wpid-fb_img_1447355123713.jpgI came across this meme on Facebook and thought it summarized very well what I’m hoping this year will be for me.

My Dream:  to be happier.

Goal/Date: by my next birthday.

Steps: my list!

Action: actually doing the things on my list, and journaling/blogging about them, for accountability.

For those who are friends of mine on Facebook, you’ll recognize this meme because I already shared it there, along with the announcement that at just seven weeks in, I’ve lost a total of 20.8 pounds!

This is a great encouragement to me as I continue to take steps toward ALL of my goals, not just with the weight loss and exercise goals. One step at a time has gotten me this far, in these seven weeks! I do believe I’ll be able to check off a few more of the items on my list in the approximately 10 months before I turn 50…and will be happier because of it.

Thank you to those who have encouraged me along the way…here, on Facebook, or in person!


Up, Up and Away!

wpid-fb_img_1445175350327.jpgOne of my goals was to attend a hot air balloon festival this year. There was a festival in October in a town about 40 miles away. The day I’d planned to attend, balloons were grounded due to conditions being too windy. The picture shown is from a friend who was able to go the second day. I’m going to try to find another festival to attend (it’s still one of my goals!).

Airshow logo_3Cs4_TonyMeanwhile, one of my favorite things to do is to watch an airshow. And…San Antonio, being “Military City, USA”, puts on a great one! However, the past two years the show was on hiatus due to government shutdowns/sequestrations. So I didn’t think I would get to see a show this year. Much to my surprise, I learned only recently that the event was “back on” for 2015–and the Joint Base San Antonio Air Show was held this past weekend.

wpid-20151101_154416.jpgwpid-20151101_154331.jpgWhile I enjoy all the high-flying action of both private and military aircraft (this year we saw the USAF Thunderbirds), I also enjoy the benefit of being on a base that allows the static displays–where you can get up close and personal with the various aircraft that are on display. wpid-20151101_110732.jpg