"Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment." ~Gail Purcell

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I am a Charming Girl!

I decided to join the Charming Friends when they started their new year of challenges.

The theme for this challenge is Self Care

This challenge is very important to me, because I don't take very good care of myself. When my kids were young I kind of had an excuse because I was busy taking care of them. But now that my nest is empty I should have more time to devote to self care. Somehow, I always end up neglecting this!

My self care goals are:
#1 TO GET MORE SLEEP . I stay up way too late, and on days when I am off, I take a nap. On days when I am working, I don't get to take a nap, but I still stay up way too late. I need to get into a healthy sleeping routine.

#2 Spend more time with friends. I have been playing hermit again and I need to make myself go out and have some fun at least once a week.

My other goals:

#1. Finish all my homework for my grad class
#2 Finish and quilt Schnibbles Scratch for contest
#3 Finish (flimsy) Charming Quilt along quilt
#4 Keep up with Jelly Roll quilt along

I think that is enough to keep me busy??? I just hope the heat abates a bit... it kills any ambition that I have!

So stay tuned my friends, and see how I do with my goals!!


  1. Good luck to you!! Seeing all you have accomplished the past few years I have no doubt that you will be successful!!

  2. Good luck with your goals!

  3. Great Goals! It will be exciting to celebrate with you as you achieve your goals. I checked and it is too late to join for this year. I'm going to watch the projects and challenges of the Quilt Club and quilt along without being a member this year!

  4. Good luck with your goals!
    I joined too!

  5. Sounds like a great plan, Sheila -- go for it! Good luck.

  6. You will love the club...and Kelly is truly the BEST!!! So here is to meeting ( some of) our goals (G)!!!! XXX

  7. Great goals! Hope you are having a great weekend.

  8. you will meet your goals with all of us rooting for you!! Take care of yourself and the other things will be taken care of

  9. Hey Sheila, hmmm need more sleep hey? I sometimes don't want to sleep so I can get more things done :) My Mum is the same way and she is also a stitcher and quilter so when were together sleep rarely happens well only because it has too:)
    I also didn't see a couple blocks of the months clubs you just had to belong tooo hmmm I wonder how those are coming along ;)

  10. The heat does make things difficult, but maybe it will at least help with the SLEEP part???

    Anyway, I am working a bit on self care, too. I kept telling myself I was too busy to 1. exercise 2. get enough sleep 3. eat right 4.....etc. Then one day it occurred to me: if I don't have time to take basic care of myself, what is the rest of it for??? So, I am working on it. Not perfectly. Too many years of bad habits. But improving.

    Strangely, I think I am actually getting more done. Go figure.


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