Tuesday, January 29, 2013

#85 Take Multivitamin every day for 2 weeks

I hit the two weeks today and am going to keep going.  It's gotten easier to remember to take them.

#12 Start a Mommy and Me Journal with Kyrie

So I decorated this journal for Kyrie and me to write to each other back and forth.  She loved it so much when she saw it after coming home from school.  I'm hoping this will keep us talking about things through her teen years.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Being Thankful


"Throughout history wise men and women have encouraged us to feel grateful for what we have.
Why? Very simply because gratitude makes us feel good. When you're feeling grateful, your mind is clear, and therefore you have access to your greatest wisdom and common sense. You see the big picture."
- Richard Carlson, Ph.D., (1995)

Today I realized I am not nearly as thankful as I should be and I want to change that.   I want to show the girls how thankful  I am for everything daily so they will live the same way.   I am so thankful not just for the BIG things but the small things and I need to spend more time being thankful for them.  I need to get into the habit of writing in my gratitude journal.  I am blessed with two amazing little girls who both have amazing Best Friends.  And in the way of best friends the girls really picked some great ones.  I don't think I could have picked better friends for them.  Forming forever friendships is one of the best things, I think I was Kyrie's age when my best friend stopped being just a friend and became my SISTER!!!!  I know the girls were not given the same luxury as I had of having a best friend from like day one, and even though we don't see each other as much as either one of us would like, have gone big periods of time without talking it doesn't affect us.  I also had to explain to Kyrie we can have more then one best friend.   
        I have an AMAZING Church, whom without my Church family I would have packed up and left Maine a LONG time ago.  Our Church makes me feel so welcome and blessed and I have spent more time with my Faith since finding it.  And I believe that it has brought Seth and I closer together.
       I am always thankful for Seth, even when he drives me bonkers.  He gets me and it takes a lot to get me.  He has patience even when I don't.  Not just dealing with all things but dealing with me.  These past three years have been some of the hardest in my life.  Leaving my home, my family, my friends and moving more then a two days drive away from it all.  I've made new friends, and I have Seth's family but the South will ALWAYS have my heart, it will always be my HOME!  Maine hasn't changed that and I don't think it ever will.  I am PROUD to be a Southern Girl, proud our daughters were born Southern girls!  With in the span of a little more than a year I lost not one but two AMAZING women in my life and I shattered.  Not many people knew how much I was rocked by it all because I kept it to myself.  I can no longer be the person everyone wants me to be, I have to be ME!  Now if you don't like it so be that way but I am who I am like it or Leave.  What will I be teaching the girls if I can't be ME!  
          I am finally to a place where I want to be HAPPY again.  My life is not what I wanted, I am far from HOME, but I need to be Happy or I will never be able to rebuild myself.  And a big start to that is being thankful for all those little things I don't think about as much.
I just need to remember 

"This is my temporary home
It's not where I belong.
Windows and rooms that I'm passin' through.
This is just a stop, on the way to where I'm going.
I'm not afraid because I know this is my
Temporary Home." 


Monday, January 21, 2013

#63 Find and journal 25 Quotes I LOVE

  1. Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can't pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while.
  2. You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.
  3. You have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs. 
  4. Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life.
  5. The greatest thing a father can do for his daughter is love her mother. ~ Elaine S. Dalton
  6. Thanks for the advice but what I really need are minions.
  7. Don't let the muggles get you down.
  8. Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.
  9. When life gives you rain puddles, laugh because playing in the mud always makes everything better. 
  10. To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. I remember when I was a kid, I used to dream of flying a lot.  I guess most kids do.  You grow up and all kinds of hardships get thrown on your shoulders.  You don't dream of flying anymore. ~ Johnny Depp
  12. Fall in love or fall in hate, Get inspired or be depressed.  Ace a test or flunk a class.  Make babies or make art.  Speak the truth or lie and cheat.  Dance on tables or sit in the corner.  Life is divine chaos, embrace it.  Forgive yourself.  Breathe.  And enjoy the ride.
  13. You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
  14. Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen.
  15. Everything will be okay in the end.  If it's not okay, it's not the end.
  16. Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don't even deserve to be an issue in your life.
  17. Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air and remind yourself of who you are and where you want to be.  ~ Gossip Girl
  18. Family isn't always blood.  It's the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are.  The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.
  19. Life isn't about finding yourself, Life is about CREATING yourself.
  20. Love me when I least deserve it, because that is when I really need it.  ~ Swedish Proverb
  21. If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  ~ Einstein 
  22. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... it's about learning to dance in the rain.
  23. Perhaps strength doesn't reside in having never been broken... but in the courage required to grown strong in the broken places.
  24. Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~ Dr. Seuss 
  25. Truth is, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones worth suffering for.   ~ Bob Marley
And one extra just because
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love. - Washington Irving

