1. Previously: Read one of Jane Austen's Novels. I've started just about every one of her novels, and I just don't enjoy her writing style. When I decide that I'm not going to read anything else until I read one of her books, I just don't read at all. I think what I was really trying to get at here was that there are a lot of "classics" that I've never read. Collegeboard.com has a list of 101 Books for college bound readers. Most are classics, and I've hardly read any of them. My NEW goal is to read two books from that list.
4. Previously: Complete 50 Questions that will Free Your Mind. As I looked further into the list, I discovered that some of the questions were essentially rhetorical questions. They weren't really appropriate for discussion or self-discovery as I was hoping. My NEW goal is not related, but still falls into the same category--Follow My Cleaning Schedule for Two Weeks. If I don't get something done on the designated day, just make it up before Sunday.
13. Previously: Read My Entire Camera Manual. I feel like I have a pretty good grasp of my camera. Of course, I have things that I'd like to learn, but I don't really think reading my camera manual is the best way to achieve it. My NEW goal is totally unrelated to this subject, but it's to participate in a Beth Moore Bible Study. I've literally wanted to participate in one for YEARS, but never have. I've heard about one starting up in February, and I really want to make it work to participate!
53. Previously: Get A Wii and Wii Fit. It would be fun to have a Wii and a Wii Fit. But do we need one? No. And that's just not something that I want us to feel pressured to buy just because it's on this list, when there may be better uses of our money. My NEW goal is also fitness related, and it's to take my measurements at least once a month, for the next six months (I track them on The Daily Plate). Sometimes, I get hung up on what the scale says. It's important for me to also look at it in the context of measurements--because sometimes, I might not lose any weight, but my measurements are continuing to go down, and that is still a good thing!
82. Previously: Buy a pair of jeans that cost more than $60 and fit me perfectly. This item was really to give myself permission to buy a pair of Gap Long and Lean jeans after Lizzy was born. However, I *HATE* the new Long and Lean jeans, and have no desire to buy them. So, my NEW goal is, after I complete goal #48 (Run or walk a 5k), which I hope to do this spring, to spend $60 at Old Navy, purchasing summer basics in tall sizes.
So now, my list looks like this:
1. Read two "classics" from Collegeboard's 101 Great Books List
2. Read 50 books (28/50)
3. Actually read all of Understanding Exposure
4. Follow my cleaning schedule for two weeks (0/2)
6. Blog about my progress on the list.
8. Try 6 new restaurants (2/6- New Pizza Place, Jasper's)
9. Make a list of 100 things that make me happy
12. Make a photography portfolio
14. Read the New Testament and keep a journal about it
15. Read Shepherding a Child’s Heart
16. Go to church once at Applegate
18. Make a concerted effort to pray when I feel anxious or worried.
19. Find 10 new Christian songs that are meaningful to me (4/10) (In Your Arms by Plumb, Your Hands by JJ Heller, The Words I Would Say by Sidewalk Prophets, Lead Me by Sanctus Real).
20. Read Mere Christianity
21. Try 12 New Recipes (9/12- Motherlode Layer Bars, Lighthouse Lasagna, Cucumber Bread, Snickers Trifle, Easy Dinner Rolls, Chicken Enchilada Pasta, Orange Chicken, Syrupy Pull-Apart Bread, Crock Pot Chocolate Lava Cake)
22. Organize the spare/guest room (was mostly done, but already needs to be done again)
23. Prepare a Living Will
25. Go to a museum
26. Don’t eat out (or order in) any meals for one week
27. Schedule “Family Night” and turn off phones (0/12)
28. Start a Roth IRA ( or at least begin researching one)
29. Plant a tree
32. Re-do a family budget
34. Have a photo book made of Lizzy's first year
37. Start landscaping the backyard
39. Teach Lizzy basic Spanish—colors, numbers, etc.
44. Eat dinner (at home) by candle-light
46. Climb Table Rock 5 times (1/5)
49. Go snowboarding
50. Go for a walk with J at least once a week for one month (0/4)
54. Get back to my pre-pregnancy weight
55. Keep a food diary of everything that I eat for one week
Because It’s Been Too Long
57. Go to the ocean
60. Float the river at least once
61. Have family photos taken
63. Build a snowman
65. Have a picnic
67. Play Guitar Hero
69. Buy fresh flowers for the house
71. Go to the Farmer’s Market
72. Take a bath
77. Donate blood
80. Make Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon
81. Watch Casablanca
82. After completing goal #48, spend $60 at Old Navy buying summer basics in tall sizes
83. Learn how to play one song on the guitar
84. Make a headboard for our bed
85. Get a tattoo
86. Try at least 10 new cocktails (4/10- Dark and Stormy, Pear Bubbler, Basil Spritzer, Vodka Lemonade with Basil)
88. Have a houseplant
89. Leave a tip that’s equal to the total cost of the bill
91. Try a take n’ bake pizza from my favorite pizza place
95. Purchase a flash for the camera
97. Buy a lottery ticket
98. Own 5 pieces of jewelry that I love (4/5-wedding necklace, illusion stone necklace, chunky burnt orange necklace, long circle necklace)
100. Make sangria