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2008 UPDATE Jan. 23rd, 2014 @ 04:33 pm
hopie33
In working with this previous list in order to make a new list, I realized a lot of things off this list are completely done. I think I need a final 2008 update... I am not going to list the entire list again, just the items that had significant progress or final completion.

HEALTH/FITNESS
6) Use lotion more regularly.
Adding coconut oil to my life has been great for this one!
7) Stretch at my desk at least twice daily.
It helps a lot that Gillian reminds me when to stretch - still a challenge, though.
13) See Dr. Weiler and get a Pap smear and stuff.
Had surgery that helped a lot of my female health issues. I also have had a more active sex life which has helped to spur me to regular maintenance and testing.
14) Get a massage.
I found a massage place that I love and try to go as often as I can afford it, but it is not often enough. At times I have taken advantage of the massage school, but you are never guaranteed quality work there.
17) Participate in the wellness programs through work insurance.
Yes! I do this a lot and have even won prizes and stuff in this program including one for not gaining weight through the holidays (last year)

HOME IMPROVEMENT/ ORGANIZATION
19) Prune the mulberry tree.
I have done this more than one year.
21) Get rid of twenty books I will never read again.
Done this LOTS!
34) Replace my bathroom flooring.
35) Get a new sink in my bathroom.
BATHROOM SINK AND FLOOR ARE COMPLETELY REPLACED and space is painted and decorated as well.
36) Get the gutters cleaned out.
In 2012 got a complete new roof and gutter work.
39) Paint the front door DONE! It is purple now.
41) Get the oil changed in the car by January 31, then every 6000 miles.
THE ESCORT WAS WRECKED OCTOBER 16, 2013. I have a new 2011 Ford Fiesta now.
44) Get an earring hanger.
I did buy one that is not as cute as the ones Barb makes. Interestingly enough, last year I began going to some Fellowship Dinners with other people from UU including Barb. I recently asked her if she would like to go to some movies with me in the afternoons when they are only $5.
47) File all the stuff in the tubs under the bed.
I don't even have tubs under my bed anymore. I guess I embraced this one fully.
48) Get pocket protectors for Michael's awards and certificates
DONE. - I made a nice book for him that we displayed at his graduation party in 2010. Now he will graduate from college this May.

CRAFTS/ INTELLECTUAL PURSUITS/ ARTISTIC
49) Read at least thirty-five books
50) Three of those should be books from Emily’s list of “Must reads” I think I want to read “Great Expectations” next.(Use Stephen King's list in "On Writing" if I can't find Emily's.)
51) Three of those should be non-fiction or “educational” I finally finished “ A Reasonable Life” yesterday, plus Anne Kreilkamp’s Book, “This Vast Being.”
ALL OF THE BOOK ONES - I now record my books on Goodreads.com. I don't read as much as I used to because I pay on the internet too much, but I made new goals to get me back on track this year.
54) Write a letter to Todd to see if he wants Holt Family notebooks.
I contacted him through Facebook. Now I need to follow through with the action.
56) Get a new penny whistle
I DID! I bought two, a traditional key of D and a key of C...
57) Watch two movies off the “must see” list.
I am sure i have seen lots of these. I have Netflix and they have classic movies on there.
60) Sew something nice for someone.
I never did this on my own, but last year I traveled to Pennsylvania on spring break and my friend Laura and I worked together to make an apron for my friend Erin, and dresses for my baby friends.
63) Attend at least one play at BPP or IU Theatre
Better! I have attended lots of plays and was an extra for a very nice production of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
68) Start saving for a digital camera to start cataloging craft and sewing projects for website.
YAY! I eventually bought one and I am even now on my second one. I am able to take great photos of food, projects and events. It has changed my life from having to get film developed.

SOCIAL/ RECREATION/ SERVICE
70) Go on a trip all by myself for at least two days.
I have actually gotten into a pattern of doing this at least once a year. I have stayed in Spring Mill State park, Brown County State Park, gone to Bloomington, Illinois to see Henry Rollins speak, gone to St. Louis Missouri to see Louis C.K. a comedian, and some other places that I can't remember. I have learned that I LOVE traveling alone.
73) See two online friends in real life.
I have seen Erin again, met Ken Spaulding in person more than once (tried to make a romance, but it failed), met Erin's mom and dad, and probably more I can't remember.
75) Take a girl trip with somebody somewhere.
Have also made this an annual event with Deanna and Gillian. Fall 2013 we went to southern Indiana to the Amish communities and explored and ate and shopped.
76) Take a trip to Jungle Jim's
I STILL WANT TO DO THIS A LOT.
77) Volunteer at two more orchestra events.
THANK GOD THIS IS OVER. I was a huge orchestra volunteer when Michael was in high school. Did everything including going on a trip to Atlanta and being in charge of making the annual directory and serving on fund raising boards and committees.
78) Write Joyce Scott a letter.
I am completely back in touch with Joyce and it makes me happy!
81) Go camping –
My friend Scarlett invited me camping last year and I couldn't take the time off work to go out and stay, but I set up my tent and went back and forth between work, home and camping and it was pretty fun, despite the problems with the noisy neighbors!
90) Re-dedicate to Community Kitchen for Thanksgiving this year.
I have done this for Thanksgiving and also Gillian and I set up the Herald-Times as a community drop of point for items for the Kitchen's Backpack Buddies program. Also I now work at the Hoosier Hills Food Bank as much as possible, aiming for once a week.
Also volunteer at Interfaith Winter Shelter once a week.
Also worked with a group who looked for temporary solutions for people who are homeless who can't meet the standards for the existing shelter barriers last spring when the IWS closed, but it was still freezing outside. I will continue to work to support these people. Also work with Food Not Bombs on food rescue and sharing meals.
PARENTING
IT'S BIZARRE THAT I DON'T REALLY HAVE PARENTING GOALS!!! My work is done.
I did set a new goal to write Emily a letter and to support Michael as he graduates from college in FIVE MONTHS.
FOOD/COOKING
I kind of don't know how to make goals with this and they are integrated into my home business planning... Hum.

UBERLIST 2014 Jan. 23rd, 2014 @ 02:59 pm
hopie33
UBERLIST 2014

HEALTH/FITNESS
1) Participate in intentional physical activity at least three times each week. - Log this more carefully in calendar the way I used to (set a monthly movement goal)
2) Drink at least three glasses of water daily.
3) Eat at least three servings of vegetables daily
4) No soda at home.
5) Use lotion more regularly.
6) Stretch at my desk at least twice daily.
7) Use my dumbbells or stretch when I watch television or movies - at least twenty reps.
8) Test my fasting sugar at least three times per week and LOG IT
9) Read one motivational health-related book.
10) Get a mammogram
11) Log my foods at least twice a month on Fit Day or My Fitness Pal.
12) See Dr. Weiler and get a Pap smear and stuff.
13) Get a massage.
14) Participate in the wellness programs through work insurance.
15) Get a flu shot
16) See doctor and get labs and medicine adjustments
17) See doctor for follow-up check
18) Take supplements regularly

