Sadie & Maggie

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all. My family is not Irish but we can pretend we are for the day! The sun is shining but it is pretty chilly here. It’s a great day to bundle up and get some fresh air by taking Maggie and Sadie on a nice walk. We are getting major cabin fever because of winter. Then tonight we are going to my parent’s house for corned beef and cabbage.

I woke up feeling motivated to get thing’s done today. I’m not sure if it’s just a good day so far or if I’m starting more of a manic up cycle. I hope my mood is going to stay on an even keel and it isn’t going to get manic. This morning I made a list of “chores” that I need to get done today. For example, I have half a dozen loads of laundry to do, clean the bathrooms, vacuum, clean the wood floors and go grocery shopping. My goal is to get as many of these chores done before I have to leave to go to my parents’ house this evening for dinner. As I am writing this I am starting to get anxious about getting all of this done before I leave at 5:00PM since it is already 11:30AM.

I probably should have skipped blogging today until everything get’s done, however, blogging is therapy for me. Getting my thoughts and feelings out help’s me to process what’s going on and make’s me accountable for what need’s to get done or what my actions are. I have a bad habit of procrastinating so hopefully, writing this will make me do everything…maybe.

What hold’s you accountable for your action’s? Does blogging help you?

Okay, time to take my girls for a walk and then get started on my list of chores. If I have time later, maybe I’ll let you know how much I got done.




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3 Replies to “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”

  1. Are both your dogs labs? I just adore labs. I grew up with them, but now have a black lab of my own. Her name is Haddie, but we call her Haddie-Haddie-Chicken-Patty because she is scared of her own shadow most days. She just turned 5 years old this year! She is the best fur-pal and companion I could ever ask for as I’m sure yours are as well! I just love your dog’s festive St. Patrick Day scarves, so cute!

    1. Both of my girls are labs. They are the sweetest girls. Maggie is almost 9 and Sadie is 2. I love both of my girls so much but Maggie holds a special place in my heart. She has been here for me through a lot and when I’m down, she knows and puts her head on my lab to help me calm down. She is my shadow. Labs are so smart and do make great companions.

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