Monday, January 10, 2011

10 10s in roudup

final report
original goal list ~ update Apr 14 ~ update July 6 ~ update Oct 25

(since a number of items appear more than once, I am putting notations by the first occurrence, then making the font on subsequent ones smaller. I'm also shrinking the font on anything that hasn't changed since last time...)

1--Keeping My Home
  1. Create (and then stick to) a housekeeping system more or less epically failed here (what a way to start off the list eh?) however, there aren't any mice or cockroaches and I do continue to vigilently battle the mildew that creeps in on all the outside walls, so maybe who cares if my 'system' is just 'do what desperately needs doing today' eh?
  2. Try out at least one new recipe each month Jan-Troy's Chicken and Speedy Burritos Feb--Spider Spaghetti, Mar--Lebanese spinach puffs and cheeseburger buns, April--black bean/rice veggie burgers and pound cake and trifle, May--spinach stuffed pork loin, June--tarragon cream halibut, July--Salmon burgers and salmon-dill quiche, August-- veggie gingerbread muffins, hot Mexican salad, September--gluten free cookies and stardrop (GF) cookies and Indian-style chicken, October--(I have no idea what I did in Oct, but maybe the extras in sep cover me huh?) November--stovies and oatcakes, December--fruit braid.
  3. Serve balanced meals (with a protein, a vegetable, and a starch/carb) at least most nights
  4. Grind my own wheat flour
  5. Make bread all year
  6. Build up my food storage--at least 3m worth of all non-perishable items some pictures
  7. Learn about gardening in Alaska--what foods grow well, when/how to plant and harvest, etc
  8. Have a garden
  9. Can/freeze produce in season
  10. Participate in the butchering and/or preservation of a moose that Hubby shoots (that's one of his goals for the year) He didnt' get a moose in spite of much trying, BUT we got a half a cow from a local farmer. ☺
  11. Render tallow from the beef scraps to make candles!
2--Read Books (ideally including the following specific titles)(* means I've started it, date indicates when finished) I scrapped half the list and instead am putting things I actually did read
  1. 4/10 To Kill A Mockingbird
  2. 11/10 A Christmas Carol
  3. 7/10 something by an Alaskan author
  4. a biography or memoir nope
  5. *Going Rogue by Sarah Palin (mostly for cultural literacy) didn't finish...didn't mind
  6. 1/10 Icy Sparks
  7. Fablehaven I am now halfway through book 3...I have to keep swapping reading time with Wolf, as he's reading them too
  8. 10/10 The Mists of Avalon
  9. 8/10The Passage by Justin Croner (NYT top book)
  10. 6/10 The Audacity of Hope by Barak Obama (alternate)
  11. 12/10 Drawing Down The Moon

3--Improve Financial Stability
  1. Pay off (at least) one account
  2. Keep current with tithing (unfortunately some months this has been hard for us, and then catching up on our tight budget is even harder)
  3. Live within our means, always considering wants vs needs, and making the modest choice even with the latter.
  4. Use coupons and shop sales at the grocery store
  5. Use our tax returns and PFD's wisely (for food storage/debt, not playing!)
  6. Build up our food storage
  7. Build up my year's supply (the non food stuff, like toilet paper and toothpaste and laundry soap) to 3-6 months worth
  8. Do not buy any new diaper/etc fabric
  9. Sew items to sell using the fabric I have
  10. Actively market my etsy shops

4--Be More Present with my Family
  1. Read more books to my kids
  2. Acquire a couple of new children's books in order to do #1 without losing my mind ☺
  3. Cuddle my kids every day
  4. Include the kids in the housekeeping schedule (give them assignments)
  5. Stay OFF the internet one day a week (generally Tuesdays)
  6. Be a good example for the kids by limiting my screen time on other days
  7. Say "just a minute" less often
  8. Play with my kids, not just work near them
  9. Have a monthly 'date' with each family member it's been hit and miss, but pretty good...
  10. Go to bed at the same time as my Hubby usually ☺

  1. Create (sew or knit) at least 6 things per month, for my family or my shop Jan FOs, Feb FOs, Mar FOs, Apr FOs, May FOs, Jun FOs, July FOs, Aug FOs, Sep/Oct FOs, Nov/Dec FOs
  2. Introduce a new product (or two or three) in my shop(s) this year. Four so far.
  3. Allow myself the thought-outlet of blogging frequently
  4. Finish Wolf's sweater sewed him a hoodie instead
  5. Knit something for myself (I have no idea what yet) No knitting, but I sewed a pretty blue gown for myself, so I think it counts
  6. Use up existing stash rather than buying new materials
  7. Try out at least one new recipe each month
  8. Learn how to make shampoo/conditioner strike
  9. Make handmade gifts for my family/friends (not necessarily to the exclusion of purchased items). I made the gifts for each of my family members for Christmas☺
  10. Help my children make things

