Chronicles of a Selfish Mommy

Archive for April 2010

10. Volunteer 1x per quarter – Prom Shop Project!  Love it!  My favorite volunteer activity, hands down.  I didn’t get the chance to stay long, but I did  bring balloons, cookies, & waters. 

18. Professional Family Photo once per yr –  We had a session with the wonderful, awesome Randy Tinney a couple of weeks ago.  Our family met him at Bull Creek and we got some really good shots! Now to pick a few to print.

34. Monthly Pedicures and Manicures – April done, but I already have to get a nail replaced – vball accidents hurt!

44. Read one book every other month –  I finished reading “Cockktail for Three” & am now reading “The Gatecrasher” both by Madeline Wickham (aka Sophie Kinsella). 

49. Crown Molding in dining, living, and master bedroom – Jeff found some folks and they are coming this Tuesday to install moldings in all areas except the kids & guest rooms, bathrooms, and the “breezeway”. Woohoo!  Speaking of home improvements, Jeff did a great job updating all our bathroom light fixtures. There are a couple more big projects looming: new floors, new kid bathroom decor, new guest bedroom set, and hanging some curtains.

90.5 10k PR – This is obviously not one I had on the list as I honestly thought I would never do another 10k.  Well, I did and it went WAY BETTER than I thought it would.  A group of us ran the Capital 10k on April 11th.  It was a great course and I would definitely run it again.  I didn’t walk and I did less than 10 min miles!  I believe it was 6.29 miles coming in at 1hr 2 min 9 sec

99. Wear something OTHER than jeans once a week –  been trying to be more “professional” and have been dressing more work appropriate with slacks and skirts.

102. Watch 1 Netflix Movie a week – Astroboy, Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief, The Proposal, & The Ugly Truth, Planet 51

I wish I could say that we are more exciting; alas, we are not.  There really is nothing new to report.  Just a quick Selfish update

We went to Tina & Malek’s Wedding the last weekend in March and had a blast!  Beautiful wedding for a wonderful couple.  I gave a toast which I was slightly nervous about, but I was told it went over well.  Damn public speaking…. all worth it for a very good friend.

Jeff’s parents came into town for a week and we just had a wonderful time chilling with them.  We went to a new restaurant, La Chapala.  It was good, but not great.  I would want to try it again, but this time without kids.  They got to see gymnastics, karate, and soccer practice for Connor which is was really nice.  We do hope to see them again soon.

Easter was nice this year.  We ended up getting invited to 3 Easter Egg Hunts.  One for our neighborhood, one hosted by my Mother’s neighbor, and then on Easter day one at my parents’ home with some of their neighborhood families as well as the Batey family.  Connor kinda got it this year and a good time was had by all. 

Connor is a yellow belt in Karate, doing outstanding in soccer, loves gymnastics, and will start his 2 day a week Pre-K Class in September.  We are also researching swimming lessons, but we shall see….

Brooke is starting to run, climbs on everything, and gets extremely pissed off when Connor gets something and she doesn’t. She can say a handful of words & knows a handful of body parts.  We are hoping to start her un gymnastics this summer.

Now we’re just waiting for this weather to figure itself out.  We are very much looking forward to boating season & some fun activities this summer.  Just to name a few things we’d like to try this Spring/Summer: Marble Falls Strawberry Farm, Kiddie Acres, Sea World, San Antonio Zoo, maybe take a dip in Barton Springs &/or paddle boat on Lady Bird Lake.  One can plan and then just wish and hope….


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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