Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's time to be accountable

For "the list."
Which will soon disappear from the margin of my blog, thankfully.
Let me preface this by saying that for 2011 there will be no published list;
just to help me continue to adhere my principled self to #19 on this year's list.
And I give to you:

1. Clean out my closets. - meh.  Some things just aren't meant to be.
2. Say "I Love You" more. - I even told Mr. Morning's kneecaps how much I loved them today.
3. Read the Book of Mormon. - still reading.
4. Spend less money at the grocery store. - meh.
5. Only ONE trip to the store per week. - can I stop being accountable now?
6. Plan a WEEKLY MENU + shopping list. - C+ BUT, in the interest of #16 below, I have now delegated this job to a teenager who loves food.
7. Be aware. Laugh more. - I absolutely laughed more.
8. Breathe deeply. - amen. and OHHHHHHMMMMMmmmmm.
9. Visit one spot never been to before. - check.
10. Take a hike with my family. - checkety-check-check.
11. Read to Morning Boy everyday. - this has been my absolute pleasure.
12. Send a hand-written note every week. - almost a guilty pleasure.
13. Participate in Resolutionary Challenge. - one of the best things I did this year.
14. Use sewing machine, make something I like. - Yes.  But what I liked more, was helping my daughter to use the sewing machine to make something SHE liked.
15. Be a 100% visiting teacher. - I won't tell you too much about this except to say when I go into the home of these amazing women with the intention of bringing something good, I always leave feeling that I am the lucky recipient.
16. Be a RSP who delegates more. - a work in progress.
17. Play games regularly. - if monkey business counts, A++.
18. Learn something NEW! - it's my daily quest.
19. RELAX more, volunteer less. - I'm late to this party, but OH, it's good.
20. Be prepared. resolve to be ready. - The next ice storm that hits will find me flipping pancakes for the neighborhood.  It's not a steak dinner, but we'll make it.


Jo Jo said...

Meh. Me Too. You did great.

Becky said...

A+ for effort. :)

Melanie said...

20, 15, 12 were on my list this year too. I wasn't perfect in any of them, but I definitely made an effort and will continue to do so. Don't you just love putting little indulgences on your list? Then you can say "I have to take a nap/read this book/buy this coat, etc. because it's one of my goals for the year."

LL said...

You are a GOOD woman!

ellen said...

Looks like it's been a good year!

Yankee Girl said...

You've done great! I don't even want to look at my list and so I am not going to.

Swimmingmom said...

I think you accomlished a lot! I don't think I made a list, probably because I was afraid of not meeting it! Better to try though and move in the right direction.

Alana said...

20 goals, thats a lot. I say if you even accomplished 1 that 2010 was a success. I'm still working on my one goal from last year.

Doran & Jody said...

Woot woot! Fabulous!

Are you going to the the 2011 Challenge? Some of those look nearly impossible for me.

Now....will you write me a 2011 List?