Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Here we come 2009!

Do you make resolutions? I am trying to this year. I have started a list, at least in my head. So to make them real commitments I am posting them here for all to see, and for all to keep track of progress though out the year. I will be posting a link on the side bar where you can come back to see all the updates! So here goes...

1. Move across 2009 miles. 1004.5 by foot (running) and 1004.5 by wheels (biking)
2. Blog more... at least 2 posts a week
3. Cook dinner more. Try at least 2 new recipes a month
4. Complete (not just start) at least 2 'craft' projects a month
5. Take photography classes. It is about time (3 years later) I learn how to take good pics with my fancy camera. And take at least 1 picture a day for 1 year.
6. Practice Yoga at least once a week
7. Read 12 books. I know that doesn't sound like much but given I have no time this my be the hardest one on the list for me.
8. Have some great family pictures taken. We have NONE and the kids are 6 and 8!
9. Paint Jorden's room.
10. Send out Christmas cards this year. (They have been a "not happening" item for 3 years now.)
11. Learn how to golf well enough so Bart will actually take me to a course.
12. Send more thank you notes. (even sending 1 would be more)
13. Play more with my kids. Remember to puddle jump in the rain with them at least 6 times this year.
14.  Seriously clean and purge 2 rooms a month. 
15.  Have date night at least once a month... every month!
16.  Drink more water... and make way less Sonic stops.
17.  Become a knowledgeable coupon user (Megan I might need help)
18.  Climb a mountain
19.  Buy less shoes... but purchase 1 pair of crazy beautiful shoes 
20.  Get back to lifting weights and get my strength back.
21.  Run a marathon with a finish time that starts with a 4 (so a 4:59:59 would be ok with me)
22.   Keep my books for work caught up within 2 weeks - all year!
23.  Finish an Olympic distance triathlon
24.  Get the video camera out and use it more.
25.  Learn how to use the really cool features of my computer that I know it has.
26.  Give very thoughtful gifts, not in a hurry gifts
27.  Throw more creative birthday parties for my kids this year instead of the standard kind of parties.
28.  Take a dance class
29.  Spend a weekend with just my mom and all my sisters.  
30.  Find my own personal way to honor my brother.
31.  Remember my word for 2009 daily: BE ... be positive... be still... be involved... be grateful... be smart... be clean... be true... be humble... be prayerful!  

Do you see thing I have forgotten?  What is on your list?  What should be on my list?

8 comments:

Katie said...

If you pick an Oly-distance tri that happens in, say, August and not on a Sunday then I'd love to do it with you. One of my resolutions this year is to get back to fitness no matter how crazy the moving stuff gets. Great list-you are, as always, ambitious and I'm sure you can accomplish everything you've set your mind to!

The Eberhardt Family said...

thanks for the good chatt tonight. oh, how i miss ya. i like the list. i am just worried about the decrease in sonic trips, really? now that is inspiring to me! ha!!!! girlfriend, you have some energy!

The Eberhardt Family said...

thanks for the good chatt tonight. oh, how i miss ya. i like the list. i am just worried about the decrease in sonic trips, really? now that is inspiring to me! ha!!!! girlfriend, you have some energy!

JP said...

I'm actually still in complete awe of your list. I think I'll just use yours and modify it slightly. LOL.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Anonymous said...

Don't go looking for old flames unless you are prepared to find them. Condolences on your brother.

Mel said...

Great list! I just noticed you are planning to run 39.3 miles this next weekend! You are so amazing. I wish you the best of luck:)

Anonymous said...

Who?

marathon mom said...

Just wanted to wish you luck at the Goofy- I am sad to not be running it this year, so have a great time for me!!! You will do awesome!!