Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Day Zero Progress, October 02, 2013 (Day 171)
 

Anything with no writing beside it means I've done nothing recently towards that goal.


1 Buy a Minivan


2 Travel to Hawaii


3 Paint the boy's room


4 Make $400 in one month doing consignment sales - Done! 


5 Listen to the entire bible - Put this to the side while we're so busy, but it should be started back on!


6 Travel to Key West


7 South Carolina Beach Vacation


8 Find a new church - Done!


9 Trip to Washington D.C


10 Make a quilt for David - bought most of the material. Have the pattern planned.


11 Make a quilt for Daniel - bought most of the material. Have the pattern planned. Worked on some of this quilt during the month.


12 Make a quilt for Benjamin  - bought most of the material. Have the pattern planned.


13 Make a quilt for Simon  - I have worked a lot on Simon's quilt.
 

  
 


14 Make a quilt for me


15 Make a Star Trek Blanket  - bought the material and have started working on it.


16 Get a new best friend – Just forget it!


17 Do a 10 day juice fast


18 Read 10 books
 
1. Kahless - Done
2. Einstein's Theory of Relativity - paused
3. Frankenstein - paused
4. Jane Eyre - working on
5. ?
6. ?
7. ?
8. ?
9. ?
10. ?


19 Make Benjamin's baby scrapbook - heavy on my mind!


20 Do some volunteer work - essentially not volunteer work, but I made a board with natural, non-toxic recipes for health, body, and cleaning aides for the doctor's office to give to clients:
 
 


21 Visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery TENNESSEE


22 Take a free online class


23 Host a board games night


24 Host my poker party


25 Host a Star Trek party


26 Learn 50 new things by clicking the random articles button on Wikipedia


5.      The Amathole Museum, formerly the Kaffrarian Museum, in King William's Town, Eastern Cape province of South Africa, houses the second largest collection of mammals in South Africa and includes Huberta, the hippopotamus

6.      Silvia Olmedo, (Silvia Olmedo MacMahon), Psychologist PhD, MA on Sexology, TV-host, producer and author. She has worked in Spain, USA, UK, Netherlands, Australia and Mexico, where currently hosts two TV shows named Cuentamelove and Amor-didas.  Both shows are focused on educating people on psychology, sexology and health habits.


28 Identify 100 things that make me happy - the list is up to 67 currently (that sounds right, anyway).


29 Go horseback riding


30 Get down to a healthy weight - eating better


31 Reverse-pickpocket someone - Done!
 
The kids and I took our tithe money to the grocery stores and to a couple of drive-thrus where we paid for people's lunches and slipped money into people's grocery carts. So much fun!


32 Find 12 Free things to do with the kids locally


33 Get or buy storage units for the basement


34 Organize the basement Went through several bins downstairs and gave several boxes of things to a charity for their yard sale and some to Goodwill.


35 Don't speak a single word for a day


36 Create 100 Note Cards to sell - Made 8 so far


37 Become debt free – Finished paying the doctor bill last month. Working out a new plan for continued maintenance. Still paying on other bills.  Going good.


38 Become a published author -- obtained a free how-to brochure and a contact at a publisher.


39 Go to New Orleans during Mardi Gras


40 Become a millionaire - buying lottery tickets.


41 Spend Christmas in a mountain cottage


42 Learn sign language - Found a book. Learned two words.


43 Take a painting class


44 Build Lego displays for my cabinet - In process...

 


45 Get the entire 1976 Star Trek card and sticker set - Have one sticker and 1/4 of the cards.


46 Go on a spa retreat weekend


47 Attend a couples retreat


48 Get a degree


49 Learn the piano


50 Donate blood again


51 Attend an opera


52    Send something to someone I love monthly - I didn't do this for August or September. I'm just not finding the time, money, or desire for this one.



53 Join a church group - tried several times and no one is getting back to us since it's the start of a new year.


54 Go camping Done! Went camping as a family with the Boy Scouts. First time one had ever been camping and the first time two had been fishing.


55 Make a will


56 Send flowers to my mother and sisters for no reason


57 Get the teapot to go with my dinnerware set


58 Get a big screen tv – We did that, but we were completely schmoozled! It’s a piece of crap. Now we still have to get another one…so…this was Done! And now it’s not.


59 Create and sell one or more comic book furniture pieces – bought more comic books and the supplies to use for creation.


60 Take the kids to the Space Museum


61 Have $3,000 in a savings account - $5


62 Complete 24 Swap-bot Swaps


 
13.   Lego Jewelry - August 2013
14.   Lego Address Labels - October 1, 2013
15.   September 101 Things Progress - October 2, 2013

 
63 Read 10 classics I should have read but have never got around to


1.      Reading Frankenstein and
2.     Jane Eyre


64 Have dessert before dinner at a restaurant


65 Perform 5 random acts of kindness  - 2 done. I could count making the board for the doctor's office and giving my tithes to strangers, but I counted those in different goals, so I'll leave this where it's at.


