Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thoughts on Thursday

This is my first 'Thoughts on Thursday' in 2012!
* The drastic shifts in weather around here lately have Brad and I fighting this cold/sinus thing. I'm so over it. I have MAJOR sinus pain and congestion today.  He's worse than I am but the man won't take a sick day if his life depended on it.  So....much like my Dad.
* I didn't mention it the other day but one of my New Year's resolutions goals is take better care of me.
You may be wondering.. what the heck?
Well, I'm working on living in the moment and not thinking or worrying so much. 
One of the ways I'm doing that is meditating but one of the other big ways I'm doing that is by quitting Facebook.
I actually quit about a month ago and it is by far the best thing I have ever done.
I don't need to know everything that is going on in different people's lives. I need to focus on me and Brad and our life instead of wasting so much time looking to see what other people are doing.
Granted, I've taken to Twitter(@DeNanner)since but I don't find it as distracting because it's mostly you bloggers that I follow and you're actually giving fun recipes and advice, not letting me know if you're child is sick.
I honestly can say I don't miss Facebook one bit. Not sure I'll ever log back on. Time will tell.
* Another new thing for me this year is that I added a Calorie Counter app on my phone. I have heard Brad talk about it for weeks and it's pretty cool.
Keeps you in check for sure!
I'm not really looking to lose a ton of weight but instead focus on being healthy and eating cleaner foods. Granted losing weight would be a bonus but I'm not going to make it some obsession.
* Last year I made a Shutterfly book recapping our year. I want to do that again but after making my Mom's book for Christmas not sure I really 'feel' like it.
* And, last but not least I found these pictures on my computer a few weeks ago.
They are old but thought I would share.
The first week in October Brad and I took the niece and nephew on their first zoo trip ever!
I wasn't feeling very good that day so I didn't take a lot of pictures like I generally do but here are the three that did turn out.
Cute or what?

Hope you all are having a great Thursday!


donatelli98 said...

Sweet pictures - great resolutions! Quitting FB - wow ... good for you. Keep sharing the healthy recipes ... I need some. We are battling the congestion thing here too! Ugh!

Ashley said...

I have thought so many times about quitting FB but I just can't bite the bullet! I love Twitter more though. :) I use a calorie counter on my phone and I love it! It's called My Fitness Pal.

Anonymous said...

I hope you both are feeling better! I'm not feeling this weather either, I like winter and everything that comes with it EXCEPT the cold!

Good for you for quitting facebook! I quit too, awhile ago, and I'm so glad I did. Last week I regreted it for just a second when my computer crashed and I lost all my pictures, but you know what? They are just pictures! I have a lifetime to take more!

I'm really trying to eat healthier this year! I don't know how long it will last, but I'll take it a month at a time! I'm about to plan my meals for the next two weeks! I just need to find some tasty (but healthy) recipes!

I hope you have a great week, Dee!


starnes family said...

8x8 Shutterfly books are free right now.....the $29.99 version....with paid shipping, of course. Just an FYI.

Great goals!

Jess at Just Rainbows and Butterflies said...

I want to make a shutterfly book too! I think those things are just so neat and the perfect way to scrapbook!

MCW said...

I should quite Facebook, but then I can't stalk ;)

Nikki said...

Everyone is sickly lately. Hope you're feeling better soon! I don't know if I could quit fb...what would I do with all that free time??? ;)

The Soladay Family said...

Good for you for taking care of yourself. With that done, all else will fall into place. =)

Leigh Powell Hines said...

I will have to get that app.

I like your Thoughts on Thursday.

Hope you have a good rest of the week.

Get well soon.

Impulsive Addict said...

I should throw in the towel with facebook too. I get so sick of it. But I generally log in every couple of days to be nosey.

I prefer to read blogs or pinterest but I DID follow you on twitter!

The Lenzers said...

finally caught up on your blog! i am so over FB too. For me it's more of a "keep up with the jones" thing....i always feel like a failure of some kind!

Ashley said...

Im glad you went on twitter though :) I think it is great you are taking care of you and Meditating:)

Unknown said...

Love your pictures. I have been fighting the allergy haze myself. I hate being stuffed up an sneezing all the time. I use My Fitness Pal and love it to count calories.
Lulu and Daisy

Happily Ever Parker said...

Facebook can be a time and life suck. I feel that many people will soon lose their interest in it as well. I would log in to download all your info though (like photos) and then upload them onto Shutterfly so you never lose them!