Chronicles of a Selfish Mommy

Family Update

Posted on: August 29, 2009

Shocker, I am blogging again so soon.  I figured that I had a few things to blog about, so might as well.

Let’s start with Brooke.  The lil bugger got her first cold.  Bummer, but oddly enough I found that if I rub her down w/baby vapor rub…..she sleeps thru the night!  The last couple of nights, she has gone the entire night with not a peep until 5:30ish.  Then she’ll have a bottle and go BACK to sleep until 6:30ish.  I prolly spoke too soon and jinxed the whole thing now.  She is eating puffs very well, so I plan on adding new finger foods in the coming weeks.  Think cheerios, soft carrots, avocado, tiny bits of meat.  We’re still working on the sippy cup, she can drink from it with help.  She still doesn’t quite get the hold and lift it yourself part just yet.  Same goes for the bottle.  Brooke has advanced to sitting by herself for short periods of time, woo-hoo!

Connor is gearing up for the fall sports season.  As we mentioned in earlier posts, he’ll be taking gymnastic classes on Wednesday mornings, Karate classes on Thursday mornings, and playing on a 3-4 yr old soccer team.  Our soccer team is all set.  It’s a 3 on 3 league w/no goalie.  Connor is the tallest kid on the team by close to a foot!  We have games on Saturday mornings and practices on Thursday evenings.  Our colors are maroon and yellow.  We purchased our soccer ball, shin guards, and shoes & are very excited to play!  We’re currently deciding on a team name.  For Karate, we still need to purchase a black uniform.  Once we get more involved, he’ll begin going to competitions to obtain his belts!

The kids went to Arrowhead Ranch.  It was perftoect for Connor!  We got to feed goats & chicken, pet a donkey & rabbits, and ride a horse!  He was such a big boy and did all of these things by himself!  I am so proud of him!  We had individual & family pictures taken by Naomi of Pitter Patter Photos, so stay tuned for those!  In Oct, we’ll have a family photo session w/Randy Tinney and I cannot wait.  Also coming up are the Day Out With Thomas Train Ride (Oct) and the North Pole Flyer Train Ride (Dec).

I am finally enjoying my time as stay at home mommy.  How things change!  I never knew I would want to be the person I am right now.  I am in the BEST place in life!  Thank you, Jeff!  Your support has been instrumental in me finding my place and happiness!  Now, I do have a part time gig working as a Project Manager for RDI.  I also took on another job as a sales rep for Xanboo.  The guy that owns RDI also owns this company and asked me to use my resources internally to try to get Dell to pick up the Xanboo service product.  Funny how things work out.  On a personal note, I totally bruised my pinky toe and had to take some time off running.  I am really looking forward to getting back in the groove, I even bought new shoes!  I had my first judicial experience as I was called as a jury.  The whole thing was a huge ordeal. I got lost, no parking, running late, get there, tons of people waiting around, lots of commotion…who do I talk to?  Finally find out that my case was DISMISSED!  Pfft!  I played Keno with my Mom’s group, what a BLAST!  I even won a round & came home with a really comfy fleece blanket.  I had some high school friends come in for a visit with their families.  Man, was that fun!  I saw Wicked with the girls.  Excellent play!  I totally want to read the book now!  I’ve gotten rather good at winging things to eat.  I’ve made a couple new meals that I was pretty proud of.  I am just starting to like cooking and baking.  Now if only I could enjoy cleaning as well….

Jeff is riding most days and really loving it.  He’s riding some Big Enchilada Road Bike Race on Nov 14th.  He’s still contemplating the Tour de Tucson the following weekend.  The boat is awesome and we’re looking forward to take it out as many times as we can before it gets cooler.

Jeff and I are really looking forward to our cruise in a couple weeks.  We’re all also really excited to meet our new nephew & cousin, Colt.  Mommy’s already planning Halloween costumes and Connor’s 4th birthday!

We look forward to having Nainie come out for a visit & heading out to Tucson for Thanksgiving.  Head over to our personal home page and check out the newest pics that Jeff uploaded!


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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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