66 Go barefoot for a whole day - Done!


67 Learn a new word every day for a month


68 Get rid of 100 things – Done!


69 Compliment someone every day for 10 days straight


70 Bake something new each month for 12+ months (April 2012 - May 2013) 


August - ???? - dropped the ball
September - Homemade cleaners and lip balm


71 Memorize the presidents in order


72 Get my handwriting analyzed


73 Complete a daily challenge every day for one year - 224 day streak


74 Go to 5 different museums


75 Go vegetarian for a week


76 Scan and print photos to replace kids artwork in albums


77 Create family recipe book with sisters


78 Organize the files on my computer


79 Print out photos and organize for scrapbooking


80 Private - Done!!!  This was only private while I was waiting, but my husband adopted my two older boys on Monday, September 30th!  It's exciting!


81 Decorate my house like I really want it to be


82 Finish all sewing repairs - Two left!


83 Finish Final Fantasy 8


84 Start and Finish a journal


85 Listen to 26 bands I’ve never heard of, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet


· A - Angelle, Lisa - Country - ***
· E - Eager - Rock - *** ½
· I – Innovators – New Age - **

 
86 Win a contest - Done!  I signed my son up for a checking account at his middle school so he could learn about money. All new enrollees were entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card for the student and for the parent. We won!  Of course, we haven't learned much yet...should have saved it, spent it fast!  :)


87 Learn to play the Star Trek CCG Game - Got more cards and found a site with different instructions. I still wish I could find a trainer because I’m very kinesthetic.


88 Get Benjamin potty trained – almost there!  Benjamin is now wearing big boy underwear throughout the day and going to the potty on his own. We still have him in diapers at night, for just in case.


89 Make my wardrobe mine


90 Buy a house


91 Serve Thanksgiving dinners as a family at KARM


92 Attend the gym at least twice a week – Work stopped paying for this, so I may as well give it up.


93 Drink 4 big glasses of water daily for one month – backsliding...backsliding...


94 Watch 10 documentary films


95 Tip a server $100 - Done!  Wow...that was a lot of fun!


96 Buy another coffee pot with automatic off – Done!


97 Go to the Egyptian restaurant in Knoxville


98 Open Benjamin's Savings Account...contribute to all three


99 Find ways to declutter house - Done!
Sold a bunch of stuff, gave stuff away, moved stuff downstairs into storage, and then rearranged the living room / dining room areas.  I also went through and moved items from my bedroom. I'm actually quite pleased with myself.  I'm going to call this done!


100 Pull all non-Lego Brand blocks out of collection


101 Grow a Big Flower Garden – This probably won’t happen until next year.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

SKIDD ROCK ROCKS!

Here are a few videos of my sister jamming tonight!  She did a great job!
 
Here she was kicking butt. She went down in the end, but there were a lot of girls falling tonight....must have been the floor.
video
 
She couldn't catch a break in this one...
 
video
 
She's showing us the moves here! She's getting better and better!
 
video
 
Go SKIDD!
 
 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Day Zero Progress, July 31, 2013 (Day 108)
 

Anything with no writing beside it means I've done nothing recently towards that goal.

1 Buy a Minivan

2 Travel to Hawaii

3 Paint the boy's room

4 Make $400 in one month doing consignment sales - Done!  Cleared over $500 in one sale this past weekend!

5 Listen to the entire bible - We have heard through 1 Kings 7...several days behind schedule, though.

6 Travel to Key West

7 South Carolina Beach Vacation

8 Find a new church - Done!

9 Trip to Washington D.C

10 Make a quilt for David - bought most of the material. Have the pattern planned.

11 Make a quilt for Daniel - bought most of the material. Have the pattern planned.

12 Make a quilt for Benjamin  - bought most of the material. Have the pattern planned.

13 Make a quilt for Simon  - bought most of the material. Have the pattern planned.

14 Make a quilt for me

15 Make a Star Trek Blanket  - bought the material.

16 Get a new best friend – Just forget it!

17 Do a 10 day juice fast

18 Read 10 books – Finished Kahless; still working on Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Frankenstein.

19 Make Benjamin's baby scrapbook

20 Do some volunteer work

21 Visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery TENNESSEE

22 Take a free online class

23 Host a board games night

24 Host my poker party

25 Host a Star Trek party

26 Learn 50 new things by clicking the random articles button on Wikipedia

5.      The Amathole Museum, formerly the Kaffrarian Museum, in King William's Town, Eastern Cape province of South Africa, houses the second largest collection of mammals in South Africa and includes Huberta, the hippopotamus

6.      Silvia Olmedo, (Silvia Olmedo MacMahon), Psychologist PhD, MA on Sexology, TV-host, producer and author. She has worked in Spain, USA, UK, Netherlands, Australia and Mexico, where currently hosts two TV shows named Cuentamelove and Amor-didas.  Both shows are focused on educating people on psychology, sexology and health habits.

