Friday, November 21, 2014

Long overdue final Goal update: 101 goals in 1001 days

So way back when, at the start of 2012, I set some goals. I jumped in with 101 ideas, and committed to consciously make some changes and deliberately choose goals I thought would improve my life, at least my attitude.
It did both these things.
Here we are looking at beginning 2015. Almost three years down the road.
I learned a lot reviewing over these. Somethings have changed, like getting in control of health and finances, but other things haven't, like wanting my kids to be happy and have wonderful quality shared experiences with them.
I am a procrastinator, so I am proud I  did accomplished many hoped for goals.  Some are dreams and some are really beyond my control. This was a worthwhile endeavor. Much has changed over these 1001+ days. How nice to see what I can do when I put my mind and heart to it.

101 Goals in 1001 days
Starting January 11, 2012 - Ending October 7, 2014
I wanted to start the 2012 New Year with tangible goals and a way I could be accountable to them.

1.  make a cookbook scrapbook 
Still need to do this, planning an electronic version with photos for the kids as a family keepsake.
2.  build fence for dogs
 ACCOMPLISHED
Done and now with moving in to new place, need to do it again, least to fortify boundary fence.
3.  family rosary every night at 9 
ACCOMPLISHED/ONGOING CHALLENGE
still need to work on dedicating the family to family rosary, we get in and out of routines.
4.  loose I. II. III. IV. V. pound goals 
ACCOMPLISHED/ONGOING CHALLENGE
Then, I gained some back. Need to make exercise a priority again.
5.  run the 3 mile loop 
ACCOMPLISHED
I love to walk in nature, and I discovered running can be fun and very satisfying too.
6.  don’t cuss for one full week 
ACCOMPLISHED
7.  don’t lose temper for one full week 
ACCOMPLISHED
it is amazing when you get a hold of diet and finances, how much underlying stress goes away and with it temper storms as well.
8.  make each child smile every day in a week
 ACCOMPLISHED
See #7
9.  sew an item of clothing 
ACCOMPLISHED
repairing counts. I secretly have a wish to reupholster out Hoss chairs this year.
10.  paint a picture with oil paint 
ACCOMPLISHED
nothing epic, just for fun
11.  learn a new piece on the piano 
Still a goal
12.  learn a song and sing it with children
Still a goal
13.  memorize a poem 
ACCOMPLISHED 
14.  take care of c**** (debt)
ACCOMPLISHED 
15.  stop and conquer sugar addiction 
ACCOMPLISHED 
16.  go to an art museum 
ACCOMPLISHED 
17.  take kids to DC
DREAM
18.  stop biting nails  
ACCOMPLISHED 
19.  get disposal so I can stop nagging
 ACCOMPLISHED 
had to buy a new house to get it,
20.  school – get kids above grade level 
ACCOMPLISHED/ ONGOING CHALLENGE
21.  get pedi after #18 
ACCOMPLISHED 
22.  take family to confession  
ACCOMPLISHED 
23.  family read aloud –every day 
ACCOMPLISHED 
24.  only one meal out per week 
ACCOMPLISHED 
25.  cook one meal at home a  day
 ACCOMPLISHED 
26.  visit Grand Canyon
Still Dreaming
27.  take kids on vacation out of country
Still Dreaming
28.  get L’s passport and M,M,N,E,&C
In process
29.  M test scores up 
ACCOMPLISHED 
30.  Host Easter Egg hunt & feast 
ACCOMPLISHED 
31.  Pick strawberries
We tried, we will try again 
32.  Take N to state capital 
ACCOMPLISHED  
33.  Dinner out with just Mx  
ACCOMPLISHED 1
34.  Dinner out with just M
MUST TAKE HER ON A  HER GRADUATION DINNER !
35.  Outing with just N 
ACCOMPLISHED 
36.  Outing with just E 
ACCOMPLISHED 
37.  Outing with just C 
ACCOMPLISHED 
38.  Go to Austin just to visit Donna 
ACCOMPLISHED 
39.  Go to eye doctor 
ACCOMPLISHED 
40.  Do family puzzle 
started, never finished
41. Get in the habit of keeping holy the Sabbath - no unnecessary work
 ACCOMPLISHED 
42.  Visit family in Tennessee & friends on the way
DREAM
43.  Take kids hiking in Tennessee
DREAM
44.  Make all family's Lebanese recipes
 ACCOMPLISHED 
45.  Do something nice for a stranger
 ACCOMPLISHED 
46.  Take a photo every day 
ACCOMPLISHED 
47.  Enter a photo in a contest 
