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The List for 2015 – updated

UPDATE as of 3/1/2015 – have only completed 3 tasks, definitely need to get cracking and get some work done. We’ll see how it goes this month.

This is my list of routines to start performing and projects to complete during 2015. For now I’m just writing the item and then later I’ll explain what the item is and why it is on the list. Some of them have definite times when they will need to be done and others can be done at any time throughout the year.  Here they are in no particular order…

  1. Yellow dot information – health information to store in your car in case you are in an accident and unable to speak
  2. Vials of life information – health information to store in your refrigerator to aid EMT’s who are called to your home
  3. Bedroom curtains – need to get something up to block the streetlight and the neighbor’s motion lights so I can get some good sleep
  4. Garden Stones – decorations/borders for in the garden/yard
  5. The girl’s quilt – she picked out the pattern and fabric ages ago and we need to get it finished before she graduates in 2016
  6. Oven – took out the racks to do self-clean cycle, it didn’t work and then I couldn’t get the racks back in – been waiting for repair for years
  7. Paperback swap/book mooch – lots of books I’ve read and no longer want, been meaning to try these services out and now is the time
  8. The girl’s scrapbooks
  9. The boy’s scrapbooks
  10. Ott light bulbs – I have several Ott lights that need new bulbs but I haven’t been able to find the bulbs when I go to the store, maybe it’s time to order on line?
  11. Credit report routine – should be checking these on a regular basis
  12. Names of Jesus garland-Christmas
  13. Names of Jesus garland – Easter
  14. Get new glasses – lost my reading glasses 11/13 and still haven’t replaced them, probably will need new far and near vision lenses
  15. Duvet cover – comforter has several tears which can not really be repaired and look nice so I got fabric to make a duvet cover but it is just sitting by my sewing machine
  16. Get new bras – current ones are several years old – dingy, out of shape and definitely need replaced but I hate shopping especially for them
  17. Mammogram  Completed 2/13/15
  18. Recipe tryouts/purge
  19. Read 52 books from my shelves
  20. Monthly budget meeting routine – Need to keep track of what we are bringing in and what we are spending. Want to get serious about charity giving, savings, vacation fund and remodeling . Started having weekly meetings with the hubby on 1/8/15
  21. Taxes paperwork routine
  22. List of financial data
  23. Train table wraparound
  24. Clean/disinfect plant pots
  25. Put up mason bee home
  26. Israel trip – prepare for the trip, take the trip and put things away once I get back home  Done 2/28/15
  27. Bulletin board calendars
  28. Massage – quarterly/monthly??
  29. Design/plan garden for shop building entrance
  30. Advent wreath candles
  31. Rudolph wreath
  32. Mom’s pinecone wreath
  33. Easter wreath
  34. Blueberries
  35. Dig up tree stumps
  36. Box to presby
  37. Lutheran Seniorlife/Lutheran Service Society
  38. Dad’s credit card report
  39. Dad’s funeral prep
  40. Clean up/purge laptop downloads
  41. Clean up/purge laptop ebooks
  42. Clean up/purge computer downloads
  43. Clean up/purge computer recipes
  44. Clean up/purge computer favorites

 

 

 

The List for 2015

This is my list of routines to start performing and projects to complete during 2015. For now I’m just writing the item and then later I’ll explain what the item is and why it is on the list. Some of them have definite times when they will need to be done and others can be done at any time throughout the year.  Here they are in no particular order…

  1. Yellow dot information
  2. Vials of life information
  3. Bedroom curtains
  4. Garden Stones
  5. The girl’s quilt
  6. Oven
  7. Paperback swap/book mooch
  8. The girl’s scrapbooks
  9. The boy’s scrapbooks
  10. Ott light bulbs
  11. Credit report routine
  12. Names of Jesus garland-Christmas
  13. Names of Jesus garland – Easter
  14. Get new glasses
  15. Duvet cover
  16. Get new bras
  17. Mammogram
  18. Recipe tryouts/purge
  19. Read 52 books from my shelves
  20. Monthly budget meeting routine
  21. Taxes paperwork routine
  22. List of financial data
  23. Train table wraparound
  24. Clean/disinfect plant pots
  25. Put up mason bee home
  26. Israel trip
  27. Bulletin board calendars
  28. Massage – quarterly/monthly??
  29. Design/plan garden for shop building entrance
  30. Advent wreath candles
  31. Rudolph wreath
  32. Mom’s pinecone wreath
  33. Easter wreath
  34. Blueberries
  35. Dig up tree stumps
  36. Box to presby
  37. Lutheran Seniorlife/Lutheran Service Society
  38. Dad’s credit card report
  39. Dad’s funeral prep
  40. Clean up/purge laptop downloads
  41. Clean up/purge laptop ebooks
  42. Clean up/purge computer downloads
  43. Clean up/purge computer recipes
  44. Clean up/purge computer favorites

