Learning New Habits Can Be a Struggle

I have really been struggling when it comes to not spending money. I do it without thinking …. like in a daze … even though I’ve told myself things will change. Unfortunately, that didn’t work but the quote above drove the point home…


What I want the most is security and not having to depend on others when I’m no longer able to work. It’s also no feeling ashamed with I need to tell loved ones the financial position I’ve put myself in if things don’t change.

So…Here’s to new, positive habits and sticking to them!

Love you!

Losing My Roomie

Fatima’s moving before 4/2/21 (for Ramadan). I’m happy to be living alone again but spiraling because of the expense. I should have been saving money while she was here but I’ve spent, spent, spent. Lesson to be learned. Now I just need to keep my mind from focusing on what I should have been doing and doing the right things moving forward.

Sean and Ilinda will be looking for a home within the next year or two as well so they’ll be moving on. Very happy for them but will miss being so close.

Life is about change and growth. I have to open myself up to growth and mindful living.

Positive things about my upcoming life changes

Positives of Fatima moving are:

I will spend less money on groceries

I will spend less money on utilities

I will spend less money on Minol

I will have my parking space back

I have always enjoyed living alone

It will be the encouragement I need to spend less money on things I don’t need

Making the spare bedroom a guest/hobby room 🙂

I’ll have the whole place to myself when somebody visits.

Created by my beautiful friend Cynthia

My focus will be on self improvement

By self-improvement I mean

Eating healthy


Getting outside

Loving saving money

Spending more time with friends and loved ones

I’ll be back to add more 🙂

Bad News But Good News

So I’m finally taking advantage of my Medicare and have had lots of lab work done with other tests schedules (mammo, bone density, thyroid). So far I found out I have high blood pressure and am pre-diabetic. Neither came as a big surprise because I am over weight and don’t exercise enough. Anyway, I’m now on high blood pressure medication and need to lose weight and exercise. Fortunately I’ve already been working on the diet, no processed sweets and more fruits and vegetables. I’ve also been walking the last week. This was before the news. Anyway, definitely give me incentive to “do the right thing” and take care of myself.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yep – today I’m 67 years young. I’m going to spend the afternoon with my wonderful son Sean and Ilinda, walking around Redmond and stopping by their favorite coffee shop (not sure of the name).

Going to celebrate my birthday and Misty’s half yearly when she comes to visit in June 🙂

I’ve treated myself to lots of goodies but now it’s time to start saving money 🙂

The Journey…. Starting 4/26

Life’s been great, even during Covid. Loving friends and family, lots of work and food. The thing is, sweets and little exercise is taking it’s toll.

It’s time to do what it takes to be healthy, have lots of energy and feel great about myself. I want to live as long as possible so that I can be around for my loved ones and enjoy every minute with them that I can. Soooooo . . . . here goes! I got this!