Friday, November 5, 2010

Face it Friday

Check out Jennee's and Karen's Face it Friday posts.

I have been a bit of a slacker on working on my goals. However, and surprisingly, I'm getting a little closer in the book reading department. One of my goals was to read...ummmm....(searching, searching, now where did I put that dad-gone goal list???) I thought for sure that I put it where I wouldn't lose it or forget where it was. OH, here it is! I might have a heart attack from the shock of actually finding it!! I need a moment to catch my breath.

So, here is the list of goals I made back in January.

Goal #1: Read 10 books, at least 1 classic. 

And, here is the list of books I have read so far this year:
1. Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. This is a bit of a disturbing book, and can really mess up your brain until you get it figured out. Screwtape is one of Satan's "Top Guys". Screwtape is writing letters to his nephew, giving him pointers on how to bring his "project" over to the right side, which is really the wrong side. "Our Father" is Satan, not God; and the Enemy is God and not Satan. So, you see, how it can get uncomfortable. It's written from Satan's perspective, how he and his demons work to turn their projects (us) away from God.
I'm counting this as my classic, unless I  get around to reading another classic.

2.  The Mysterious Life of Private Thompson: The Double Life of Sarah Emma Edmonds by Laura Leedy Gansler - Sarah enlisted in the Union army during the Civil War and served 18 months (I think) as Private Frank Thompson. A very good book!

3.  Butterfly effect - Your life, my life, may affect others in ways that we may never know.

4.  Miracle at Philadelphia - The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787 by Catherine Drinker Bowen - This was a very interesting, and challenging read. She brought the Founding Fathers to life by quoting their words. Our Constitution really is a miracle. I could barely go a page without finding a word that I had to look up. (Yes, I actually look words up, in the dictionary, and write the definition down in the book. I have my nerdy moments.)  It took me awhile to get through the book, but I liked it, and plan on reading it again. After all, the definitions will already be in the book!

5. Garnet by Carolyn Brown - a historical romance,  a relaxing, fun read

6. Where the Spirit of the Lord is... by Jim McGuiggan - I haven't finished this one, yet, but I'm working on it.

Goal #2: Get my passport - Have not done this one, (yet)
Goal # 3: Mail birthday cards to friends - I'm workin' on it.
Goal #4: Host family get-together for July 4th - We took a vacation over the 4th, so, no party this year.
Goal #5: Lose 10 pounds--I don't wanna talk about it!
Goal #6: Read the Bible everyday--wellllll, haven't quite made it every day.
Goal #7: Travel somewhere new Wow, FINALLY, I get to cross one off! Hubby and I went out West this summer (over the 4th) We went through Missouri, Kansas, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Idaho, Montana and Minnesota.
Goal #8: Edit Jennee's book from last year's NanoWrimo. I've editted it not only once, but twice.
Goal #9: Do yoga It has taken me almost the entire year, but I have started yoga again. And, I have to say, that after only the third workout, the pain in my joints has almost disappeared. Why did it take me so long to get back to yoga? I don't know. (Yes, I do. I'm lazy.)
Goal #10: Learn the (Latin) words to TeDeum by Haydn - this was my first completed goal, but only because I had a deadline for a concert!

Well, that's how my list of goals has been shaping up. Nothing to brag about, but, considering tht I'm not a goal maker (or a keeper), it's a start.

Next year will be better.

How are you doing with your goals?


  1. I'm impressed mom. You're doing pretty good with your goals. Although, I don't know if the butterfly effect should count as a read it out loud in once sitting. might as well add all those books your read to Sophie so far!

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  4. Hello! I am your newest follower! I would love it if you would follow back at one or all four of my blogs!

    Thanks! Have a great weekend!

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  6. You're doing great! Keep up the good work.

  7. I love that you're making goals, and it's not even close to New Year's yet! =)

    Just stopping by, and I'm a new follower! Come on over when you get the chance!

  8. That's an interesting and nobel list. Don't kick yourself for not getting them all done. Most don't even dare make a list. I've have my unpublished list as well. The wife and I have finally gotten serious about losing weight. It hasn't been as difficult as I thought it would be. It's better that we're doing it together. It makes meal times easier to endure.

  9. Your list is very interesting and you still have time to getting all done ;-) Thanks for stopping at one of my blogs. I'm your new follower. Have a nice week.

  10. I love all of these goals!
    What great thoughts!

    I hope your weekend is going well.

    B x

  11. I think you are doing great on your goals! You still have time! : )


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