Thursday, December 31, 2009

Regrets & Resolutions...

So with the New Year right around the corner, I've been spending the last few weeks reflecting on 2009 and looking ahead to 2010. I read a recent article that talked about regrets and it got me thinking about the things in my life that I would like a "do-over" for or need to apologize for since I don't think people should live with regrets... I've also included some of my resolutions for 2010...

1. I really regret not fully appreciating my HOT pre-baby body when I had it!! Looking back on pictures now, I remember always thinking to myself I needed to loose about 5 pounds... BOY- was I delusional!?! I WAS F***ING HOT IN MY HAY DAY!! What I wouldn't give to look like that again! If I could go back, I would probably walk around naked a lot more & have sex with the lights on... in front of a big mirror! LOL ;)

So my resolution for 2010 is to continue to loose my pregnancy weight and to get in better shape. I only have about 10 more pounds to go but I'd like to be more active in 2010. I want to exercise, start doing Pilates again, and walk at least 30 minutes on the treadmill 3 times a week.

2. I'd like to apologize to my vagina! ;) Those 9months leading up to the delivery of my sweet baby girl, I had no idea truly what would be in store for you! I'm sorry I neglected you towards those last few months of my pregnancy {I guess when my ever-growing belly expanded to the point I could no longer see you, I forgot about you :( }. At the time, being on bed rest & barely having the strength to stand up in the shower for 10minutes- much less taking an extra 5min to shave, groom & trim my legs or "my lady" on a regular basis was not really at the top of my priority list and honestly didn't really bother me at the time {I had way too many other things to worry about}... but looking back now, those gruelling 6 hours in labor, legs spread wide open under those bright hospital spotlights shining where the sun is not supposed to shine, was not at all how I wanted "my lady" to have her big debut!... On that note, I should also apologize to all the nurses & doctors who had to stare at my "not camera ready va-jay-jay" for hours and hours while I pushed a life out of it!

So in 2010 I'll be sure to keep "the little lady" in immaculate order for all close-ups! :) LOL... seriously, I do want to take better care of myself this new year. I feel I do a good job when it comes to taking care of my skin on a daily basis, drinking a lot of water, & eating fairly healthy but in 2010 I'm going to make sure I get more massages, facials, & pedicures (tough work right! ;) ... I also need to make sure I go to the dentist & doctor on a regular basis for normal check-ups & cleanings...

3. I bought A LOT of crap in 2009 that I really didn't need!... Going through my closet this year made me realize I seriously need to stop buying clothes (and purses, and shoes, and make-up, etc...boy I could go on & on). I basically need to stop wasting money!! So my resolution for the new decade is to be smarter with my purchases & with our finances. Now, I didn't say I was going to stop shopping ;)... I'm just going to think more carefully before I buy... Having a little baby, definitely helps puts certain things into perspective so before I make a purchase I am going to try to say this affirmation:
"My family is more important than stuff! Will this thing I want to buy move me closer to the vision I have for my family, my home, my marriage, or will it move me farther away from that?"...

4. There are a few times in 2009 where I didn't think before I spoke. Sometimes my mouth & attitude gets me in trouble ;)... I'm also a very honest person (which is a good thing) & don't hide my disapproval for certain things but sometimes with my honesty I think I can be a little harsh... so going in to the new decade I'm going to try really hard to be a lot nicer. {I said TRY!} LOL I'm also going to try and not judge people!... Wish me luck with this one, cause I'll probably forget about this resolution by the end of the week! ;)

5. Another thing I plan to do in 2010, is to live more in the moment & enjoy life... I'm the type of person who while doing one thing, is thinking about the 10 other things that need to be done next. So this new year, I hope to be more "present" in my life. I want to soak up all those special moments I have with my sweet husband, baby girl, family, and friends while I can and learn to not sweat the small stuff.

SO that's it... bring it on 2010!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

30 Things you may not know about me...

1. I am an only child & a little spoiled

2. I am deathly afraid of snakes! I can't even look at them on TV without freaking out!

3. I can't swim... and don't really care to learn

4. I am anal-obsessive about organizing my closet! Everything has to face the same way & is arranged by color then by sleeve length. ;) ... and no wire hangers allowed!

5. I watch WAY too much TV, especially reality TV!

6. I'll knock your grandma down to get home in time to watch Gossip Girl or the Real Housewives!! >=]

7. I love to sing & dance! I sing & hum all day long but hate to sing in front of people other than hubs & baby girl.

8. The smell of fresh herbs (especially basil) makes me happy.

9. I am a total germ-a-phob!

10. My dream job is to be a fashion stylist like Rachel Zoe!... or to own my own wedding dress shop!

11. My favorite pizza is Margherita from California Pizza Kitchen with a little sprinkling of red pepper flakes... Mmmmm!!!

