Chronicles of a Selfish Mommy

Archive for July 2008

Now that I have been doing this for 8 mths, I realize there are things that I am just never gonna really want to do…. not that I don’t like them or cannot do them, just that there are other things that are important to me…  I am changing

#43: Keep in touch w/HS friends will change to use cloth bags for shopping as often as possible.  I plan to just leave a couple in my car.  heck, I have so many from races – gotta do something good with them!

#65: Organize and File Important Documents will change to treadmill – organize my rear end, waist, and legs is what we’re gonna do!

#80: Cox & Batey extended family professional photo – seriously?! I MUST have been on drugs when I wrote this bc we all know how delusional this sounds…..  I think I will replace it w/Wii and Wii Fit.  Now, these are things I really, really want…

#83: Spend at least once a week on the boat May-Sept – laughing, gasping for breathe, tears streaming down face….. pfft, I deem once every other week enough!

#22/82: PRIVATE – WTF?!  I don’t even remember what these are for.  I am guessing they are something about Jeff and I having more “fun” time….uh, ok.  At this pt, we all get what we get…..poor Jeff, yes I know. I’ll leave them, but they are really just filler…..  😛

#105: Attend 2 YWA Events a year – ya know what?  I don’t care, I really don’t.  I didn’t even pay dues, so I am prolly kicked out anyway.  Fine by me, you’re off the list!


We’re mostly thru July and I have not accomplished much.  😦  I feel like all I do is work & cook….oh well!  I hope to bust out a couple more things by the end of this month…. for now, let’s take a look at a couple things I’ve gotten thru….

#11: One new recipe a month – this month I made a really spicy and pretty tasty jambalaya brought to you from Healthy Cooking. 

#44: Read one book every other month – I have actually been reading one book every month, but I am planning ahead I suppose.  Those end of years just become so hard…. well, July’s book with the intriguing and very steamy Sperm Wars.  I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!  Personally really, really liked!  I have now started the Botox Diaries.  Yes, I should be ashamed – but I am not.  I just cannot bring myself to read anything too intense, my work and personal life brings enough of that….

#56: Update resume – I just recently updated the resume with my current job role.  I realized I hadn’t done it yet, prolly bc I assumed it would change again very quickly.  Fortunately, I’ve made it 4 mths in my current role without any slightest preconception of possible movement… deep breathe!

#102: Watch Netflix Movies – let’s see I watches Meet the Robinsons.  I thought it was a really cute Disney movie, but it was a lil advanced for Connor.  I cried at the end, the song “Little Wonders” by Rob Thomas seems to get me every time…..  we also saw, I Now Pronounce you Chuck & Larry.  Silly, silly – gotta love Adam Sandler!  On a non-Netflix note, we went to see Hellboy II.  I liked it, I really did.

Now for the things I would like to get to before the end of this month….

#10: Volunteer for this quarter

#34: Monthly Mani/Pedi

#51/52: Clean out Fridge and Pantry

#70: Frame family photos & make copies for grandparents/great-grandparents

I cannot believe we are more than halfway thru 2008.  CRAZY!  I suppose I’ve just had allot going on at work & with life in general.  Quick updates of the remainder of my June accomplishments!

#19: June Date with the hubby.  This was a gimme since it was our 5th Anniversary this month.  We decided to head to McCormick & Schmick’s (hated it) and then to a movie, Wanted (decent).  Overall it was a nice evening, but nothing too exciting.

#34: Monthly Mani/Pedi at my fave spot – Walmart!  Before dinner with the ladies, Brandy and I met up for a quick mani/pedi.  I still like the ladies at the Pflugerville Wal-Mart WAY better than the RR or the Parmer ones…..

#44: Read a book every other month has turned into something I truly enjoy.  I forgot how much I really do love reading.  I finished Sophie Kinsella’s “Shopaholic & Baby”.  I personally love her style and have enjoyed following Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) thru her most hilarious life.  Now what to read next….

#83: Boating time!  Sometimes I LOVE to go out and other times I simply despise it.  All in all though, we have been going out at least 1x per week.  I can see this one not really working out as planned, though.  Maybe I should update to once every 2 wks…. hum….

#86: Catch some air wakeboarding is something I aspire to.  OK, maybe not aspire… but I would really like to if only I wasn’t such a big ol’ sissy.  I am noting this as a win bc I have gotten the tiniest tiniest bit of air (yes I landed, I remember the rules!)… I would say I’ve had several nice “pops” & am looking forward to more!

#99: Wear something other than jeans once a week has been fairly simple as of late given the HOT HOT weather.  Dresses, skirts, & shorts have become a staple of the wardrobe.

#102: Watch some Netflix flicks… let’s see… we’ve watched Little Miss Sunshine, Jumper, & The Spiderwick Chronicles.  I personally enjoyed all of these quite a bit!  On a non-Netflix note, we also went to see The Hulk – it was eh…  which leads to…

#40: Use Gift Cards – we finally used up all the Cinemark gift cards we had for The Hulk!

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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