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  Aug. 23rd, 2009 11:59 pm
This one is a simple easy to achieve goal.
A morning walk with Jack every day the weather permits.
We took one this morning and it was so nice and refreshing and I want to start everyday that way.

Another goal that I think will be easier to achieve: no internet during the day on the weekends.
This seems much easier to stick with than just completely cutting the internet out of everyday. It seems like such a silly thing to be addicted to, but apparently I am or I wouldn't be making goals to not use it! ha.
This also goes along with not wasting away the weekends. Nothing will get done if I am on the computer, I MUST START LIVING LIFE! No one is going to live it for me.

:)
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  Aug. 5th, 2009 09:51 pm
I call SUCCESS!
I was on for 15 minutes this morning because I needed to harvest my crops on facebook. ha. Then I turned the computer off. There were a couple times this afternoon that I felt like I should sit down to the computer, but instead I read Jack one of the books we picked up from the library.

Our day consisted of the playground this morning before it got hot. I love that it is barely a minutes drive away. It is usually empty, but Jack still has a blast. He is getting so brave too! Such a boy.
After an hour there we made our way to the Library. As soon as we pull into the parking lot Jack starts shouting 'library!' We paid our fine, and checked out three books after two hours of playing in the children's library. I even signed Jack up to recieve free books from some program sponsered by Dolly Parten.
After a trip to walmart for fish food, cat litter and post it notes (shaped like hearts!) for operation beautiful we came home. Made lunch, colored, read stories.
The entire day I only thought about getting online maybe two times. Instead I went and did something fun with Jack, and the coolest thing is that except for this morning he didn't even ask to watch TV. This may sound like common sense, but it is amazing how much easier the day is with him when we are actually interacting together. I mean I knew this, but sometimes you just get stuck in a rut.


and I will leave you with some excellent qoutes I came across in the most unlikely place, my Delias catalogue. They go perfectly along with the theme of my journal.

"Those that make the best of their time, have none to spare" -Thomas Fuller
"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years" -Abraham Lincoln
"Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness" -George Santayana
"Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do" -Gerry Sikorski
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  Aug. 4th, 2009 10:11 pm
21 days to make or break a habit.
Habit I want to break:
Being on the internet constantly.

Habit I want to make:
Using all that time I wasted on the internet, doing something fun with Jack.

Seriously, why am I sitting on the internet while he plays by himself? Okay so I don't sit here all day long, every minute of the day. But I am always hoping on and off and telling Jack "hold on, let me just check this..."
So the plan is to not even turn the computer on until after Jack has gone to bed for the night.
Did I mention that this is due to being bored out of my skull? It is hard not having any friends in real life nearby. I yearn for adult conversation and at the moment the only place I can find that is online. Online is the really the only place I can find people who want to talk about the same things I want to talk about. Diapers, breastfeeding, green living...

I have told myself many many times that I will do this, but now is the time to stop saying and just do it.

This journal is about change afterall, this change will be a good one.

So they say you are your child's first teacher, and rolemodel. I need to be a better one. I need to be more hands on with him. I can not fail him at this most important time in his development.
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