HOME IMPROVEMENT/ ORGANIZATION
19) Reorganize the shelf above the washer.
20) Organize a real med box/first aid kit.
21) Use my sessions with the Clutter Wrangler, Try to get permanent systems in place.
22) Get rid of twenty books I will never read again.
23) Get a window covering for kitchen window or design something artistic for the space.
24) Clean out the coat closet.
25) Clean out the car extremely well at least once.
26) Finish painting the bathroom and install decorative accents.
27) Clean the carpet in my room.
28) Clean my bedroom closet.
29) Label garage shelves and organize.
30) Get the garage door opener repaired or replaced.
31) Get the gutters cleaned out
32) Touch up wall paint in living room or repaint.
33) Get the oil changed in the car
34) Organize craft supplies - get rid of excess.
35) Get an earring hanger.
36) Get Hello Kitty decal on car.
37) Install seat cover in car.
38) Get appraisals and sell or donate Rothmuller items
39) Get TV and electronics properly installed in Family room



CRAFTS/ INTELLECTUAL PURSUITS/ ARTISTIC
40) Read at least thirty books and log in Goodreads.
41) Three of those should be books from Emily’s list of “Must reads” or Stephen King’s list
42) Three of those should be non-fiction or “educational”
43) Three of those should be memoirs
44) Finish the first draft of “The Stone Cold Heart”
45) Knit at least ten hats (or other items) to give away.
46) Watch two movies off the “must see” list.
47) Go to a concert, even if I have to pay for tickets
48) Buy a new CD (secondhand counts)
49) Sew something nice for someone.
50) Make a bag or purse.
51) Visit at least one Frank Lloyd Wright building and tour it (Taliesin or in Chicago)
52) Attend at least one play at BPP or IU Theatre or Cardinal
53) Make another valiant attempt to learn to crochet.
54) Attend one IU Auditorium Show or opera
55) Attend at least one of the "One Book" Discussion groups or try another book club
55) Take a class or workshop in something

SOCIAL/ RECREATION/ SERVICE
56) Write five letters or cards
57) Go on a trip all by myself for at least two days.
58) Attend Buffalo Sisters at least three times.
59) Continue work at Interfaith Winter Shelter, Food Bank, and Backpack Buddies
60) Explore Bloomington Community Foundation grants for BB.
61) See two online friends in real life.
62) Take a girl trip with somebody somewhere
63) Take a trip to Jungle Jim's
64) Volunteer at two more orchestra events.
65) Take a special trip for spring break or fall.
66) Go swimming at least three times (recreational)
67) Go camping (FL events count if I sleep outside)
68) Fly a kite.
69) Go to the zoo
70) Make sure to talk to Mom and Dad at least once a month.
71) Send Christmas cards or letter for 2014 actually before the end of the year!
72) See as many fireworks as possible.
73) Try a new venue for karaoke!
74) Volunteer at one "one-time" event such as a run, etc...
75) Go to Mom's and work on apartment at least two times
76) Host at least two parties or gatherings

PARENTING
77) Write Emily a letter at least once
78) Support Michael in his efforts to explore possible locations and jobs.


FINANCIAL/ PROFESSIONAL
79) Complete my taxes by February 15th.
80) Keep checkbook balanced.
81) Present three new revenue producing or creative ideas at work.

FOOD/COOKING
82) Make fondue again
83) Work on whole grain biscotti recipe

MISC/ PERSONAL
84) Get rolls of film in drawer developed.
85) Attend UU or Unity at least four times - one should be a Sunday!
Current Location: undisclosed
Current Mood: determined

UBERLISTS!!! Jan. 23rd, 2014 @ 12:31 pm
hopie33
2008 was the last time I made an uberlist. I am going to do it again. I probably won't do 100 things, but I will look at my previous lists and see what I accomplished, what I feel was worthwhile and what I still need to do!

110 in 2010: Adrienne Dec. 31st, 2009 @ 09:55 am
izzytart
Oh HAI. Anyone else still doing this?

Any of you still here? I think speed reading aka twitter and facebook are killing livejournal but I'm still here.

My computer is helpfully telling me that in 2009 I completed 33 things on my list, which is 30.28%.

How about you? How'd you do?

As for 2010? It's so ON.

110 in 2010 Collapse )

3rd Quarter Update Oct. 9th, 2008 @ 02:14 pm
hopie33
HEALTH/FITNESS
1) Participate in intentional physical activity at least three times each week. - Log this more carefully in calendar the way I used to. I sucked at this this summer. When I recently took the Diabetes refresher class I set a goal for 5 times a week, but only 15 minutes at a time. I keep coming up with excuses, however. I need to get on it. I know I will lose weight and control my sugars better with more activity!
2) Drink at least three glasses of water daily. Very, very good at this. I think the illness IMPROVED this. Well this third quarter, I kind of got bad again. I will keep trying. I am much better during the week than on weekends.
3) Eat at least three servings of vegetables daily
Good at this. My tomato cravings help. I need to be sure to include a variety and I am even thinking of upping my goal informally to five per day. It should also be facilitated by Michael’s switch to vegetarianism as I strive to keep a variety on hand for his consumption.
4) Lose 20 pounds - Time limit this year - by August 1. Working on it, with my mini goals. I won’t make it by August 1. I have lost about ten total, I think. I think I am down about 15 now for the year. I should make it by the end of the year.
5) No soda at home. Pretty good at this. I survived on ginger ale while ill, but that doesn’t count. There hasn’t been a case of Diet Pepsi in the house all year!
6) Use lotion more regularly. Pretty good. I have been keeping a bottle of lotion on my desk, on my sink, and also using actual facial products on my face. Nikki is encouraging me in this. Wendy Davis gave me some of her expensive eye cream so I am using up all the samples of stuff so I can use the fancy stuff and feel pampered! I still haven’t made this a habit at night. I am pretty consistent in the morning.
7) Stretch at my desk at least twice daily. I have been forgetting this lately. I need to start again, because I really think it short circuits the headaches a bit.
8) Use my dumbbells or stretch when I watch television or movies - at least twenty reps. Been terrible. But then I haven’t really been watching that much TV or movies, well maybe I have, but Michael and I have been watching the movies in installments while we eat.
9) Test my fasting sugar at least three times per week and LOG IT! I am getting good at this again. I am amazed that my fasting sugars are usually under 100! Whoopee. Yes, I have actually dropped one pill per day and am experimenting with the timing of the rest of the meds. I was waking up with sugar TOO low and having troubles in the morning. I feel confident in working with new dr. that this is all positive.
10) Read one motivational health-related book. Not yet. I picked up a copy of a second Bob Greene book last week. I really liked “Make the Connection” and have read it twice. I will probably read this one next after I finish my current fiction book.
11) Wear the foot gel footies at least twice a week. I tried, but found that they made my feet cold during the winter. I will try again as it warms up. Hmm… I forgot about this. I need to find them! I found them and washed then and still haven’t done it. Maybe what I am discovering is that I don’t care enough or don’t like wearing socks to bed enough for this to be a feasible goal. Instead I should switch to putting cream on my feet at night like I used to.
12) Log my foods at least twice a month on Fit Day or in journal. I have done some. Will continue again.
13) See Dr. Weiler and get a Pap smear and stuff. DONE! Plus I have an ultrasound next week to see if I need to have a procedure done for my fibroids and I am going to get some kind of permanent birth control. Well, I totally had my guts stirred and chopped in August and gynecologically I am about as healthy as I have probably ever been in my life. The incisions are healed and I am feeling well.
14) Get a massage. I have a Reiki session tomorrow. Does that count? I don’t know exactly what it is, so we will see. Well, Reiki is NOT massage, it is a more ethereal, “spiritual” kind of thing. It was relaxing however.
15) Get a pedicure. YES!
16) Get a manicure. YES!
17) Participate in the wellness programs through work insurance. Yes!