Sunday, January 20, 2013

#73 Organize my photos (Kyrie, Zee, Mine, Seth, Girls, Family, Events)

So I decided to rearrange my Scrap area with the hope of it making me more "Crafty" and in doing so I decided to clean and organize all my stuff.  So while I was sorting and organizing all of the other stuff I figured I might as well do the photos too.  So now they are all in order sorted by age, event and person for my books.  This way I just have to pull out a stack of pictures when I start working on books.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

101 In Progress Tracker

#4 Complete two scrapbooks of  Kyrie
#5 Complete two scrapbooks of Zee
#6 Write and mail 10 handwritten notes
  1. Mom
  2. Ryan
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#7 Read 120 books
  1. Kingdom of Hamelot:  Potrait of Doctor Leachum, A Controversial Man by Sharon Watts
  2. The Innocent by Taylor Stevens
  3. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  4.  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:  The Tertiary Phase by Douglas Adams
  5.  Helmet for my Pillow by Robert Leckie
  6.  The Witch House
  7.  Enchanted Castle Book 1
  8.  While the World Watched:  A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes to Age During the Civil Rights Movement
  9.  Fifty Shames of Earl Grey
  10. Crime and Punishment
  11. Pixie's Passion
  12. UnEnchanted
  13. Sarah Plain and Tall
  14.  Presumed Guilty
  15. Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls 
  16. Room
  17. Warm Bodies
  18. The Night Circus
  19.  Yiddish Tales
  20. Love With A Twist
  21.  Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror
  22.  Neferet's Curse
  23.  Let's Pretend It Never Happened
  24.  Secrets to the Grave
  25.  My Life
  26.  Darkfever
  27.  A Weekend to Change Your Life
  28.  Cross Roads
  29.  Daily Dose of Determination
  30.  Bossypants
  31.  The Dressmaker
  32.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  33.  Beautiful Creatures
  34.  Song of the West
  35.  The Kite Runner
  36.  The Lightning Thief
  37.  Emily Windsong and the Siren Song
  38.  The Sea of Monsters
  39.  The Titan's Curse
  40.  Witch and Wizard
  41.  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  42.  The 39 Clues
  43.  A Dirty Job
  44.  Emma
  45. Tiger Lily
  46.  A Simple Act of Gratitude
  47.  My Favorite Fangs
  48.  The Casual Vacancy
  49.  Heaven is for Real
  50.  Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason
  51.  The Lovely Bones
  52.  One For The Money
  53.  The Care and Keeping of You
  54.  Soulless
  55.  Changeless
  56.   Blameless
  57.  Matched
  58.  The Great Gatsby
  59.   To Kill A Mockingbird
  60.  Lamb:  The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Friend
  61.  Twenties Girl
  62.  The Life of Pi
  63.  Acquiring Hearts
  64.  Wallbanger
  65.  The Paris Wife
  66.  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  67.  What the Dickens?
  68.  The Night Relevations
  69.  The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
  70.  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  71.  Faerie Tales
  72.  Igraine the Brave
  73.  Reckless
  74.  Kindred Souls
  75.  A Darker Shade of Grey
  76.  Seduced by Innocence
  77.  A Bit of Bite
  78.  The Horse and His Boy
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#11 Make 10 things off pinterest (not food)
  1. Christmas Card book
  2. I'm Bored Jar
  3. Artwork Hanger
  4.  Doll Stuff
  5.  Card Sorter
  6.  Weight Loss Jars
  7.  Turkey game mason jar
  8.  Turkey table decorations
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#14  Volunteer at 5 Church Events
  1.  Yard Sale set Up
  2.  Yard Sale
  3.  September Dinner Set Up
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 #16 Ten Asian Recipes
  1. Teriyaki Crock Pot Pork Chops
  2.  Honey Stir Fry
  3.  Wontons
  4. Crab Rangoon
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 #19 Read all 7 Harry Potter books with Kyrie
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone done January 22, 2013
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets March 1, 2013
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of  Azkaban March 17, 2013
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire April 15, 2013
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

