need to pause it, come back and not be lost.  Recently watching I heard something that I hadn't ever caught before, a historical snipe from Michel to Kirk.  Hilarious!!! Plus it reminds me of being curled up in my bed watching it with my girls on ABC Family every afternoon after school.

10. A good book.  The kind where you can loose yourself for hours and get really pissed off when you finish. Because it's over, and now you gotta find another good book.

Well that was not too bad.   I did actually come up with 10 things that I am grateful for.  Please share something you are grateful for, come up with your own top 10 is rather satisfying, when you give it some thought and complete the list.   As mentioned above I do think I will give Sakina's idea some thought.  And if you want to read her Gratitude List  the link to her blog is on the right. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Blog Topics to Look Forward To

WeeklyReview:  Just a week in review.  Everything and anything, that has happened this week.

Another Topic. I am playing with is Random Thoughts. Things that come to my mind. They could develop into a full topic at a later date.

Travel, I have a few travel plans coming up this year so you can expect me to write about it here as well. Travelling with the Knitting Misfits.  food

Journaling/Planning. The How's and Why's I Journal and Plan. Why I am coming back to it now, after a rocky couple of decades.

The Misfits I will talk about my adventures with the Knitting Misfits what kinds of shenanigans we are getting up to outside of our travel adventures.

Books I am trying to get back into reading.  So I will try to get at least my reading wish list posted here in some shape or form.

Meals  What are we eating?  I am learning to cook more Indian food.  So this will be my struggle with learning the spices and the spice blends.  I have spent the last 20+ years cooking Mediterranean foods. So this is a big change for me.   But a challenge I am up for. 

I am also hoping to up my photography game.

I think that about covers it. What ya think about that?????

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time.......

I use to write a blog, it was hosted here on blogger as well, I called it "Journey to Myself".  It was a blog I started after having weight loss surgery & I use to keep up with it, had  a few followers, but I let some Negative Nancy's get the best of me and I quit blogging.

Fast forward a few years, and I started a blog on WordPress with a friend called "Knitting Our Way to Peace" It started as a labor of love for the both of us, but then life/tragedy happened and it just didn't keep going.  That blog is still up; though silent. Knitting Our Way to Peace did spin off a  Ravelry group by the same name, that is still going strong despite our lack of input.

Now I have embarked on another journey with my friend Sakina, we have an end goal in mind. I will link HER blog in the side bar so those interested can follow her as well.

I now have time through May at least to dedicate to this blog and my writing endeavors.

You see I am a Vice-Principal at a small private school here in Texas, this private school is a rather conservative school where we have boys and girls separate in Middle School and High School. So that being said, we also do Dual Credit with our local community college, so with our conservative families they don't want their High School students on a college campus with out supervision. So each day I get an hour and half of ME time. While I wait for students to finish their classes and rendezvous with me at the end of the hall.

So I am going to take this time to cultivate this blog.

My focus will be on my Journey to Peace & Patience, as well as other aspects of my life, and on our journey with our goal.

Things to look forward to.

1. We have an Instagram challenge coming up in February.
2. A Google Forms Survey coming up

That's all the teaser you are going to get.

Looking forward to sharing my journey with all of you.

Thanks for Stopping by.