6--Focus Inward

  1. Be more active (I'd like to go walking, though in winter in Alaska with two little ones and no where to walk indoors this is a challenge...)
  2. Work on my poor ignored abdominals...crunches or pilates or something very hit and miss...
  3. Get outside more often
  4. Read more fiction (see list above!)
  5. Read my scriptures also a bit hit and miss...
  6. Pray more (an ongoing challenge for me unfortunately)
  7. Get the local breastfeeding support group on it's feet.
  8. Sing more 
  9. Take time to be still and quiet
  10. Check in on these goals at least quarterly to monitor my progress

7--Focus Outward
  1. Do my visiting teaching every month
  2. Become a Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big's something I've wanted to do for a long time. or not
  3. Build up the local breastfeeding support group.
  4. Fulfill my church calling  I'm now the music coordinator for the ward.
  5. "Pay It Forward" whenever I can (in whatever ways I can)
  6. Look specifically for opportunities to PIF/send out good karma
  7. Shop locally or handmade whenever possible.
  8. Feed the local missionaries each month
  9. Teach a friend how to do something new
  10. Teach my kids how to do new things
  11. BONUS--start a nonprofit organization for miscarriage support and education (ha, who'd have guessed!)

  1. Read a parenting book Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn (review coming sometime...)
  2. Read a marriage/relationship book The Soul of Sex by Thomas Moore
  3. Read a political book The Audacity of Hope by Barak Obama
  4. Read a nutrition or health book
  5. Read a biography or teachings of a latter day prophet or apostle aww scrappy
  6. Read my scriptures
  7. Learn new knitting techniques Jan--increases, Feb--seaming (shoulders, sides, and setting in sleeves), Jun--picking up stitches
  8. Learn how to make shampoo and/or conditioner
  9. Try out at least one new recipe each month
  10. Seek to find/recognize the sacred in all aspects of life, and the connections between truths ("spiritual" and otherwise) this has been just awesome

  1. Write a series of posts about The Family proclamation strike
  2. Finish the final post in my "motherhood" series done ☺
  3. Finish the birth-related posts that are sitting in my drafts folder done ☺
  4. Research and write more posts on specific vaccinations
  5. Write reviews of the books I have read but haven't written about yet: Hold On To Your Kids, The Omnivore's Dilemma, Raising Your Spirited Child strike (my goodness I didn't do a single one of these books! Oh well, there's 2011, right?!)
  6. Write reviews of books I read this year meh
  7. Post more regularly on my cooking blog
  8. Post more regularly on my family scrapbook blog (it's private, for keeping extended family updated mostly)
  9. Fill in gaps by posting older stuff on the family scrapbook blog too
  10. Leave comments on my friends' blogs
  11. BONUS write a series on the Relief Society proclamation

  1. Celebrate the earth cycle holidays (equinoxes, solstices).
  2. Finally start our long-planned family tradition of having an authentic medieval meal (ie, big meat, candlelight, no utensils) once a year. It was pretty cool
  3. Establish a new family tradition for Jesus' Birthday This was also pretty cool
  4. Have a family pizza night at least twice a month frequently, and invite someone to join us.
  5. Have a family or couples game night at least once a month strike
  6. Go to playgroup and mom's support (breastfeeding) group and RS meetings and thus rejuvenate myself often meh
  7. Visit some major sites of my own state this was quite an adventure, to say the least...
  8. Play music in the home/car, and sing more
  9. Get outside often and breathe deeply
  10. Do my best to live deeply and suck the marrow out of life
  11. BONUS start a new family tradition of celebrating the countries of our ancestors by having a meal of authentic foods on that country's national holiday (some I've hit and some I've missed...and I'm just being ok with that at this point)
  12. I know I posted somewhere my plan to make cakes for each family member's birthday, but can't find it on this list... I have done it for Hubby & Bear, Wolf and Eagle.
    So, six strikes off a list of 100 (but did about that many 'bonus' things)...not too shabby! ☺


    Thomasin said...

    That was really QUITE the list. You did great!

    nicole said...

    WOW! Way to go! Seems like a very balanced way to set goals. Congrats!

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