#22  120 Movies with the girls
  1. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
  2. The Great Mouse Detective
  3. Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squeakuel
  4. Open Season 2
  5.  Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
  6.  Scooby Doo Ghoul School
  7.  Mars Needs Moms
  8.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 1
  9. Alvin and the Chipmunks Adventure
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2 
  11. Alice in Wonderland
  12.  Rugrats Movie
  13.  Phineas and Ferb the Movie
  14.  Scooby Doo Meets the Boo Brothers
  15.   Scooby Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf
  16.  Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
  17.  The Nightmare Before Christmas
  18.  The True Story of Puss N' Boots
  19.  Secret of the Wings
  20.  Smurfs
  21.  Double Double Toil and Trouble
  22.  Scooby Doo and the Monster of Mexico
  23.  Chill Out Scooby Doo
  24.  Smurfs and the Magic Flute
  25.  Peter Pan Returns
  26.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  27.  Despicable Me
  28.  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  29.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  30.  Muppet Treasure Island
  31.  Barbie:  A Mermaid Tale
  32.  Space Dogs
  33.  Big Top Scooby Doo
  34.  Alex vs. Alex
  35.  Batmunks
  36.  Hotel Transylvania
  37.  Muppets Take Manhattan
  38.  The Neverending Story
  39.  Frankenweinie
  40.  Hercules
  41.  Arthur and the Invisibles
  42.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  43.  Willow
  44.  Monster High:  Ghouls Rule
  45.  Coraline
  46.  The Witches
  47.  Felicity:  An American Girl
  48.  Molly:  An American Girl on the Homefront
  49.  The Hobbit
  50.  Madagascar 2
  51.  Ever After
  52.  Paranorman
  53.  Vampire Dog
  54.  Ghost Cat
  55.   The Addams Family
  56.  Ice Age
  57.  The Great and Powerful Oz
  58.   Madagascar 3
  59.  The Adventures of Tin-Tin
  60.  Casper Scare School
  61. Scooby Doo Camp Scare
  62.  Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2
  63.  Arthur Christmas
  64.  Brave
  65.  Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure
  66.  Ratatouille
  67.  Rise of the Guardians
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 #26 Go to the Library twice a month
                   2013
January 14, 28
February 19,28
March 16,30
April 2, 5
May 6, 13
June 10, 24
July 1,10
August 7, 22
September 3, 12
October 3, 18
November 14, 22
December 1, 9
                 2014
 January
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May
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#27 Make 20 cards a month
                2013
January 20 done on the 28th
February 20 done on the 20th
March 20 done on the 23rd
April 20 done on the 10th
May 20 done on the 30th
June 20 done on the 17th
July 20 done on the 31st
August done on the 31st
September done on the 15th
October done on the 5th
November done by the 11th

 #28 Try 15 Recipes from Pinterest
  1. Crock Pot Teriyaki Pork Chops
  2. Poptarts
  3. Baked Balsamic Chicken
  4.  Colored Waffles
  5.  Weight Watchers Berry Cake
  6.  Stroganoff
  7.  Buffalo Tofu
  8.  Pumpkin Crock Pot French Toast
  9.  Crock Pot Applesauce
  10.  Crock Pot Blueberry Applesauce
  11.  Crock Pot Strawberry Applesauce
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#31 Help Kyrie earn 5 patches
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#38 Complete 1 Craft Project a month
                2013
January ~ Christmas Card book
February ~ I'm Bored Jar, Hairbow and Headband Container
March ~ Artwork Hanging
April ~ Doll Jewelry
May ~ Altered Containers
June ~ Doll notebook, folder, batons
July ~ Doll Hula hoops
August ~ Card Organizer
September ~ Book Fair Teacher Board
October ~ Decorations for Halloween
November~ Mason Jar things
December ~ Altered Clothes Pins
                 2014
 January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December


