27: A Year Of Change

Oh year 27, how nice to see you!  Another birthday is here and almost gone.  I’m very thankful and blessed. I hope to be just as blessed to see another 27 years.  I kept things low key and to a minimum.  I’ve never been one to need all the hoopla.  Plus, I stayed up late putting Moo to sleep only to have JJ wake up to nurse at 5:30 and then he woke again at 6:00 with a stuffy nose and stayed up.

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So, by the time the Mr got home, I just wanted to crash and go back to sleep.  And I got to do just that.  Moo slept in until after 10.  The Mr played with JJ for a few minutes before he went to get a quick nap.  That tired my little guy out and he fell asleep until after 11.  I’m telling you that was the best nap I ever got!
We then headed out to enjoy a little shopping.  We went grocery shopping first and then I went to hunt down some Jolly Ranchers candy canes and scope out some stocking stuffers for the kiddies.  I found neither.  So, next up on the list was dinner.  Again, I didn’t want anything fancy.  So, we settled on wings.  And they were delicious!
I had no idea it had been so long since I had eaten wings, but it has been months.  I also treated myself to nice caffeinated Root Beer.  I hope I won’t end up regretting it.  And if you’ve found me on Instagram, you know I got my Twizzlers fix too.
I did a little reflecting and have decided that I want to make year 27 about change.  I want to change the people I hang around and welcome into my life.  I want to change some of things about my parenting style.  I want to become a better spouse.  I want to become more involved in the church and community.
They’ll be changes here on the blog.  I’ve already changed my hair by cutting it again.  There just comes a time when you realize what you’ve been doing has gotten old and isn’t working. So, you change or tweet a few things and start again.  You start to realize what you deserve and it’s not at all what you’ve settled for.
I’m going continuing to go after the things I deserve.  This time I have a fresh perspective and a more determined spirit.  I’m happy to report this year that I’ve marked a few things off my List of Adventures to Accomplish by 12/19/15.  For example, I’ve written and published a book and expanded YUMMommy  (YouTube & Instagram).  I’ve also exercised more.  I started off 2012 in size 16/14 and I’m proud to say that I’m now size 8/6!
So here’s an updated version of what’s still left to accomplish.  Like last year, I’ve made revisions because I’ve changed, situations have changed and so forth.  Yes, things have come off but I’ve also added a few to kind of take their place.  
List of Adventures to Accomplish by 12/19/15
~Attend Fashion Week in New York
~Buy/Build my Dream House
~Get a New Car
~Finish & Publish Novel

~Go to Paris
~Vacation in Spain
~Take a Trip to Disney Land/World
~Go on a Cruise
~Attend BlogHer
~Visit my BFF in Philly

~Register for Classes
~Work on YUMMommy Magazine Idea
~Raise $5000 for Charties
~Exercise More
~Meet more of my Blogger BFFs in Person

~Buy Some Power Tools (I love DIY projects)
Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!!


  1. Quiana

    December 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Happy belated birthday! I think you have a fab list of goals. Oh and about those Jolly Ranchers candy canes I had never heard of them but now I need to go on a search and find some too! I know there are places online where you can get hard to find candy.

  2. Tia

    December 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Your list of things to do has some pretty incredible milestones on it. it's gonna be a fun next few years!

  3. toi

    December 30, 2012 at 4:57 am

    happy belated birthday.

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