Friday, January 6, 2012

Ok, I have what, 500ish days left? I forget when this stops. However! I have completed a bunch of these without knowing it!

For one, I made cupcakes completely from scratch!
They may have been a bit over cooked so the Oreo was crunchy, but they were good and I did it myself!

Grow and eat a veggie - we grew several things. The only things that happened to actually grow enough to eat, however were some cherry tomatoes and a couple onions. But we ate them and are trying again this year!

We took Olliver (and Brandon!) to an Imagination Movers Concert in May 2011.

I've read a ton of new books (Devil's Food Cake Murder; Heaven Preserve Us; Spin a Wicked Web; Something Borrowed, Something Bleu; Wined and Dined; Lye in Wait; October Fest; September Faire; August Moon; Knee High by the Fourth of July; June Bug; May Day; Something Blue; Something Borrowed; Hello Kitty Must Die; Deceptively Dexter - ok, I'm almost done with that last one, so 17 at least!) and tried a ton of new recipes - I'll try to post them all in separate posts. I'm looking and seeing 16 at least, though!

I've found a cleaning schedule I like - . If I stick to it, it works. I took a break.. for some reason and have just gotten back in.

Become more proficient at sewing - I'm working on it! I made a CD holder for my dad this year for Christmas.. it wasn't perfect, it wasn't the best, but I made it and it works!

See a Drive-in Movie - we did this! It was a TON of fun and I hope we can go back a lot this summer! We saw Winnie the Pooh and Zookeeper at Hull's Drive In. LOVED it.

Ollie knows his ABC's! He can sing them well and he does know most of them by sight as well :)

Disney World with the family was totally done :) Ollie can't wait to do it again, either.

Lastly, I think - A class for me. I'm starting classes to be a respiratory therapist. I'm having my last two pre requistes this semester, and I apply for the program. I'm all sorts of nervous that I won't get in, though :/

Thursday, January 13, 2011!

Wow, it's been awhile.

Oddly enough, I've accomplished several tasks without even knowing!

I can cross off -

Get a massage - I got one for Christmas and had it on 12/31. I also had a pedicure :)

Fix something by myself - I've fixed the electricity twice in the past month or so. Granted, by "fix" once I switched a breaker (and DH was on the phone, but I did figure it out by myself!) and once was by calling the power company. But hey - I did it!

Become more proficient at sewing - I made a robe for my dad for Christmas, as well as a robe for my nephew, several camera strap covers and some other things. I'm getting pretty good. I can't follow a pattern that well yet, but I've got most of the rest down, I think! This one is going to be a work in progress for always, I think.

Go strawberry or apple picking - we went to Carter's Mountain Orchard in October and picked apples and pumpkins :) We're going back in the spring to pick strawberries :D I can't wait! I actually also entered this pic in a contest the Orchard had. I won an honorable mention, but I'm not sure if I want to count this as my "legit" contest, since it was just on FB. Although, I didn't ask for votes from friends at all! If I had thought of that, I possibly could have won..ooops.

Switch to cloth wipes for kids - We switched.. gosh.. a couple months ago. I love using them! I need to get a spray bottle to keep water on the changing table so we don't have to get tehm wet in the sink, but other than that, no problems! I haven't bought wipes in forever! (I had a nice big stockpile before we switched.. it's probably seriously been a year since I bought wipes).

Visit Disney World with the family is in progress. Our dates are booked June 24 - July 9. YES TWO whole weeks in Florida :D I'm either going to be in Heaven or Hell, depending :P Cast of characters will be : My mom & dad, My nana (mom's mom), Phyllis (my godmother), Beth my sister and her DS, Brandon, Doug, Olliver, Emory and myself. Yes, all of us.

Recycle more - again, in progress. We recycled a ton of paper board after Christmas along with our plastic and aluminum. DH has also started recycling some glass. The hardest part is finding somewhere to keep all this before we go to the recycling center.

Make hard candy - Julie and I made a ton of it for Christmas! When I planned that, I totally had forgotten it was on my list!