HOME IMPROVEMENT/ ORGANIZATION
18) Reorganize the shelf above the washer so it is easier to get to the medicine box.
19) Prune the mulberry tree
20) Get rid of one stump in yard
21) Get rid of twenty books I will never read again. Oh yeah, and more going soon.
22) Get a window covering for kitchen window or design something artistic for the space. Paper idea down the drain, next idea in the works.
23) Clean out the coat closet. Not yet.
24) Mount spoon “handles” on cabinets. Not yet.
25) Clean out the car extremely well at least once. Not yet.
26) Clean the carpet in purple room. Not yet.
27) Clean the carpet in my room. Not yet.
28) Clean my bedroom closet. Not yet.
29) Add more topsoil to the garden. DONE.
30) Label garage shelves and organize. Getting there!
31) Get the garage door opener repaired or replaced. Not yet.
32) Research how to grow a grape arbor.
33) Start grapevines if financially able.
34) Replace my bathroom flooring. Have measured!
35) Get a new sink in my bathroom.
36) Get the gutters cleaned out. DONE. Michael did it!
37) Dig out the concrete in the side yard. Had Michael start and he gave up. It will be a slow process.
38) Make a stepping stone path to the backyard
39) Paint the front door
40) Touch up wall paint in living room or repaint. I found the leftover paint while I was cleaning out the garage!
41) Get the oil changed in the car by January 31, then every 6000 miles. Time to do it again! I did it again. I rock.
42) Clean out jewelry box, get rid of unused items. Have worked on it. Next goal is to get Lukens family jewelry to Chelsea if she wants it. Emily does not and Chelsea is next in line.
43) Organize craft supplies - get rid of excess. Still have been working on this. I recently moved all the yarn to the new dresser we had purchased for Roma and it is all sorted out nicely and organized, rather than heaped in a basket. I still need to purge some items I have had for years and never used.
44) Get an earring hanger. I want something really cool. I found the kind I want – pottery by Barb Lund, but they cost $28. Maybe at Fourth Street Festival I will feel rich.
45) Get an estimate on the foundation repair. DONE! Guy says no repair is needed!
46) Sort out the unopened mail until the baskets are completely EMPTY. Have an idea to do 10 items per week and bring to work and shred. By end of year, the baskets should be empty. A lot of it is moot mail, now that the old medical bills have been paid. I have done a TON of this. They are not completely empty, but well on the way. I need to work on this again. I have begun a new accumulation. When I get behind on the bills it is too depressing to open mail and this is one of my denial techniques.
47) File all the stuff in the tubs under the bed
48) Get pocket protectors for Michael's awards and certificates

CRAFTS/ INTELLECTUAL PURSUITS/ ARTISTIC
49) Read at least thirty-five books About 25… complete, I think. I’m not at home so I can’t check, but I was updating the other night and I think this sounds about right.
50) Three of those should be books from Emily’s list of “Must reads” I think I want to read “Great Expectations” next.(Use Stephen King's list in "On Writing" if I can't find Emily's.)
51) Three of those should be non-fiction or “educational” I finally finished “ A Reasonable Life” yesterday, plus Anne Kreilkamp’s Book, “This Vast Being.”
52) Finish the series of Management in the Life Sciences Industry through IU continuing studies. DONE!
53) Finish the first draft of “The Stone Cold Heart” It is lost forever. I need to do it all over again. I have set a new goal to write 1000 words weekly toward “Half-Wit” and accomplished it three out of the five weeks since I decided it. The problem with writing “Half-Wit” is that it is emotionally difficult material and I probably ought to be in therapy as I write, but I can’t afford it.
54) Write a letter to Todd to see if he wants Holt Family notebooks.
55) Knit at least ten hats (or other items) to give away. Umm I think a few so far. I know I have three available to give away right now. I am just picking up again.
56) Get a new pennywhistle
57) Watch two movies off the “must see” list.
58) Go to a concert, even if I have to pay for tickets
59) Buy a new CD. I think I bought that Jewel CD this year. I bought the Aerosmith CD last week. And a Mary Chapin Carpenter CD at Goodwill!
60) Sew something nice for someone. I bought some patterns! I had Miko pick out fabric and am working on her dress. I messed up the neckline and think I need to pick it out and try again. I finally have the neckline complete and now I can’t get the sleeves on. It’s a summer dress, now I will have to buy her a cute cardigan and tights so she can wear it in winter!
61) Make a bag or purse. I bought a pattern!
62) Visit at least one Frank Lloyd Wright building and tour it (Taliesin or in Chicago)
63) Attend at least one play at BPP or IU Theatre
64) Make another valiant attempt to learn to crochet.
Try a personalized lesson, maybe.
65) Attend one IU Auditorium Show – We have tickets for “The Lion King.” It’s at Murat in Indy, but it counts. It’s the night before Thanksgiving.
66) Attend at least one of the "One Book" Discussion groups or try another book club
67) Figure out how to use the old sewing machine or get a new sewing machine. I bought a new sewing machine!
68) Start saving for a digital camera to start cataloging craft and sewing projects for website.

