Sunday, April 3, 2011

What Has 2011 Done for you Lately?

A third of the year has already passed!

What the hell has happened to my “resolutions?!” Well, I will tell you.

In January, I wrote that I wanted to do things to help me feel the following:




I said I would buy small bottles of wine instead of big ones. I would try to bum cigarettes less. I would eat better and move more, and all that hoopla. I would follow my passion and continue to write. I would write my way out of my full-time job eventually, dammit. (This part related to the INDEPENDENT adjective above there.)

And, I would NOT commit to swearing less.

My update:

I fit in some pre-pregnancy jeans – how is that for confident and energetic (and damn sexy)?! In order to get there, I ate a whole lot better, and moved a little bit more. I bought smaller bottles of wine and drank wine on less days! Unfortunately, I kind of take almost any opportunity to bum a cigarette, but no one is perfect, for crying out loud.

To illustrate:

One Friday morning before work, my husband shouted, “Look at Mommy in her hot jeans!” (He knows what’s good for him.)

Parker, replied, “My pants are just warm.”

My confidence is getting so much better that I often think of the scene from Pulp Fiction when the robber is going to fish Samuel L. Jackson’s wallet out of the trash bag.

The robber says, “Which wallet is yours?”

Samuel L. Jackson coolly replies, “It’s the one that says Bad Mother Fucker.”

(Obviously, I have continued to enjoy my right to swear at ripe opportunities - when little ears are not around.)

I have not written my way out of a job yet. I still want to work on that one. There’s only so much work place drama you can endure before your heart shrivels into a prune, sucked dry and unavailable for any patience and understanding.

So, for the rest of this year, I am ready to continue on my way to Bad Ass Mother Fucker-ness! I will write more, wear hot jeans, and keep moving my bad ass through 2011 MY way!


XLMIC said...

Thanks for the visit :)

Warm pants…too funny! Of course when it's a toddler, my mind instantly goes to "warm from…?" And I hope it's just a little pee.

Kara B. said...

I cleaned out my spice rack today. I'm sure that there was a point in the past when I was saying F()c< cuz I couldn't find something in there...... so I guess that's progress anyway. I also became a Shutterfly GURU and won some cash for my photo book idea in a contest. Those weren't definite goals, but hey, gotta give myself a pat on the back for at least coming up with a few wonderful things I've accomplished. I also started a group on FACEBOOK for SCD (my whacko diet plan) and I have 788 members. Cool.

Okay, I'm not fooling anyone, but I am starting a list today. I'll get back to you about accomplishing goals that I actually MADE. Great post. So glad that we are more than just VIRTUAL friends. Love ya,


Tracy said...

You do know wine is good for you. A glass a day keeps the doctor away. Oh sure I swiped that from the apple people, but I think since wine comes from grapes and grapes are fruit it should all count.

Clipped Wings said...

Great post! Way to go on the weight loss and love your attitude.

That one girl said...

Yay, you are in your hot jeans!

And good work on the small bottles of wine. I'm working on a big one already today. :)

Carri said...

I love that movie! You are a Bad Ass Mother-Fucker, fo sho. Rock those hot jeans!

Dana @ WhatWereWeThinking? said...

I needed this inspiration tonight! I just ate dinner from a "small" plate after trying on a bunch of pants & shorts yesterday...and only buying a skirt. I need some hot jeans.

Eva Gallant said...

Way to go! So much easier to lose weight an move more while you're still reasonalby young. I wish I had back then. It's a lot tougher at 66.

jess said...

Confession: I just clicked the "Bad Ass Mother Fucker" label to see if there were more posts like this one.

Rock on.

Anonymous said...

Good going girl...keep up the efforts and energy for cool results have already begin to show :)

Deidre said...

Pre-pregnancy! You rock. Nice work! That's very impressive.

I didn't make any new years resolutions (I am more of a birthday resolutions type person)...

Jessica said...

Good for you for sticking to your resolutions and getting back into the hot jeans.

Jessie said...

Nice Job! It always feels great to knock out those resolutions...and fit in to skinny jeans...and feel like a bad ass.
Thanks for following!

Glen said...

bad ass or hot ass - either way just keep on writing

Suniverse said...


I think you need that wallet. I think we all do.

PS I'm thrilled you're not giving up swearing. It's a great club to be in, right?

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Lol warm pant, that is too cute.

Babes Mami said...

Waa hoo for hot jeans!

SuzRocks said...

I think I spend more time in warm pants than hot jeans. But I think I'll join you on your quest to find Bad-Ass-Mother-Fuckerness. Because why WOULDN'T I??

christina said...

hee. such a cute blog you have here. found you through mr. glen. ps: adorable little boy you have there too!

Shell said...

You go with your hot jeans!

I have been drinking more, though. I think it's working for me.

I Thought I Knew Mama said...


A third of the way through the year already - yikes!

Thanks for stopping by my blog during my SITS weekend!

A Mountain Momma said...

OOOH, pre-pregnancy jeans?? I am uber jealous.

I gotta say though, this has been a good year, jeans or not. I found some great yoga pants to replace my maternity pants, got published, and got into grad school. Yippeee.

Maybe if I stopped eating chocolate and drinking beer I could get into those old pants...Nah...

Keda said...

I no longer make resolutions. I say thank you for my accomplishments of the past year, work out what I would do tomorrow, and then I am done. Seriously, my days are unplannable, why would I want to make a plan for 12 months ahead.
Having said that though: I love your mindset. Do what you can when you can, except when you don't. And then through joy and happiness you may one day notice, yes! I do fit into those jeans... or whatever.

LambAround said...

And here we are all the way on April 5th! Don't worry. My to do list just seems to be getting longer and longer this year!

Patty said...

HA! I just spit out my diet coke! I love Sam Jackson :)

Fox in the City said...

Congrats on getting into your "hot" jeans! This was a fantastic post and has inspired me to refocus on the goals that I set out for myself. Also, to rent Pulp Fiction again because that was an spectacular work of film.

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