MC Urban’s 101 in 1001

Gettin’ it done in 1001.

Here we are. June 5, 2008

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It’s my new haircut. Please, don’t mind the camera, the color of the walls, the look on my face or the jump rope for heart t-shirt. Please…just focus on the hair. It’s all about the hair.

(I’ll sit back and wait for the comments to come rollin’ in)

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#30: In progress June 1, 2008

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It’s June 1st and THIS is the month where I will take a 30 minutes walk once a day!!!!!

Jon and I just got back from our 1st walk, a whopping 40 minutes. There. I blogged about it.

I’ve also tried to put a widget in of my current body shape. If it works, it’s pretty accurate- complete with my new tummy (not so cute once your not pregnant anymore).

 

#60 (I think): No fast food for a month

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Well, I had to tackle this one eventually, right?

Confession: I am a fast food junkie. I guess I should really say fast food only, but eating out in general. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook, but I also enjoy meals being prepared for me.

I got into a terrible habit once Jack was born. Because I couldn’t find a spare 5 minutes to eat (let alone make) lunch, I would just grab something while we were out running errands and shovel in down in the car. Bad.

With Lent here, I decided to give up ALL eating out for 40 days. No take-out, no restaurants, no fast food, nothin’. It’s been 4 days and I’m still here. I just need to do that 10 more times. Easy peasy.

Update: I did it. I went a month without fast food. I do have to admit, though, I cheated towards the end of Lent. My BFF Sarah came into town and it was allll downhill from there 🙂 How can you NOT take a visitor to County Line for some BBQ?

 

#37: A testament to my slackiness. May 30, 2008

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#37- Help Jack learn to sttn (sleep thru the night).

Jack has been sleeping through the night for the last 6 months. That’s half his life and I’m just now blogging about it. Sad.

Jack was a terrible sleeper. Awful. I won’t say “the worst” (how would I know, anyway), but he was bad. The boy was perfect in every other way. He was always in a good mood when he was awake. never a sign of colic, hardly fussy, just the best baby you could imagine. Except. He wouldn’t sleep on his own. He loved to be snuggly buggly with mom or dad. Which, for the first month or so, was fine. But, going to bed at midnight and then waking up at 3:30am for 6 months does not make for a good living situation.

Introducing the book that saved my marriage (not really, but it sounded like a great ad…wait, let me clarify…the marriage was and is fine…it needed no saving. But, if it did, I would turn to this book):

Oh, Dr. Ferber. You are a dream worker. Seriously. I’ve heard horror stories about letting your child “cry it out” to go to sleep. This book offers a modified version of that where you check on them during planned intervals (it’s very Pavlovian). We started during his morning nap on a Thursday and I was singing the Hallelujah Chorus on Friday morning. I couldn’t believe it. The boy could sleep! On his own! And now…so can mommy.

 

#15: Get a trendy new haircut and maintain it for 6 months

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Alright, alright, I hear ya Joyce. I have been totally slacking on this blog, so it’s catch up time. I’m not going to get it allll in because I need to go take a shower while Jack’s asleep ad have time to fix my trendy new HAIRCUT!!!!! Well, it’s not that trendy, but it is a haircut, so that counts for something, right?

Background- the last haircut I got was 15 bucks and it was done by some woman in South Carolina who knew my dad before he moved away from that town in (wait for it) 1975! Yeah. I’m a low maintenance kinda gal. I never used to be. I used to spend the big bucks getting my hair cut and colored- but all that changed about a year ago.

So, here’s me before. I don’t have an after, yet. I’ll get Jon to take a picture sometime today.

 

#40: Second one down! February 1, 2008

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Just paid off cc #2. That’s right, folks, two in one day. That must be some kinda record 🙂

 

#40: Pay off cc debt. One down!

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I am pumped. PUMPED. It was only $800, but that’s $800 that we now don’t need to worry about. It was on the card with highest interest- that’s the plan we’re using. Get the high interest done first and keep on moving. While I’m on the phone paying things off, I’m also convincing them to lower our rates. That way, we can keep the cards open to keep our credit scores up.

Yes!