SOCIAL/ RECREATION/ SERVICE
69) Write five letters. I wrote cards, does that count?
70) Go on a trip all by myself for at least two days. I really need to do this soon. You know what – I am going to plan this before Thanksgiving. That’s my goal!
71) Pay Women Inspire dues when due. Way not done, and WI is having troubles. I don’t know what will happen with this.
72) Serve on committees for Music Fest and Fund raiser. I didn’t serve on committee for Music Fest, it coming after being too burned out from being sick, I had to change my priorities, BUT I volunteered the evening of the event as was able.
73) See two online friends in real life. Hoping to see Erin this year. I don’t know who else. Well I have had dates with men I met online, but I don’t think that counts. I would rather meet up with long-time friends from the Fringe or someone like that. Still haven’t. Sob.
74) Meet parents of at least one of Michael's friends. Have met Nathaniel’s mom. She seems reasonably nice. I’d like to tell her that I don’t think hygiene is optional for teenage boys, but it’s not really my business, I guess.
75) Take a girl trip with somebody somewhere. I don’t know. Maybe Heather and I will go somewhere again to celebrate her kidney day. Maybe we’ll do the Jungle Jim’s trip, but Michael also wants to go there.
76) Take a trip to Jungle Jim's
77) Volunteer at two more orchestra events. Have I done this? I have to think. Well, I got dates set up for car washes so we can start raising money for FRANCE! And I will also bake stuff if we bake sale at the same time, so I will definitely be doing TONS of orchestra fundraising this year. Oh I have done this about twenty times over.
78) Write Joyce Scott a letter
79) Take a special trip for spring break. Nope. We were too poor. Emily came and we did lots of home stuff and hung out. I took a few days off work and we did drive her back to Lafayette and went to lunch at Arni’s, but that’s all we could swing.
80) Go swimming at least three times. I don’t know if I did or not. The lake was always flooded this year and I had to give up the Y membership for financial reasons so I don’t know if it will happen. Maybe if we go on a trip with a hotel with an indoor pool…
81) Go camping – I am taking a week vacation in August. I hope we can afford to camp. Nope, that didn’t happen. Poor Michael has been so anxious to camp that he has slept in the yard a couple of times.
82) Go canoeing
83) Fly a kite. I bought new kites, but haven’t had too much success in actual flight time this year.
84) Go to the zoo
85) Make sure to talk to Mom and Dad at least once a month. Not so good at this. I am a BAD DAUGHTER. Sometimes I wish I had the kind of relationship with them that Heather has, but then it seems so hard to make the effort. I made sure to call them each on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and also for Mom’s birthday. We have also talked more as they get ready to move out of the house. They have visited a couple of times lately…
86) Send Christmas cards or a letter for 2007. I eventually sent cards/ postcards to almost everybody, by about the end of March.
87) Send Christmas cards or letter for 2008 actually before the end of the year!
88) See as many fireworks as possible. I watched fireworks on the fourth and just learned that the Speedway is having fireworks this weekend. I sucked at this this year. We even went up to Indy the night of SkyConcert, but somehow things got so out of whack that we missed the fireworks. It just happens, I guess.
89) Try two new venues for karaoke. We went to one last weekend with Hannah and it was the same old Darrell and Tammy, but at a new place and we had a good time!
90) Re-dedicate to Community Kitchen for Thanksgiving this year. It’s about time to get started on this if I am going to do a good job!
91) Volunteer at one "one-time" event such as a run, etc... I volunteered at Taste of Bloomington for the Solar Bike team and also will volunteer at a water station for a bike ride this Saturday. Also volunteered at Peace Festival during Peace Week a couple of weeks ago, even though it was a difficult day to do it.
92) Go to Mom and Dad's and work on house at least four times. I think I have done only once – YIKES! That means I will have to go all the time if I really want to do this by the end of the year, AND take my trips… hmmm… maybe if I take my alone trip to Lafayette, stay in a hotel with a pool, go swimming AND go work on Mom and Dad’s house I can accomplish some goals all at the same time!

PARENTING
93) Cook with Michael more often. This may happen naturally as we try to accommodate vegetarianism with new main dishes.
94) Write Emily a real letter while she is at school.
95) Enforce Michael and the "recycling box" process. It’s going fairly well.
96) Support Michael in his efforts to train for solar bike by supplying equipment as able. Have supported by supplying equipment and also volunteering as able.

FINANCIAL/ PROFESSIONAL
97) Complete my taxes by February 15th. Done.
98) Pay all medical bills that are in collection. Yep. Done.Of course, a new round has started.
99) Pay back Debbie Shipley completely. DONE.
100) Pay Dewey at least a little each month. Paid $100. last month.
101) Keep checkbook balanced. Good. It’s balanced right now and I know exactly what I (don’t) have!
102) Present three new revenue producing or creative ideas at work. Big report was full of ideas. I am happy with it. If I stay here I will continue to search for ideas, not only for my area, but advertising altogether. One idea that I first proposed 3-4 years ago has finally come to fruition this year, but I think it took so long that nobody remember when I first proposed it, even though I still have my original proposal as a Word doc. Well they raised the Public Notice rates according to my recommendations. Also I have been communicating with Susan on some ideas for the ad reps to use better “selling language” when taking ads.

FOOD/COOKING
103) Make fondue again
104) Go to the Farmer’s Market at least three times – Already done for this year. I will continue to go a lot through the summer I am sure. I have become an addict.
105) Make ice cream
106) Try two new vegetarian main dish recipes. Well, this is sure going to happen.

MISC/ PERSONAL
107) Get two rolls of film developed. I just finished a roll that I want to get done soon. I always feel so poor.
108) Attend UU at least two more times - one should be a Sunday! Attended lots lately and also took the classes called “Exploring UU” I probably will not join, but may become active in some of their small groups and social activities.
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» 1st quarter update 2008
HEALTH/FITNESS
1) Participate in intentional physical activity at least three times each week. - Log this more carefully in calendar the way I used to.
Well this kind of fell by the wayside during the first quarter with my illnesses. It is starting to pick up again as I have recovered and the weather is improving.
2) Drink at least three glasses of water daily. Very, very good at this. I think the illness IMPROVED this.
3) Eat at least three servings of vegetables daily
Good at this. My tomato cravings help. I need to be sure to include a variety and I am even thinking of upping my goal informally to five per day. It should also be facilitated by Michael’s switch to vegetarianism as I strive to keep a variety on hand for his consumption.
4) Lose 20 pounds - Time limit this year - by August 1. Working on it, with my mini goals.
5) No soda at home. Pretty good at this. I survived on ginger ale while ill, but that doesn’t count. There hasn’t been a case of Diet Pepsi in the house all year!
6) Use lotion more regularly. Pretty good. I have been keeping a bottle of lotion on my desk, on my sink, and also using actual facial products on my face. Nikki is encouraging me in this. Wendy Davis gave me some of her expensive eye cream so I am using up all the samples of stuff so I can use the fancy stuff and feel pampered!
7) Stretch at my desk at least twice daily. I have been forgetting this lately. I need to start again, because I really think it short circuits the headaches a bit.
8) Use my dumbbells or stretch when I watch television or movies - at least twenty reps. Been terrible. But then I haven’t really been watching that much TV or movies, well maybe I have, but Michael and I have been watching the movies in installments while we eat.
9) Test my fasting sugar at least three times per week and LOG IT! Nope, been terrible. My sugars in general have been lower during the days and have been testing more frequently to keep them level and learn to eat appropriate snacks at correct times.
10) Read one motivational health-related book. Not yet.
11) Wear the foot gel footies at least twice a week. I tried, but found that they made my feet cold during the winter. I will try again as it warms up.
12) Log my foods at least twice a month on Fit Day or in journal. I have done some. Will continue again.
13) See Dr. Weiler and get a Pap smear and stuff. Not yet.
14) Get a massage. Not yet.
15) Get a pedicure. YES!
16) Get a manicure. Not yet.
17) Participate in the wellness programs through work insurance. Yes!

HOME IMPROVEMENT/ ORGANIZATION
18) Reorganize the shelf above the washer so it is easier to get to the medicine box.
19) Prune the mulberry tree
20) Get rid of one stump in yard
21) Get rid of twenty books I will never read again. Oh yeah, and more going soon.
22) Get a window covering for kitchen window or design something artistic for the space. Paper idea down the drain, next idea in the works.
23) Clean out the coat closet. Not yet.
24) Mount spoon “handles” on cabinets. Not yet.
25) Clean out the car extremely well at least once. Not yet.
26) Clean the carpet in purple room. Not yet.
27) Clean the carpet in my room. Not yet.
28) Clean my bedroom closet. Not yet.
29) Add more topsoil to the garden.
30) Label garage shelves and organize. Getting there!
31) Get the garage door opener repaired or replaced. Not yet.
32) Research how to grow a grape arbor.
33) Start grapevines if financially able.
34) Replace my bathroom flooring. Have measured!
35) Get a new sink in my bathroom.
36) Get the gutters cleaned out.
37) Dig out the concrete in the side yard. Had Michael start and he gave up. It will be a slow process.
38) Make a stepping stone path to the backyard
39) Paint the front door
40) Touch up wall paint in living room or repaint. I found the leftover paint while I was cleaning out the garage!
41) Get the oil changed in the car by January 31, then every 6000 miles. Time to do it again!
42) Clean out jewelry box, get rid of unused items. Have worked on it. Next goal is to get Lukens family jewelry to Chelsea if she wants it. Emily does not and Chelsea is next in line.
43) Organize craft supplies - get rid of excess. Am working on this as organizing closet. Realized I have three boxes of crayons and markers. I need to Freecycle some.
44) Get an earring hanger. I want something really cool.
45) Get an estimate on the foundation repair. DONE! Guy says no repair is needed!
46) Sort out the unopened mail until the baskets are completely EMPTY. Have an idea to do 10 items per week and bring to work and shred. By end of year, the baskets should be empty. A lot of it is moot mail, now that the old medical bills have been paid.
47) File all the stuff in the tubs under the bed
48) Get pocket protectors for Michael's awards and certificates

