Thursday, June 28, 2012

check up.

i can't believe that its the end of June. 2012 is halfway over already! so i guess that means its probably as good a time as any to take a quick look back at how i'm doing with all those non-resolutions that i declared back in January.

this list is in no particular order, since i originally made it stream-of-consciousness style, just typing stuff as i thought of it. i haven't added anything, or taken anything off the list. all i did was copy and paste it from this post, and put it into a bulleted list for easier reading. it probably goes without saying, but anything that has been crossed off is something that i have done. the ones that have a comment but are not yet crossed off are things that i have started but i do not yet feel as though they are complete for one reason or another. and all the rest? well, i've still got plenty of time to get around to those, since there really isnt an expiration date on this list.

so without further ado...
  • make a reasonable meal plan. Meal Plan Mondays seem to have stuck pretty well so far...
  • paint the front door.
  • run a 5K.
  • go to Europe. been there, done that.
  • enjoy that trip thoroughly. ohmygoodness yes! and i would go back in a heartbeat.
  • bring home at least one good souvenir. i never told you about them, but we picked up our Christmas ornaments for this year, and also managed to find something good for a bunch of other people too.
  • feel good about myself in a bathing suit.
  • sit-ups.
  • clean the front porch. its dirty again already, but i did clean it.
  • have pretty flower beds.
  • shower with the door closed.  we still need to install a fan in the guest bathroom though.
  • read the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  • then watch the movies.
  • paint and organize my kitchen.
  • invite more people to our house. this one's kind of a work in progress.
  • smile. pretty much every day!
  • make curtains for all my naked windows. we'll call this one 30% complete.
  • clean regularly.
  • use my crockpot. i still dont think i'm using this to its full potential.
  • read through my bible. reading plan has been started, and reasonably kept up with so far.
  • run.
  • dismantle the mountain-o-junk in the basement. dismantled, but still not completely reorganized.
  • decorate for seasons other than Christmas.
  • yard sale.
  • read a book by Jane Austin Austen.
  • hang things on the walls. one thing so far.
  • build something.
  • laugh. as much as possible.
  • organize the office. maybe 50% on this one?
  • carve a jack-o-lantern.
  • buy pants that fit and make me feel fantastic. i have one amazing pair of jeans. still on the hunt for good work pants.
  • clean out my closet.
  • put new music on my iPod.
  • be a good friend. i dont really know that there's a way to quantify this...
  • quilt our old t-shirts. 98% done with Mark's quilt. still not sure if i'm going to do mine or not.
  • close my other bank account.
  • hit 'play all' on abs and buns of steel and not want to die.
  • go to the dentist.
  • give more homemade gifts.
  • play outside. a few times. not nearly enough though.
  • ride my bike. once or twice so far. not as ready for the tour as i'd like to be.
  • the big book of everything.
  • go to a baseball game. i've got 2 in so far this season, and 2 softball games. any more at this point are purely bonus.
  • swim.
  • paint something little.
  • have fun. yes.oh so much yes.

 so that's where i stand so far. not too shabby if i do say so myself. in fact, (if these were actual resolutions that needed to be completed by the end of the year) i'm pretty much right on track numbers-wise, having either completed or made progress on exactly 50% of all the things on the list. go me!
so right now blogger is giving me a STRONG warning about HTML and tags and opening and closing and CANNOT BE ACCEPTED but they also give me an option to "Ignore Warning." so i'm just going to go ahead and do that. walkin on the wild side over here. fingers crossed that this doesnt blow up my computer or anything...



Abi said...

hey- I what do you mean the quilt is not done... don't make me come down there (again).

AmiDawn said...

i just have to finish tacking/tying it at all the inside corners. i started it, but got distracted and never made it back. come any time!!!