#48 Skype or talk with  Mom once a month
    2013
January15, 28,
February 5, 9,10, 14,
March 4,
April 6
May8
June 7
July 1
August 6
September 2
October 4
November 5
December 13
                 2014
 January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

#49  Complete my 5 Craft gifts
2013
1. Megan L. ~
2. Loretta G. ~ done
3. Sarah T. ~ done
4. Jessica G. ~done
5. Beth H. ~ done
extra ~ Nilka
extra ~ Manda ~ done


#50 Blog about each goal as I complete it

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#54 Make and give out 5 Happiness Cards
  1. Ryan
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 #56 Read All of my Book Club Books
January ~ The Maze Runner
February ~ Warm Bodies
March ~ DarkFever
April ~ Beautiful Creatures
May ~ The Lightning Thief
June ~ Witch and Wizard
July ~ Tiger Lily
August ~ My Favorite Fangs
September ~ Soulless
October ~ Matched
November ~ Twenties Girl
December ~

#57.  Make 10 kid "WOW" foods
  1. poptarts
  2.  Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
  3.  Velata Fruit Sprinkles Medley
  4.  Colored Waffles
  5.  Banana Pudding
  6.  Banana Muffins
  7.  Wafflemen
  8. Berry Cakes
  9.  Applesauce
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     #59. Talk with Brother at least once a month
    2013
    January ~  26th
    February ~ 9th
    March ~ 15
    April ~ 27
    May ~ 7
    June ~ 16
    July ~ 10
    August ~ 4
    September ~ 21
    October ~ 24
    November ~ 14
    December ~ 20
                  2014
    January ~
    February ~
    March ~
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    #64 Do a sleepover with girls at least once a month
    2013
    January ~18th
    February ~ 8th
    March ~ 1st
    April ~1st
    May ~2nd
    June ~20th
    July ~ 1st
    August ~ 23rd
    September ~ 1st
    October ~ 1st
    November ~ 16th
    December ~7th
                  2014
    January ~
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    #68 Listen to Bob Marley 4 times a Month
                 2013
    January ~ 14,18, 28,31
    February ~ 2, 5,17, 18
    March ~23,24,26,31
    April ~3,10, 14, 26
    May ~25, 26, 27, 31
    June ~ 21, 26, 27, 28
    July ~ 4, 10, 12, 19
    August ~ 12, 14, 17, 19
    September ~ 2, 6, 12, 16
    October ~ 5, 6, 8, 10
    November ~ 7,15, 19, 20
    December ~ 23, 24, 29,
                  2014
    January ~
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    #70 Do 15 Craft Events with Girls
    1. Egg Carton Chick
    2.  Mike and Sully puppets
    3.  El Chupacabra plane
    4.  Rainbow bracelets
    5.  Bottlecap Snowmen
    6.  Minion Car
    7.  Egg Monsters
    8. November's Craft
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    #72 Write 4 people and tell them how much they mean to me
    1.  Megan E
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     #75 Do a craft with the girls each month
    2013
    January ~  Tissue Paper Animals,  Foam Bracelets, Dress Up Bear
    February ~ Valentine Boxes
    March ~ Egg Chickens
    April ~ Finger Print Trees
    May ~ Plaster Animals
    June ~ Dad Shirt
    July ~ Nana signs, wood build it kits
    August ~Tie Dye Shirts
    September ~ Loom Potholders
    October ~ Rainbow bracelets
    November ~ Owls and Turkeys
    December ~ Penguins
                  2014
    January ~
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     #78 See 8 events live
    1.  Chizzle Wizzle 2013
    2.  Magical Mystery Tour 2013
    3.  Sea Dogs Game Aug 2013
    4.  Christmas Dance 2013
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    #80 Change up blog 8 times
    1. January 15th 2013
    2.  February 20th 2013
    3.  July 10th 2013
    4.  November 7th 2013
    5.  December 29th 2013
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    #81 Do at least 1 Kid Fun Event a Month
      2013
    January~ Military Kids Club
    February ~ Roller Skating
    March ~ Chick Craft
    April ~ Bike Riding
    May ~ Mommy Daughter Date
    June ~ Relay
    July ~ Lighthouse and Ocean
    August ~ Camp
    September ~ Fire Pit with Friends
