Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sharing the Birthday Smarts With Ya

I got another year older and another year wiser, 2 days ago to be exact.
All the smarts I've ever gained has been stored in this little tiny head of mine, though some would argue the size.
So as tradition has it, I like to ramble 30 new things that I've learned in the past year.
1. Life is always fun & fabulous. Even the garbage that is thrown your way can be fun.
It's all about attitude.
2. Just because you call someone a friend, doesn't mean they are. Friends might even end up suing you ;0) A heavy lesson learned by me this year.

3. Letting go of something that you love so much doesn't hurt so much when you find your happy with something you originally feared.
4. Fear = the Unknown
The unknown is to be embrassed, because it is a life unlived if you don't.
5. Ge0rgia people are way nicer that Parad*ce people
...just sayin'
6. Running is like a drug to me, but it always takes me a few miles to find my groove, every single time I lace up. Once I get passed the first few miles, I'm good for another 10.
7. Fresh produce stays fresher longer in GA than in FL.

8. I have found that vodka loves me more than Mr. R0n Bacard* himself.
So I became a cheater.
9. Neighborhoods really do co-exist nicely in the world. {{{Shocking}}}
10. The week would go by faster if it were ALWAYS a 3 day weekend. Instead of kicking off the weekend with Fun Friday, we'd kick it off with Thirsty Thursday.

11. I believe that the fabulous success of my daughter in PK is a direct result of sticking with Nancy Th0mas's attachment therapy for over a year & following the NR route.
Not gonna lie, it was the hardest thing I've ever done and though it would have been much easier to do something the easy way, I always stood firm with her.

12. Couponing really does save a shit load of money. Now when people tell me they don't have time to do it, I tell them I don't have time to NOT do it. It's like adding an extra paycheck to your budget every month. Had I known how much money I would've saved years ago, I would have figured it all years ago.
13. I know I could not live without my iph0ne and I can safely say, that I will never own another phone. My first one was the 8G in 2007 and I paid $599 for it. I've since upgraded, but I won't ever leave the ip0ne. I said 'I do' to Apple.

14. Related family really has very little to do with who I consider my family.
15. Not sure why I have such crapola luck with electronics, but the only guess I have is when God was passing out gadget smarts, I was in line at the cocktail tolerance counter.

16. It was a heavy dose of reality, but I now know why all the northern people love their Uggs.
17. Every single person has a story and if you listen, every single person wants to share it and I've learned some amazing things from everyone in my life.
18. In so many ways, marriage gets much easier after 17 years.
Maybe because he's been trained? or He now 'gets' what is really going to piss me off so he just doesn't go there? Not sure, but it flows the older we get.
19. The real estate market is broken. B.R.O.K.E.N.
There is no right way to fix the system.
20. The box that the the educational system wants to put your child in gets smaller every year.
21. My children are not perfect and neither are yours. So why do I make my kids jump through hoops when telling me of a situation because I only trust the truth once I've heard it 50 different ways and all of them have to be the same story when othe parents take every single word their kid says as the gospel.(?) That I'll never understand.
22. Music is good for the soul & so is wine;0)

23. I've learned I need my in-laws in my life more than I ever would have imagined needing them.
24. There is no greater snack than carrot chips and hummus.

25. I've realized the importance of a girls night out. It's not something to talk about, but something to do on the same day every single week. Then it becomes routine and something your husband is trained to expect =0)

26. It's easy to judge someone for something you know nothing about, but I've officially learned to NEVER judge something or someone from the outside. Things are never really how it appears.

27. It's 2011, if you're still sporting acrylics, let them go folks.
28. We should be allowed to make citizens arrests. There are a lot of stupid people out there & the older I get, the less time I have to deal with stupidity or drama.
29. I've discovered this year that I do have a breaking point.
30. Home isn't where you're heart is or where you hang you're hat, but it's where you allow your soul to be free.


Sandra said...

Great list! I agree with you on the running thing.
My goal this year is to get an i-phone. Especially now that Verizon has theirs, there is no excuse not to get it!

Debbie said...

Very well said!!! Love me my iPhone, cannot imagine life without it!!! Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

Lisa~~ said...

Happy Birthday and a wonderful list.

Briana's Mom said...

Happy Birthday!! I LOVE my iPhone. Can't live without it. :D And I second the whole citizens arrest thing!

Diana said...

I LOVE this list:) You are soo good. So much of what you said I 100% agree with. I am in a BuNcO group and it is my monthly "Mama gets to go do something and you get to stay home and drive Tyler back and forth night".
Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Love your list and happy belated! I agree with number 5!!! MO is full of the nicest folks..and customer service is not an option. Jenn

Randi said...

Happy Birthday. Yep, I love my iphone! I hope that all the school stuff is working out ok.

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Catching up on all my blog post and I LOVED reading yours this morning~!! I can't even pick a favorite one because I think every single thing you said is totally right on. I am, however, sorry for #2 !! That just plain sucks!
Hope you had an amazing birthday... actually I KNOW you had an amazing birthday...You are just that kind of gal! "-)

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Birthday! Any tips, and websites regarding coupons would be greatly appreciated!

Trish from de

Colleen said...

Well shit.... I just loved that post. You know I rarely get to blogs anymore... and this pst made me smile, tear up, and all that stuff. Yea... I'm especially loving 3 & 4 right now.


Hey - wonder who was next to you in that smiling picture??? :-)

La-La-Liene said...

T - loved the list. I think every thing you said is true except for 1. I did not find the love in GA that you did. I moved into the wrong neighborhood. I never see anyone outside - no kids, no adults. Even at night the houses seem dark and empty. This was a big disappointment for me. If Lane's job wasn't ending in 4 months and moving, we'd definitely look for a better neighborhood with lots of kids and families.

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