Iowa Lady Loves The Ocean

Iowa Lady Loves The Ocean

Monday, August 29, 2005

Monday ... Monday.

It's Monday. Only one more week and I return to work. Wow did that time go by fast. I did not accomplish as much as I would have liked while off. But I had a very relaxing time. I did do alot of reading. I saw several movies. Spent time with friends and family. And did alot of thinking. As I always do. And I also had a much deserved vacation at the end of June. Which really brought alot to my thought process. I dread going back to work. I usually always feel this way in the beginning of my return back. And then it subsides. This time I think alot of the dread comes from the uncertainty of the job. Hopefully it won't turn out to be as bad as predicited. No sense in worrying about things until they happen.

I have spent alot of time reading this summer. I hope to continue. Right now I have alot of the new books checked out from the library. Hoping to get them all read before I have to take them back. I also purchased some books from They are books about beach living. They have been on my wish list for awhile. I ordered them used. Usually by now I have bought several audio books to take back to work. Not this year. I am going to try to get by with checking audio books out from the library. Until I can get to the outlet mall so I can buy them at bargain prices.

I am trying to save money. I have cut back on somethings here. Once I start back to work I am going to put myself on a budget again. And see if I can save money each paycheck. I want that trip in December to Florida. So we will see how bad I want it by how well I can stick to a budget. I know I can do much better than I have been.

I really want to simplfy my life. Cut out all the junk. Get rid of things I don't need. Including clothes and useless things. Unclutter my life so to speak. I think I am a packrat. Much like my mom except my mom was neat about it. Organized. I am not. I want to do better. How do you learn to purge the things that you don't need? I don't understand why I feel connected to things so much. They are just things. Not people. I attach meaning to things. Somethings are ok. But Not EVERYTHING. There is a difference. I need to find a way to purge the junk. Wish me luck.

Watching the weather channel. Hurricane Katrina hit hard. And I think I want to live in Florida or on the beach? And deal with things like this 5 months out of the year. I guess it's not much different than the snow here or the tornados. Being on the beach the rest of the time would be the reward. I could handle it.

Ok I think I have purged my thoughts for now. I have that word stuck in my brain lately. Too bad I have trouble using it in the real sense.
I am outta here.

Ciao for now

~ Diva'


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