Monday, January 30, 2012

Project 52: February Update





More like a "monthly update" for me.  Here is how things are going, just about one month into this Project 52....notes/updates are in red. 

1) Buy a juicer.
2) Stop buying so much stuff (it helps a lot when you spend time sick and don't want to buy anything in the first place).
3) Make homemade crock-pot applesauce.
4) Read 30 books (4/30). 
In January I read the second 2 books in the Hunger Games series, Mindy Kaling's new book, and also Skinny Bitch.  I am also one chapter from finishing my 5th (MWF Seeking BFF).
5) Watch 5 movies in the theater that are NOT kid movies. (0/5)
6) Run 4 5ks. (0/4).
7) Resume working out first thing in the morning 4-6 days/week.
I am doing pretty well on this...when I am healthy.  So maybe 2 weeks out of January I accomplished this.
8) Try hot (Bikram) yoga.
9) Practice more mindful eating.
I ate pretty well this month...could have done better.
10) Plan more 1 on 1 time/date nights with the kids.
11) Schedule regular date nights with my husband.
12) Get living room tables (coffee, 2 consoles, and maybe a small end table).
Looking.
13) Get a new dining room table and buffet.
Looking.
14) Hang pictures/artwork in the house.
15) Make something crafty, not food related.
16) Plant a small vegetable garden.
17) Take the kids camping.
18) Get a tattoo (maybe).
19) Keep my hair long - don't cut it except for trims!
20) Visit my cousin Nicole when she is in Prague.
21) Use all my gift certificates/cards.
22) Have more family movie nights at home (0/ )
Mickey had one with the kids but I wasn't home so I guess that doesn't count.
23) Be more active with the kids (more walks, bike rides, etc).
24) Take a gun safety class.
25) Go to the shooting range.
26) Go to my 20 year high school reunion (yikes!).
27) Blog more.
28) Redesign my blog(s).
29) Get a new living room area rug.
30) Get a bike and all necessary gear.
31) Get a new elliptical.
32) Spend time learning about Photoshop Elements.
33) Take a photography class.
34) Go to the Farmer's Market at least twice a month (when it's open).
35) Go to a Seahawks game.
36) Learn how to French braid.
37) Get family pictures taken.
38) Get microdermabrasion treatments.
39) See a chiropractor for my neck/back.
40) Clean out clutter and organize messy rooms.
41) Buy new towels for the master bathroom.
42) Paint the master bedroom.
43) Redecorate my fireplace mantel.
44) Buy and hang frames that showcase Hannah and Eli's artwork.
45) Go to a live concert (ADELE are you listening???)
46) Take Hannah to a musical.
47) Watch all 7 Seasons of The Closer on DVD (1/7)
48) Enroll Macy in a driving class so she can get her license this summer.
49) Get semi-regular massages. (1/?)
50) Plan an overnight trip with some girlfriends.
51) Take a bath in my bathtub (sounds simple enough, yet I've never done it).
52) Update at least once a month of how my Project 52 is going (1/12)

So now that I am looking at this list again I am realizing I did not get much accomplished (or even started) this month.  But, since I was sick for probably 2 weeks of the month I am totally going to blame that and hope to make more strides in February.  :-)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Theme of the week is.....

GERMS!

I have been sick since Friday - almost a week.  A head cold that turned into an ear infection and major sinus congestion/pain.  I have done very little this week and am so thankful my hubby has been helping get the kids where they need to go if I am not up to doing it!

Hoping things are going to start to tail off very soon so I can be a healthy mommy again!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Currently....January 17th

Listening: To Phineas and Ferb on the TV (which I turned on to buy myself a few more minutes before the kids want to go outside to play).

Eating:  I just had a smoothie with Vega powder.  Supposed to be vanilla chai flavor but it tastes a little yuckier than that.  I made it more palatable by adding fruit.  But I just consumed all the vitamins and minerals and omegas and probiotics that I need today. 


Drinking: Just finished my smoothie and some green tea.  Trying to drink tea since I like the taste way better than coffee.


Wearing: black long johns under skinny jeans (which fit in my boots easy enough), white tank, grey sweater. 

Feeling: Tired because my son woke up last night scared and I had to go get in bed with him and it took well over an hour for him to go back to sleep (and this was at around 2 am). 


Weather:  SNOW and lots of it.  No school today!


Wanting: More tea.


