Okokokok… I know. I’m totally obsessed. This stupid game is always on my mind. *sigh*

Other than the fun in drawing and guessing pictures, it’s very interesting to see how my friends think and how they approach drawing/communicating the clue. There are definitely people I prefer to play with because we either think alike, or they persevere, or they end up guessing something really well!

I’m just glad I hate Scrabble (I’m utterly terrible. I know words but I have no strategy.) so that I can’t get sucked into Words With Friends.

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One of the blogs that I read regularly has a new feature by one of the writers. She now posts up her weekly goals into four categories:

  1. Family/Mothering Goals
  2. Personal Goals
  3. Home Management Goals
  4. Business Goals

At the end of each week, she will post how she did. I think I will adopt this as well for 2012. I don’t think I will have any Business Goals for the moment. It is a bit daunting – but I will start on the first three. 🙂 So, for this week – even though it’s Wednesday (I am writing this on Sunday night), here they are:

Family/Mothering Goals

  1. Go to the park at least once
  2. Limit screen time to 1 hour a day (this includes iPhone and iPad!)

Personal Goals

  1. Go to bed before 11pm
  2. Create Xmas cards and family calendar
  3. Finish 100 pages of Known and Unknown by Donald Rumsfeld
  4. Walk on the elliptical for 30 minutes at least 1x
  5. Read at least 5 NYT articles a day (NOT the fluffy pieces)

Home Management

  1. NOT buy anything online/craigslist (YES – that is a seriously difficult goal)
  2. Cook at least 3 dinners
  3. Pack at least 3 lunches for DH

Wish me luck!

There is something about responding to a craigslist ad and wanting so badly to get in early for that awesome deal that I end up not thinking and rushing without getting all the facts. (Eg: asking for a picture, finding out how many pieces there are, how big the box of stuff, etc.) There is always that fear that I will never see this awesome deal again – which is totally ridiculous since I will (and have).

So, yesterday, I ended up being an ass by leading a lovely lady on about buying some Lego Duplos and then reneging because I thought about it, didn’t want to spend $65 on a Lego table (for which I have no room in my house) and 100-200 pieces when another ad I responded to had about 300 pieces for $30. *sigh* Truly, she should’ve smacked me. Poop.

On the plus side, I got this wagon today for $35! I already bought the canopy on amazon (since I rarely see it on craigslist) and am very excited. Now, just to resolve WHERE to store this sucker in the garage. I got a used push tricycle yesterday (although I was disappointed because the lady did NOT mention the crack in the basket – of which, I don’t really mind, but now I regret paying $15 for it) and DS was VERY excited when we picked it up. Too bad it’s been such cruddy weather.

I am also getting a used kiddie picnic table for the backyard, so that should be cool, too. Seriously, I have a bad craigslist habit – but I was meaning to get these things anyway, might as well get them used, right? After all, I’m hopefully getting a used JJ Cole Bundle Me (basically, a sleeping bag for kiddos in their strollers and car seats) because the new one I got a year ago for DS is great and I want one for DD, too. Unfortunately, the used one I got the other day for $10 was not the one I wanted since it doesn’t seem as warm as the one I already have. (I wanted the Urban one with fleece and waterproof outside).

If you’re still reading, you are very kind. This is so boring for everyone else except my shopaholic self. I have been meaning to go to sleep earlier and all I can do is stay up late and shop. Truly, very stupid.

I dream about food. Ok. That’s not technically true. hahahah. But I do think of food quite often. What to eat, what to eat next, what to feed DS, what to buy, etc. It’s so crazy to me that so much of my life revolves around meals! I guess they are just one of the sign posts that the day is progressing.

Seems to me that from the moment DS wakes up, I wait for a group activity/playdate to start. Then, I think about making it to nap time. Then, after the nap, making it until my mom comes over. Then, when DH comes home. Then, bathtime. Then, bedtime. Then, of course, I miss DS. *sigh*

Is that living in the present or not fully living in the moment? Granted, I’m not always counting down the minutes, but it does seem that I look for markers throughout the day to tell me that time is passing. Otherwise, it can get too exhausting.

I wonder if that is how addicts make it through the day sometimes. Just getting through the now to the next moment sober. Not that being with DS is like trying to going through the day sober – but it is one heck of a long day trying to entertain or occupy a toddler. Yes, he is much better at amusing himself now, but it’s not like I can just leave him somewhere like a grown up and leave him to his own devices. (That would be a BIG mistake!)

I do know that these are the golden moments and do cherish them. The days are long but the years are fast. Sometimes, too fast.

I go through these phases of playing really stupid and addictive internet games. It used to be Tetris, then that Penguin hitting game (where you see how far you can hit a penguin), then Dynomite!!, Bejeweled and now Zuma Blitz. They’re fun and all, but they eat up a ton of my spare time. (And with a toddler and other stuff I want to do, I don’t really want it to be wasted on games.)

While I do enjoy playing the games, I find that it’s not really life-giving. Books, no matter how cheesy or trashy, I can take away something and make it mine. But these disposable games? They’re like junk-food. You’re full but not filled. (And often times, really really thirsty afterward!!) I think I may just have to stop playing games altogether again.

Unfortunately, I have a very addictive personality. I cannot just play one or two games. I go full on and spend all my waking moments on it. Which, is really stupid. You’d think I’dve learned some moderation, but I am incapable. I’m like a crack addict. So, it’s either full blown addiction or cold turkey. I guess it’s back to cold turkey. Too bad. I was starting to get pretty good at Zuma Blitz.