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The Queen of Mean?




I'm doing 33 things
 

The Queen of Mean?'s Life List

  1. 1. finish making my bedroom into my sanctuary
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    2 people
  2. 2. Be granted the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and to have the wisdom to know the difference...
    6 entries . 21 cheers
    496 people
  3. 3. be a better sister and keep in touch
    10 entries . 5 cheers
    4 people
  4. 4. find something that works better than yelling at my kids!
    2 entries . 16 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. believe in myself
    2 entries . 18 cheers
    1,343 people
  6. 6. be more punctual
    4 entries . 6 cheers
    230 people
  7. 7. learn the names of all the mountains around me
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    4 people
  8. 8. be a wildland firefighter
    6 cheers
    3 people
  9. 9. Go to more concerts
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    2,547 people
  10. 10. Become a Doula
    2 entries . 13 cheers
    113 people
  11. 11. own a cabin resort in the mountains with a little lake.
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. get rid of things I don't need
    6 entries . 7 cheers
    239 people
  13. 13. spend more time outdoors
    5 cheers
    954 people
  14. 14. play baseball with my family every 4th of July
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. make it to the summit of all of Colorado's Fourteeners
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    2 people
  16. 16. teach my kids to appreciate
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. snowshoe
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    34 people
  18. 18. have my teeth fixed
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    27 people
  19. 19. go to New York
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    2,169 people
  20. 20. Go hunting with my dad
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    2 people
  21. 21. find a music teacher
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  22. 22. identify 100 things that make my husband happy
    5 entries . 3 cheers
    23 people
  23. 23. get a cancellation in each section of my National Parks Passport.
    1 entry
    1 person
  24. 24. try kayaking again.
    1 entry
    1 person
  25. 25. eat better
    1 entry
    1,671 people
  26. 26. get my tattoo
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    161 people
  27. 27. plan a Disney Cruise for 2009 or 2010
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3 people
  28. 28. make more friends who share my interests.
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  29. 29. blindly pick a place on the map and visit it
    1 entry
    2 people
  30. 30. Mail small random notes, trinkets and gifts to my family and friends
    1 entry
    1 person
  31. 31. encourage my friends and family to make their own 43things list
    2 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. compile a list of good hiking trails for hiking with kids around Southcentral and Southeastern Colorado.
    1 entry
    1 person
  33. 33. Take 43 photos of signs
    8 people

How I did it
How to stop caring what other people think of me
It took me
32 years
It made me


Recent entries
go to more concerts (read all 4 entries…)
HURT...again ;o)

Hurt
Bigelf
The Still Life
@ The Black Sheep
Colorado Springs
June 22, 2009

I didn’t think I was going to be in town so I thought I was going to miss them again this year…but we were home and I scored some tickets even though it was sold out.



find a hairstyle my hair likes as much as I do (read all 3 entries…)
AFTER

Hearing about how much work people actually go through to fix their hair, I realized that it wasn’t that I was having a hard time with my hair, rather I didn’t appreciatge how easy mine actually was. I have hair that no matter how I cut it isn’t horrible, it’s soft and shiney, has a slight wave that’s easy to turn into curls but just as easily be straightened as well. I like keeping it black, that color really grew on me more than I thought it would (makes me look tough, LOL). It’s never going to have a hairstyle that is just wash and go, but I’m learning that almost nobody has that (and bald isn’t an option for me right now). I’ll just love it and leave it and worry about more important things!



finish making my bedroom into my sanctuary (read all 3 entries…)
Closer...

The hubby moved my big computer armoir in there, sans computer which is now in the guest room. We have the tv in it, and it’s nice because I can shut the doors and it would APPEAR as though we don’t have a tv in our room and can relax…or something like that anyway!



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