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Mini Goal List Update for end of August 2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

September is here!!! Wow - time has flown this year.

August was a very productive month for my goal list. Since joining the Y I've been able to really work on the fitness goals that I had been struggling to complete.

Still there is a lot to do. September will be about finishing unfinished projects. Since I am currently not working full time (looking for that new job to complete #48), there is a large swath photos to be placed in scrapbooks and a wedding quilt calling my name.

So here is my update to the list to date:

1.Write a new Mini Goal List
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2. Set up an auto appointment in my calendar to make time for me everyday (set up a half and hour per weekday and an hour per day on the weekend - changed 8/15/14 - 1hr. on Weds, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at the Y)
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3. Make a fitness plan (Goal - Walk the 10mile of the Black Cat Race March 2015. Created a walking schedule to get me back up and moving. 10 mins. walking 5 days per week (working up to 20 mins) and an hour long walk on either saturday or sunday of each week.)
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4.Make an inspiration board
emoticon (Done - on Pinterest)
5. Learn a new Stretching technique
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6. Use the new Stretching technique 12 times
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7. Learn a new Strength Training exercise
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8. Use the new Strength Training exercise 12 times
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9. Learn a new Relaxation technique (Light Visualization as described in Chopra's book "What are you Hungry For?")
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10. Use the new Relaxation technique 12 times
11. Work up to 12 pushups (not modified)
12. Walk for 20 mins. five days per week
13. Walk 3.1 miles (5k walk)
emoticon (Time 60 mins.)
14. Walk 3 - 5k's
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15. Buy a new pair of walking shoes
16. Walk 6.5 miles (1/4 marathon walk)
17. Walk 3 - 1/4 marathons
18. Buy a new pair of running shoes
19. Run for 1 min
20. Run for 5 min
21. Go Swimming
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22. Go Hiking
emoticon
23. Try Tai Chi
24. Make a new workout music mix
emoticon
25. Listen to a new musician/band
emoticon (Arcade Fire (Reflektor) and the Neighborhood(Sweater Weather))
26. Go to a concert
emoticon The Crash Bash and BBQ in Portland, ME - it was eh.. but it counts.
27. Try a new recipe
emoticon Nom Nom Paleo's Damn Fine Chicken Recipe
28. Try a new vegetable or vegetable recipe
emoticon Roasted Napa Cabbage - yum!
29. Go to the farmers market
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30. Check out a CSA
emoticon I checked out options at a local CSA but it's too much food for the 2 of us. Maybe next year.
31. Learn more about gardening
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32. Work in my garden
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33. Eat something grown in my garden
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34. Eat Clean for 30 days
35. Have a "meat free" day
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36. Quit artificial sugars for good
37. Educate myself about an environmental issue
emoticon (did some reading and research about GMO's)
38. Reuse more
39. Reduce trash by half
40. Finish Scrapbook Project
41. Finish Photo Scanning Project
42. Finish Vacation Scrapbook
43. Mount and Hang Family Photos
44. Learn to Quilt
45. Work on my first Quilt project
46. Work on my Wedding Dress quilt project
47. Complete my Masters Degree (it's official - Graduation Date March 20th)
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48. Find a New Job
49. Pay off Debt
emoticon (paid off two loans)
50. Take a road trip
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51. Go to a National Park
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52. Visit with a friend
emoticon (3/23 - spent the day with a friend who was recovering from surgery)
53. Have a friend visit me
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54. Reconnect with a friend who I have not spoken to for a while
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55. Make a new friend
56. Paint the Kitchen
57. Organize my Office
58. Have a Game Night
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59. Go Bowling
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60. See a Movie
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61. Have a BBQ
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62. Have friends over for dinner
63. Have a Date Night
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64. Enjoy a day of beauty
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65. Find and activity that my Husband and I can do together
emoticon Joined the YMCA and the YFit program
66. Volunteer
emoticon (performing image description and metadata entry for the Teddy Roosevelt Center)
67. Learn a new skill
68. Build something
69. See a sunset
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70. See a sunrise
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71. Go stargazing
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72. Go to the beach
73. Put my toes in the ocean
74. Go for a weekend without being on the computer
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75. Paint a watercolor
76. Create a piece of artwork
77. Commission or buy a piece of artwork
78. Face a fear
79. Make a change
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80. Get rid of a bad habit
81. Make good on a promise
82. Finish an unfinished project
83. Make a webpage for myself
84. Get certified in HTML
85. Get certified in XML
86. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for January
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87. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for February
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88. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for March
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89. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for April
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90. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for May
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91. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for June
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92. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for July
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93. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for August
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94. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for September
95. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for October
96. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for November
97. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for December
98. Read 50 books by the end of the year (29 books left as of 9/2)
99. Look and feel better than I did at the start of the year.
100. Finish this list by the end of the year

  


Mini Goal List Update mid August 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Completed a bunch of goals over the last few weeks. Really starting to get a handle on some of my personal stuff now that I am not completely stress out or working full time.

The big thing discovered is #65 Finding something my husband and I can do together.

Yesterday we jointed our local YMCA. My husband was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The diagnosis, although not good, has really forced us to look at our lifestyle and put our health and well being to the fore front. It's getting us to make some important habit changing decisions. We are going to try the YFit program and see how we do. I'm in love with the fact that they have a pool - which means my swimming mini goal will be met by the end of this month. Hopefully this change will contribute to #99.

