Saturday, December 31, 2005

resolutions part 2

47. do 25 push-ups daily
48. finish a marathon
49. take a yoga class
50. get a massage
51. visit a chiropractor/naturopath
52. eat vegetarian at least twice weekly
53. go to the lake at least 8 times
54. take a summer vacation with my family
55. take a winter vacation with my family
56. spend at least 48 hours alone
57. go to the movies at least 5 times
58. make a decision about education materials
59. ride the bus more often
60. decrease caffeine consumption
61. potty train daughter
62. get daughter to sleep in her own bed all night
63. organize bedroom
64. visit dentist
65. create 12-photo yearly calendars for family
66. acknowledge family birthdays with cards, not just calls
67. decrease kids' screen time
68. clean files off old computer
69. grocery shop more efficiently
70. visit the farmer's market at least 8 times
71. teach son to ride without training wheels

I don't know if I am going to make it to 206. I think I will just work on the 71 items listed, adding more as I think of them.

Friday, December 30, 2005

206 resolutions for 2006

Ok, here goes. I am going to identify 206 things I hope to accomplish this year. Many are life-changing, process items, but there are some that are just one-and-done.
Here is part one:

1. lose 5 pounds
2. lose 5 pounds
3. lose 5 pounds
4. take a vitamin for 120 days
5. create a housekeeping schedule
6. maintaing housekeeping schedule
7. decrease debt by 25%
8. create a short term budget plan for spending, paying down debt, and saving
9. create a long term budget plan for spending, paying down debt, and saving
10. open ira
11. get a cd
12. increase college savings for kids
13. have buy-nothing-day once a week
14. increase cooking at home
15. work out at curves 3x weekly
16. work out at rec center 2x weekly
17. walk daily
18. write daily
19. read daily
20. pray daily
21. set up basement playroom for the kids
22. clear out garage
23. clean out bedroom closet
24. organize adult books
25. organize kitchen
26. prepare one new recipe each week
27. create a master grocery list
28. take a vitamin for 120 days
29. decrease screen time
30. create laundry system
31. paint son's room
32. paint daughter's room
33. bake bread/muffins once a week
34. decrease use of car
35. avoid library fines
36. read lord of rings trilogy
37. organize photos
38. hang pictures of son and daughter
39. decorate son's room
40. decorate daughter's room
41. clean cars monthly
42. write one letter weekly
43. run 5K
44. run 5K in 40 minutes

ok, this is it for now. more to come.
the list will not be complete by jan 1, but..
46. complete resolutions list by jan 10.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

day 1

1. organized shelf
2. went to curves
3. cooked breakfast instead of going for fast food
4. took kids to museum
5. continued laundry quest
6. ate lunch at home
7. put away holiday decorations

need to work on...
more focused time with bf. (was astounded at how difficult puzzles were for him)
not getting frustrated so easily
balancing my time better
putting things away right after use will help eliminate clutter

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

the beginning

1. to live more simply
2. to lose weight
3. to decrease the impact of my environmental footprint
4. to live more meaningfully
5. to be present
6. to transform my house into a home
7. to continue my spiritual development
8. to write daily