    October ~ Fort Knox
    November ~ 2nd Thanksgiving
    December ~ Meeting Santa
                     2014
     January
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     #82 Take a picture of Zee a week
    2013
    January ~15,23,28,
    February ~ 3,10, 23, 25
    March ~ 8,13,22,26,31
    April ~13,19, 27
    May ~ 2, 7, 17, 24, 27
    June ~6, 10, 21, 24
    July ~4, 8, 15, 27
    August ~ 2, 10, 14, 21, 25
    September ~ 6, 14, 15, 28
    October ~ 2, 6, 15, 24, 31
    November ~ 5, 15, 18, 26
    December ~ 5, 14, 18, 25
    2014
    January ~
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    #83 Take a picture of Kyrie a week
    2013
    January ~17, 22, 28,
    February ~ 3,10, 23,28
    March ~ 8,12,22,26,31
    April ~13,19, 23, 30
    May ~11, 18, 24, 27
    June ~ 7, 10, 21, 24
    July ~4, 9,15, 27,
    August ~ 2, 10, 14, 19, 24
    September ~ 6, 11, 15, 24, 31
    October ~2, 6, 15, 24, 31
    November ~ 5, 15, 18, 26
    December ~ 5, 14, 18, 25
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    #92 Wear a Homemade Item out at least Twice a month
               2013
    January ~ Scarf 14, Bracelet 16
    February ~  Bracelet 2, headband 5
    March ~ Bracelet 1, Headband 4
    April ~ Bracelet 14, 20
    May ~ 6, 24
    June ~14, 29
    July ~ 1,12
    August ~6, 17
    September ~ 23, 24
    October ~ 5, 6
    November ~ 28, 29
    December ~ 14, 16
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    #96 Do 5 layouts in a book for me
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     #98 Do 5 pages in the Family book
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    #100 Say yes to 10 activities Zee asks me to do with her
    1. Color and Garfield time
    2. Playing Wii 
    3.  Sleeping in her room on the bottom bunk mattress on her floor
    4.  Color and netflix just the two of us
    5.  Play Zelda with her
    6.  Take a walk
    7.  Let her paint my nails
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    #101 Make another 101 list before the end of this one
    1. Blog about every goal I complete
    2. Come up with and Blog about my word of the Year for 2016
    3. Come up with and Blog about my word of the Year for 2017
    4. Come up with and Blog about my word of the Year for 2018
    5. Come up with Reading Goal 2016
    6. Come up with Reading Goal 2017
    7.  Come up with Reading Goal 2018
    8.  Have 20 Dates with Kyrie
    9.  Read 20 books out of my Reading Binder
    10.  Read 200 books
    11.  Start a Mommy and Me Journal with Zee
    12.  Read 20 books off BBC book list
    13.  Start Kyrie on her own Reading Goal
    14.  Craft once a month
    15.   Have 30 dates with Seth
    16.  Do 10 pages in Kyrie's book
    17.  Do 10 pages in Zee's book
    18.  Do 10 pages in Seth's book
    19.  Do 10 pages in Family Book
    20.  Blog once a month for a year
    21.  Write 20 handwritten notes/letters
    22. Have 20 dates with Zee
    23.  Try something new
    24.  Have a Girls Day with a Friend
    25.  Volunteer at School 25 times
    26. Get something for myself
    27.  Go visit someplace new
    28.  Take the kids on a day trip out of town at least 5 times
    29.  Go on 10 hikes
    30.  Do family pictures 3 times
    31.  Help Zee scrapbook
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    #94 and #95 DONE

    94. Organize Kyrie's Memento box
    95. Organize Zee's Memento box
     
     So today while had her BFF over I pulled out the girls Memento boxes and organized them.  It did show me I need to search Pinterest for something to do with all the cards they have accumulated and I need to get to work on some layouts.  Plus since I was already organizing, and I needed another box for Kyrie's stuff (so now she has two boxes) I went ahead and did all of them.  Plus I put the photos in the new photo box I got for volunteering at school.  Now I just have to organize the photos and see how far behind I am on scrapping.  And this doesn't even all of last year's photos I still have to print those out.

