January 31, 2012

2012 Project 52
Update #1

Since January is coming to a chose, I figured it was time for a Project 52 update. Can you believe I actually have some items crossed off my list?

5. Read 25 books. 3/25
I read the first three books in the My Blood Approves series by Amanda Hocking. They're a really easy and cheesy read about vampires. So, of course, I love them. I'd like to give a shout-out to my friend Ginger for lending them to me on my Nook for the free.

6. Watch 15 movies from my Netflix list. 8/15
I lowered my number from last year because I totally slacked off on at-home movie watching. I don't think I'll have any problem meeting the new goal since I've already watched eight movies at home.

Horrible Bosses
Crazy Stupid Love
Water for Elephants
The Help
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
The Ides of March

Surprisingly enough, none of these were horrible. Red was entertaining enough, but I expected more with such a great cast. The Ides of March was slow, but good. I love love loved the others. {For those of you that don't know what Paradise Lost 3 is about, you can click the link which will take you to the Wikipedia page.}

25. Take a day off from work and spend it with my mom.
Two weeks ago, my mom and I spent our day off together. We had lunch at Chili's then got massages and facials at our favorite day spa.

26. Eat at 3 new restaurants. 1/3
The Hero and I took the kids to a Mexican restaurant his parents had been raving about, El Mercadito. We didn't love it or hate it. It was just ok. The service was excellent though. I don't know that we'll go back. Most of the Mexican restaurants around here have the same menu. We'll probably stick to our favorites.

36. Get a massage.
37. Get a facial.

I usually get one massage and facial per year. It's better than nothing, but I'd love to go more. My face looked and felt great after the facial. The massage I could almost do without. I think it's the massage therapists I've seen. They've all been a little rough with me. Don't they know I'm fragile? Also, I really think I'd prefer a male massage therapist. One that looks like, you guessed it, Gerard Butler.

What can I say? Sparta's been on my mind lately.


Mrs. M said...

You've been making progress and taking good care of yourself - Sparta would be soooo proud! :)

Macey said...

I need a facial. Can it make me have a new face?

Christina said...

Good job! I’m working on my update for tomorrow. How did you watch Paradise Lost 3? It’s not on Netflix or Redbox. I’ve never had a massage. I feel like they’d be too rough on me too. I don’t like the feeling of someone mashing up my bones and muscles! Hahaha.

TLF said...

Uhh.. hello.. Jett's Pizza.. New.. Winning!!

Natalie said...

I have gift cards for facials & massages, but yet to schedule them.

What is WRONG with me?

Natalie said...

I have gift cards for facials & massages, but yet to schedule them.

What is WRONG with me?

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I have never had a massage or facial but if HE was there waiting for me I'd pay ONE MILLION DOLLARS... or at least write him a bouncing check after service ;)

Unknown said...

I got a massage right before my radiation treatment and I swear to baby Jesus he bruised the crap out of my back. I was almost in tears, but I was too much of a baby to say stop, you are hurting me.

Unknown said...

Yay, good for you! Sounds like a good month :)

You'll have to let us know when Gerard's working at the salon, we can all book ;)

Impulsive Addict said...

My mom and I did a massage together a couple of months ago. It was awesome. I love spending time with my mom. How sweet that you took a day off to spend time with yours.

I've watched a few of those movies. I still haven't seen The Help. I didn't read the book either. =(

Karen M. Peterson said...

You've been busy this month!

I have to step up my Netflix viewing if I'm going to have any hope of getting through the Oscar nominees before the 26th.

Sunkissed and Southern said...

you are so organized! wow. now that you mention it, all the memphis mexican places do seem to have the same food! weird, you cant get that type of mexican food here...no white cheese dip!