Sunday, January 31, 2010

Last day of January

One of the things on my list was two blog posts a month. Here it is the last day of January... and I truly have nothing to say. Last week was a tough one, just too many things to do and not enough hours in the day to get it all done.

I have thought about my list. I have a few more things to add. I am not sure if I am going to just add them to the list or replace. Here are the additional things that I would like to do:
- Host a cookie exchange
- Find a fragrance that I like, and start wearing it.
- Buy 6 new pairs of shoes. Currently I am down to two pairs, and one of those is a pair of tennis shoes.
- Find some new make-up... out side the neutral brown family. I am thinking a nice shade of plum.

Hmmmm, just reread this post and the first paragraph certainly doesn't go with the second. Doesn't make much sense to add to my list when I feel like my days are too full as it is. So, I think that I am going to edit my list down to 40.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Forty things in 2010...

Here is my list... oh my that was not easy. Would have been easier if I had remembered that I was going for 40 things and not 50. I worked hard to come up with 50 things. I am not taking any of them off, but I may only get 40 of them done.

1. Be able to park my car in the garage.
2. Organize the paper clutter in my house.
3. Go on a girl's weekend away... that is with friends, not my children :)
4. Begin reading the Bible through... not necessarily finish.
5. Put up Christmas lights on my house.
6. Lose 20 pounds.
7. Lose another 20 pounds.
8. Use what I have (for the most part) to decorate my bedroom... this mama needs a retreat.
9. Paint the 3 chairs that are sitting in my garage, and if I don't paint them get rid of them.
10. Paint the girls' rooms.
11. Organize my pantry.
12. Teach my girls to ride their bikes.
13. Make a change a work, could be a change in location, change in grade level or just a change in attitude.
14. Attend a conference, webinar, class or just read a book that gets me excited about teaching.
15. Organize my closet.
16. Install shelves in my laundry closet.
17. Get a pedicure or facial...or both.
18. Host a dinner party.
19. Go to lunch/dinner with good friends.
20. Reconnect with an old friend. Thank goodness for Facebook.
21. Complete Adoption Journey Photobooks for each of my girls.
22. Plant a tomato plant, and hopefully harvest a few tomatoes.
23. Can peaches or jam... or both.
24. Take my girls to the waterslides. I will go down the waterslide with them if I can cross off #6 & #7... otherwise we will need to take a teenage cousin or two.
25. Have a garage sale.
26. Take a trip to the coast, hopefully with grandma.
27. Make a loaf of homemade bread.
28. Memorize my cell phone number.
29. Overcome one of my driving issues... haven't picked yet, could be merging on the highway or left hand turns.
30. Memorize 12 scriptures.
31. Complete Beth Moore's Esther Bible study.
32. Update my blog twice a month.
33. Upload a profile pic. on my blog.
34. Comment on 6 blogs... of people that I do not know.
35. Read a few "just for fun" books.
36. Take Meigan out for an evening alone.
37. Take Kate out for an evening alone.
38. Attend a Chinese cultural event... learn more about the Chinese culture.
39. Make a new friend.
40. Make sundresses for my girls.
41. Make Sunday evenings "family night"... and make it meaningful.
42. Drink more water... cut back on Diet Coke.
43. Exercise 3 times a week... really want to say be able to run 3 miles, again. Just afraid that might not happen.
44. Create a budget and live by it.
45. Clean the carpets.
46. Take more picutures of my family. Seems like I only take pics of the girls.
47. Read Charlotte's Web to my girls.
48. Begin to jounal, again.
49. Spend more time in pray...keep a written record of God's answers.
50. Stop using.... when I write.

So there you have it... it should be a fun filled, if not busy year.