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    101 in 1001 My Bucket List


    101 in 1001 My Bucket List

     

    I got this idea from the blog Pretend Like It's the Weekend so if you are interested you can go check her blog out.

    The Mission:
    Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
    The Criteria:
    Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).
    Why 1001 Days?
    Many people have created lists in the past – frequently simple goals such as New Year’s resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organising and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
    The Start Date:
    January 14, 2013 (age 29)
    The End Date:
    October 10, 2015 (age 32)

    Goals Completed are in Blue
    1. Go visit my Mom and Brother
    2. Visit Megan and Eric
    3. Paint the Living room and Kitchen
    4. Complete two Scrapbooks for Kyrie (0/2)
    5. Complete two Scrapbooks for Zee(0/2)
    6. Write and mail 10 handwritten letters (2/10)
    7. Read 120 books (81/120)
    8. Organize my Scrapbook Paper
    9. Start Zee's Friends Scrapbook
    10. Get Caught up on Kyrie's Friends Scrapbook
    11. Make 10 things off Pinterest (not food related) (9/10)
    12. Start a Mommy and Me Journal with Kyrie
    13. Decorate Zee's bedroom
    14. Volunteer at 5 Church Events (3/5)
    15. Do something "Big" before I turn 30
    16. Attempt 10 Asian Recipes (4/10)
    17. Go Blue
    18. Read a Bible Verse Every Day for a year (hopefully once I get in the habit it will continue after the year)(351/365) (January 15th 2013- January 14th 2014)
    19. Read all 7 Harry Potter books with Kyrie (4/7)
    20. Wear earrings and necklace when I leave the house for 60 days (60/60)
    21. Take a Road Trip as a Family
    22. Have 120 Movie Dates (at home or out) with the Girls (70/120)
    23. Organize my Stickers
    24. Watch at least 33 movies I have never seen (33/33)
    25. Color a whole color book by myself (96/96)
    26. Go to the library at least twice a month (24/66)
    27. Make 20 cards every month (220/220)
    28. Try 15 Recipes from Pinterest (12/15)
    29. Go through and organize all our recipes
    30. Have "Me" time weekly (50/132)
    31. Help Kyrie earn 5 patches (0/5)
    32. Help Kyrie complete her own scrapbook
    33. Clean out the basement (half done)
    34. Empty out the storage unit
    35. Make an clothes for Kyrie's Doll (I don't have a clue how to sew so this should be interesting)
    36. Decorate dollhouse floors
    37. Decorate Dollhouse walls
    38. Complete 1 craft project per month (13/33)
    39. Drink Water Daily for at least a month (30/30)
    40. Redo all the outlet plugs in house with Seth
    41. Build Bunk Beds for Kyrie's dolls
    42. Send out cards for all subcommittee meetings (4/4 (for 2013)
    43. Organize all photos on computer and get them backed up
    44. Finish scanning in old photos
    45. Go to a Wine tasting
    46. Complete my Wreck this Journal
    47. Organize my Itunes and Create some new playlists
    48. Skype or talk with my Mom at least once a month (12/33)
    49. Complete my 5 craft gifts for 2013 for friends (5/7)
    50. Blog about each goal as I complete it (32/101)
    51. Get up at 7:00 or before every day for 2 weeks (14/14)
    52. Have a home Spa Day Party with the girls
    53. Volunteer at School (10/10)
    54. Make and give out 5 Happiness Cards (1/5)
    55. Finish my Operation Homefront Facilitator Training
    56. Read all my book club books for a year (11/12)
    57. Make 10 Kid "Wow" Foods (9/10)
    58. Make a list of 100 things that make me Happy (100/100)
    59. Talk with my Brother at least once a month (12/33)
    60. Bare my soul in a letter then burn it
    61. Write a letter to Kyrie to open when this challenge ends
    62. Write a letter to Zee to open when this challenge ends
    63. Find and Journal 25 quotes I love
    64. Do a "sleepover" with Zee or Kyrie monthly (13/33)
    65. Have a tea party with the girls
    66. Take pictures while the girls do a fashion show
    67. Order pictures to catch me up to the year I am in
    68. Listen to More Bob Marley four times a Month (it's good for my soul) (48/132)
    69. Clean out and organize the Shed
    70. Do Craft events at (Michael's, A. C. Moore, Lowes, Library, School) with the kids (8/15)
    71. Tie a worry to a balloon and let it go
    72. Write and tell 4 friends how much they mean to me (1/4)
    73. Organize my photos (Kyrie, Zee, Mine, Seth, Girls, Family, Events)
    74. Paint my nails or the girls nails at least 66 times each (48/66)
    75. Do a Craft with the girls every month (12/33)
    76. Complete my List Your Self book (106/268)
    77. Organize files on computer
    78. See 8 events live (sports games, recitals, plays, etc) (4/8)
    79. Do something special for myself and get a new bag
    80. Change up my blog 8 times (5/8)
    81. Do at least 1 kid fun event a month (12/33)
    82. Take a picture a week of Zee (50/132)
    83. Take a picture a week of Kyrie (50/132)
    84. See Carolynn
    85. Take my multivitamin every day for two weeks (14/14)
    86. Try 5 new drinks (5/5)
    87. Be asleep before 11 p.m for a week (7/7)
    88. Get Zee a library card when she turns 5
    89. Clear out the brush behind the shed
    90. Help Seth make his garden
    91. Finish birthday/anniversary binder (12/12)
    92. Wear a homemade item out at least twice a month (25/66)
    93. Buy 3 new bras (2/3)
    94. Organize Kyrie's Memento box
    95. Organize Zee's Memento box
    96. Do 5 layouts in a book for Me (not Seth or the girls) (0/5)
    97. Do 5 layouts in Seth's book (0/5)
    98. Do 5 pages in the Family book (0/5) 
    99. Compliment a complete stranger  
    100.  Say yes to 10 activities Zee asks me to do with her (7/10)
    101. Make another 101 list before the end of this one (32/101)

