Candy Crush

I used to work at an Independent/Assisted Living facility. I loved it. So many of those residents made me laugh and smile. It was a good place to work. Except for the head person (another blog, another story). At any rate, despite really liking what i did I would often daydream about not working and all the things I would do.

I have been unemployed since August 26 and have barely scratched the surface of the many things I said I would do…so I am going to make a list. Kind of like David Letterman but maybe not as funny. I do remember looking at women who were walking while I was driving to work and I would say to my self “That is why you are not in shape, you have to work, if you could stay home you’d be walking every morning.” I actually believed that crap.

Here’s my list.

1. Walk daily.

2. Lift some weights.

3. Yoga or Pilates

seeing a theme here…if you work, you don’t have time to take care of yourself!

4. Make dinner most nights.

5. Purge. I own a lot of crap…

sidebar…I did sell an entire box of stamps on ebay!

6. Sell Mary Kay

7. Teach some stamping classes out of my home and sell some Stampin’ Up.

8. Keep the house dog hair free.

9. Join a bible study. (I actually joined two!)

10. Do the homework for the bible study. (Umm….)

11. Blog again.

12. Bead

13. Stamp

14. Journal

15. Write a book.  (No really, I have a story in my head…)

16. Go to Ohio and see my brother and a couple other relatives.

Can’t say see my brother without adding

17. Go to Florida and see my sister and Mom and Dad. (This is scheduled for Thanksgiving!)

18. Travel (this is actually Bob’s idea…we have several trips planned)

19. Send monthly care packages to all my kids.

20. Volunteer with the elderly.

21. Read more. (I actually started this over the summer…I listen to books on tape while I walk and have read about 11 books since the summer.)

22. Get the advent calendar out to my nieces well before December first.

23.Yard work.

24. Make phone calls for TLH. (TLH is our contracting company)

25. Follow up for Bob on jobs.

26. Pack Bob’s lunch everyday. (Ummm….I did do this a few times…)

27. Make plans with friends to do lunch, walk, shop, have coffee, whatever.

28. Make lists of things to do and check them off.

29. Snuggle my kittens.

30. Walk the dog.

This list is not all inclusive and I do feel better having written it because I see that I have done some of these things.

I actually thought in my mind how easy it would be to walk a mile every morning and take the dog. It’s fifteen teeny tiny little minutes.

Haven’t done it once.

But I am on level 214 of Candy Crush!

What’s on your list?

Or, what level of Candy Crush are you on?


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy Nelson
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 09:38:16

    This is quite a list. I know you have already done some of these, especially the crafts, and you are very good at anything creative. I am going to comment on number 8. I know your dogs and I just don’t think dog hair free is a possibility for you. Number 17 is a great one. See you at Thanksgiving. Oh, and if you bring the advent calendar with you, that takes care of number 22 also. If you need any more help with your list, be sure to let me know. You know how I love to give advice, even knowing that you don’t always take it in the way it is meant.

    It’s good to see you blogging again.

    Love Mom


    • itsmeterilyn
      Nov 03, 2013 @ 12:14:42

      Thanks Mom! I have to agree about the dog hair…it’s a never ending battle. I thought about 22 also, that may be a stretch, but who knows? Thanks for the encouraging words.


  2. Amy
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 14:31:11

    I love your list!

    *8. Keep the house dog hair free. – Never going to happen at my house – I have a Great Pyrenees and I often joke his hair is what “should” line winter boots : )

    9. Join a bible study. (I actually joined two!) – I am in a Bible Study online now and really enjoying it. But alas… I am behind in the homework right now too : )

    Loved your list! Best wishes will all the things on your list!


  3. Free
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 09:00:14

    lol! That’s funny! Everyone I know has become obsessed with Candy Crush! My mom has got into it so much she started buying credits! I am staying away from it. You should see all the messages I get requesting tickets. Good Luck! Visiting From NaBloPoMo


  4. Emmer
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 18:30:12

    I think number nineteen should rank a little higher on the list!


  5. Ellen
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 10:39:35

    I think that since i am the favorite child. I should get a package almost twice a month. Just an idea


    • itsmeterilyn
      Nov 13, 2013 @ 13:02:46

      I could maybe be convinced of this but it is hard enough for me to send one package. If you could stop talking about he ‘s’ word I would be more inclined to oblige…just an idea.


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