Monday, January 3, 2011

Project 52 Kickoff!

Happy New Year! I hope 2011 will be full of good things for you! (2010 ended with a surprise surgery for Hubby, but more on that later!)

I have said many times, that I am not very goal-oriented. Besides lacking follow-through, most of the time I just can't remember if I made any goals! I  made a list of goals for last year, and although they were not very lofty, (in fact, I only made a list of things I thought I would actually do) I did feel as though I actually accomplished something when I was able to cross something off my list. In fact, it made me feel very good.

This year, I'm participating in Project 52, along with Jennee and Karen. On Mondays, I'll let you know how I am doing. I have made a list of 52 things I want to accomplish this year. A lot of my "projects" are dealing with organization, so, I hope that by the end of the year, I can declare myself "more organized"!

I'm looking forward to Project 52, and seeing how many items I can cross off my list. 

If you are resisting setting goals, or making resolutions, why not join us, and give it a try this year? You might be surprised at what you can accomplish!

So, here is my list:

1.  Lose 30 pounds - 15 by March
2.  Read 10 books
3.  Manage my time better
4.  Improve my blog
5.  Have 200 followers
6.  Start a card ministry
7.  Make the jeans blanket for which I have been saving fabric for ten years!
8.  Finish my NC photo-scrapbook
9.  Finish my Vacation out West scrapbook
10. Host a  Stampin' Up party
11. Look into doing product reviews
12. Be better at leaving comments on other blogs
13. Save money for a laptop computer
14. Be more compassionate towards others
15. Read my Bible daily
16. Become more informed on politics
17. Learn more about the history of our country
18. Get passport
19. Invite friends over for dinner, once a month
20. Take a cooking class
21. Get a hair cut
22. Exercise three times a week
23. Find 365 "Do not fear" verses in the Bible (I heard there were that many)
24. Get through an entire P90X workout
25. Go through the box of "stuff" in my bedroom
26. Go through the box of "stuff" in my living room
27. Re-organize bedroom and get rid of old, nasty clothes
28. Travel somewhere new
29. Make get well cards....and send them out!
30. Get a plan for the garden...start seeds at the right time
31. Clean and organize the basement
32. Find a new make-up plan...use colors that don't disappear with gray hair.
33. Start cooking through the hundreds of recipes I have saved and never made
34. Organize freezer and make inventory sheet
35. Drink more water
36. Organize atonement study notes
37. Organize and spring clean the bathroom
38. Organize and spring clean the bedroom
39. Organize and spring clean the living room
40. Organize and spring clean the office/craft room
41. Organize and spring clean the kitchen
42. Clean out the office closet
43. Get vacuum sweeper fixed (maybe that should come before the cleaning!)
44. Take down the Christmas tree
45. Fertilize house plants (they've never been)
46. Find a place to store Sweetie Pie's toys
47. Organize reading area
48. Donate blood
49. Save money to buy new clothes in a smaller size!
50. Learn how to transfer a button--in less than an hour!

Well, it appears I'm a few goals short, but I'm sure I'll think of something before the year is up!


  1. Those sound like some GREAT goals! And it looks like there are a few that you and Jennee can work on together!

  2. Hello my new blogging buddy!! Well, those goals seem like I wrote them myself! I need to do all the things you wrote down there too. (As for #32, have you tried a nice bright deep pink/cerise color lipstick, or even a deep red? I think that would go GREAT with your hair! A nice inexpensive make-up line is NYC, which you can buy in Rite-Aid and CVS, try it!) And BOY, do I need to do A LOT of Spring cleaning. All the rooms you mentioned and more. Trust me, I will be way busier than you! Well, thank you for sharing your list! I will discover more of your blog too! :)

  3. I think that looks like an ambitious list & I wish you the best in getting it accomplished...I have never done the P90X workouts but Gilad. I love Gilad but just today the programmming on Fit TV is all different due to OWN. Oh well....happy 2011!

  4. If you need more jeans, I've been saving plenty...for who knows how long...

    Ambrose and I bought the P90 just because it didn't seem as hard as the Px90. I haven't been able to make it through it either, if that makes you feel any better.

    Good luck with your worthy goals. What can I do to help?

  5. All most forgot, It doesn't say Do not fear exactly but it means that to me,

    Psalms 46:10
    Be still, and know that I am God:

    No matter what, everything will be alright. God's in his heaven and all will be well. No need to fear.

  6. I'm with you Darlene. I'm not very goad-oriented, hard as I try. I did manage to make a top ten list of things I'd like to change this year. I'm off to a good start so far!

  7. That is such an ambitious list!
    Great 2011 resolutions. I didn't manage to make my own list of goals yet.
    I need to do it asap.

    B xx

  8. Great goals.
    It took me a bit to come up with 52. Come on over.
    ~Naila Moon


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