28 Identify 100 things that make me happy - the list is up to 67 currently (that sounds right, anyway).

29 Go horseback riding

30 Get down to a healthy weight - eating better

31 Reverse-pickpocket someone

32 Find 12 Free things to do with the kids locally

33 Get or buy storage units for the basement

34 Organize the basement Moved boxes around and working on going through them. Tagging several items for the consignment sale (see #4)

35 Don't speak a single word for a day

36 Create 100 Note Cards to sell - Made 8 so far

37 Become debt free – Still paying bills

38 Become a published author -- obtained a free how-to brochure and a contact at a publisher.

39 Go to New Orleans during Mardi Gras

40 Become a millionaire - buying lottery tickets.

41 Spend Christmas in a mountain cottage

42 Learn sign language - Found a book. Learned two words.

43 Take a painting class

44 Build Lego displays for my cabinet - In process...

 

45 Get the entire 1976 Star Trek card and sticker set - Have one sticker and 1/4 of the cards.

46 Go on a spa retreat weekend

47 Attend a couples retreat

48 Get a degree

49 Learn the piano

50 Donate blood again

51 Attend an opera

52    Send something to someone I love monthly

July - Sent clothes to sister-in-law for baby.

53 Join a church group

54 Go camping Done! Went camping as a family with the Boy Scouts. First time one had ever been camping and the first time two had been fishing.

55 Make a will

56 Send flowers to my mother and sisters for no reason

57 Get the teapot to go with my dinnerware set

58 Get a big screen tv – We did that, but we were completely schmoozled! It’s a piece of crap. Now we still have to get another one…so…this was Done! And now it’s not.

59 Create and sell one or more comic book furniture pieces – bought more comic books and the supplies to use for creation.

60 Take the kids to the Space Museum

61 Have $3,000 in a savings account - $5

62 Complete 24 Swap-bot Swaps

 
9.      Send a Small Seven Dollar (LEGO) Set Swap – June 2013

10.   July 101 Things Progress – July 2013

11.   Pinterest ~ Clocks - July 2013

12.   SLAMS #12 - July 2013

 
63 Read 10 classics I should have read but have never got around to

1.      Reading Frankenstein

64 Have dessert before dinner at a restaurant

65 Perform 5 random acts of kindness  - 2 done.

66 Go barefoot for a whole day - Done!

67 Learn a new word every day for a month

68 Get rid of 100 things – Done!

69 Compliment someone every day for 10 days straight

70 Bake something new each month for 12+ months (April 2012 - May 2013) 

July - Soup with lots and lots of different items (it was iffy)
          Chicken quesadillas

71 Memorize the presidents in order

72 Get my handwriting analyzed

73 Complete a daily challenge every day for one year - 162 day streak

74 Go to 5 different museums

75 Go vegetarian for a week

76 Scan and print photos to replace kids artwork in albums

77 Create family recipe book with sisters

78 Organize the files on my computer

79 Print out photos and organize for scrapbooking

80 Private - Waiting

81 Decorate my house like I really want it to be

82 Finish all sewing repairs - Completed ten or so repairs. I only have about four left now.

83 Finish Final Fantasy 8

84 Start and Finish a journal

85 Listen to 26 bands I’ve never heard of, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet

· A - Angelle, Lisa - Country - ***

· E - Eager - Rock - *** ½

· I – Innovators – New Age - **
 
86 Win a contest

87 Learn to play the Star Trek CCG Game - Got more cards and found a site with different instructions. I still wish I could find a trainer because I’m very kinesthetic.

88 Get Benjamin potty trained – still working; very slowly!

89 Make my wardrobe mine

90 Buy a house

91 Serve Thanksgiving dinners as a family at KARM

92 Attend the gym at least twice a week – Work stopped paying for this, so I may as well give it up.

93 Drink 4 big glasses of water daily for one month – I’m doing 2 now, but not 4.

94 Watch 10 documentary films

95 Tip a server $100 - Done!  Wow...that was a lot of fun!

96 Buy another coffee pot with automatic off – Done!

97 Go to the Egyptian restaurant in Knoxville

98 Open Benjamin's Savings Account...contribute to all three

99 Find ways to declutter house - Done!
Sold a bunch of stuff, gave stuff away, moved stuff downstairs into storage, and then rearranged the living room / dining room areas.  I also went through and moved items from my bedroom. I'm actually quite pleased with myself.  I'm going to call this done!

100 Pull all non-Lego Brand blocks out of collection

101 Grow a Big Flower Garden – This probably won’t happen until next year.

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