Monday 5 Countdown #8

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It's Monday again, so it's once again time to do the Monday 5 Countdown that I got from Bookish Penguin.
Five Things I'm Grateful For:
  1. Patching up/resolving some of the family drama from Christmas.
  2. There wasn't much snow this past week and I only had to do a light shoveling once. 
  3. The hat I knit for my sister fit her perfectly and she loved it.  I am still not so hot at getting the gauge exactly right on hats but in this case I was dead on.  I was really worried, but it turns out I was worrying for nothing.
  4. That we almost always have dinner leftovers for me to take to work for lunch the next day.  I could easily go out to lunch with people from work every day of the week but that is tough on the wallet and very tough on my waistline.  Having a variety of meals and something yummy to eat helps me keep on track with bringing my lunch every day.
  5. Comfy fleece pajamas.  :)
Four Things I Can't Stop Thinking About:
  1. That we need to start researching/planning our late winter/early spring vacation.
  2. Spring.  I pretty much can't stop thinking about this all winter. I love when the weather starts to warm up and the earliest spring flowers start to bloom.  It makes me very, very happy.
  3. Buying a Kindle.  I keep thinking about it, but continue to put off actually buying one.  What do you guys think... kindle or nook?
  4. My mom bought me a book on knitting afghans and now I can't wait to finish up the scarf I'm working on and the scarf in the queue so I pick out a pattern and start on my very first afghan project.


Three Things I Want To Accomplish This Week:
  1. Reorganize and declutter the kitchen.  This is part of #5 on my 2011 To Do List.  I figured this would be the best place to start.  We need to go through the cabinets and get rid of things we don't use and organize better to make more room.  I have a ridiculous amount of cabinet space and not really all that much stuff but somehow it's all filled -- mostly due to poor organization.
  2. Complete my work item that is due on Friday before the deadline.
  3. Finish the scarf that was supposed to be finished last week.
Two Things I Am Working To Be Positive About:
  1. That regular use of melatonin will help with the insomnia.
  2. My weight, which has been going in the wrong direction lately. 
One Random Thing:
  1. I wrote a guest post back at the end of December for my friend Christina's series on the 12 days of Christmas.  I was Day 3 and totally forgot to link to it here until just the other day.  Go check it out and stay a while to read the other posts in the series as well as some of Christina's latest posts.


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Hi there! I'm a fellow 30-something and have been reading for awhile but haven't commented. I love these Monday posts!

I've been dreaming about spring lately, too. Although, we are expecting some snow this week and I'm really excited about it. We don't always get much snow so it's somewhat of a novelty around here.

Happy Monday! Have a great week.

Hi, Stevie! I am glad you love these monday posts and am also really glad you decided to post a comment. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know those who like to regularly stop by my blog. It keeps me inspired to write more and to write better.

I hope you have a great week as well!

Cabinet space is at a premium in my apartment. Even with everything perfectly organized, there still isn't enough room. Oh how I dream of a real kitchen...

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