CRAFTS/ INTELLECTUAL PURSUITS/ ARTISTIC
49) Read at least thirty-five books About 10 complete, I think.
50) Three of those should be books from Emily’s list of “Must reads” I think I want to read “Great Expectations” next.(Use Stephen King's list in "On Writing" if I can't find Emily's.)
51) Three of those should be non-fiction or “educational” I finally finished “ A Reasonable Life” yesterday, plus Anne Kreilkamp’s Book, “This Vast Being.”
52) Finish the series of Management in the Life Sciences Industry through IU continuing studies. DONE!
53) Finish the first draft of “The Stone Cold Heart”
54) Write a letter to Todd to see if he wants Holt Family notebooks.
55) Knit at least ten hats (or other items) to give away. Umm I think a few so far.
56) Get a new pennywhistle
57) Watch two movies off the “must see” list.
58) Go to a concert, even if I have to pay for tickets
59) Buy a new CD. I think I bought that Jewel CD this year.
60) Sew something nice for someone. I bought some patterns!
61) Make a bag or purse. I bought a pattern!
62) Visit at least one Frank Lloyd Wright building and tour it (Taliesin or in Chicago)
63) Attend at least one play at BPP or IU Theatre
64) Make another valiant attempt to learn to crochet.
Try a personalized lesson, maybe.
65) Attend one IU Auditorium Show
66) Attend at least one of the "One Book" Discussion groups or try another book club
67) Figure out how to use the old sewing machine or get a new sewing machine. I bought a new sewing machine!
68) Start saving for a digital camera to start cataloging craft and sewing projects for website.

SOCIAL/ RECREATION/ SERVICE
69) Write five letters. I wrote cards, does that count?
70) Go on a trip all by myself for at least two days.
71) Pay Women Inspire dues when due. They are due now and I need to use money to apply for Michael’s passport. Sigh.
72) Serve on committees for Music Fest and Fund raiser. I didn’t serve on committee for Music Fest, it coming after being too burned out from being sick, I had to change my priorities, BUT I volunteered the evening of the event as was able.
73) See two online friends in real life. Hoping to see Erin this year. I don’t know who else.
74) Meet parents of at least one of Michael's friends. Have met Nathaniel’s mom. She seems reasonably nice. I’d like to tell her that I don’t think hygiene is optional for teenage boys, but it’s not really my business, I guess.
75) Take a girl trip with somebody somewhere. When Scott goes to Japan, maybe Gill and I can do this.
76) Take a trip to Jungle Jim's
77) Volunteer at two more orchestra events. Have I done this? I have to think.
78) Write Joyce Scott a letter
79) Take a special trip for spring break. Nope. We were too poor. Emily came and we did lots of home stuff and hung out. I took a few days off work and we did drive her back to Lafayette and went to lunch at Arni’s, but that’s all we could swing.
80) Go swimming at least three times
81) Go camping
82) Go canoeing
83) Fly a kite
84) Go to the zoo
85) Make sure to talk to Mom and Dad at least once a month. Not so good at this. I am a BAD DAUGHTER. Sometimes I wish I had the kind of relationship with them that heather has, but then it seems so hard to make the effort. Dad’s birthday is next week and Heather wants me to take the day off and go up there, but it is the day BEFORE payday and I am so poor.
86) Send Christmas cards or a letter for 2007. I eventually sent cards/ postcards to almost everybody, by about the end of March.
87) Send Christmas cards or letter for 2008 actually before the end of the year!
88) See as many fireworks as possible
89) Try two new venues for karaoke. We went to one last weekend with Hannah and it was the same old Darrell and Tammy, but at a new place and we had a good time!
90) Re-dedicate to Community Kitchen for Thanksgiving this year
91) Volunteer at one "one-time" event such as a run, etc...
92) Go to Mom and Dad's and work on house at least four times.

PARENTING
93) Cook with Michael more often. This may happen naturally as we try to accommodate vegetarianism with new main dishes.
94) Write Emily a real letter while she is at school
95) Enforce Michael and the "recycling box" process. It’s going fairly well.
96) Support Michael in his efforts to train for solar bike by supplying equipment as able. Trying. Passport is the next battle, and then of course the $500 - $700 for food and spending money for two weeks in Japan. Holy shit! That’s the new patio door.

FINANCIAL/ PROFESSIONAL
97) Complete my taxes by February 15th. Done.
98) Pay all medical bills that are in collection. Yep. Done.Of course, a new round has started.
99) Pay back Debbie Shipley completely. DONE.
100) Pay Dewey at least a little each month. Paid $100. last month.
101) Keep checkbook balanced. Good.
102) Present three new revenue producing or creative ideas at work. Big report was full of ideas. I am happy with it. If I stay here I will continue to search for ideas, not only for my area, but advertising altogether. One idea that I first proposed 3-4 years ago has finally come to fruition this year, but I think it took so long that nobody remember when I first proposed it, even though I still have my original proposal as a Word doc.

FOOD/COOKING
103) Make fondue again
104) Go to the Farmer’s Market at least three times
105) Make ice cream
106) Try two new vegetarian main dish recipes. Well, this is sure going to happen.

MISC/ PERSONAL
107) Get two rolls of film developed
108) Attend UU at least two more times - one should be a Sunday!
» Finally, only three weeks late!
Howdy all! The prodigal daughter comes back to the Uberlist. I didn't do one last year; felt like it was too daunting a task, and I wasn't happy with looking at the list at the end of 2006 and realizing I'd only done a third of the things. But I've come back and I have my 108 things ready to go. (I didn't even cheat and put things on the list that I'd already done.) :)

So, here goes.

