Friday, June 23, 2006

Birthdays ending in Zero!

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?


CompooperTeacher said...

Meg, I absolutely LOVE the last comment, "I'm happy with life" that you made. Of any accomplishment that a person can make, that one is by far the best.

Congratulations on your accomplishments and best wishes on your future goals.

Laura Lou said...

You have accomplished so much and looking forward to so much more. I love the comment about directions "off the paved road".

Tink said...

Use to date someone with a Dodge Charger but that was eons ago, lol. It's a fun car (even though I never watched the Dukes) and I hope Jason can realize his dream. As for you, it sounds like you are living in a delightful dream now. So many wonderful accomplishments, two of which probably pulling on your apron strings right now.

loonyhiker said...

Maybe I'll be able to come visit you at your new ranch. I'll be waiting for the new directions (turn off the paved road...). As for Ben and Jarry's, I'm still stuck on Cherry Garcia and haven't gotten tired of it yet. Thanks for a great post!

heather said...

Happy with life - that's a great achievement. That should definitely count for about 10 "smaller" ones!

Bonnie said...

Listing accomplishments means nothing if you are not happy in your life. By the sounds of it, you are living a good life and are happy, what more could you ask for! WEll done.

Bethy said...

Discovering a new ice cream flavor is HUGE!! I'm off to the market in a few and I'm going to see if I can add a new flavor to my list of accomplishments!!

Love your list and I hope that I'm turning off that road one day to visit your rural house! And yes, I'm with you on the business plan! LOL