Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that this pregnancy is almost over. I am sore tired, sore and just done. I want to hold my baby and know if its a he or a she. Come on baby we want to meet you!

What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

101 Things Update – May 15, 2011

Update time!

This list is good from Aug 12, 2010 to May 9, 2013

Self-Help Section

1. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
2. Don't complain about anything for a week
3. Learn to be more patient – In Progress
4. Complete Wedding Scrapbook
5. Complete Catherine's 1st Year Scrapbook
6. Read 101 books – In Progress, I’ve read 36
7. Not log into Facebook for a whole week!
8. Learn Italian
9. Stop swearing for a month
10. Re-finish a piece of furniture
11. List 101 things that make me happy
12. Sew/knit a blanket
13. Have Christmas Cards out by December 1
14. Get a digital SLR camera
15. Take a class to learn how to use the Digital SLR camera
16. Have a spa day – Completed April 16, 2011 with the Cremasco Women
17. Host a wine and cheese party
18. Update this blog at least twice a week for 6 months – In Progress
19. Do a Wordless Wednesday post every Wednesday for a month – Completed
20. Do a Thankful Thursday post every Thursday for a month – Completed
21. Sell our house and buy our dream home (or as close to it as we can afford) – Our house is SOLD, it sold within 3 days of listing and our new house is well underway!
22. Learn how to grow a vegetable garden and grow one
23. Make a new friend
24. Use reusable shopping bags every shopping trip for a month – Completed
25. Make a list of 10 things I like about myself
26. Finish parent (and grandparent) photo books of our wedding – Completed!
27. Make photo books of Catherine 6 months to 1 year
28. Not use the internet for a whole week
29. Not play on the computer when Catherine is awake for 3 months
30. Read Catherine 1 book a day for 3 months – Completed
31. Build a snow man with Catherine
32. Complete a 500 piece puzzle

My Career
33. Apply to all offers for further education (ECG course, KCI study etc...) at work
34. Complete annual review paperwork and have Annual Review - Aug 23, 2010 – Completed
35. Get serious about taking the breastfeeding and newborn assessment courses

Health & Wellness
36. Do yoga 3 times a week for a least a month
37. Reach my goal weight – This will have to wait until Baby C 2.0 is here
38. Continue to exercise on a regular basis
39. With next pregnancy, continue to exercise and eat healthy food – In progress

40. Create an emergency fund
41. Pay off all debt (loan, CC) in 5 years
42. Stick with a budget for 5 months
43. Not use a CC for everyday purchases for 3 months

Helping Others
44. Give more to our church
45. Pay for someone behind me at a fast food or coffee shop
46. Put change in someone's expired parking meter
47. Do something nice for someone without being asked to help
48. Leave a 50% tip for dinner

49. Do bible study every day for a month
50. Go to church every week for 2 months
51. Consistently journal my Bible reading daily for at least one month
52. Pray for others every day

53. Buy an expensive bottle of wine (more than $100)
54. Only one small sweet or less a day for a month
55. No fast food for a month
56. Cook dinner for a week straight
57. Make ice cream from scratch
58. Make my own bread (not in the bread maker)
59. Make an entire meal with organic food
60. Learn how to bake amazing cakes/cupcakes
61. Make Jeff breakfast in bed for Fathers day with Catherine
62. Organize my favourite recipes
63. Bake something once a month for a year
64. Make soup from scratch – Completed

65. Go on a family trip
66. Build a sand castle
67. Attend a taping of a live TV show
68. Visit somewhere in Europe
69. Go whale-watching
70. Go skinny dipping
71. Sleep under the stars
72. Ride in a hot air balloon
73. Go on a picnic
74. Spend a day at the beach
75. Visit the Grand Canyon
76. Visit 3 provinces (I haven’t been to) in the Canada
77. Go somewhere Tropical with Jeff (no kids allowed)
78. Take Catherine to Disney World – Completed
79. Go camping as a family
80. Go scuba diving or snorkelling
81. Visit the Green Gables Heritage Place (Anne of Green Gables)
82. Go to Las Vegas
83. See a play, ballet or opera – Completed
84. Take a train somewhere with Catherine – Completed (we went to Disney on Ice in Toronto)
85. Take a sister’s trip (when Sam graduates!)
86. Go to New York and see Time Square and Ground Zero
87. See the Toronto Maples Leafs play – Completed
88. Visit the Canadian Rockies
89. Hike part of the Bruce Trail
90. Visit Niagara Falls
91. Go visit a volcano
92. Take a random road trip
93. Take a mother/daughter trip

