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.

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