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» Uberlist 3rd Quarter update
HEALTH/FITNESS
1) Participate in intentional physical activity at least three times each week.
This is going well. I have unofficially moved it up to four time per week and achieve it most weeks. I am going to start setting goals for duration soon – at least twenty minutes each time.
2) Drink at least two glasses of water daily.
Doing well, MUCH better now after (mostly) giving up soda.
3) Eat at least three servings of vegetables daily
Doing well – I haven’t been as good at this lately, maybe reading this list will remind me. I did better when I kept little cans of tomato juice at work. I should get some more.
4) Lose 20 pounds
Nope. Have lost a couple.
5) Get a mammogram
Nope, too poor.
6) Get Zuki her shots this year
Zuki died. (Not because I didn’t get her her shots!)
7) Get Flop his shots too.
Suzanne did it.
8) Get Pasta spayed and vaccinated
Gave her away instead to someone who promised to get her spayed and everything.
9) Get a flu shot next fall now is the time. I will keep an eye out for clinics.
10) Graph blood glucose at least one week per month.
Haven’t done. I really should, but I think my numbers are getting better when I test.
11) Read the books the Nurse Practitioner recommended.
Nope
12) Log my foods at least once a week on Fit Day or in journal
Have done about twice all year. I need to have a renewed energy toward this.
13) Get my annual exam within one month of one year anniversary.
Too poor.
14) Get a massage
I did it! It was great and I had her work on my feet a lot and I think it really helped them feel better.
15) Get a pedicure OR see if I need to see the podiatrist
I saw the podiatrist. He recommended certain brands and models of shoes to help my pain. I can’t afford the ones he told me to get. I did get a pair of one of the brands (Avia) on clearance a couple of weeks ago. I have been wearing them most of the time and I do believe they have helped the pain.
16) Get medical ID repaired and update medicine card.
I actually set out my bracelet and watch last night. I am going to take them to Settle tomorrow and get the bracelet repaired and a new watch battery.

HOME IMPROVEMENT/ ORGANIZATION
17) Finish this list by January 31st.
Done
18) Prune the mulberry tree
Not yet.
19) Get rid of one stump in yard
Not yet.
20) Get rid of twenty books I will never read again
I am sure I have done this. I will so some more soon!
21) Get a window covering for kitchen window
Nope
22) Clean the kitchen cabinets
Nope
23) Mount spoon “handles” on cabinets
Nope
24) Clean out the car extremely well at least once
Still haven’t done it.
25) Clean the carpet in Emily’s room
Nope
26) Clean the carpet in my room
Nope
27) Clean my bedroom closet
I did this and got rid of a bunch of clothes that I no longer wear.
28) Add more topsoil to the garden
Nope
29) Label garage shelves and organize
Nope
30) Get the garage door opener repaired or replaced
Too poor.
31) Research how to grow a grape arbor
Nope
32) Start grapevines if financially able
Nope
33) Caulk by my bathtub
Nope
34) Paint Michael’s room
YES! His room his painted. It looks really, really good!
35) Get the gutters cleaned out
Nope – it needs done really badly.
36) Get Michael's bed built
YES! Gill and I did it for girlfriend project day. Got the new comforter. Now if only he would make his bed!
37) Make a stepping stone path to the backyard
Nope – I am going to keep watching Freecycle for parts for this.
38) Paint the front door
Still picking color and wondering if you can use the latex paint on the metal door.
39) Touch up wall paint in living room
Nope
40) Get the oil changed in the car by January 31, then every 6000 miles.
I got the oil changed! It’s almost due again, but I felt so happy to do it..
41) Get rid of at least two more major items through Freecycle/ giving away.
I have done EVEN MORE – now I have also disposed of an old bookcase and I have someone who is supposed to pick up Michael’s old bed frame. Although if she doesn’t come by this weekend I will take it back in and put in Michael’s room. Renee is homeless for awhile and she can’t sleep in a loft bed!
42) Finish getting the stuff out of Emily's closet
Sort of – it’s functional enough that she was able to live here this summer.
I am reorganizing this closet to hold my craft items so they will more accessible. Emily has signed a year ‘round lease on an apartment, so it’s MY closet now!
CRAFTS/ INTELLECTUAL PURSUITS/ ARTISTIC
43) Read at least thirty books
Up to 23, so I am about where I ought to be for the year.
44) Five of those should be books from Emily’s list of “Must reads” (Use Stephen King's list in "On Writing" if I can't find Emily's.)
45) A couple of those should be non-fiction or “educational”
“’Tis” was non-fiction, “Boys of My Youth,” and “Martha’s Rules”
46) Take a class in something, anything!
My life sciences class at Ivy Tech in the Spring, and just last week started a series of Management in the Life Sciences Industry through IU continuing studies.
47) Finish the first draft of “The Stone Cold Heart”
48) Contact Todd to see if he wants Holt Family notebooks.
Still no reply – I will try a written letter next, I guess.
49) Knit at least ten hats (or other items) to give away
Going well on this.
50) Get a new pennywhistle
Nope
51) Watch ten movies off the “must see” list.
Nope
52) Go to a concert, even if I have to pay for tickets
Well I went to an amazing IU Philharmonic Concert, but I was really talking about a rock concert when I wrote this. They have become so expensive!
53) Buy a new CD
Nope
54) Sew something nice for someone
Nope – actually I have finished a scarf for ____. I need to press it and get it in the mail and I will count that. Plus, sewed 20 sashes for the orchestra. That definitely counts.
55) Dye the pillowcases.
Done! I love the way they turned out. I took a picture I should get developed and post soon.
56) Visit at least one Frank Lloyd Wright building and tour it (Taliesin or in Chicago)
Too poor, so far.
57) Write in Live Journal at least once a month
Oh yeah.
58) Attend at least one play at BPP or IU Theatre
Went to Romeo and Juliet by Blgtn Civic Theater.
59) Make the shower curtain.
Done!
60) Make another valiant attempt to learn to crochet. Try a personalized lesson, maybe.
61) Attend one IU Auditorium Show
Renee took me to “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
62) Attend at least one of the "One Book" Discussion groups
Nope – I missed out on this. I am a loser.
63) Start a file with the ideas for "Naked Lips"
Still need to do it.

SOCIAL/ RECREATION
64) Write five letters
Wrote one to Diane last week!
65) Go on a trip all by myself for at least two days
Not yet.
66) Attend at least two more "Women Inspire" meetings
Yes, and joined group and also read at a meeting. I am going to submit my bio to Loni for the website today.
67) Go out with Eric at least once to see if a friendship is feasible or desireable
Not yet. I am going to try again this summer, maybe the Farmer’s Market thing he suggested in the fall. Have seen each other coincidentally a couple of times and think friendship is good, but that will be all.
68) See two online friends in real life
Not yet. If we get the money/ time to travel this summer I will keep thinking of this. Ann P will be in Ohio in a couple of weeks I am thinking of asking if she would like to meet, but she works really hard when she is there and also visits her parents so I don’t know.
69) Meet parents of at least one of Michael's friends
Yep with the Bertaloni-Melis
70) Take a girl trip with somebody somewhere
Not yet. Heather and I may do this in November, finances allowing.
71) Go to the Civil War thing in Hartford City
Nope – was invited to “Woodhouse Stock” party the same weekend and Michael and I decided it will be more fun.
72) Talk to Hairy David about dance callers for reenactment
Approached the subject, but haven’t done it seriously. I have his email somewhere so I can email him.
73) Write Joyce Scott a letter
Nope
74) Take a special trip for spring break.
Nope – the Emily came home thing, though.
75) Go swimming at least three times
Yes!
76) Go camping
Will camp at Woodhouse Stock.
77) Go canoeing
Not yet.
78) Fly a kite
Not yet.
79) Have a picnic at the park instead of home
Not yet.
80) Walk the creek with Michael at least once
We didn’t walk the creek, exactly, but we did go on the trail next to it, which Michael really wanted to do. Probably better than walking in our creek full of PCBs anyway!
81) Go to the zoo
Still want to do this. If we have money we may go the week I am taking a couple of days off and going to Indy in a couple of weeks.
82) Make sure to talk to Mom and Dad at least once a month
I think I have been better at this.
83) Send Christmas cards or a letter in 2007
Well, not yet!
84) See as many fireworks as possible
Saw some great ones for Independence Day. Didn’t see as many as I would have liked this year.
85) Go to karaoke at least once a month
Haven’t been as good at this this year. I need to try some new places, I think. Steph and I went at Office Lounge last week and it was really a good time and we talked to other people so I felt very social.