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013

    Big Things, Big Changes, Big 8

    So many things have happened within the last few days and we are blessed that things are were we want them to be.  We started today off by Zee and I singing her Happy Birthday and telling her "Eight is Great".  Then the girls got ready for school, my Mom called and wished Kyrie a Happy Birthday, she read her messages on my Facebook, had her banana bread and I did her hair.  I will be bringing a cake up to her school later today.  And we are giving Birthday Pancakes a shot for dinner.  I'll blog with pictures of it all later. 






    Friday, January 4, 2013

    A LONG day

    We had Kyrie's evaluation this morning so we had to be at school for our meeting at 7:50.  Then it was go go go since.  Seth did a photo shoot this afternoon, I worked for two hours and Kyrie had hip hop tonight.  I got my first taste of Scary Icy Roads tonight thankfully I didn't hit anything.  On the way to dance class I hit an ice spot and the car wouldn't stop but I swerved into some snow and missed the car in front of me.  Kyrie just asked when we were faced the wrong way, apparently she missed the whole Scary deal.   I did figure out some information on Kyrie's reading level and I am going to get her set up with a Genre challenge of her own.  I see a library trip in our future.  We have to drive out to Rockland in the morning since that is where the UPS office is so I am off to watch some Harry Potter with Kyrie.  We are up to the 4th movie.  We are also going to switch off and read the books, she is beyond excited.

