Saturday Seven

saturday seven
Trying something new today… the Saturday Seven. Just seven random things I’ve been thinking about this week most of which would not make up an entire blog post by themselves but are worth sharing or at least I think they are!  Link up if you want to play along!
One. In honor of ones, I realized its been a while since I’ve done an update to my 101 in 1001 list.  So here are a few items I’ve crossed off and some I’m still working on… 
  • lose 25 lbs – sorry to say I’m still in the working on it phase
  • Pay off car & credit cards – working on it! Only 4 more car payments!
  • Go to a live musical – tickets bought for Beauty & The Beast at the Barter next week!
  • Local restaurants – new one to add: Cranberry Thistle, Jonesborough, TN
  • Create a calendar to track birthdays – downloaded a template to help me do this… just haven’t filled it out yet!
  • Grow my hair 5in below my shoulders – currently at 4 inches
  • Get a massage & get a pedicuredone on Feb 19th in Gatlinburg!
  • Send mail to someone once a month – April, May, June: check!
  • Read a book starting with every letter of the alphabet – new letters claimed: Bountiful Container, Outlive Your Life.
  • Read a book in one day: The Final Summit
  • Read 101 books – new to add: Wasted, The Secret, Grits Guide To Life, 33 Ways to Tell Your Fortune (that makes 17)
  • Watch 26 movies {alphabet} & 10 classic movies I’ve never seen– working on this with help from Netflix
Two. I slept in until 8am for the first time in months. Yes, I said months. And yet I’m still exhausted… maybe it takes more than one night to get rid of sleep deprivation?
Three.  My horoscope for today reads: “Your house of career is undergoing a slowaries-0 and profound change as you shift from one way of working to another.  You’ll have great potential and options as Uranus in your house of self combines with Jupiter in your house of money to bring a delicious set of planetary helpers.  Venus and the Sun in your house of words could help you write your future.”  This is more scary true than you know… more to come.
Four.  Remember the apartment debacle?  I still haven’t heard boo from the management company after they swore they would “get on it” to “rectify the situation.”  This weekend will be devoted to formulating the next line of attack.  I gave them ample time to fix things. They chose not to. Now it’s on.
Five.  Stress has been crazy lately… combined with the sleep deprivation and you get my body attacking itself… again. You can read more about that here, here, and here. Last night I noticed my parotid was pulling one of these again.  And the other symptoms of Sjogren’s are back as well… dry eyes, dry mouth, aching joints, brain fog, dry skin, fatigue.  Must manage stress to prevent flares.
Six.  My plan for this weekend is to nap and to heal… and to clean my house and do laundry. Sigh…  where did the maid go? 
Seven.  I made good on my promise.  I have tests and an endo appointment scheduled for early July.  Praying that the fears are all in my head and I get only good news.


  1. Love the 101 things in 1001 days...I totally copied and modified yours for my own site, thanks for the inspiration! :)

    Where did you get the template for birthdays? I could totally use some help!

    Hope you feel better anc catch up on your sleep this weekend! :)

  2. I will have to check out your 101's! I love checking things off my list!

    I got the template off the microsoft template site: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/
    They have lots of cool templates for just about anything you are trying to do... i'm actually currently working in one that gives you a plan to eliminate debt... To help check off another thing ;o)

  3. Sounds fab!

    I didn't change a ton of things on my 101 your list was SO awesome and inspiring that I started a new blog entirely and added it as one of my tabs. I LOVE lists in general and having goals like that helps me strive toward something! :)

    Thanks for the heads up on the template too!

    We have Netflix too, which IS super helpeful with the movie goals :)


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