Chronicles of a Selfish Mommy

Archive for December 2007

Now this is truly ambitious!  What with all the TV shows that I record & all the internet stuff I do…..  ha! I watched one tonight!  Yippee!  Oh, did I mention my Sundays are part of my previous week?  Yea, Monday is the start of a new week for me….. tricky!

We watched Superbad.  Quick punch – if you liked 40 yr old virgin or Knocked Up, this one is for you!  I did like this movie, but I did not think it was sidesplitting HIGHlarious.  Sorry!


Yep, I should be out…… this is my game, so I am playing by my rules.  I figured this would be tricker and more difficult than I wanted it to be.  Let me just start with this, I am lazy.  Not only do I not iron, but I barely get the clothes out of the dryer fast enough for them not to wrinkle.  On top of that, I don’t like getting up any earlier than necessary.  Why is this a concern….. bc when I put a dress or skirt on, I feel the need to up the ante on my WHOLE ensemble – make-up, hair, shoes, bag, jewelry – ladies, you know this takes extra time.  Final laziness, shaving is so damn time consuming!  I HATE shaving!  It doesn’t last but a day & on top of that I have super sensitive skin, so shaving bumps are a nightmare.  BLAH!

This project is supposed to push my limits, game on!

Darn it!  I did it twice, though.  Not terrible!  Maybe twice a week is more realistic…..  😛

I have said this many, many, many times before…. I have ZERO intention of growing old gracefully.  In all honesty, I have had some type of beauty regime since I was like 16.  HONEST!  It might not have been true anti-aging, but I have been definitely pampering and taking care of my face and neck for several years now.  About 6 or so months ago, I purchased my first real (& expensive) products.  I figured I was turning 30 & deserved as well as needed to step it up and put some real effort into the regime – did I mention 30?  It was time to sack up and get the good products.  The line I purchased was by a make-up brand that I have been using since the 7th grade – Clinique.  I got into their program bc several magazine polls have rated their line tops (in the mid-range price: pfft). 

Now you ask, why then do I have this on my list.  Well, my answer: I am not consistent.  Sometimes I used them for weeks, then stop for weeks.  My goal here is to be consistent.  I don’t necessarily have to use them everyday; although, I will try.  I do, though, need to use them continuously without stopping for weeks at a time.  That’s the plan.  Right now – count me in for doing a good job!

Again, another one that does indeed come very naturally.  I kiss my son EVERY time I pick him up & I do really mean every time – even when he or I am mad.  Now Jeff, not so much.  For Connor, I am fairly certain this is gonna be a gimme.  However, with Jeff I am going to up the ante.  Instead of just a peck, I am going to work on really giving him a kiss.  Going to focus on being in the moment and put some effort into it.  I know, I know…. but I think as we age and we become even more comfortable with our significant others it becomes even MORE important to make the effort. 

For some this might be hard, I myself thought it might be too.  Then I realized that I really do this quite naturally and without even thinking about it.  Not only does it make the other person feel good about themselves, but it makes me feel good too.  I truly believe that a little bit of kindness goes a long, long way.  It does seem my compliment of choice is generally the easiest one, the attire – from clothes, to shoes, to jewelry, to accessories – I zero in on those like a toddler and the cookie jar.  I think I am going to work on trying to make them MORE personal moving forward – gotta step it up a notch!

It is the Holiday Season.  With Christmas right around the corner and our annual White Elephant Party this eekend, you can bet I’ve decorated!  I still have some pieces I want to add, so I plan to do some shopping this week for those final touches.  I don’t really have a theme, but I really like snowmen and angels.  My color scheme is a range of purples, yes purple.  I suppose with all the boys in the house that this will change, guess we’ll just have to wait it out what gender Baby #2 is….

101 in 1001 – Ongoing

6. Workout 3x per week
7. Keep weight below 130lbs
8. Use Teeth Whitening Trays
10. Volunteer 1x per quarter (3/11)
11. Prepare 1 new recipe a month (15/33)
18. Professional Family Photo once per yr (2/3)
19. Date night every other month (12/18)
32. Keep my sites updated (Facebook, Wordpress, and personal)
33. Family Vacations once per yr (1/3)
34. Monthly Pedicures and Manicures
37. Donate Blood once per quarter (3/11)
38. Spring and Fall Cleanings (3/6)
39. Donate items from those cleanings to Goodwill (3/6)
40. Use all my gift cards
43. Use cloth bags for shopping every chance I get
44. Read one book every other month (31/20)
46. Decorate Home for the Holidays/Seasons
51. Clean out fridge twice a year (3/6)
52. Clean out pantry twice a year (3/6)
53. Take photos at important events
54. Learn and keep tabs on personal and home finances
55. Monthly work performance plan updates (5/33)
56. Update resume yearly or with every job change (2/3)
64. Say a one positive thing for every one negative
92. Give Jeff and kids kisses EVERY day
94. Adhere to my anti-aging cream ritual
99. Wear something OTHER than jeans once a week (144/143)

No Longer Interested:
2. Attend said Church 2x per month (2/66)
47. Event Planner courses or readings
83. Spend at least once a every OTHER week on boat during warm weather (May-Sept)