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

    2013 Genre Variety Reading Challege DONE 30 READ

    2013 Genre Variety Reading Challege 

    I am doing the Genre Variety Reading Challenge over at A Daydreamer's Thoughts.  I linked her blog post about the challenge if you want to join in.  Here is the information about the challenge

    The challenge is to read books from different genres throughout the year. I have found that blogging has opened my eyes to so many genres that I would never have tried before, simply from recommendations, and the idea of this challenge is to keep that going. The challenge is to read a large variety of genres within one year.
    Other Important Info;
    • Runs from January 1st 2013 until December 31st 2013. Sign ups will be open until December 1st 2013.
    • There are five levels to challenge yourself too. You may move up a level but not go down a level. These are all outlined below. Please mention in your sign up post which level you will aim for.
    • The genres you choose to read are up to you. As long as every book is different, whichever genre you wish to read you can.
    • Every month there will be a post on this blog to link up to your update post / review(s)
    • There will be a giveaway at the end of the challenge, and maybe a few within the year but these are TBD.
    • To sign up, you will need to write a post saying which level you are challenging yourself too and then use the linky list. Non-Bloggers may post in the comments of this post.
    • Any book formats are accepted.
    • Novellas and Novels are all accepted for this challenge.
    • YA, NA and Adult books all count towards this challenge.
    • New sub-genres are accepted. (for example, paranormal-romance, or historical-romance)
    Levels;
    • Careful; 6 different genres, 6 books
    • Cautious; 12 different genres, 12 books
    • Branching; 18 different genres, 18 books
    • Avid Reader; 24 different genres, 24 books
    • Champion; 30 different genres, 30 books

    Categories:  She has a list of different books up but I made my own of what I want to read here.  I am going for Champion and trying to read all 30 of these categories.  30 read so far




    1.  Adventure ~ Presumed Guilty by Tess Gerritsen
    2. Auto-biography ~ My Life by Bill Clinton
    3. Biography~ The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 
    4. Chick Lit ~ The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
    5. Christian Fiction ~ Cross Roads by Wm. Paul Young
    6. Classic ~ Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    7. Comedy ~ Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin
    8. Crime ~ Sweeney Todd and The String of Pearls by Yuri Rasovsky
    9. Dystopia ~ The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner
    10. Erotica ~ Pixie's Passion by Mina Carter
    11. Fairy Tales ~ UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn
    12. Fantasy ~ Nefrete's Curse by P. C. Cast
    13. Historical Romance ~ The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    14. Horror ~ Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror by Chris Priestly
    15. Literary Fiction ~ Room by Emma Donoghue
    16. Military ~ Helmet For My Pillow From Paris Island to the Pacific by Robert Leckie
    17. Mystery ~ Secrets to the Grave by Tami Hoag
    18. Non-Fiction ~ While the World Watched:  A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement by Carolyn Maull McKinstry
    19. Paranormal ~ Enchanted Castle by Chrissy Peebles
    20. Paranormal Romance ~ Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
    21. Poetry ~ Kingdom of Hamelot:  Potrait of Doctor Leachum, a Controversial Man by Sharon Watts
    22. Religious ~ Daily Dose of Determination by Melanie Bonita
    23. Romance ~ Love With A Twist by Alicia Airey
    24. Science Fiction ~ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Tertiary Phase by Douglas Adams
    25. Self-Help ~ A Weekend to Change Your Life by Joan Anderson
    26. Short Stories ~ The Witch House by Robert Perry
    27. Thriller ~ The Innocent (Vanessa Michael Munroe #2) by Taylor Stevens
    28. Western ~ Song of the West by Nora Roberts
    29. Women's Fiction ~ The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott
    30. Young Adult ~ Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013

    A Little Faith in Me

    So as I sat in the ER with Seth (he was getting out his stitches) a man walked in who you could tell was seriously in pain.  I took a moment out of my day and prayed for this stranger.  That simple act made a impact on my soul.  The man might not even have known I did it, but that doesn't matter.  I believed in what I was doing and took a moment and let Faith lead me. 

    Then when we were done we stopped by the grocery store to pick up something for dinner and I had a whim to walk through the hair dye isle and I found Lusty Lavender.  So we got it and brought it home, even though it is more Pink then Purple I had Faith in me this was the right decision to make.  This one simple thing made me feel more like me then I have in years.  I felt like I lost me, I lost who I was and who I always wanted to be.  I don't want to fit into someone's mold for me, I want to be ME!!!!  And this one simple decision made me feel like that person I have missed so deeply again.