Sunday, September 20, 2009

Follow-Up on List

So I have been very busy lately, since starting my new job and all of my many appointments over the weekends.  My youngest sister will get married in less than 3 weeks.  I go to get my dress fitted tomorrow.  When I first picked it up it needed to be taken in, but since all of the weddings, and Pampered Chef parties it may need to be let out. :)

Here is an update on my progress on the day zero project:

6. Make sure to give my husband a kiss before I leave for work each morning, or when I wake up :)
12. I have visted a couple of churches the last few weeks- I haven't found one that I want to join yet.
37. We have been eating at home regularly now; and I'm sure even more when I get my baker (thanks Morgan)
49. I'm still working on getting a workout routine going, but I'm consistently taking the stairs in the parking garage and in my office building.  We were taking nightly walks with the dogs until all the rain hit, but plan on getting back at it.
95. Still regularly keeping in touch with past collegues from several past jobs, and making fast friends at my new place of employment.

Day Zero Project-
Love & Marriage

1. set up a standing date night (once a month) and stick to it.

2. go away (1) weekend a year to reconnect

3. travel to Europe to celebrate our 10 year anniversary

4. join my hubby in a sport of his choosing

5. take dance lessons with my hubby

6. give my husband a kiss daily (I know you newlyweds can't believe this)

7. be a more supportive spouse and listen to my husband's problems without trying to always "fix" them.

8. Find a better way to communicate with my husband other than nagging.

9. Sit down with my husband and create a new list of goals for our family; in 5 yrs, etc

10. Regardless of party, presents, etc. on Roy's birthday spend the entire day doing what ever he wants, no griping

11. Meet with a counselor or pastor to address and resolve underlying situations or hardships in our marriage


12. regularly go to church

13. learn to accept compliements

14. start regularly using my bike

15. become a more active person with a workout routine

16. join a yoga class and not worry about my appearance

17. lose 100 pounds

18. quit forgetting my meds

19. consistently eat breakfast

20. organize my closet and get rid of clothes that are too big

21. upon reaching my goal weight enter a 5k run.

22. complete a 5k run

23. upon reaching goal weight let Roy pick out anything from VS and I wear it; no questions asked.

24. buy an actual business suit for interviews

25. buy a bikini for cruise vacation

26. wear bikini on cruise vacation


26. Start recycling at home

27. actually use all of my reuseable shopping bags when I go grocery shopping

28. create a cleaning schedule and stick to it

29. replace light bulbs with new energy efficient bulbs

30. reorganize kitchen cabinets

31. paint the kitchen

32. organize my office and keep it that way

33. donate toys Matt doesn't play with

34. create a budget and stick to it

35. pay off credit debt


36. switch to whole wheat products; i.e pasta, flour, etc.

37. eat dinner at home at least (4) nights a week (0/572)

38. eliminate fast food completely for (1) month

39. try a recipe once a month (0/33)

40. eat (1) completely vegetarian meal as a family once a month (0/33)

41. incorporate seafood into our dinner routine (1) time a week (0/143)

42. eliminate soda completely from our household


43. say grace as a family daily with dinner (0/1001)

44. meet with a fertility clinic to expand our family

45. after (3) tries re-evaluate our situation and make a decision

46. If/when decision is made to no longer try or after additional child is born pack up and donate unused or unwanted baby items to family or charity

47. have Sunday dinner once a month with my sisters' and their families, as well as my mother

48. call relatives that I don't see as much on a regularly monthly basis (0/33)

49. become a more physically active parent

50. take more photos as a family

51. create family game and movie nights

52. trace family heritage for myself and spouse

53. cook once a month with my son and not care about the mess he makes

54. let Matt stay the night at Nanny & PawPaw's

55. visit Roy's Great Aunt in California

56. restrict television view times

57. Write a letter to Matt detailing his history, and our reasons for making him our son

58. Include information on his birth mother and other partial siblings.

59. Write a letter to my father saying all the things I never got to say

60. Visit and put flowers on my father's grave at least once a year (0/2)

61. Visit and put flowers on my grandmother's grave at least once a year (0/2)

62. One day a year take my mother out to do anything she wants; declare it Mom's day (in additional to regular Mother's day)- like she did when we were children

63. Continue the tradition with with my son

64. Every April 24 share a drink with my father (0/2)

65. Every April 24 listen to Ray Price's For the Good Times (0/2)

Travel & Entertainment

66. take Matt to see actual snow

67. build a snowman as a family

68. take a family trip to DisneyWorld

69. take Matt on an airplane for the 1st time

70. travel on a train

71. spend an evening at a Jazz Club

72. go on a winery tour

73. go on a triple date with my sisters and their husbands

74. take Roy to the ballet

75. visit the art museum with Roy

76. take a cruise

77. Upon finishing dance class; go out on the town for a night of dancing with my hubby

78. take Roy to dinner at Vic & Anthony's

Expanding My Horizons

79. Re-enroll in college

80. take classes towards my major

81. take a cooking class

82. try actual raw sushi (I have had cooked sushi before-Philadephia roll)

83. learn to eat with chopsticks

84. on scheduled date nights, try new restaurants (no chains) (0/33)

85. blog regularly

86. learn a foreign language

87. go to a foreign film with subtitles

88. read a novel once a month

89. snokel while on a cruise

90. introduce Matt to a new food a month

91. eliminate swear words from my vocabulary


92. Make sure that my family knows they are a priority higher than work

93. Be able to take criticism on my work and not think of it as a personal attack

94. Keeping a positive outlook, and not get bogged down with any co-workers' negative attitude

95. Keep in contact with past collegues and cultivate new business relationships

96. Take additional training when offered or available


97. Regularly make a deposit into our joint savings account monthly (0/33)

98. Deposit $2 in savings for every completed item (0/101)

99. Deposit $1 for every item not completed. (0/101)


100. Plant a garden with my son

101. Work on ways to reduce our household effect on the environment
Hope everyone has a very blessed day!!