Monday, September 19, 2011

Ready for a Good Laugh?

I hope you are, because I decided to share with you guys how I'm doing with my goals.  And it ain't pretty. 

Goals for 6.22.12 (Madison's first birthday)
-Have 15 meals that work for our family- We're at five.  That's two more than we had last month.  Last month we had ten months to add twelve meals.  We added two in a month, so we're ahead of schedule!!  Yay for me.
-Throw a birthday party for Madison at our house without crying the night before because I'm mortified for anyone to see the house as-is and feel proud to show what we have done with it.- In the last month, I've added a side table to Madi's room, finished painting the dining room table, hung some art on Madi's wall, and torn our bathroom and our front door trim (more on that later) apart.  At this rate, I'll never have it done in time.  It's time to get my bottom (I'm trying to make this word part of my vocabulary; I'm not a fan of Madison saying "butt" anytime soon) in gear!
-Get dressed every day(you just think I'm exaggerating)- Moving on...
-Look in the mirror EVERY time I leave the house and/or have company. (I figure if I'm gonna submit everyone else to the view, I ought to at least get a taste myself)- This one made me laugh out loud.  Here's a shot of the only mirror in our house.  It has been here for two weeks.  I could pass myself on the street and never know it.  You know, if I could be in two places at once.

Sad side note: this picture was taken two weeks ago.  Half of that laundry is still on the bed.  The other half only moved off of the bed because we used it!
 -Bake Madison's birthday (cup)cake(s)- No progress.  I should probably at least learn how to turn on the oven soon...
-DIY something fun to give friends & fam for Christmas...Being cheap shouldn't equal being a scrooge!- We actually are kind of excited about this one, but since friends & family (are the only ones who) read this mamma-jamma, I can't share anything with you until after the fact.  Sorry!
-Find a way to serve God while being a good wife and mother.  Whoa, I don't know if I've ever called myself a "mother" before.  Crazy! - My plan of attack on this one was to work on the "while being a good wife and mother" before adding in the serving God part.  Lately I've been thinking I should rethink my strategy; I'll probably fail at being a good wife and mother anytime I put that ahead of God's will for me.  Hmmm.
-Be a good friend.  Answer the phone.  Maybe even initiate conversations, sometimes!  Listen.  Help.- Ouch.  Some of you know how badly I'm doing with this one.  You know who you are.  Thank you for putting up with me! 
-To live by Philippians 4:8-"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."- I think I've done pretty well on this, only because Madison is #1 on my mind most of the time.  And she is pure, lovely, and excellent, if I do say so myself.  She also most definitely makes me think about how worthy of praise our God is.

Tell me what you think!  Are you working on any goals right now?  Have you ever gone two weeks without looking at yourself in a mirror (other than the one on the car visor)?  Do you feel like giving me some baking lessons?  For free?  Does your folded laundry ever hang out for weeks just because you hate that final step of putting it where it belongs?  What words (other than the ones that require asterisks to spell) are off limits for your kids?



  1. Thanks again for another laugh. :) You are a step ahead of me since you have goals written down. Now with the words we can't bear the thought of coming out of a sweet little kids' mouths: stupid, shut up, butt, crap, suck. Okay now I feel like I need to wash my mouth or in this case my fingers for typing such words. ;)

  2. Whew! That's pretty much our list of no-no words, too. How in the world am I going to stop saying all those? They don't even feel "bad" until I imagine her saying them. I think we might need to make a swear jar...that will hit me where it hurts!

  3. The words we have banned so far - stupid, dumb, butt, idiot, poop and other potty words when not actually referring to needing to go to the bathroom. We are struggling with the potty words at the moment, and it's not just Luke. I hear it from most of the other 4-5 year old boys at church and gymnastics. And he says it in the most random times and ways. For example, he'll sing song "I like to poop...oh yea!" Boys!

    My goal for the past few months has been to start exercising again. Still haven't done it. Maybe tomorrow:)

  4. Christie, thanks for the heads up on the potty words. I'm sure we will have that issue come up around here pretty soon. I think I need to add idiot and dumb to our list as well. I also forgot to list hate.

  5. I never would allow my kids to say fart, and to this day, I still can't bring myself to say it unless I'm repeating it when quoting someone else, and then it sticks in my throat. I guess it's not a terrible word, but it just sounds nasty to me.

    Auntie V

  6. Okay, so far we have got: butt, crap, dumb, fart, hate, idiot, poop, shut up, stupid, and suck. I think that's a pretty good start! Now I just have to figure out what the "swear jar" money will go toward!

  7. I need to stop saying butt, crap, and sucks! I'll help with the decorating a cake.

  8. Thanks, Ana!!! I'll need it. :)