 

 

 

Books read

Motiv8n’ U  by Staci Boyer – another self-help book – what can I say – I love them but I need to start working on doing what I’m reading. Several great quotes that went up on my vision board.

Stash Envy and Other Quilting Adventures by Lisa Boyer – humorous look at quilters and quilting

How To Master Your Muck by Kathi Burns – Best take away – “Umbrella Days” – blocking out time periods that are used for specific tasks. Heard it before but it really resonated with me this time around.

The Buzz by Thelma Wells – interesting combination of  bee related facts and scripture to help you solve problems you are experiencing

Things I want/need to complete

1. Library wish list – have a bunch of books written down on little slips of paper and want to put them all on the library’s wish list
2. Books I’ve read list – same thing – I have little slips of paper with the books I’ve read and need to get them all on here so I can see how many I have read and how close I am to my 1500 goal
3. Zen garden – need to put down newspaper, weed fabric and sand; dig a border and fill with pond stones; arrange my big rocks
4. Shrub area – finish mulching
5. Orchard – weed, seed, cut down trees
6. Veggie beds – harvest, pull out and dispose of plants, add compost, cover for winter
7. Compost – empty out bin
8. Bookcase – put together, put books on
9. Quilt fabrics – sort and figure out how/where to store
10. Mat for loft – order mat for exercise area
11. Yard sale leftovers – put in bags/boxes and arrange for pickup
12. Business IRA forms – need to fill out and send in

There are more things I could add but I think if I commit to 15 minutes of work each day, I should be able to get some of these done. I’m going to shoot for getting half done. Even if I don’t make it, I will at least make some progress on things.

MUMday

Measure Up Monday  – How am I doing on my goals??

Just received information on the annual UFO Retreat. I have been there the last two years. It is mostly filled with quilters and scrapbookers but there are few others who come.  For the past two years I have taken my knitting, some books and a bunch of hopes and dreams. I try to make a plan for the rest of the year in between knitting some dish cloths and reading some good books.

This year I may be brave enough to take some quilting along – we’ll see how I feel. It is still two months away so I have lots of time to make a decision. I really enjoy this weekend away but I would like to try for something a bit longer – maybe in the summer of 2013 or 2014. Would love to do something in the  New Mexico/Arizona area  – that would probably be better in the winter.

Tidbit Tuesday

Here are the random thoughts rambling around in my head today…

If you are following along from the last Fitness Friday post you should know that on my very first day I blew the challenge. I stayed up late, I only walked a little over 5000 steps and I was at a church luncheon and then went to the Olive Garden for dinner(to celebrate my anniversary) so I definitley wasn’t watching what I had to eat. But yesterday was a new day and things went much better. Now to keep on doing the right stuff!!

Also, I did follow through with yesterday’s task and decided on a quilt project to work on. I will be making a 6 inch block with a Halloween or harvest theme. Hopefully I can get it done before Halloween comes and goes.

Still a ton to do in the garden – need to prioritize what must get done and what I’d like to get done.

Has been in the upper 40’s in the mornings – definitely speeds my walking along. I’m not quite ready to bring out the sweaters, coats,hats, etc. Expecting some rain off and on this week, not sure how much time I’ll have to be outside.

Kids will be home tomorrow and I think we’ll do some baking. I’d like to have some muffins in the freezer so I can pull them out whenever I want.

Be back on Thursday – have a great day

MUMday

I’ve been emailing with my sister which leads me to thinking about my quilting goal. The girl has decided on a pattern but not fabrics. While I’m waiting for that decision, I’m going to go through my stash of possible projects and try to do a few small ones. That way I will get some practice/experience before I start on hers. In fact I should go up right now and see what I want to work on and then report back tomorrow. Look for an announcement tomorrow.

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