101 in 1001 – One Time Event

High Motivation:
12. Landscape Front Yard
13. Landscape Back Yard
16. Remove Spider Veins
17. Update Driver’s License restrictions
26. PGMP Certification
30. Green Belt Certification
31. Repair Acura Leather
35. Participate in an Adventure Race
36. Start kids' College Fund
41. Update my phone and address excel spreadsheet
45. Appraise and insure Rings and earrings
48. Clean out jewelry box
61. Travel outside the US
62. Update MP3 player songs
66. Buy a safe
68. Sift thru mementos to either keep, sale, or donate
71. Try Snowboarding
77. Write will
81. Own a Louis Vuitton Purse
86. Actually catch some air wakeboarding
87. Bunny Hop Switch on wakeboard
88. Give Microdermabrasion a try
90. Beat 5k PR - 28:15 Completed: 7/03/10 28:09
91. Beat 5 Miler PR - 47:13
95. Get back to VEGAS!
98. Come up w/new Morning Shift Plan

Low Motivation:
9. Start Side Business (House Flipping, Event Planner, Book, Vending, Duplex/Apt)
15. Take a Spanish Language Course
27. Resize and Wear Aggie Ring
28. Attend an Aggie Bonfire
29. Attend an Austin Midnight Yell Practice
65. Organize my body & mind by buying & using a treadmill
72. Be an extra in a movie or TV show
80. Wii & Wii Fit
84. Play in Poker tourney that doesn’t include friends nor family
85. Poker moratorium for 3 mths
96. Get someone else to start a list
101. Visit Holly’s place when baby comes

101 in 1001 – Completed

1. Register for a Church Completed: 6/06/08
3. Laser hair removal Completed: 2/24/10
4. Baby #2 Completed: 2/09/09
5. Run a 10k Completed: 4/26/08
14. Take a Creative Arts Class (writing, painting, photography) Completed: 2/12/10 at Painting with a Twist
20. Register Connor for a sport when he’s able Completed: 8/12/09
21. Promotion or Job Change to do so Completed: 5/14/10
23. Find and hire a housekeeper completed: 2/8/08
24. Potty & Bed train Connor
25. Wean Connor from pacifier complete 6/1/09
42. Buy and use a PDA Completed: 6/16/08
49. Crown Molding in dining, living, and master bedroom Completed: 4/2010
50. Built in shoe storage in master closet Completed: Dec 09 as Jeff built them for me!
57. Visit a historical site Completed: 9/5/08
58. Visit a museum Completed: 9/6/08
59. Visit a zoo completed:12/24/07
60. Ride a train Completed: 10/11/09 Riding Thomas the Train & 12/20/09 riding the North Pole Flyer
63. New MP3 headphones Complete: July 09
67. Obtain concealed handgun license completed: 1/27/08
69. New pots and pans completed: 2/28/08
70. Frame Family photo completed: 11/08
73. Pay off one of our vehicles Completed: January '09
74. See a Play Completed: Disney Live 12/19/08, Dora Live 7/22/09, Wicked 8/25/09
75. Vote in the next presidential and local elections completed 10/08
76. Become CPR and First Aid Certified Completed: 4/12/08
78. Ride the Zilker Zephyr Completed: 5/28/08
79. Go on a cruise Completed: 9/14 thru 9/19
89. Get a Facial Completed: 6/4/10
93. Have 2nd Baby’s room finished BEFORE she is born Completed: 2/3/09
97. Get a massage Completed: 6/4/10
100. Visit my brother’s new condo Completed: 3/22/08

Supplemental List

102. Watch 1 Netflix Movie a week (53/143)
103. a canopy tour Completed: 11/14/09 for Amanda's 30th
104. Join the Capital City A&M Club Completed: 4/13/08
105. Attend 2 A&M Club events a year (0/6)
106. Have Jeff hang curtains
107. New bedding for Master Bedroom completed: 1/11/09
108. Kitchen Organization System
109. Be a mentor to someone
110. Do a family year end blog every yr end (1/3)
111. APICS Classes
112. Migrate Connor to new room Completed: 8/21/08
113. Update Workout to a Guest room Completed: 1/14/09
114. Office Furniture: desks, chairs, bookcases Complete: 8/09
115. Visit a Chiropractor
116. Get Moles checked out Completed: 4/29/08
117. ITIL Certification
118. Attend a circus, rodeo, or fair Completed: 8/24/08 circus
119. Create photo books once a year for great-grandparents and grandparents (2/3)
120. Update and organize personal cookbook
121. Fall &/or Holiday Festivals (0/2)
122. Renaissance Faire

The Bucket List

Things I want to do before I die
1. Ride the tallest Roller Coaster, Kingda Ka, in Jackson, NJ at Six Flags Great Adventure
2. Visit Redwood National Park to view the oldest and tallest trees in the world
3. Camp Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming to see the tallest geyser eruptions
4. Florida Everglades
5. Smithsonsian Museum in Washington, DC
6. Grand Canyon
7. Pyramids of Giza - Egypt
8. Paris, France and all it's relevant sites
9. Great Wall of China
10. Taj Mahal, India
11. Petra, Jordan
12. Greece & Italy and all their relevant sites
13. Chicchen Itza, Mexico Completed: 9/16/09
14. Statue of Liberty, Hoover Dam, Mount Rushmore, Niegra Falls, Empire State Bldg
15. Britain/England and all it's relevant sites

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