Jan's Introspection

me and my latest - whether they be plans, insightful thoughts, ideas or realities.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Years ago,,,,,,,,,, not too many, but enough that I don't remember the time exactly .............. anyways - (I know the punctuation is crazy) Years ago, I got rid of most of my VHS movies which included mostly Disney movies.

Today, I bought a movie. I bought "Walk the Line" because it came with the 5 song soundtrack and only cost $13.72 (you know where.) I saw this movie by myself when i visited S in Phoenix. She was there for her acupuncture course. This movie touched me mainly due to how June Carter's parents helped JC get through the tough times when his own dad was not so great to him. I don't know how factual this movie is, but it was great.

Back to my point - I am not going to collect movies again! I do not want to build up a library, so here is my idea. We trade amongst friends and family. If you trade for one that you choose to keep, no problem. So if you have a movie that I may want to watch and don't care if you get it back, trade with me. Or........... if you want it back, just include that in the deal.

Sounds good to me; what do you think?

Sunday, February 26, 2006

The Subaru Forester! I have been wanting one of these for many years. I am now the proud co-owner of a 2006 Platinum silver Subaru Forester with the premium package. Thanks S!

I had to drive the Honda Element first, so I did. I like it, but I think I would probably only like it for five years or less and I really want to keep this car for quite a while. Although it felt very tight, I felt a little small in the Element. I fit much better in the Forester. That's the latest!

Why haven't I been blogging? NO EXCUSE! I doubled my massages from January to February, so that's a good thing, but it is hardly an excuse for not blogging. I'll talk more later.

It's later and I'm adding to this post so you don't miss it.
Monday Madness inquires.............1. What time of year do you blog the most? I really don't know; I guess I could check back my track record but I don't want to.

2. What time of year do you seem to blog the least? I don't know, but it might be Dec - February.

3. What time of DAY do you do your most blogging? I think I do most of my blogging mid-day, but I often blog late night also.

4. When blog-hopping, do you tend to look at your blogroll list (or fave blogs) to see which ones have been updated, or do you visit your faves on a regular basis regardless? I visit my family faves on a regular basis even when I'm not blogging regularly myself.

5. Do you change your blogroll often? Do I have one? If I do, I personally never change it.

6. How many times a day, after writing a new post, do you check for new
comments? I like this question because I blogged about my new car last night and I already checked for comments at least four times. There weren't any yet which is why I am putting my MM on the same post. I hate the idea of bragging, but I just had to shout out my happiness. Yipppeeee - I have a new car; it is "tight." I mean that both literally and colloquially.

7. Do you leave comments on others' blogs, or are you more of a lurker? I certainly do leave comments; I want you all to know that I love you bunches!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Monday Madness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 5 Feb 2006

True or False (and feel free to elaborate)
1. I consider myself to be very organized. True - I do consider to be very organized, but the dilemma can sometimes be.................. if I don't feel I have time to do something right, I neglect it.

2. I tend to get more done when I'm pressed for time. True - definitely true!

3. Multi-tasking is something I do often. I don't know.

4. I might be a perfectionist. True, I might be this brings me back to what I said in #1

5. I enjoy Mondays as much as I enjoy Fridays. Since I don't work a typical 9-5/ M-F type job, this is generally true. It really depends on the day itself not its title.

6. If I didn't make a list (or hang a post-it note) I'd forget what it is I need to do. False - I do strongly believe in lists though as long as making the list doesn't take away from just getting the job done. Lists for me are mostly for organizing my thoughts and/or priorities.

7. I have no problem asking for help when I don't understand something. True

The inevitable has happened. At the age of 92(?) Susan's grandfather died. I never met the man so I don't really know him or understand him. I feel for Susan; although she has a brother, sister and a Dad who are still living, she is the last remaining in her nuclear family. It must be strange. Now, just as Mom has done (and may still be doing,) Susan is taking care of the legalities. She is grateful that he had a will. A few of his accounts will go through probate because they were not included, but for the most part things were properly accounted for in the will. Have your wills made up guys! If you love people, have them done! If your stuff goes through probate, the gov't gets a cut, the lawyers get a chunk and it takes time and headaches that could have been avoided. Susan made it look easy when she did ours. Go to Suze Orman's site and get the $13.50 Will and Trust kit ($20 with S & H.)