NOT NEEDED
48.  Clean out attic 
ACCOMPLISHED 
49.  Read a novel
 ACCOMPLISHED 
50.  Take an exercise class with M 
ACCOMPLISHED 
51.  Grow a garden 
ACCOMPLISHED 
52.  Go to movie with Hubby 
ACCOMPLISHED 
53.  Go out to eat with hubby 
ACCOMPLISHED 
54.  Make candle light dinner for hubby 
ACCOMPLISHED 
55. Eliminate white flour from diet 
ACCOMPLISHED - 
Then added it back in, need to get on this again 
56.  Eliminate soda from diet
 ACCOMPLISHED 
57.  Get kids to water ski
Dream
58.  Get kids to go sailing 
ACCOMPLISHED 
for a couple of kids, need to get Papa to take the girls
59.  Get a basketball goal 
ACCOMPLISHED, 
Well it came with new house and needs to be straightened up.
60.  Go to the dentist 
ACCOMPLISHED now need to think about wisdom teeth extraction
61.  Go to the chiropractor
Still need to do this.
62.  Get N braces 
ACCOMPLISHED 
63.  Get hubby to qwlc  
ACCOMPLISHED 
64.  Go C & W dancing
 ACCOMPLISHED 
65.  Take kids C & W dancing
 ACCOMPLISHED 
66.  Finish N’s therapy 
ACCOMPLISHED 
67.  Finish Christmas Shopping by Thanksgiving 
ACCOMPLISHED, (but not for 2014)
68.  Send handwritten letter to five people
 ACCOMPLISHED 
69.  Go grocery shopping and buy only what is on list 
ACCOMPLISHED 
70.  Host a neighbor to tea 
ACCOMPLISHED 
71.  Start recycling 
ACCOMPLISHED 
72.  Have tea with the girls once a week 
ACCOMPLISHED 
need to work this in to regular routine again.
73.  Take girls vintage shopping for tea items
 ACCOMPLISHED 
74.  Relearn Spanish – and use phrases with kids 
ACCOMPLISHED 
we have started
75.  Get wedding photo redone & on wall
Still need to do
76.  Take family portrait 
ACCOMPLISHED 
planning to take a frame-able picture this Christmas season
77.  Let hair go natural 
RECONSIDERED 
78.  Visit New York in Christmastime 
STILL A DREAM
79.  Start riding bike 
ACCOMPLISHED 
80.  Read Bible daily - family time 
ACCOMPLISHED 
81.  Memorize 5 favorite verses 
ACCOMPLISHED  
82.  Start nativity scene outdoor scene tradition 
ACCOMPLISHED 
83.  Monthly nature walks & updating nature journal regularly 
ACCOMPLISHED 
84.  Have a good prayerful& dedicated Lent
 ACCOMPLISHED 
85.  Organize photos 
ACCOMPLISHED 
86.  Visit an old friend 
ACCOMPLISHED 
87.  Go on 6 rv trips in a year
Still dreaming of averagin more than one!
88.  Plan and have 25thanniversary party including original wedding party 
ACCOMPLISHED 
well, no party, but we did celebrate.
89.  Use only positive words (look up more to add) 
ACCOMPLISHED 
90.  Take Donna on a vacation with us
Still dreaming
91.  Go visit old family cemetery in Tennessee
Still dreaming
92.  Make sushi 
ACCOMPLISHED 
93.  Keep house clean 7days in row 
ACCOMPLISHED 
94.  Go no tv for lent 
ACCOMPLISHED 
95.  Make an apple pie from scratch
Just did today!
96.  Have salad every day for a week 
ACCOMPLISHED 
97.  Paint a room in the house 
ACCOMPLISHED 
98. Plant bulbs
ACCOMPLISHED 
99.  Write our will 
ACCOMPLISHED
100.De clutter & donate 
ACCOMPLISHED 
101. Teach M to drive.
ACCOMPLISHED and now teaching Nick to drive.

So do I want to set new goals? Yes, but I'll rather present them to myself in a  more categorized view.
I thought I would beat myself up for ones I didn't reach. But I didn't, I don't, Life happens and I am thankful for each step I have taken in the right direction, and hopefully bringing children along with me, breaking old bad habits.

Care of soul
Prayer mass holy hour doing good things

Care of mind
Meditate. Read.Read Read: school work, read higher things 
Discuss everything. 
Do good things.

Care of body
Learn about nutrition, work hard at exercise
Work hard at diet drink water enjoy food
Invite and welcome others

Dental care
Worse problems with us

Care of spirit
All the above. 
And spending time enjoying each other enjoying life.
Not getting in debt, paying off remaining debts we have
And helping children with college to start off with out debt 
Teach and live better examples
Spend time with people we love,
Reach out more,
Visit more.
Call more.
Do more.

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