2018: Another Year; Another Post

Oh hey, another year….and a half has passed. Imagine that‽

Update on those 2017 resolutions:

  • Read a minimum of 1 book a month: Ummm yeah, I completely blew past that goal. I read 35 books in 2017 and am already on book 30 for 2018. Can you say, “Leisure reading is at an all-time high”‽ I am obsessed, in love, giddy about words. Why did I deprive myself for years‽ Silly me. Goodreads is my jam and 50 is my goal for the year. Fuck yeah.
  • Back to Fitness: Well, that went swimmingly for a bit. 25lbs lost…then regained. Dammit. But, I am committed and I’m no quitter. Career changes and gluttony got the best of me. It’s coming off again though. It’s uncomfortable. I’m tired. My body is protesting. This. Does. Not. Work. For. Me.
  • Be Regularly Involved in the Community: Slacking. I cannot tell a lie. Best intentions. All excuses. Too sporadic for my liking. Changing that. Signing up for something this week and am committing to 2 activities a month. Also, I have feelers out with a non-profit (two, actually), that I am wanting to get involved with. Stay the course, mama. yeah, that’s me talking to myself. (I do that… a lot.)
  • Simplify: YASSSS! I have been doing this – but there is still so much more to do. Garage: Still a shit show…. but….many other areas have been addressed. A work in progress. We are progressing. Forward motion. I’ll take it.

So, that’s the update on resolutions.

New Shiz:

Munkees: Amaze balls. Seriously, they are freaking amazing. Punky is going to be 17 (WTF?!) next month. Can I just say, “holy shit, that girl amazes me‽ ” She is so much more mature and together than I was at her age. She’s an awesome human being and I AM HER MOM!!! Lucky me. I am in constant awe of her. Srsly. Love her. So damn much. Boo: he’s still sweet as pie. Oh please, higher power, NEVER let him lose that. His heart is so big it baffles me. I love that boy. He’s one of the kindest souls I have ever met…and I made him. Wow. Mouse: Spitfire. Good lord, where did this little fireball come from‽ Smart as hell, snarky, and a force to be reckoned with. My kids are the BOMB.

Romeo: Still my rock. Still the love of my life.. Life is pretty damn amazing. He is my perfect partner and I am so grateful he is in my world.

I plan to write more. I say this every year and I really, truly hope I mean it this time. If not, well…see you next year! 😛

Our Summer vacation this year was a 10 day RV road trip through California, Oregon, & Washington. WOW. Yes. Do this. Photos are a few highlights from our trip.

Peace and chicken grease. Love and light to all who read this (myself especially).

2018 has been an incredible year and it’s only going to get better.

xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Muggles. No. More.

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Growing up, I was a tomboy: I spent my afternoons and weekends up in trees, down in ditches and back in the woods of my neighborhood. Ahhh, such fond memories.

I don’t have cable. Television at our home is reserved almost exclusively for Super Family Fun Night {every other Friday evening we watch movies together via Netflix/Video Rental}. Video Games are kept at a minimum. Online Time consists of 99% educational websites and roughly 1% of our total time together. I have always promoted outdoor activities over indoor {inclement weather aside}. I want my kids to feel the grass between their toes and fresh air to fill their lungs more oft than not.

Being of this belief, I was ECSTATIC when I came across Geocaching (thank you, Splinterheads and Netflix).

If you have children (and even of you don’t) and you know not of which I speak, do yourself a world of good, adventure, fresh air, creativity, exercise, etc. and peep THIS LINK!

I cannot even begin to elaborate on the bonding nature of this activity, aside from everything else it brings to the table.

Finding something to do with your entire family…anywhere…anytime is easy with this!

{happy dance}

Now, the question I ask you:
Are you a Muggle? 😉

Flirt~A~Day: Up MY Alley

So yes…while keeping up with my blog addiction Reader, I peruse Dad’s House’s recent entry and does it ever sound like Tomfoolery Heaven. Now, I’m a [self-proclaimed] skillful flirt as it is, but to be consciously aware of making it a point to do so daily, that’s an adventure within itself!

December 1st: aka: Day 1 of F.A.D. ~ had coworkers written ALL over it. Younger men, or shall I say boys…entertaining myself has never been so easy. ::devilish grin::

I am going to set a few Ground Rules:

FLIRT:

Must be Face~to~Face

Must be with different person each day/NO repeats count

Must be recognized by Flirtee

Must be recorded


I will update here. An everyday accountability to myself. Flirt, Dammit!

12/1 ~ Boys from work: Puppies. They eat it up.

12/2 ~ Exchanged smiles with a man at Office Depot while walking the aisles for printer ink.

12/3 ~ My target today was Johnny Law. A tall, skinny drink of water at that. A cutie.

12/4 ~ The neighboring car “checkout”, and double take triple take. (both parties) 😉

12/5 ~ Single dad of three at Publix. He blushed.

12/6 ~ My Johnny Law peep. We not only flirted, we made out too.

12/7 ~ Stayed around the house all day. Will double up tomorrow! ;P

12/8 ~ 1.Über Hot lifeguard at pool I swim at / 2. New hottie @ work. 😛

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12/11 ~ Cute single-looking (no ring or wife) dad @ school function.

12/12 ~ Exchanged numbers/texts/phone call/and a brief hangout (it was late…we were all a little beyond buzzed) with NashVegas Man.

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12/14 ~ Hung out with Pedro. I suppose there may have been flirting…

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12/17 ~ Woah…chatted a bit about frozen pizza prices with European HOTTIE at grocery store. (damn socks with his sandals…)

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Stay tuned for my Flirting Adventures for the month of December….and won’t YOU join in on the F.U.N.??