Saturday, March 20, 2010

Another Day Zero Update

So, I haven't done too terribly much this week when it comes to my goals - but I did finish another book:


It is the first in the In The Garden trilogy by Nora Roberts, and it was a good read, although I was a little upset with how slow it started and how FAST it ended. I think she could have paced the book a little bit better, but all in all it's good. I am now reading the second book in the trilogy, called Black Rose.

I will be updating books like this quite often now, because I found about eight books a the flea market last Sunday for about a dollar a piece! It was fantastic and now I'm looking forward to trying to find more good deals like that! My hubby also found a jersey he'd been looking to buy for a STEAL! Literally like HALF the price of what it should be! We were excited.

Speaking of excited, I am SUPER excited, because this movie came out today:






I have been waiting for this day for MONTHS! I only got to see the movie in the theater once, unlike Twilight, which I saw three times I believe. So I have been itching to watch it again and now I can! I'm going to get it this evening and then stay up late tonight and watch them both in a row =) I can't wait!

And now for the Day Zero portion of this post:

I am now officially getting back on the daily task wagon a.k.a. getting up at 8:00 each morning, eating breakfast and brushing my teeth after EVERY MORNING. I am going to do it and stick with it this time! Most of this reasoning is because I was late for work one day last week, and I almost got fired over it - at least, that's the way it felt, and I'm not going to let that happen anymore! So, that all is starting on Monday. I'm also going to start going to bed at 12:30 every night - NO EXCEPTIONS.

I covered my book reading already.

Daily photos are not going well, I have barely touched my camera lately. I will have to take some pictures on our little trip tomorrow to Chambersburg, and I will try to do better with this.

I watched The Time Travelers Wife with my sister last weekend and I have to say it was very accurate with the book, but I was a little disappointed that they added an additional scene at the end that wasn't needed, and they cut out the very last scene of the book which I thought was essential. Other than that, they followed the story very very well, and it was much less confusing than the book - but I followed the book ok, too, so that wasn't really a problem with me. They always say the book is better than the movie, but this movie came really close. I was impressed.

As for the movie list, I will work on getting it typed up this week, and will post it on my side lists for you to follow and me to keep track.

I think that's it for this week, other than I wanted to say that I'm going to start back up with the "My Husband Rocks" posts, but instead of on Saturdays, I'm going to try to start doing them Thursday evenings.

Until next time!

Day Zero Update

I got my new planner for the year today, and got down to business!

Some things that I'm going to be working on in the coming month:

~ My cross stitch project - I only have half of a color, and the backstitching left to do and then it will be complete! I'm so close I can taste it, and it's been bugging me because I've been working on this darn thing since I was in the 8th grade!
~ My daily photos - I haven't even STARTED on March's photos yet, but that's ok because I will have plenty tomorrow! I am going to a meeting for my job, and on the way home I'm going to meet on of my Knot.com friends, Ida for lunch! I'm so excited because we live so close, and we've wanted to meet up for a while! AND, that's my girls day out for this month too! CHECK! =)
~ Book reading - I am almost done Why We Suck, but I'm sharing it with my Hubby so it seems to be taking alot longer than normal for me to finish it.
~ My personal movie list - I just got The Time Travelers Wife in the mail today and I'm so excited that I'm probably going to watch it tomorrow night! I will eventually post this list and keep you updated on what I thought of each movie.
~ Planning our Chicago vacation and starting to save for it.
~ Working on my sodoku puzzles
~ Working on a budget and a payment plan/calendar for the kitchen wall so that we can keep track of what is due when and how much.
~ I haven't decided for sure yet, but I think when I finish my cross stitch, I'm going to start on my GS vest and fix the patches that are on there, and sew the rest on.
~ Daily things that still haven't been started.
~ Continue on my weight loss journey, and my eating right, and not drinking soda.
~ Continue with Rescue Me, Gilmore Girls, and Star Trek
~ Continue (not) working on my story - seriously its all in my head I just haven't started writing it yet! I'm afraid it's going to sound like a 5th grader wrote it.
~ Continue work on my recipe book, decide which one I am going to use, and stick to that decision.

Ok I think that's enough for now...I don't think I'll be any closer to completion of all those, but it's a good goal to have and it will keep me busy.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wow. Just Wow.

So, this past wednesday I had to go to Manassas for a continuing education course that was being offered. I have a friend that I met on the knot.com, Ida, who met up with me for lunch afterwards and man did we have alot of fun, and that is an understatement! The lunch was fun, and we got to know each other and had a great time! Then, it was time to leave, and I couldn't find my keys - I freaked out. Oh no, I left them in the car. I even said to myself before I got out of the car to go in to the restaurant, "DON'T leave your keys in the car, Rachael!" But did I listen? NOOOOO. So the next fourty - fifty minutes (I'm not sure how long) Ida's fiance and his best friend (followed by a random homeless looking guy) tried to use a coat hanger, a wooden wedge, and a stick to get my car door open, until a fourth guy finally came over with a slim jim and managed to push the button on my automatic locks to get it open! It was embarrassing, but it's a funny story that Ida and I can relive every time we get together now! Here is a picture of us at my car waiting for Josh to come with the coat hanger and wedge.

So, the next day I come to find out that the credits for that class were only valid in MD, and DC - not in WV. So I went to the class for nothing, got my keys locked in my car for nothing! PLUS, (warning: irony coming at you full steam) I realized last night that I have an extra key in my purse, it's just not where I thought to look at the time.

MAJOR FML.

So, that was this weeks adventure. Stay tuned, I'm sure I'll do some other rediculously stupid thing in no time.

Oh, and totally off subject but AWESOME, my nephew is officially walking! =)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Just a fun little survey...

I stole this from a fellow Blogger, Heather from over on Heather Drive.

Instructions:Copy the list, bold the ones you've done (with explanations if needed), share with friends.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars (in Girl Scouts when I was a kid)
3. Played in a band (if concert band in high school counts yes!)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo (my church's christmas contata - I was probably about 12)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm (all the time!)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (cross stitch)
15. Adopted a child (I won't do this unless we can't have children)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (I'm adding this to my Day Zero List!)
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run Didn't play ball, and will never get another opportunity
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (My eighth grade Enrichment Trip!)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - mom's adopted.
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen the Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (I've had it sketched at an amusement park)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class (Thanks Dad! When I was a kid, my dad was the instructor for my Tae Kwon Do class)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (Duh! Lifetime member baby!)
62. Gone whale watching In Massachusetts and North Carolina
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (in high school)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check Haven't we all at some point?
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (I have my yellow bear that was in the incubator with me, and my first real teddy bear still sits on my bed)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle (Poker runs with Dad was the BEST!)
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper (First day of kindergarten with my best friend - we were getting off the bus together)
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox Yep, in Kindergarten
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Tons of wrestlers!)
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
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