PARENTING
86) Cook with Michael more often
He is really taking off on trying stuff on his own and has even expressed interest in taking culinary arts classes at school. It will be hard because he takes up his electives with orchestra, but I think we are going to see if we can get it in.
87) Talk more with Michael about household tasks toward the ultimate goal of giving him more responsibility. I have been working at not being passive/aggressive about my feelings and just leaning toward aggressive! I think it helps. This week gave him a list and he is to do one item each day. Also I told him I will no longer do his laundry while I am taking my class. It is too overwhelming.
88) Help Emily get furniture and essentials for her apartment as able.
Well I haven’t had any money to help, but I have been watching Freecycle and pointed out items that might be of interest to her. She is all set up. I didn’t really help much financially, but did get a pretty nice table from Freecycle.
89) Write Emily a real letter while she is at school
I still have this fall!
90) Make Michael do more household tasks regularly
Working toward it. See # 87.

FINANCIAL/ PROFESSIONAL
91) Complete my taxes by February 15th
Done.
92) Pay off Citibank card
Trying, trying….
93) Pay off car
DONE!
94) Pay all medical bills that are in collection
Uh – no.
95) Submit resume’ for two positions
Did one at Monroe Hospital. Now working on revamping the resume’ for Baxter Application. Having taken the class will help.
96) Pay back Debbie Shipley completely
Sigh --- still working on it.
97) Pay Dewey at least a little each month.
I have missed a couple of months and now with the house payment increase I am totally stressed about this.
98) Keep checkbook balanced
Doing very well at this right now.
99) Present three new revenue producing or creative ideas at work
Did one. I may give up on this one as my loyalty to H-T is waning with recent developments. Have taken this on as a major portion of my new position. Currently working on establishing contacts at other papers to survey about how they work their Public notices, etc.

FOOD/COOKING
100) Try some kind of mixed drink or try the hard lemonade
I have tried the hard lemonade and cranberry/vodka. I am still finding that for the most part I would rather use any excess calories and carbs on chocolate than on alcohol! I have a good time without it.
101) Make fondue again
102) Go to the Farmer’s Market at least three times
Yeah, baby. Our tomatoes were terrible this year so it got me to the market pretty regularly.
103) Look into participating in a produce co-op.
I looked into it, but it is $325 for the season. I asked if we could do barter of any kind, but we can’t. I just don’t have that big of a chink all at once.
104) Try two new vegetarian main dish recipes
I found a couple I am going to try, but I will wait for Michael to be home, or if Renee does come visit for a while.

MISC/ PERSONAL
105) Get two rolls of film developed
YES! Did it – had the ones from New Year’s at Gillians and some from when we went out west four years ago. There were a couple of nice picture of Bobby before he died and we got prints made and framed and gave to Mom for her birthday in June.
106) Find out about serving on a community board or committee like One Book or MLK Day celebration
Am serving on committees at Women Inspire. One of them is for a big benefit concert which will benefit Middle Way House.
107) Attend UU at least two more times
Right now I am attending the church of sleeping late. Michael and I did go to a Sedar supper at UU, which was really nice to learn all that stuff, so I will count that as one!
» Halfway Uberlist update
HEALTH/FITNESS
1) Participate in intentional physical activity at least three times each week.
This is going well. I have unofficially moved it up to four time per week and achieve it most weeks. I am going to start setting goals for duration soon – at least twenty minutes each time.
2) Drink at least two glasses of water daily.
Doing well.
3) Eat at least three servings of vegetables daily
Doing well.
4) Lose 20 pounds
Nope
5) Get a mammogram
Nope, too poor.
6) Get Zuki her shots this year
Nope, too poor.
7) Get Flop his shots too.
Suzanne did it.
8) Get Pasta spayed and vaccinated
Gave her away instead to someone who promised to get her spayed and everything.
9) Get a flu shot next fall
10) Graph blood glucose at least one week per month.
Haven’t done. I really should, but I think my numbers are getting better when I test.
11) Read the books the Nurse Practitioner recommended.
Nope
12) Log my foods at least once a week on Fit Day or in journal
Have done about twice all year. I need to have a renewed energy toward this.
13) Get my annual exam within one month of one year anniversary.
Too poor.
14) Get a massage
Too poor.
15) Get a pedicure OR see if I need to see the podiatrist
I saw the podiatrist. He recommended certain brands and models of shoes to help my pain. I can’t afford the ones he told me to get. I did get a pair of one of the brands (Avia) on clearance a couple of weeks ago. I have been wearing them most of the time and I do believe they have helped the pain.
16) Get medical ID repaired and update medicine card.
I actually set out my bracelet and watch last night. I am going to take them to Settle tomorrow and get the bracelet repaired and a new watch battery.

HOME IMPROVEMENT/ ORGANIZATION
17) Finish this list by January 31st.
Done
18) Prune the mulberry tree
Not yet.
19) Get rid of one stump in yard
Not yet.
20) Get rid of twenty books I will never read again
I am sure I have done this. I will so some more soon!
21) Get a window covering for kitchen window
Nope
22) Clean the kitchen cabinets
Nope
23) Mount spoon “handles” on cabinets
Nope
24) Clean out the car extremely well at least once
I am going to so this this weekend!
25) Clean the carpet in Emily’s room
Nope
26) Clean the carpet in my room
Nope
27) Clean my bedroom closet
I did this and got rid of a bunch of clothes that I no longer wear.
28) Add more topsoil to the garden
Nope
29) Label garage shelves and organize
Nope
30) Get the garage door opener repaired or replaced
Too poor.
31) Research how to grow a grape arbor
Nope
32) Start grapevines if financially able
Nope
33) Caulk by my bathtub
Nope
34) Paint Michael’s room
YES! His room his painted. It looks really, really good!
35) Get the gutters cleaned out
Nope – it needs done really badly.
36) Get Michael's bed built
YES! Gill and I did it for girlfriend project day. Now the only thing he needs for his room to be fully “decorated” is a new comforter and they have the one we want at Target for only $15.00.
37) Make a stepping stone path to the backyard
Nope – I am going to keep watching Freecycle for parts for this.
38) Paint the front door
Still picking color and wondering if you can use the latex paint on the metal door.
39) Touch up wall paint in living room
Nope
40) Get the oil changed in the car by January 31, then every 6000 miles.
I keep feeling too poor, even though I know it is so much better for the car.
41) Get rid of at least two more major items through Freecycle/ giving away.
I have done EVEN MORE – now I have also disposed of an old bookcase and I have someone who is supposed to pick up Michael’s old bed frame. Although if she doesn’t come by this weekend I will take it back in and put in Michael’s room. Renee is homeless for awhile and she can’t sleep in a loft bed!

