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Jumping for joy!

Wow, I’ve gotten a lot of things marked off my to-do list today!  My phone isn’t working quite right and when you aren’t attached to that silly thing, you get a LOT done!

I’ve come up with a plan for me to get more organized, get more done in my day and then I have more time to play!  WIN-WIN!

That makes me want to jump for joy!

Other things that are making me want to jump for joy these days:

Almost time for vacation!!!  It won’t be long before we are taking off for a nice rest and relaxation.  As we were driving through town today I told Brian that this landscape is just depressing, so it will be nice to have a change of scenery!

I’ve been reading some good books lately.  I finished the Hunger Games Series and have since read  Bring  on the blessings series by Beverly Jenkins.

 I can’t wait for the next one to come out.  I really enjoyed these!!  Starting a new book today ( I’m a bit weird, need to always have something ready to read next)  I’ll let you know how it is too!

It must be all the time I have on my hands with my new organization plan!  Yay me!!

Lauren has her bridal shower this Saturday!  This should be fun and it means that we are getting ever so close to the wedding!  Even though she is already part of our family, it will be nice to make it official!

Madelyn had her trial run at pre-school today.  She got a new lunchbox and I can’t wait to hear all about it.  I know that she did good and even took a 2 hour nap on a cot.  I’m sure she is going to have plenty to tell me tomorrow.  I am also glad that I get to keep our  Wednesday play days even though she’ll be a big girl in the 2 year old class!  Good grief, time flies!!

I’m starting a Thrive in 30 Challenge!  this is going to be great!  Brendan Brazier, author of the Thrive books is leading it.  It’s going to be great, but may be a bit of a challenge since I will be on vacay for part of it!  I’m up for it though.  I’ll be posting a full blog post about it soon!

Spending time with BP!  Brian and I are going to watch a movie tonight and then have a night swim.

There is just so much to be joyful about!

Discussion:  What is making you jump for joy these days?

I am blessed!

I just feel so blessed this morning!  We had such a good day yesterday with friends and family and this morning I woke up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever was thrown my way.  It happened to be cleaning up the yard first thing, then on to the house!  We had so much fun yesterday that it looked like a tornado came through our property.  We cut down some trees and that had to be cleaned up and Brian and I made short work of it first thing.  We ate the ugly frog (reference to Brian Tracy’s book – Eat That Frog, which is about time management – love it!) in about 2 hours.  I have a feeling that I will be sore tomorrow, I think I used muscles I haven’t used in a while.  I burned about 350 calories and then went in to tackle the kitchen.

It is done and I have had my shower (which felt wonderful by the way!).  I’m sure everyone is so thankful for that part of my day!

I have been doing the Turbo Fire workouts and I am loving them and I’ve decided to start the 5 day Inferno Plan.  Since I don’t eat meat or dairy (other than what is in my Shakeology), I think I’ll document what I am doing (if you all are interested) to prove that it can be done without the meat and dairy.  I’ll follow the plan, but sub in with non-meat/dairy products.  I’ll post each day what I am doing and how I modify the recipes.

This will go along pretty good with the Vive Le Vegan class over at  Then we are going on vacation for a few days and I’ll have a great start! Brian and I are planning on less eating out and eating more local, fresh foods.  We bought a great little cooler to take with us each day as we explore the area we are in! I’m so excited for our trip and can’t wait to get started!

If anyone has great ideas or places we should not miss in Santa Fe or Colorado Springs or anywhere in between, please let me know.  We want to have the most fun possible!

See I am so blessed to have such wonderful family, friends and online friends, I am blessed to be able to do my job from anywhere and I am blessed that Brian and I can live out our dream of traveling and seeing this beautiful country!

Discussion:  What is your dream? Do you have a bucket list and if you do, what is on it that you can’t wait to do?