Monday, January 15, 2007

Eight Months In - But Who's Counting?

Uh, yeah...I am.

You know what the number 8 looks like when it is on its side?


Just keepin' it real.


So, in the spirit of my newfound desire to make use of this time waiting instead of frittering it away being pissed off...here are eight things I'd like to accomplish in the next 8 months:

1. Paint & decorate BabyZ's room-to-be

2. Sew up the Bai Jia Bei

3. Tighten up the budget and tuck away a nice little chunk to show for it

4. Strengthen my back and increase my energy level because parenting is an endurance event

5. Look into becoming a Home Study Social Worker

6. Throw a Tupperware Party

7. Reconnect with my garden

8. Learn how to make Red Velvet Cake (I'd like to have it at our baby shower)

32 comments:

walternatives said...

Home Study Social Worker? Way good. Cheers to that. But Tupperware party? Now that I think of it....I can see that. Let me know when - we may need a trip out to Cali! xo

Doris & Dan Clark said...

There are a few points on your list that we too need to do.

Good luck with becoming a H.S. SW!!

Keep smilin!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a good list! The social worker deal sounds great--good luck! We also have to do the room and the quilt and get into parenting shape.

I'm ignoring the infinity reference today.....:)

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on #7 and #8! I've never had Red Velvet Cake, but I intend to now! :-)

new girl said...

Red Velvet Cake is my absolute favorite of all time.

And home study social worker? That is beyond awesome.

I am with you on the back strengthening. I know the swimming is doing something, but I think I need some strength training as well.

Anonymous said...

When you host the tupperware party, send me an evite, and I will order. I've been dying to get some things.

Krista said...

That cake looks so good. Not sure that I've ever tried it.
I'm starting the nursery in the spring. And probably the quilt, too. Well , my grams is... I'm not that crafty with the sewing thang.

Anonymous said...

Happy 8 months! That's 8 months less you are away from your daughter.

Mark & Michelle said...

First off congrats on 8 months - no matter which way it is posed...

I have never heard of red velvet cake!

I too have thought about becomming a Home study social worker - with all the trouble we had trying to find one to help us - I am sure there is a need for it out there.

There are some other points on your list that we need to do, but we have LOTS of time!

Anonymous said...

Happy 8!

Red Velvet cake is Ryan's favorite. I finally made one this year that wasn't compared to his mom's. That is a step in the right direction. If it is the last thing I do I am going to make one just like his mother's! :)

Sounds like you have a busy list.

Stephanie said...

Well, 8 is better than 7, or 6, or 5 for that matter!
- Stephanie
www.thewrittenword.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Home study social worker, huh? Cool! I'll be interested in hearing more about that.

I'm also working on #4.

Anonymous said...

Very cool...all of it (including the 8 months and the pic!).
I would like to reconnect with my garden...not sure if it wants to reconnect with me, though.

Rhonda said...

Happy 8 month LIDiversary!

I've never heard of red velvet cake (but I might have to investigate it for one of our LIDiversary 'celebrations') ;)

Anonymous said...

INFINITY.......I hear you!! What color are you painting BabyZ's room??

Irena said...

Red velvet cake? Hmmmmmmm....

Katie J said...

Ok, I have most of those same goals for someday, if not in the next year. Go for it! I will live vicariously through your accomplishments!

Kelli said...

Oh Yum....Red Velvet cake is SO yummy. I think you need 2 bottles of red food coloring to make it that way. I made it once, but it was maybe 7 or 8 years ago...hmm...seems like a good thing to try again!
And yeah...#2! Bai Jia Bei! It's time!!!!

Connie said...

Woohoo on 8 down!

Love the list...but would have to hold on the last one because if I made it I would never get it out of the house. I'd eat the damn thing ;0)

Keep us posted about your progress.

Donna said...

Congrats on the 8 months! Love the list too!

Jessi said...

Happy 8!

Are you going to add to the list every month? If you are, I think #9 should be going to more concerts while you can, or teaching me how to sew - you pick. :)

Anonymous said...

O.K - you have me curious. What is the recipe for this red velvet cake? It looks yummy!

Deb
(12 more sleeps)

Anonymous said...

infinity?? ouch! well, I am right behind you, so how does that bode?

joelle
on the slow boat . . .

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 8th monthaversary!!! BTW, there is a box mix of velvet cake that I've actually tried and it is EXACTLY like home made!!! I don't remember who makes it, but it's one of the biggies (Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker, etc.) Fo' Shizzle ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy 8 months sweetie. You are eight months closer. Keep busy.

Jacquie said...

Rock on Miss Home Study Social Worker!!!! I wish you were mine right now.

And the red velvet cake? My mom's bestest. Love it!

Anonymous said...

After reading many homestudies done by the SW at my school, I imagine it would make you feel so much more satisfied with your own life. It is a scary world out there. Let us know when you get that quilt done. I'm still looking at all the squares in a pile on the floor!

SBird said...

Will you be my SW someday? (We're moving to Cali, ya know...)

I made my first red velvet cake for Christmas a few weeks ago. Yum.

Tammy said...

Happy 8!!

Jonni said...

I am such a LOSER. Sorry to be so late on the congrats for 8 months! YAY, hopefully we are 1/2 way there. That red velvet cake sure does look yummy Wendy.

Hugs,
Jonni

Barb said...

Red Velvet Cake was the traditional b-day cake in my family when my gma was around. It's yummy and I can forward her recipe if you like...

good goals.
HS social wkr - you'd be great!

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