Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Throne Trip Tuesdays - I'm Struggling


I struggle with my weight. Sugar. I struggle to read and study the Bible regularly. Daily. I struggle to manage my time. Better. I struggle with money. Spending. I struggle. I need more purpose. More direction.

I thought when summertime rolled around, I'd be so motivated to accomplish so many things. I am not. Motivated. When I was taking classes, I knew exactly how to manage my time. I planned out each week. By the day. Sometimes by the hour. Now, there are so many free hours I just plod along with no real direction.

So.....starting today, This Day, I'm changing that. I found this super cute To Do list and I'm so stealing the idea. Here are some of the activities I want to accomplish this summer. Most of them involve the grand-boy.

4th of July at Aunt Pam's
Bike Trip with Jess (me and my buddy are heading out on our Harley's for a few days)
Water Park
Make a craft (I'm going to need some ideas with this one. I seriously lack in crafting ability. Seriously.)
Read a Bible story every day
Have a water balloon fight
Go to the library. Read at least 10 books.
Bake cupcakes.
Have a squirt gun fight
Go to the pool every other weekend (at least)
Make s'mores.

Refrigerator Pickles
Zucchini Relish
Peach Jam
Tomato (some with basil. this stuff is amazing)
Salsa (maybe)
Apple Pie Filling (definitely)

Strawberries
Blueberries
Raspberries
Peppers (green, red, yellow, hot)
Herbs

Plus, exercising at least three days every week. I've been such a slug lately. It's just so stinkin hot and humid. ugh! Who wants to get out in that and run? Not me. It's time to consider joining a gym. Ahhhh. Air conditioned workouts.

What are your plans for summer? Need some motivation (ummm prodding) like me? Hope this helps you.

Peace and Joy,
Susan

Jeremiah 23:24 (NKJV) 24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the LORD; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD.

8 comments:

Mary said...

Good list! After all the work you've done, you do deserve some R&R!

Joyce said...

I could realate so well...I am so much more productive when I have a lot on my plate. I like your to-do list...I've been keeping one this summer too and it helps. I have to write down exercise, otherwise it might not happen. I did join a gym but still, it requires time and planning. And its not my favorite thing so, yeah.

Have a great day!

Lori said...

I'm the same way. I get a whole lot more done when I am being pushed and the summer is just flying by. Have fun on that bike trip! Ride safe and keep the shiny side up! :)

Nel said...

Spending time with the grand-boy I love it! Wish I lived closer to my grandbabies, but they love it when I come to town. I am not sure if I will make any salsa this year or not, I think I still have some from last year. Wish we had a little bigger freezer. I have a good recipe for freezer pickles!
Sounds like you are going to be busy. I need to make me a list, sometimes I just feel like life is passing me by. Have a great week and stay safe!
until next time... nel

Mari said...

I can relate! I need some motivation for may of those things too. Thanks for the prod!

Mari said...

Wow you sure are doing a ton from doing nothing, as you put it. I'm so impressed and wish I had your energy and motivation! All I can do is make it through my work day now, and come home exhausted.

I love your list too, especially the water balloon fight. Ha.

Enjoy!!
xoxo

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I have been so undisciplined lately to and I hate it....

Laurie Pace said...

How about I send you extra art stuff and you do a painting a day?? or a week???