From a new bloggy friend over at Herding Cats. She's made a list of 65 things she'd like to complete in 2009. (That's like five a month and some change, totally doable.) I'll embolden them when complete.
1. Have dining room and kitchen area company ready at all times
2. Exercise every day for not less than 10 minutes. (Going with what I can stick with)
3. Drink more water than Coke
4. Work budget so we can live without foster money
5. Try 12 new recipes
6. Cook from scratch five nights a week
7. Come up with 10 awesome appetizers and have an appetizer party
8. Find out what is under my bed.....
9. Know where my keys are at all times
10. Help each of the big boys save $500
11. Donate unused clothes so that all clothes fit NEATLY in closet
12. Pay off car
13. BE AWESOME
OK, I can't think of anything else. So I'll go over what it looked like, let's say, six years ago.
Get out of bed before noon.
Take a shower everyday.
Wear something other than hubby's discarded clothing.
Pay bills before they are due.
Stop bouncing checks.
Talk to people once in awhile.
Buy myself something pretty.
Make something for dinner that doesn't come out of a box or a bag.
Find out if we have a laundry room. Figure out its function.
Volunteer for something.
Go outside every once in awhile.
See the kids before they leave for school.
We've come a long way baby. I guess that could be 14 and 15. Start smoking to look cool. Then stop. No, mercifully I do not have an issue with cigarettes. I have known enough people in my life who can't quit. Me, holding my Coke, I will not judge.
I'll add some more to the list later. I know there are some one timer things I could add, but cannot think right now. And maybe I'll wait to add "grow my own food" for another year. I'll keep in touch.
Cast of Characters
- BOB - Born of the body children
- BOTH - Born of the heart children
- Roran aka Big Girl - 18 year old BOB daughter - recently booted from the nest
- Big Boy - 15 year old BOB son
- Radical - 9 year old BOB son who fyi is not RAD
- Felpsy aka lil middle - 4 year old BOTH boy who is RAD and is the cumin in our soup
- Booger - 4 year old BOTH boy, sib to Felpsy, Twin to....
- Princess - 4 year old BOTH girl. Diva,