Needing:  A nap later.


Thinking: Been thinking a lot about stuff I want to do, buy, organize, decorate, furnish around the house.

Enjoying: Having another day with really nothing to do.   Oh, and Pinterest rocks! :)



Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday

 

Good morning!  We are enjoying a quiet, snowy Monday at home today.  Although  my kids love to play in the snow, it is pretty much an excuse for them to go outside and get cold so they can start asking me how long they have to play until they can have hot chocolate….and will they be able to have hot chocolate more than once today? 

Enjoyed watching the Golden Globes last night…which took about 90 minutes since I had it on the DVR and was able to FF through a lot of it.  I thought Ricky Gervais was very entertaining, but he was WAY nicer than he was last year. 

If you need an awesome recap of the Globes Fashion be sure to visit this blog:  Handbags and Handguns.

Saturday night I made a roast squash, caramelized onion, and goat cheese tart for dinner.  I found the recipe on the blog Coconuts and Quinoa and decided to give it a try.

It was delicious!

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I also made one of my most favorite desserts – Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.  Recipe found in the book The Kind Life by Alicia Silverstone and also on here web site here

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I did not take the PB cup picture – if you click on it, it will direct you to the recipe. 

Both are delicious – give them a try!

Goals for this week:

1) Don’t make or eat anymore peanut butter cups.

2) Work out M-F in the morning

3) Drink tons of water

4) Don’t snack unless I really really really need one. 

5) Finish the book I’m reading (Mindy Kaling’s new one) and start another.

Have a great Monday!

Friday, January 13, 2012

My First Project 52



I am linking up with Karen and participating in her Project 52 - where we list out 52 goals for 2012 and try to accomplish as many of them as we can.

My friend Misty has been doing this for a while and I remember wanting to do it last year and never getting around to it.

I'm already behind schedule for this year, but at least I am ready to post my list!

1) Buy a juicer.  Hopefully, this one.
2) Stop buying so much stuff (i.e., save more money).
3) Make homemade crock-pot applesauce.
4) Read 30 books (2/30). 
5) Watch 5 movies in the theater that are NOT kid movies. (0/5)
6) Run 4 5ks. (0/4).
7) Resume working out first thing in the morning 4-6 days/week.
8) Try hot (Bikram) yoga.
9) Practice more mindful eating.
10) Plan more 1 on 1 time/date nights with the kids.
11) Schedule regular date nights with my husband.
12) Get living room tables (coffee, 2 consoles, and maybe a small end table).
13) Get a new dining room table and buffet.
14) Hang pictures/artwork in the house.
15) Make something crafty, not food related.
16) Plant a small vegetable garden.
17) Take the kids camping.
18) Get a tattoo (maybe).
19) Keep my hair long - don't cut it except for trims!
20) Visit my cousin Nicole when she is in Prague.
21) Use all my gift certificates/cards.
22) Have more family movie nights at home (0/ )
23) Be more active with the kids (more walks, bike rides, etc).
24) Take a gun safety class.
25) Go to the shooting range.
26) Go to my 20 year high school reunion (yikes!).
27) Blog more.
28) Redesign my blog(s).
29) Get a new living room area rug.
30) Get a bike and all necessary gear.
31) Get a new elliptical.
32) Spend time learning about Photoshop Elements.
33) Take a photography class.
34) Go to the Farmer's Market at least twice a month (when it's open).
35) Go to a Seahawks game.
36) Learn how to French braid.
37) Get family pictures taken.
38) Get microdermabrasion treatments.
39) See a chiropractor for my neck/back.
40) Clean out clutter and organize messy rooms.
41) Buy new towels for the master bathroom.
42) Paint the master bedroom.
43) Redecorate my fireplace mantel.
44) Buy and hang frames that showcase Hannah and Eli's artwork.
45) Go to a live concert (ADELE are you listening???)
46) Take Hannah to a musical.
47) Watch all 7 Seasons of The Closer on DVD.
48) Enroll Macy in a driving class so she can get her license this summer.
49) Get semi-regular massages.
50) Plan an overnight trip with some girlfriends.
51) Take a bath in my bathtub (sounds simple enough, yet I've never done it).
52) Update at least once a month of how my Project 52 is going.

That's it.  Totally doable, right??  :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Yep

Totally going to start posting more here.

Starting......tomorrow. 

Maybe?  :)