Friday Things: To Focus On

November 12, 2010

Now that I’ve pretty much gotten settled into my new routine, I took stock of my life and decided that there are a few things that I need to focus on in the immediate future, and here they are.

Study for (and pass!) the OCN exam.

This is a priority. I take the oncology certification test on November 30, and I really need to pass. First of all, I’m taking the day off work for it, and I will be SO embarrassed if I come back the next day having failed. But mostly, it cost $265 to apply to take, and another $250 for a review course. If I pass, I get reimbursed. That’s a big incentive.

Get Cleo back in shape.

My favorite pup has become a fatty. Recently I saw this picture of her from a few years back:

And this is her now (oh the shame):

So I’ll be upping the amount of walks and trips to the dog park and switching to “healthy weight” food. Poor girl can’t help it that she has a terrible metabolism.

Prepare for Christmas!

I’d like to go into December with a good handle on all things Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday, and I don’t want it to be stressful. These are some things I want to get done sooner rather than later:

  • Finalize my wish list
  • Figure out what to give my family and search for deals
  • Have a complete list of names & addresses for people to send cards, and make significant progress on getting them out
  • Learn to make apple cider
  • Make an advent calendar (this will involve some very simple sewing but I am kind of petrified)
  • Put up a tree and decorate!

What are you focusing on these days?

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Comments on Friday Things: To Focus On

  1. 1

    From LG:

    Ahhh those are such cute pics of your dog! She’s very cute, pudge and all. :0)

  2. 2

    From Marlena:

    Lol awww poor Cleo! Luke got a bit beefy b/c we fed him puppy food a wee bit too long (maybe 13 months but he reached his adult size at around 9-10) which has way more calories…and we were feeding him twice a day. The vet told me to decrease whatever the bag says by 30% (now he just gets a cup once a day and he’s totally fine) and he would be fine. He said the bag’s recommended feeding is a marketing ploy (in his opinion but it makes sense). Worked for us!

  3. 3

    From Stephany:

    Aw, poor Cleo! Haha. I love how you pointed out all her fat spots. Hehe. I love those neck rolls! :)

  4. 4

    From Megan:

    I hope you do well on your test!

    I can’t wait to put our tree up and decorate. And if you find a good cider recipe, send it my way! ;)

  5. 5

    From Nora:

    Focusing on…
    cleaning up and cleaning out, maintaining a clean living space all around.

    family & friends. i feel like i’ve neglected certain people lately and that’s not ok, so I’m working on it.

    at the same time i’m working on being in touch with me a bit more as well, what i need, what i want (which seems to change very single day).

  6. 6

    From Megan:

    Ha! What you’ve done with photos of Cleo reminds me of my college freshman roommate who was pledging a sorority, but first had to stand before her “sisters” in nothing but a bra and panties. They could then take a black Sharpie pen and circle areas of her body that needed “work.”

    True story.

    (P.S. Bono’s a fattie, too, even though he only eats 1 cup of food and gets a total of 1.5 miles of walking per day. I think it’s his “contentment” weight)

    One more thing. UPDATE! :)

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