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Today marks  exactly one quarter since I last posted my ‘Pre-Baby Bucket List.” Don’t get excited.. still no babies on the way, but for those of you on the edge of your seat….. I wanted to let you know I’m working on it.

However, my current baby feeling is …

Here’s a quick update!

Personal/Health/Vain

  • Master the art of to-do lists:  I have one on my desk as we speak.  2 out of 9 complete
  • Stop multitasking (as we speak I am blogging, drinking coffee, listening to Real Housewives, working, and IM’ing) – currently: IM, work, listening to ANTM, blogging #fail
  • Consistently work out 3 times a week: YES a win!
  • Buy myself one major ticket item without thinking twice about the price tag: gonna give myself a win here. Instead I took this money and gave it to a person in need, so a win for me! Still gonna do this one day though!
  • Successfully keep one house plant alive: HA haven’t even purchased it yet
  • Learn to sew: does hemming pants count?

Personal Enrichment

  • Complete my master’s program (Spring 2013) – working on a master plan to finish up in December 2012!!
  • Get Mr. Q enrolled in an advanced degree/certification program – no dice
  • Launch Discoveringhair.com (this dream will never die) – check out the coming soon page!!
  • Learn a foreign language – not even close
  • Find jobs that we don’t grouch about waking up to – half way there. Vince got a new gig!

Travel/Adventure

  • Go on a hot air balloon ride – 😦
  • Go back to Europe – 😦
  • Visit New York City together – 😦
  • Throw a major house party!! – Complete and WHAT A SUCCESS!!!
  • Expand our group of “couple friends” – 😦
  • Take a girls trip with my mom – 😦
  • Take a set amount of money and hit the Roulette tables in Las Vegas. – 😦
  • Attend an NBA, NFL, & MLB game – trying to organize a Skins game for the end of the month #progress

Money

  • Master couponing (nothing extreme, just the basics) – I barely even open the paper these days!
  • Figure out how to stick to our grocery/eating out budget – TERRIBLE fail..it’s gotten progressively worse!
  • Purchase a family car (Mr. Q has declared this to be a Jeep)
  • Have a 6-month emergency fund
  • Pay off current car (13 months to go) – 10 months to go!
  • Buy a house
  • Pay off our credit card debt (half way there!)

Orange – WIP
Red – haven’t touched
Green- COMPLETE!

I had no idea how much progress we made prior to this blog post.

Funny that travel and money have the least amount of  progress.

Coming up… one year anniversary, midterms, Angie’s wedding, and more DIY! *woot woot*

This is one of the rare occasions when I’m glad to report that I have nothing to report.

School is good. Work is good. Family is Good. Love is Good. I guess that means Life is Good.
(and don’t you EVER forget that GOD is good)

The wedding’s are over. The showers are done. The weekends are free……FOR NOW.
*This statement is only semi-true, but the difficult part is done*

One wedding in October and one shower next month, but compared to normalcy…this is a piece of cake!

I’ve made progress on the following Pre-Baby Bucket List items:

  1. Master the art of to-do lists
  2. Stop multitasking
  3. Consistently work out 3 times a week
  4. Learn and execute the word NO (a late addition – thanks LISSA)

Perhaps this progress has led to the calm before the storm, or perhaps there’s no storm coming at all….

I’ve been back and forth with making a To-Do list before 30. Seeing as how I only have 2 months to go, I’ll just give myself a pat on the back for the progress made thus far.

In the words of Celie “I’m poor, black, I might even be ugly, but dear God, I’m here.” So job well done!

I will however make a list for the next chapter in life. Prior to our trip to London, I had the baby bug…BAD. However, during our stay there, I had lots of time to reflect on life and most importantly..living! I tend to want to rush things, keep up with the Jones’, and want what I want when I want it (that was fun to type).
I’m learning and I’m growing and I’m grateful!

I’m sure my responses of “You made your choice, I’ll make mine” or “To answer your question, I’ll have one when I’m good and ready” offend people. Be warned, that’s NOT my intention. I’m a firm believer in fate, destiny, GOD, and the Tooth Fairy, so I know that none of this is in my control. However, a girl can dream, right? Going forward, I can now answer the question with.. “good question, check out this link!”

Here’s my “pre-baby bucket list:”

Personal/Health/Vain

  • Master the art of to-do lists
  • Stop multitasking (as we speak I am blogging, drinking coffee, listening to Real Housewives, working, and IM’ing)
  • Consistently work out 3 times a week
  • Buy myself one major ticket item without thinking twice about the price tag
  • Successfully keep one house plant alive
  • Learn to sew

Personal Enrichment

  • Complete my master’s program (Spring 2013)
  • Get Mr. Q enrolled in an advanced degree/certification program
  • Launch Discoveringhair.com (this dream will never die)
  • Learn a foreign language
  • Find jobs that we don’t grouch about waking up to

Travel/Adventure

  • Go on a hot air balloon ride
  • Go back to Europe
  • Visit New York City together
  • Throw a major house party!!
  • Expand our group of “couple friends”
  • Take a girls trip with my mom
  • Take a set amount of money and hit the Roulette tables in Las Vegas.
  • Attend an NBA, NFL, & MLB game

Money

  • Master couponing (nothing extreme, just the basics)
  • Figure out how to stick to our grocery/eating out budget
  • Purchase a family car (Mr. Q has declared this to be a Jeep)
  • Have a 6-month emergency fund
  • Pay off current car (13 months to go)
  • Buy a house
  • Pay off our credit card debt (half way there!)

I haven’t had too many bad experiences with baby bullies, so I can’t really point this blog at anyone directly. For the most part, my friends are pretty supportive of my plans, so a big kudos to you all!

PHEW!!! That was fun and tiring! I should probably get back to work, so I can accomplish some of these goals. I will continue to update this list as life progresses! What would be on your bucket list?

*this post was inspired by The Newlyweds Next Door