Friday, January 20, 2012

38 and Fabulous!!

"Thirty-eight sounds so much older than thirty-seven don't you think??" my dear friend said to me last week.  Only two or three weeks older than me, she hit the milestone a bit sooner.  "Well, only if you let it" is what I had to respond.  Honestly, yes it does sound and feel a bit older.  Yet it is still a bit further till we are rounding 40. (the new thirty, right?)
Life is very grown up now - The kids, house(s), social responsibilities not to mention your body has more aches and pains and the increasing trips to the hair dresser to hide the grey!!! Oi Vey.....
But there is so much more to an age then that.... It is 38 years of happiness and experiences that have made us all into really complex and fun human beings with much to offer the world.
It was a quieter birthday celebration then many past.  Quite long lunches and coffee breaks with dear friends.  A quite dinner with my sweet husband and children.  Fun impromptu taco dinner with my parents and a lovely day of pampering in the middle of the work week. 
Also - I gift to myself.  Home Made Chocolate Chip Cookies!! 

"Mommy, you make the best cookies"  - thanks, I respond between bites!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Still Out Here

So it is here - the new year!!! About to celebrate my birthday once again.  In reflecting where I was a year ago and my desire to start a blog... I think I did pretty good.  I could beat myself up and say that I didn't post enough - but darn it, I think I did OK for my busy self.
This year my goal is to get at least 2 post or more a month.  Need to document more of our fun times. 

We are off to a slow start with photo documentation.  Have had a busy weekend of basketball, 4H and school, just to name a few of the activities that have kept us busy the first 10 days of 2012.

Setting some physical goals:  Joining my good friend Dana and going to log 365 miles of running or walking this year.  Will shrink down a few pounds and increase my lean muscle by 10% and change my dress size as well.

Friendship Goals:  Have my cherished lunch date with bestie Tasha every month as well as some fun craftin' time with Dana.(?? what do you say)  Bunko is always a highlight of the month (maybe I will win some day in 2012!)
Would love to re-connect with old friends that are living far away - find a way to spend even just 1 day with them.  It is our 20 year High School reunion this year!! - should be a great time

Social Goals:  I would like to get a start on our Foundation, finish up the Plantin' Panthers Ocean Guardian Grant strong.  We need to create a new organic garden on campus.
Looking forward to bringing down the house with the Penngrove Idol's once again this year as well.

Isetta Data Goals:  Well we had an amazing 2011 and worked with some pretty amazing companies.  Riverbed Technology, Regus HQ (new office we helped open in the states of  CA, WA, AZ) ,BioMarin and many many more...  Can't wait to dig into more projects with them and with the contract work we have locally with Northern Electric this year.

Financial Goals:  Be on our way for Debt Freedom.  Have in place a strong plan for the kids education and retirement.

One thing I must strive to do, which is just not natural for me is to NOT DO SO MUCH!!!  Can't take on the world Stacey - Need to slow down and enjoy all the wonderful people, landscape and events that are around me everyday.  Celebrate the Moments!!!
Staying Motivated in 2012!!