A couple weeks ago I received a Temptations Snacky Mouse free from Influenster. I have 2 cats; Jax is a 13 year old orange kitty and Janie is a 5 year old gray tabby. Jax is still rather confused by the whole thing, but Janie loves the Snacky Mouse. She whacks it all over the place and always gets all the treats out. Sometimes she even plays with the empty mouse (wishful thinking perhaps?). I’ve tried to show Jax how it works, and he’s seen her use it, but he is either too lazy or too dense to get it. I’m going with the former. He is the king of the house and wants everything handed to him. Maybe if I keep putting treats only in the Snack Mouse, he’ll eventually get the idea! Overall it’s a great toy that the cats have a lot of fun with and I like to make them work a little for their treats. I would definitely recommend it and buy it again anytime. Thanks to Temptations and Influenster for sending us a free sample! Check out some pics and a video of Janie and Jax checking things out.
<3 Liz, Janie, and Jax
Hey all. I know I keep saying I’m going to write more, and then stuff just keep happening. I’ve been crazy sick with this virus for like 2 weeks. I’m finally starting to feel better and I wanted to kick this week off on a good note. So I am starting with a Song of the Week.
This week’s song is “Something Beautiful” by Stephen Curtis Chapman.
It’s is currently one of my favorites and I am trying to hang on to it as something uplifting.
Hi folks. I just wanted to check in. I am sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I have been battling some anxiety and depression issues lately. I keep telling myself I want to write, but I seem to be getting stuck in my head and not able to get anything out. My goal for April is to post at least 3 times a week (more if I can). Hope everyone is doing well. Look for new stuff soon!\
I am currently reading the book “One Word that will change your life”. It is sort of an alternative to making all kinds of New Year’s Resolutions that don’t stick. The website says this about the book:
“One Word that Will Change Your Life will inspire you to simplify your life and work by focusing on just one word for this year. That’s right! One Word creates clarity, power, passion and life-change. The simple power of One Word is that it impacts all six dimensions of your life – mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial. Simply put, One Word sticks. There is a word meant for you and when you find it, live it, and share it, your life will become more rewarding and exciting than ever.” (x)
I originally heard of the book when I came across a 4-day devotional plan in the bible app. I went through that and was intrigued and wanted to know more, so I purchased the e-book. I read the first couple chapters and went about trying to discover my One Word. I will admit it took me better than a week to figure out what it would be. I had lots of words flying around in my head. I prayed everyday for God to give me clarity on what my one word should be to focus on for the year.
After much prayer and consideration, my One Word for the year 2015 is “Release”. I can see a million ways this word may come into my life, but here are a few examples:
- Release control – Stop trying to control everything and trust God
- Release anxiety/fear/worries – to God
- Release stress
- Release old ideas I have about what my life was supposed to be. – Some of those ideas are no longer realistic. I need to look at the blessings I have in life and look to God for purpose and direction.
I am sure there are many other ways that my One Word will come into play in my life over the year. I will be praying about this and being mindful about this. I will let you know if I have any breakthroughs! :-)
Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Because I am really into this song right now, I decided to share it again…
Song of the Week – 10/13/14.
Matthew West – “Day One”
I wanted to post this video last week, but it was just released today. I heard it on the radio and thought it was just perfect for the new year. Enjoy
Friday, January 2, 2015
Do you usually keep your resolutions? Tell us about a time when you were particularly successful.
Honestly, I am having a hard time thinking of a time I was successful. For a long while I didn’t make any resolutions at all because I knew I wouldn’t keep them. So I guess I was successful in not making resolutions. The truth is, if you want to change something or do something in your life, you don’t have to wait until January 1st to get started. You just need a plan… this is what I want, and this is how I am going to get it. So I guess right now I am in the planning stage. I know what I want, but I need to lay out a concrete path to move forward.
I hope that whether or not you make resolutions, you are successful in whatever it is you want to accomplish… this year, this month, tomorrow… Today! Change can start any time. In the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy, “Git ‘er done!”
Thanks for reading!
Thursday, January 1, 2015
What are your resolutions for the new year? Tell us how you picked them.
I have lots of resolutions. Many are the same ones I have pretty much every year. My number one resolution for 2015 is to turn the things I want to accomplish from New Year’s Resolutions to New Life Changes. I want to make them stick…
Here is what I want for 2015 (and beyond):
- Life Goals
- Get pregnant / Have a baby
- Get a new job
- Health Goals
- Eat better
- Exercise more
- Lose weight
- Brain Goals
- Write more
- Read more
So welcome to 2015. Here’s to a getting off to a running start and making changes stick.
Thanks for reading!