42) Finish getting the stuff out of Emily's closet
Sort of – it’s functional enough that she was able to live here this summer.

CRAFTS/ INTELLECTUAL PURSUITS/ ARTISTIC
43) Read at least thirty books
Up to 16, so I am about where I ought to be for the year.
44) Five of those should be books from Emily’s list of “Must reads” (Use Stephen King's list in "On Writing" if I can't find Emily's.)
45) A couple of those should be non-fiction or “educational”
“’Tis” was non-fiction
46) Take a class in something, anything!
47) Finish the first draft of “The Stone Cold Heart”
48) Contact Todd to see if he wants Holt Family notebooks.
Still no reply – I will try a written letter next, I guess.
49) Knit at least ten hats (or other items) to give away
Going well on this.
50) Get a new pennywhistle
Nope
51) Watch ten movies off the “must see” list.
Nope
52) Go to a concert, even if I have to pay for tickets
Not yet
53) Buy a new CD
Nope
54) Sew something nice for someone
Nope – actually I have finished a scarf for ____. I need to press it and get it in the mail and I will count that.
55) Dye the pillowcases.
I hope to do this this weekend. I have some pillowcases that I told myself I can’t start until I finish the partially done projects.
56) Visit at least one Frank Lloyd Wright building and tour it (Taliesin or in Chicago)
Too poor, so far.
57) Write in Live Journal at least once a month
Oh yeah.
58) Attend at least one play at BPP or IU Theatre
Not yet.
59) Make the shower curtain.
Not yet.
60) Make another valiant attempt to learn to crochet. Try a personalized lesson, maybe.
61) Attend one IU Auditorium Show
Renee took me to “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
62) Attend at least one of the "One Book" Discussion groups
Nope – I missed out on this. I am a loser.
63) Start a file with the ideas for "Naked Lips"
Still need to do it.

SOCIAL/ RECREATION
64) Write five letters
Nope.
65) Go on a trip all by myself for at least two days
Not yet.
66) Attend at least two more "Women Inspire" meetings
Yes, and joined group and also read at a meeting. I am going to submit my bio to Loni for the website today.
67) Go out with Eric at least once to see if a friendship is feasible or desireable
Not yet. I am going to try again this summer, maybe the Farmer’s Market thing he suggested in the fall.
68) See two online friends in real life
Not yet. If we get the money/ time to travel this summer I will keep thinking of this. Ann P will be in Ohio in a couple of weeks I am thinking of asking if she would like to meet, but she works really hard when she is there and also visits her parents so I don’t know.
69) Meet parents of at least one of Michael's friends
Yep with the Bertaloni-Melis
70) Take a girl trip with somebody somewhere
Not yet.
71) Go to the Civil War thing in Hartford City
It’s in October. I may do it as my alone trip or my girlfriend trip
72) Talk to Hairy David about dance callers for reenactment
Approcahed the subject, but haven’t done it seriously. I have his email somewhere so I can email him.
73) Write Joyce Scott a letter
Nope
74) Take a special trip for spring break.
Nope – the Emily came home thing, though.
75) Go swimming at least three times
I bought a state park pass so now I can go to the lake any time and it is already paid for. I hope to go a lot while Michael is at Ed’s.
76) Go camping
Not yet.
77) Go canoeing
Not yet.
78) Fly a kite
Not yet.
79) Have a picnic at the park instead of home
Not yet.
80) Walk the creek with Michael at least once
We didn’t walk the creek, exactly, but we did go on the trail next to it, which Michael really wanted to do. Probably better than walking in our creek full of PCBs anyway!
81) Go to the zoo
Still want to do this. If we have money we may go the week I am taking a couple of days off and going to Indy in a couple of weeks.
82) Make sure to talk to Mom and Dad at least once a month
I think I have been better at this.
83) Send Christmas cards or a letter in 2007
Well, not yet!
84) See as many fireworks as possible
Saw some great ones for Independence Day. I need to check the baseball schedule and see if we can still get in a family fireworks night and also will try to go to the Skyconcert Labor Day weekend, but it may be complicated by Michael’s Rush concert plans.
85) Go to karaoke at least once a month
Haven’t been as good at this this year. I need to try some new places, I think. Steph and I went at Office Lounge last week and it was really a good time and we talked to other people so I felt very social.

PARENTING
86) Cook with Michael more often
He is really taking off on trying stuff on his own and has even expressed interest in taking culinary arts classes at school. It will be hard because he takes up his electives with orchestra, but I think we are going to see if we can get it in.
87) Talk more with Michael about household tasks toward the ultimate goal of giving him more responsibility. I have been working at not being passive/aggressive about my feelings and just leaning toward aggressive! I think it helps.
88) Help Emily get furniture and essentials for her apartment as able.
Well I haven’t had any money to help, but I have been watching Freecycle and pointed out items that might be of interest to her.
89) Write Emily a real letter while she is at school
I still have this fall!
90) Make Michael do more household tasks regularly
Working toward it.

FINANCIAL/ PROFESSIONAL
91) Complete my taxes by February 15th
Done.
92) Pay off Citibank card
Trying, trying….
93) Pay off car
DONE!
94) Pay all medical bills that are in collection
Uh – no.
95) Submit resume’ for two positions
Did one at Monroe Hospital. Now working on revamping the resume’ for Baxter Application. Having taken the class will help.
96) Pay back Debbie Shipley completely
Sigh --- still working on it.
97) Pay Dewey at least a little each month.
I have missed a couple of months and now with the house payment increase I am totally stressed about this.
98) Keep checkbook balanced
Doing fairly well.
99) Present three new revenue producing or creative ideas at work
Did one. I may give up on this one as my loyalty to H-T is waning with recent developments.

FOOD/COOKING
100) Try some kind of mixed drink or try the hard lemonade
I have tried the hard lemonade and cranberry/vodka. I am still finding that for the most part I would rather use any excess calories and carbs on chocolate than on alcohol! I have a good time without it.
101) Make fondue again
102) Go to the Farmer’s Market at least three times
I’m ready! If I have some money I am going this weekend. We are out of garlic and I would like some green beans!
103) Look into participating in a produce co-op.
I looked into it, but it is $325 for the season. I asked if we could do barter of any kind, but we can’t. I just don’t have that big of a chink all at once.
104) Try two new vegetarian main dish recipes
I found a couple I am going to try, but I will wait for Michael to be home, or if Renee does come visit for a while.

MISC/ PERSONAL
105) Get two rolls of film developed
YES! Did it – had the ones from New Year’s at Gillians and some from when we went out west four years ago. There were a couple of nice picture of Bobby before he died and we got prints made and framed and gave to Mom for her birthday in June.
106) Find out about serving on a community board or committee like One Book or MLK Day celebration
Still need to do it.
107) Attend UU at least two more times
Right now I am attending the church of sleeping late. Michael and I did go to a Sedar supper at UU, which was really nice to learn all that stuff, so I will count that as one!
» Adrienne update for April
Here's my uberlist update for April.

I was surprised at what I got done this month, frankly. Collapse )

That's 19 done so far this year, and more in the works but not done enough to check off, as it were. It's more than I anticipated, so I'm happy.
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