Jeff & I
94. Kiss in the rain
95. Have another baby – In progress – Baby C 2.0 is currently baking in the oven, hopefully he/she will be here any day now! 
96. Have dinner by candlelight
97. Continue to communicate effectively – Completed
98. Have a designated date night once a month for 4 months
99. Go out for an expensive dinner at a fancy restaurant
100. Take a dancing lesson together
101. Take a cooking class together

Book List – Update May 15, 2011

  1. Room By Donoghue, Emma
  2. The Search By Roberts, Nora
  3. The Passage A Novel By Cronin, Justin
  4. The Forgotten Garden A Novel By Morton, Kate
  5. Safe Haven By Sparks, Nicholas
  6. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet A Novel By Mitchell, David
  7. Three Weeks with My Brother By Sparks, Nicholas
  8. House Rules By Picoult, Jodi
  9. The House at Riverton A Novel By Morton, Kate
  10. Beaded Hope By Liggett, Cathy
  11. Water for Elephants A Novel By Gruen, Sara
  12. Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything By Levitt, Steven D.
  13. Still Missing By Stevens, Chevy
  14. The Wives of Henry Oades A Novel By Moran, Johanna
  15. The Red Tent By Diamant, Anita
  16. The Pact A Love Story By Picoult, Jodi
  17. Fly Away Home A Novel By Weiner, Jennifer
  18. Vanishing Acts By Picoult, Jodi
  19. Second Glance A Novel By Picoult, Jodi
  20. Sarah's Key By Rosnay, Tatiana de
  21. Eat, Pray, Love One Woman's Search for Everything across Italy, India, and Indonesia By Gilbert, Elizabeth
  22. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo By Larsson, Stieg
  23. The Girl Who Played with Fire By Larsson, Stieg
  24. Midnight at the Dragon Café By Bates, Judy Fong
  25. A Thousand Splendid Suns By Hosseini, Khaled
  26. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
  27. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
  28. Big Jack by J.D. Robb
  29. His Robot Girlfriend by Wesley Allison
  30. Ina May’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Ina May Gaskin
  31. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
  32. Choosing Waterbirth – Reclaiming the Sacred Power of Birth by Lakshmi Bertram
  33. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  34. The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
  35. Happy Ever After – Nora Roberts
  36. HypnoBirthing – The Mongan Method by Marie F Mongan

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am so thankful to have made it to full term with Baby C 2.0. Now that we have hit this point it is now time for baby to vacate the premises. He/she has been getting ready and I’ve been having contractions and am super crampy all the time, so it should be sooner rather then later.

What are you thankful for?

Wordless Wednesday – In Honour of Mother’s Day


Monday, May 9, 2011

I won a contest!

Now if you know me well you will know that my family and I don’t have the best luck when it comes to winning contests. That doesn’t stop me from entering any and all that I quality for. I probably enter 10 or more contest a month for baby/child stuff. Well I finally won something!

Mother-ease is a cloth diaper company from the Niagara Area and I have wanted to try some of there stuff for a while, but I could not find any reasonably priced second hand to buy in newborn for Baby C 2.0. They just released 2 new diapers in their cloth diaper line and they have been giving away diapers over the last few weeks. I have entered each time, but never thought I had a chance of winning. Well I won a Wizard Duo cloth diaper. Its a AI2, so I got a small cover and an extra small/small insert. It won’t likely fit for a while, but I am excited to use it when it will fit Baby C 2.0!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that my sister is home from school and her Florida trip. She is so awesome with Catherine and it is so nice having her around for extra help when I need it and just to have someone to talk to when Jeff is on shift.

What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011