Go me!

Friday, October 1, 2010


Last weekend DH and I went to see "Easy A" for our Sept date night.

Before that, however, we went to the furniture store and bought our new dresser! It was delivered Thursday and we went through all of our clothes and have gotten rid of FOUR trash bags of clothes so far. FOUR. That's insane. Do you know how many pairs of shorts he had that don't fit? How many tanktops I had because I couldn't find mine, so I just bought more?? CRAZY. That's what it was.

Also, I went through the Starbuck's drive through Thursday. I bought my and Julie's drinks and then paid for the car behind me, crossing off another item. I can't help but wonder - did they pay for the car behind them, or just keep their little bit of surprise to themselves?

Yay for crossing off 3 items and keeping up with a monthly item!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Snapshot Challenge

#70 Youth.

100 Snapshot Challenge

1 nature (original : butterfly)

2 bird (original : hummingbird)

3 a waterfall or a water drop.

4 something others would think is broken or junk that you think is beautiful

5 something others would find happy that you find sad and/or vice versa

6 hope

7 rage

8 comfort

9 jubilation

10 Happiness

11 Winter

12 Spring

13 Summer

14 Fall

15 Yumminess (I was thinking food related, but you decide what this means)

16 Love

17 Kiss

18 weathered

19 dirty

20 action

21 twirl

22 colorful

23 beautiful

24 trapped

25 direction

26 swing

27 falling

28 pain

29 light

30 dark

31 Irony

32 central

33 empty

34 music

35 tradition

36 shadow

37 self

38 boring

39 landscape

40 grass

41 Hot

42 Cold

43 Book

44 Vacant

45 Movement

46 Road

47 Pattern

48 Begin

49 End

50 Time

51 Broken

52 Smooth

53 Fuzzy

54 Glass

55 Snack

56 Forever

57 Road

58 Lines


60 Fear

61 Looking up

62 Looking down

63 flight

64 Shiny

65 fast

66 slow

67 urban

68 technical

69 artistic

70 youth

71 numbers

72 Sign

73 Paradise

74 regret

75 admire

76 Spiritual

77 Wave

78 Fleeting

79 Change

80 Something out of place

81 Fresh

82 Clean

83 Sparkle

84 Soft

85 Full

86 Lucky

87 Wall

88 Garden

89 Barn

90 Friendship

91 Work

92 Play

93 Rusty

94 Old

95 New

96 Paper


98 Sticky

99 sweet

100 laughter

So it's been almost a month. Eep.

What have I done. I tried 2 new recipes (corn fritters & buttermilk fried chicken). I bought a new cell phone to replace mine! I got the new HTC Evo and LOVE it.

I also am in a group that came up with our 100 snapshot challenge list. I'll list them all out in a different post. I just charged my camera battery (it's been dead since the first weekend in September....) so I want to jump on that :) I can't wait to take some of them!

Monday, August 30, 2010

I haven't forgotten about you, 101 project! Life is busy for us in the fall. I'm out of my summer funk (yes, unlike most people I hate summer, not winter :P) and we have a ton of stuff to do! Let's see - this weekend we're going to Sesame Place, next weekend, visiting my grandmother. The next weekend, DH works and there's a consignment sale I'm participating in (so I have to get everything done and ready for that). The following weekend, the ILs want us to go to the Neptune Festival at VA Beach. The first weekend in October is free. The next is a Lord's Acre sale we always go to, then after that we're going to Baltimore for the boy's birthday trip. We (by we, this is my sister, her son, DH, DS and I - this is our normal cast for road trips unless otherwise noted) are taking the boys to the National Aquarium. The following weekend is currently free, but the next weekend will be Olliver's 2nd birthday party. Really?! My baby is already TWO?! I can't believe it. Sigh.


Olliver now has his own library card :) His daddy made it for him (he works at our library) and we checked out some books on it :) We have the National Aquarium trip planned as well. I want to get hopping on the 100 Snapshot challenge :)