The prompts for yesterday and today were: 10 things to do before my next birthday ending in zero and the best 10 things I have accomplished since my LAST birthday that ended in a zero. Well, as of Sunday, it will be one year since my last birthday that ended in zero, so I'm going to have to do some thinking about that second part. 10 accomplishments in one year is a lot to ask around here!
So we'll start with the future. Jason has only one thing he wants to accomplish before his next Big-Zero, ownership of a '69 Dodge Charger. That's the make and model of the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee, for those of you unfamiliar with this particular strain of pop culture. If he does nothing else but save up enough for that, he'll be happy!
What do I want to accomplish? That's harder, most of my accomplishments revolve around the kids. But, I'm hoping that we have our ranch by then, or at least live in a rural area. (If the directions to our house include the words "turn off the paved road...", I'll be ecstatic!) I would love to have a few more publications under my belt and possibly some of my business dreams will be reality by then (you with me, Bethy?). I hope I'm earning enough money by working from home/over the internet that I am still able to be a stay at home mom in nine years. I would like to have taken a "real" vacation by then, too. One that doesn't include kids, lodging that belongs to a family member, or microwaved food. Mostly, I just hope to have a healthy, happy family and continue down this crazy road we're on!
What have I accomplished in the last year? Me personally? Two scrapbook pages published. Made it onto the Digital Elite Team. I'm teaching an online class at DSU. Non-scrapbooking related??? I've found a new Ben & Jerry's flavor to love (Dublin Mudslide, if you're interested). Ummm, something else that doesn't include my kids???? I'm happy with life, does that count?
I'll try to think of more, I'm sure I've done something. Give me a couple more years, okay?