Feeling Ambitious: Goals for 2015

Okay, I’m not really feeling very ambitious today.  I have a headache from eating sugar.  And gluten.  And beer with gluten and sugar.  I mean drinking beer, not eating it.  But UGH.  And I think I broke my toe last night walking into a vacuum cleaner.  I sound like a hot mess, do I not???  Don’t worry, I’m NOT going to show you a picture of my toe. Danny said it’s the worst thing he’s ever seen.  He exaggerates.  It is only mildly grotesque.  I’ve been putting Panaway oil on it, which is helping.  But let’s just say I probably won’t be wearing these lovelies this weekend:

2015 goals

Aren’t they pretty?  Even in a size 10 1/2?  You know, it’s not easy finding a size 10 1/2 shoe, particularly a PRETTY size 10 1/2 shoe that doesn’t look like they were borrowed from Hulk Hogan.  Seriously, I have to compete with the cross dressers for what few are available and we all know cross dressers have impeccable taste in footwear.  NO???  Isaac Mizrahi and Nordstrom’s Semi-Annual Sale took care of me on this one though.  Now I just have to get the swelling down enough to fit into them again…

Alright, alright.  I didn’t decide to brush off the old computer JUST to talk to you about where to buy pumps if you’re Xena the Warrior Princess.  While I’m not into “New Year’s Resolutions”, there is something about a shiny new year that really does make you want to start fresh and do big things!

Yeah, yeah.  So what if I probably said the same thing last year?  I could look, but that wouldn’t be very productive now, would it???  It’s time to look FORWARD, people!

So, I really have been feeling pretty goal oriented lately, at least when both my feet are working and I’m not in a sugar coma.  Here are some of my plans for 2015!

1)  Get Dash potty trained!  He’s THREE now y’all!  Can you believe it?  We started potty training and he is none too happy about it.  Take for example, yesterday, when I caught him about to sneak off to his room about to do You Know What.  I put him on the big boy potty, much to his chagrin.

“You Poopy Jerk!” (He was directing this insult at his duck faced (don’t ask) potty seat.)  Of course, I chided him for his nasty talk.

“I’m just SO ANG-GWEE!” Dash explained in his eloquent toddler lisp.

“How about if we get you a treat when you’re done?”

He raised an eyebrow. “A tweet?”


He thought for a moment before replying, “Two tweets.”

Do you ever feel like your being played???

2)  So, now that you see I have my hands full with Goal 1, on to our family goal for 2015… We are getting a DOG!!!  If you were thinking I should complete Goal 1 before moving on to Goal 2, you are wise, my friend, very wise.  But we’ve got serious puppy fever here.  There was great disappointment today when we found out “Millie”, a precious Pointer mix pup had been adopted before we could get our application in.  Of course I am happy that Millie has found a home, but OH, we were so looking forward to meeting her!  Some of us wanted to cry and some of us did cry.  I will not name names.  But, alas, there are many more dogs in the world and we will keep looking for ours.  Danny has in mind a smallish terrier.  I have read up on terriers and while they are cute as can be, I just keep envisioning one terrorizing me and my Isaac Mizrahi pumps… I tried to talk some sense into him.

“It’s just that terriers seem a little intense…”

“Jennifer, YOU’RE intense.”

Touché.  I am intense, but I don’t eat shoes.  Although when I was a child I apparently had a habit of chewing on wood… explains a lot, does it not?

Anyways, a furry friend is in our future and hopefully my patent leather lovelies will be spared any harm.

3)  WRITE!!!  Well, you knew that was coming.  I have thought a few times this year about just shutting this silly blog down.  But darn, I really dig having it.  And I do have things to share with y’all.  Perhaps it’s not so much about the writing itself, as the doing what one is passionate about.  It’s true, I’m intense and intensely passionate about a lot of things.  And what gets me even more fired up is sharing my passions in a way that helps others, whether it be by making you laugh about dog poo or helping you break your sugar addiction or teaching you how to use essential oils.  I’m a multi faceted individual. 😉  Anyways, maybe what goal #3 is really about is being more of my authentic self; a writer, a teacher, and a raving lunatic.

I really hate that I never got around to telling you about the time we spent on a deserted island after the plane crash... Oh well.

I really hate that I never got around to telling you about the time we spent on a deserted island after the plane crash… Oh well.

4)  Hmmm… You know what? Forget #4.  I had more ideas, but maybe that’s enough to start with.  Because when I get overwhelmed my brain starts to feel all sticky and cotton candy like.

I will say I have used this past year WELL, even though I didn’t get around to writing about it.  My health is much improved (when I don’t eat naughty things, which I usually don’t, HONEST!!!)  I really have more energy and better clarity of mind than I have had in forever.  And you all know that Brain Fog is a writer’s worst enemy, so just getting rid of the feeling of having cotton candy where my brain once was is a step in the right direction.

So, maybe it’s just the sparkly-ness of the new year, or the fact that I finally have a steady supply of my favorite Young Living oil, VALOR.  (Fist bump to those of you who know what I’m talking about.) 😉  But either way, I’m feeling ready to make it a great 2015 where I will be cleaning up less kid poo and more dog poo!!!  It’s not going to be easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.  Bring it on!

#valor #oilpower #revOILution


  1. Yay, you’re blogging again! I missed you.

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