12. I am the most impatient person you'll ever meet!...

13. And stubborn too!!!

14. Mani/pedis make me uncomfortable!

15. I would love to grow my own fruits & vegetables but I kill everything!

16. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all things Christmas!!!!... I listen & sing xmas carols all year long & love wrapping presents! I can totally see myself getting a part-time job as one of those elves in the mall that wrap gifts all day long! What a merry little job!

17. I threw up in front of everyone on the first day of 2nd grade all over my pink dress when the teacher asked me my name!... My friend, Suzanne, and I would still laugh about that over a decade and a half later!

18. I don't know who my biological father is...

19. I am so scared & have anxiety that all the people I care about will leave me someday so I have a hard time getting close to people... (I'm no psychiatrist but it's probably because of #18)...

20. I am obsessed with my iPhone!

21. I'm afraid of heights.

22. I love playing boardgames!

23. I refuse to watch scary movies! I even look away during some scary movies comercials.

24. I was on the cross country team in high school for a day!

25. I still sleep with my "blankie" from when I was a baby.

26. I don't like talking on the phone unless I'm sitting in traffic.

27. I'm clostraphobic when it comes to certain things... I can't stand having my bed sheets tucked in, don't like wearing necklaces, or even like being hugged for too long because I feel trapped & suffocated.

28. It takes me a really long time to fall asleep.

29. I'm afraid of the dark.

30. I have a scar on the top of my right foot from when I fell off my Strawberry Shortcake bicycle when I was 4 years old.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Black Friday Update

So let me update you all on how my Black Friday shopping went...
On Thanksgiving night, I had gone through all the Black Friday sales ads & determined Target was going to be my early morning destination when the doors opened at 5:00am. They had the Bissell steam mop I wanted marked down from $100 to only $50!! It was one of their early morning doorbuster deals!... I was so pumped!

On Friday morning, I happily woke up at 4:00am threw on my clothes & contacts, brushed my teeth & headed out the door coffee in hand. Since the Hubs & I were out of town visiting family for Thanksgiving, I didn't know my way around but my trusty iPhone's turn-by-turn directions were a breeze to follow so I found my destination without any problems! :) The whole way there, I was so excited! I was listening to Xmas music, drinking my coffee & eating the pumpkin spice muffins I baked the day before we left. I was in a great mood for it to be so darn early! It took everything I had not to speed because I couldn't wait to get my shopping started! I was SO excited!!

I got to Target 30min before they opened at 5:00am and the line when I got there was literally a football field long! But I merrily walked to the back of the line & stood in the freezing cold & waited patiently for the doors to open... :)
When 5:00am hit, the line moved fairly quickly & I was in the store with cart in hand by 5:05am.
Since it was an unfamiliar Target, I didn't quite know the layout so I had to ask for help... I got to the right aisle where the steam mops are and this is what I see...

ALL SOLD OUT!!!!! And it was only 10min after the doors opened!! I had been defeated!! (let's face it, this whole Black Friday madness is all about the thrill of the hunt!)...
I was SO disappointed! On the empty shelf, you could see they probably could only fit 4-5 boxes in that empty space! I was SO irriated!
Then I looked for the steam carpet cleaner & that Target didn't even carry the one I wanted... Ughhhh.....
I made my way to the toy section (which was complete madness!) to get the things on my list for Anniston. None of it was on sale-of course! I grabbed her Learning Purse, a DVD for my niece & some wrapping paper & made my way to the checkout... I had lost my mojo & it wasn't even 6:00am! At that point, there was nothing else worth fighting the crazies over. I just wanted to get back in bed & snuggle with my hubby & little lady...
I got to the express checkout line which didn't seem too long but after standing there for 30-45min I realized people from the next line over were cutting into our line halfway up! >=[
At that point I contemplated just throwing my stuff down & not buying anything at all but I could not, NOT participate in Black Friday!! I HAD to purchase something!!.. It was tradition!! And I had waited in line for this long, I needed something to show for my troubles!...
So waiting in line an hour & a half later... I FINALLY get checked out & I'm on my way back to the hotel before 7:00am... With far less shopping bags than previously planned...
As I'm pulling into the hotel, I get a phone call from my friends Stephanie & Beth who were at the Nashville Target... And they had the steam mop I wanted!!! So they got one for me... And one for each of them too!! YAY!! We had been twittering each other all morning so they knew about my steam mop devistation so they came & saved the day! LOL! :)

P.S. I found Anniston's pink activity center the other day on for 1/2 what the stores retail it for plus free shipping! (-thanks Brandon for the tip)... I'll definitely be doing more Amazon shopping in the future!!
And as for that Tea Set, I got it at Target the day before Thanksgiving cause it was on sale then... So now I just need to get my carpet cleaner & Christmas will be saved! ;)

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