Thursday, January 02, 2014

Color Coded Goals, with Radiant Orchid Ones

For some reason, my most recent update of this list (last week) saved a draft, but not the final one.
So, I've revisited and revised it as the New Year begins.

I can honestly say that this type of list , which spans almost 3 years and is more goal--oriented and not "resolutions" to complete in one year, is proving to be my style.  It includes physical, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual areas in which to grow, change, and achieve for good in measurable ways.

Here's my color code:

Red--updates as of the end of April 2013
Blue--updates as of the end of December 2013
Radiant Orchid--updates as of January 2, 2014
Green--priority goals for 2014

Revisions in  "Radiant Orchid," the Pantone Color of the Year.  This may not exactly be Radiant Orchid, but it's as close as I can get with my computer. 

Starting date: Aug 1, 2012
Ending date: April 28, 2015

1. Sponsor a new child Joel's age (8/15/12, Marcos)
2. Pack boxes for Samaritan's Purse at a packing facility at Christmas 
Decided I want to make 7 doll quilts to send this year instead.
3. Make empanadas
4. Learn watercolor
5. Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art
6. See NYC
7. Lose 2 dress sizes by June 1, 2013 (as of 8/15, down 5 lbs), 3 sizes by Jan 1, 2014) and 80 lbs total by 4/28/15) Went back up 5 by Oct 1, but went off gluten Oct 1 and lost 10 lbs that month.  Lost 1 dress size. by June 1.   Lose another dress size by March 1
8. Sand off faux finish in the master bathroom
9 Strip wallpaper from master bathroom
10. Give away 27 things a month 12 times (2x in Aug '12) (27x2 bags Nov '12, 1 in Dec 12, 1 in Jan, 1 in Feb, 1 in March, 2x in April, 1 in May)  lost track but it was 12
11. See S&A get married
12. Find a good chiropractor and have at least 6 adjustments
13. Read a book on classical education
14. Visit friends in KS again
15. Make a trip out west    redundant of #46  Instead,  save monthly for trip to Italy in 2015
16. Give blood
17. Talk with my folks about their will and final arrangements :(
18. Get 200K miles out of van  up to about 150K now
19. Write 3x to female soldiers
20. Join a nursing home ministry visited n. home w/ school kids May 2013
21. Teach more art camps at home
22. Host 3 game nights with friends
23. Get my hair cut by Mario (8/25/12) not worth the cost
24. Find a new church home  (been attending the same one since July; not sure it's home)
25. Sell the Victorian organ
26. Replace all carpet in LR, hall, and Bras
27. Get new mattresses for the boys
28. Make a guest room when SG moves out 
29. Make a hobby room when S moves out (guitar room)
30. Write a song
31. Send 24 greeting cards (Christmas doesn't count) (12 to date)

32. Design a set of 4 songbird greeting cards (1 chickadee 8/5/12)
33. Paint flowers A to Z
34. Give Daddy my first landscape painting (for his birthday ,Nov 2012)
35. Choose the new mailboxk  (installed 4/26/13)
36. Design the remodel of the kitchen
37. Walk 26.2 miles a month 3x
38. Ride a horse
39. Test drive an Audi A6 or A8  (tested and bought A4)
40. Host international students for an American holiday
41. Have a personal or mini-retreat w/ praying friend(s)  (4/27/13)
42. Troll around in a boat on a lake
43. Get piano tuned
44. Learn to draw 3 animals well (horse, bird, golden retriever)
45. Brush up on my Russian  --(No longer important)-- Instead, help produce a good yearbook
for the school
46. Visit TX and NM relatives *there, not here
47. Read a biography of a martyr
48. Get my tooth implant done
49. Start Joel's school memento book and do up thru grade 5
50. Develop the rest of my old film
51. Do J's baby scrapbook
52. Buy B&D's wedding photos
53. Frame and hang wedding photos
54. Take a drawing class (10 weeks, fall '12)
55. Read Battlefield of the Mind
56. Help S set up her new classroom (8/7/12)
57. Serve my three friends who have MS in a meaningful-to-them way (one passed away; sent my son to help another to do yard work/junk removal)
58. Make a pie crust from scratch
59. Sew two new family room pillows  Sewed 2 (Bonnie & Sarah)
60. Fast from the computer on Sundays, at least 7 times
61. Teach Reilly a new trick (play hide-n-seek with tennis balls I hide in house, per Andrea, 10/12)
62. Get zoom lens repaired    replaced June 2013
63. Make Christmas stockings for everyone (made 4 thus far: B,D,St,A ...12/12)
64. Clean out one drawer a month (kitchen junk 1/14/13, FR 2/13, SG's 3/13, DR 4/13)
65. Sell, give away, or repurpose old entertainment center
66. Organize all important phone numbers and addresses (11/1/12)
67. Play the hammered dulcimer
68. Have a mega-cooking party to serve singles and/or the sick (Mama, post-op, Sept 2012)
69. Get mammogram again
70. Serve a military family in a practical way
71. Go on a school field trip **Franklin Institute, Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit
72. Shop for master bath fixtures w/ hubby
73. Take an elderly or non-driving person to the polls to vote in Nov (offered, none needed)
74. Take a Chinese cooking class w/ hubby from his cheffy friend
75. Make an Indian dish
76. Host a birthday party for a friend
77. Learn Pachelbel's Canon in D Major on piano (making slow progress)
78. Read through the Bible chronologically
79. Keep a prayer journal with columns (Request, Date, Answer) (ongoing)
80. Attend a horse show, race, or other event
81. Host a ladies' brunch
82. Make a baby quilt  *finished 1  doll quilt, 3 table runners, started lap quilt, started haby play quilt, 
started nursery wall hanging  (all from Sept-Dec 2013)
83. Make curtains for basement in Ravens colors
84. Watch an old home video with the kids
85. Watch Ben's wedding video for the first time
86. Have a conference call w/ my 3 sisters at least 3x
87. Sell the Saab  May 18, 2013
88. Visit Savannah, GA
89. Meet a blogging friend for 1st time in person
90. Exchange 2-3 hours of cleaning for someone  *daughter,  spring 2013
91. Do a Daniel diet (10 days in a row meatless)  Jan 2013
92Complete a women's Bible study with a group   Feb 2013
93. Thank a good employee in front of his or her manager
94. Repaint wicker porch furniture   decided not worth it ; Instead, give front porch a makeover
95. Learn to make sushi
96. Do something scary (face one of my big fears) Packed an evacuation bag . Oct 29 for Hurricane Sandy .
97. Attend a professional performance of the Nutcracker (not professional, but saw it for first time 12/12)
98. Apply for tutoring job at local college (writing lab) OR be hired by school for art  
was "hired" by an art-for-kids company but so far no jobs; school hired someone else :(
99. Encourage hubby to have Manhood Weekend with the boy for "that talk" on his 11th b'day (I encouraged, but it didn't happen; maybe for 12th b'day?)
100. Do deep purge of the basement storage area (see #96) summer 2013
101. Hold an Ebenezer dinner to recount answered prayers in the last 6 months

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