Sunday, February 13, 2011

Operation Nice-Gift A Stranger

Today is my birthday and instead of receiving gifts I will be gifting a stranger or two.

I follow Melissa's Operation Nice blog and the current assignment she has is "Gift a Stranger". So, I thought why not spread a little happiness around!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

101 Goals in 1001 Days

My birthday is tomorrow. February 13th. I will be 45 years old. I wanted make some changes in my life, some small and some large. I was reading some blogs and I came upon 101 Goals in 1001 Days. You make a list of things you want to do in the next 1001 days. So I decided to give it a try. I find that if I have list to follow that I will achieve more goals. My start date is February 13, 2011 and my end date is November 11, 2013. Wish me luck!

I will post whenever I meet a goal and you can also find my progress here.

Below is my 101 in 1001:

1 Lose weight
2 Quit smoking
3 Go to the dentist
4 Get a mammogram done
5 Get monthly facials
6 Fix gap between my two front teeth
7 Eat healthier
8 Go for a walk more often
9 Start an exercise routine
10 Go horseback riding
11 Improve my posture (stop slouching!)
12 Pack a lunch 4 days out of the week for a month
13 Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water for a month
14 Cook dinner 6 days out of the week for a month
15 Bake something once a month
16 Find a good hairdresser
17 Grow my hair
18 Find the right hair colour
19 Read 101 books
20 Figure out to download tunes on my iPod
21 Attend a concert
22 Go to church
23 Attend midnight mass on Christmas Eve
24 Start Zumba
25 Find the perfect black dress
26 Write a letter to myself and open in 5 years
27 Don't complain about anything for a week
28 No fast food for a month
29 Not log on to Facebook for a week
30 Start taking yoga classes again
3 Identify 100 things that make me happy
32 Make a list of 100 things about me
33 Watch 26 movies I've never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet
34 Get a massage
35 Learn to have more patience with others
36 Learn not to yell at DC
37 Be nicer to people
38 Do some volunteer work
39 Clean out my closet and donate unwanted items to charity
40 Sort my shoes and purses
41 Visit the Philippines
42 Visit Paris
43 Visit Grand Cayman Islands
44 Visit Italy
45 Visit London
46 Visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras
47 Visit New York
48 Watch a Broadway show
40 Take a drive along the Oregon coast
50 Re-organize my walk-in closet
51 Get new bedroom storage furniture
52 Reorganize master bedroom
53 Clean house once a week for a month
54 Get new garage door
55 Organize my craft room
56 Organize home office
57 Re-do kitchen
58 Landscape the backyard
59 Landscape the frontyard
60 Finish off the deck
61 Buy patio furniture
62 Plant more flowers
63 Get a new front door
64 Replace the windows at the front of the house
65 Replace the gutters at the back of the house
66 Organize the linen closet
67 Re-decorate the TV room
68 Have a garage sale
69 Have a candlelit dinner with DC
70 Spend more time with family
71 Host an Xmas dinner with all the trimmings for family
72 Go camping
73 Go on a picnic with DC
74 Go on date nights with DC
75 Go on more vacations with DC
76 Make a new friend
77 Smile more often
78 Spend more time with friends
79 Have the girls over for a sleep over
80 Phone mom & dad once a week
81 Call Jennifer
82 Get together with Jennifer
83 Call Carolyn
84 Visit and bring flowers to Lola's grave site
85 Attend a bloggers conference
86 Attend a Prim Sisters get togther
87 Attend my next high school reunion
88 Start and stick to a budget
89 Start an Emergency Fund
90 Have 5 year financial plan
91 Put away $200 a month
92 Pay off all credit cards
93 Put extra money down on the mortgage
94 Re-do website
95 Do more craft shows
96 Blog more often (try to reach 500 entries)
97 Create more
98 Buy a better digital camera (Cannon SLR)
99 Learn how to take great photos
100 Recycle more often
101 Put aside $20 for every item completed on the list at end of 1001st day.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

You Say...

When I started working in the Corporate World at the age of 21, I was told I was shy, quiet and nice. As the years went by and I got very familiar with my industry I was told I had a very strong personality and I spoke my mind. That's the politically correct way to say it BUT in reality I can be a BITCH! I don't think that there's anything wrong with you?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Chinese New Year marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It is a time for family reunions, for honoring ancestors and for thanking the gods for their blessings.