Saturday, August 25, 2012

100 Day Update....

Wow. Look at that. I'm late for my 100 Day Update for my 500 Day Goals, even though I haven't posted a single time since I posted those goals. More than 3 months. Argh. This blog is almost 4 months old, and I've never gone more than a few weeks between posts before. Oops.

You'd think that in my long bloggy-absence, I would have accomplished a bunch of those goals, not being distracted by blogging and all. But... um... not so much. I've been incredibly busy, but mostly with ridiculous fire-fighting and continuing sleep deprivation.

I need to write a whole slew of make-up posts. And I plan to. But for now: 100 Day Update:

1. Have two happy kids and a happy husband. (They seem relatively happy to me....)

2. Lose 50 pounds. (Hahahahaha! No progress on this one. None.)

3. Work in a job that I enjoy (again). (When I made this list, I was incredibly miserable in my job, and I was also still thinking that I might be laid off, which might have actually been a bit of a blessing. Instead, things are turning around. The job is actually very very good right now. Not perfect. Far from it. But very very good.)

4. Buy a new (bigger) house. (There is progress! But it deserves its own post.)

5. Have permanent assigned "homes" for most objects in the house. (Nope, not yet. But solving #4 will dramatically help this one, too.)

6. Finish Kermit's baby book. (Ugh. Still haven't started it.)

7. Make a real baby blanket for Kermit. (Technically done, but I'm leaving it undone anyway. I made him a super-fast one that he could keep at daycare, which he loves, but I want to make him a nice one. One that takes a little time.)

8. Decide on a preschool for LL. (Done! He started preschool this week! Longer post on this topic forthcoming.)

9. Read 10 non-parenting-related books. (Hahahahaha. No. Not yet.)

10. Wear sunscreen every day. (I'm totally rocking this one. Not every day yet, but I'm probably averaging 5 days/week.)

11. Continue wearing makeup every work day. (So far so good.)

12. Wash and moisturize my face every night. (Like the sunscreen one, I'm doing pretty good, but not quite there yet. Also, I keep discovering that I don't like my soap. Or my moisturizer.)

13. Shower regularly. (I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Ew.)

14. Eat salad for lunch 3 days/week. (Up above, where I said that I haven't lost any weight yet? Not doing this one is probably why.)

15. Have a fully funded 12-month emergency fund. (Technically done, but only because we haven't yet bought a new house.)

16. Pay off all debt except the mortgage. (Silly student loan.)

17. Bring both kids to visit my parents at least twice. (One down, one to go.)

18. Bring both kids to visit my in-laws at least twice. (Not yet....)

19. Finish that iPhone app that I've been talking about for two years. (Not yet.)

20. Exercise 3 times/week. (No salad, no exercise, no weight loss. Cause, meet effect.)

Good golly, that's a pretty depressing start!

For reference, my original 500 Day Goals were posted here.

Next update in November!


  1. It sounds like you are doing pretty well to me! Keep up the good work!

  2. Makeup daily, sunscreen, and a new've got a good start to build on now. November's a long way away!

    1. There are so many useful plans and pieces of advice))) I have stolen some for myself! Especially I liked this one: Read 10 non-parenting-related books (haha, neither have I). Thanks for this positive post. If some of the readers want to create an essay like this one, you can use this service Your text will be funny and unique.


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