Sunday, December 30, 2012

Boys Preschool Portraits

The boys portraits at preschool came out really good!  I didn't think they could get Liam to smile as big as they did!  He rarely smiles and "no" is his favorite word.

Hope everyone had a very Happy Christmas and is having a great time getting ready for New Year.

Monday, December 03, 2012

December 2012 Goals

Family
1.  Schedule 3 date nights with DH - already got 12/7, 12/8 and 12/15 scheduled.
2.  Help boys get through sleeping through night without pull ups.  Still working with Liam on going #2 in the potty.
3.  Scheduled time to go to Longwood Gardens to see holiday show with the family.
4.  Schedule time to go see Santa and have pictures taken.
5.  Attend Phoebe's school choir and orchestra concerts.

Holiday
1.  Finish holiday shopping for kids and extended family.
2.  Decorate inside and outside house for Christmas (Tom does outside with Phoebe, so that's really their goal, LOL)

Work
1.  Finish writing year-end reviews for three directs.
2.  Finish writing my own year-end summary.
3.  Assist as I can with the work to bring the UDBAs into Risk Execution.
4.  Plan Controls implementation for Risk UDBAs for next year - put together deck to describe.
5.  Clean out SEAL of new and retiring UDBAs.
6.  Ensure final tasks for the UDBA Controls Pilot are completed.
7.  Quietly work on trying to change the culture of the team I'm in now, but also start pursuing other work possiblities.

School
1.  Talk to Lynn - when should we start the process for the 2013 request for tuition reimbursement with work.
2.  Systems Thinking - finish reading chapter 6 and 7 and write up final paper.
3.  Accounting - read chapter 23, help write up final group paper.  Might want to do some more supplemental reading and work.
4.  Economics - read chapter 9, take one more Aplia test and turn in final take-home exam.
5.  Marketing - make changes to my "10 Commandments of Marketing". Finish reading any more material needed to finish out course.

Health and Fitness
1.  Get cardio 5-6 times per week (This is my latest solution for dealing with the boys when they are making too much noise in bed.  I've been reading for school while I'm on the elliptical machine, which is in the basement. It's quiet in the basement and the boys make a lot of noise going to sleep.  This way it doesn't bother me.)
2.  Eat very healthy.  - I've been packing on the pounds since school started with lack of exercise and bad eating habits.  Need to change these to be happy with myself.
3.  Drink 2-20oz bottles of water per day, as well as a few cups of green tea or herbal tea.
4.  Menu plan for week (did it already this week!)

Personal
1.  Post on blog again 2-3 times per week.  I miss the blog world.
2.  Catch up on reading blogs.  I miss my friends!

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Been Very Crazy with Super Family

I've been very busy with starting school and my new job at work all happening at the same time. I will try not to be a stranger. In the meantime, enjoy a pic of cuteness from Halloween this year.