So here is my update to the list to date:

1.Write a new Mini Goal List
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2. Set up an auto appointment in my calendar to make time for me everyday (set up a half and hour per weekday and an hour per day on the weekend)
emoticon
3. Make a fitness plan (Goal - Walk the 10mile of the Black Cat Race March 2015. Created a walking schedule to get me back up and moving. 10 mins. walking 5 days per week (working up to 20 mins) and an hour long walk on either saturday or sunday of each week.)
emoticon
4.Make an inspiration board
emoticon (Done - on Pinterest)
5. Learn a new Stretching technique
emoticon
6. Use the new Stretching technique 12 times
7. Learn a new Strength Training exercise
emoticon
8. Use the new Strength Training exercise 12 times
9. Learn a new Relaxation technique (Light Visualization as described in Chopra's book "What are you Hungry For?")
emoticon
10. Use the new Relaxation technique 12 times
11. Work up to 12 pushups (not modified)
12. Walk for 20 mins. five days per week
13. Walk 3.1 miles (5k walk)
emoticon (Time 60 mins.)
14. Walk 3 - 5k's
15. Buy a new pair of walking shoes
16. Walk 6.5 miles (1/4 marathon walk)
17. Walk 3 - 1/4 marathons
18. Buy a new pair of running shoes
19. Run for 1 min
20. Run for 5 min
21. Go Swimming
22. Go Hiking
emoticon
23. Try Tai Chi
24. Make a new workout music mix
emoticon
25. Listen to a new musician/band
emoticon (Arcade Fire (Reflektor) and the Neighborhood(Sweater Weather))
26. Go to a concert
emoticon The Crash Bash and BBQ in Portland, ME - it was eh.. but it counts.
27. Try a new recipe
emoticon Nom Nom Paleo's Damn Fine Chicken Recipe
28. Try a new vegetable or vegetable recipe
emoticon Roasted Napa Cabbage - yum!
29. Go to the farmers market
emoticon
30. Check out a CSA
emoticon I checked out options at a local CSA but it's too much food for the 2 of us. Maybe next year.
31. Learn more about gardening
emoticon
32. Work in my garden
emoticon
33. Eat something grown in my garden
emoticon
34. Eat Clean for 30 days
35. Have a "meat free" day
emoticon
36. Quit artificial sugars for good
37. Educate myself about an environmental issue
emoticon (did some reading and research about GMO's)
38. Reuse more
39. Reduce trash by half
40. Finish Scrapbook Project
41. Finish Photo Scanning Project
42. Finish Vacation Scrapbook
43. Mount and Hang Family Photos
44. Learn to Quilt
45. Work on my first Quilt project
46. Work on my Wedding Dress quilt project
47. Complete my Masters Degree (it's official - Graduation Date March 20th)
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48. Find a New Job
49. Pay off Debt
emoticon (paid off two loans)
50. Take a road trip
emoticon
51. Go to a National Park
emoticon
52. Visit with a friend
emoticon (3/23 - spent the day with a friend who was recovering from surgery)
53. Have a friend visit me
emoticon
54. Reconnect with a friend who I have not spoken to for a while
emoticon
55. Make a new friend
56. Paint the Kitchen
57. Organize my Office
58. Have a Game Night
emoticon
59. Go Bowling
60. See a Movie
emoticon
61. Have a BBQ
emoticon
62. Have friends over for dinner
63. Have a Date Night
emoticon
64. Enjoy a day of beauty
emoticon
65. Find and activity that my Husband and I can do together
emoticon Joined the YMCA and the YFit program
66. Volunteer
emoticon (performing image description and metadata entry for the Teddy Roosevelt Center)
67. Learn a new skill
68. Build something
69. See a sunset
emoticon
70. See a sunrise
71. Go stargazing
emoticon
72. Go to the beach
73. Put my toes in the ocean
74. Go for a weekend without being on the computer
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75. Paint a watercolor
76. Create a piece of artwork
77. Commission or buy a piece of artwork
78. Face a fear
79. Make a change
80. Get rid of a bad habit
81. Make good on a promise
82. Finish an unfinished project
83. Make a webpage for myself
84. Get certified in HTML
85. Get certified in XML
86. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for January
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87. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for February
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88. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for March
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89. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for April
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90. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for May
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91. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for June
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92. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for July
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93. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for August
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94. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for September
95. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for October
96. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for November
97. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for December
98. Read 50 books by the end of the year (31 books left as of 8/17)
99. Look and feel better than I did at the start of the year.
100. Finish this list by the end of the year

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SASHAY40 8/17/2014 11:54AM

    YAY!! This sounds like a great list! You did accomplish a lot too!! Keep at it!! You go girl!! Congrats,Sashay

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Mini Goal List Update for end of July/August 2014

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

It's been a crazy month. No new job yet but I had 3 interviews. Maybe the 4th one's a charm.

As for the Mini Goal list I have achieved #29, 61, 63 & 71 in July. Stargazing was great. We were visiting friends of ours in Maine who do not live near a bright city. The sky was so full of stars. I used the Skyview app on my phone to figure out what I was looking at. That was pretty neat.

Working on #24 today. A New workout mix is needed as I ramp up to complete my last 3K (#14 on the list) and move into starting to walk 1/4 marathon distances.

I am going on a road trip next Saturday to meet up with old friends for a baby shower. Hope to complete #50, 51 & 53 this weekend.

I'll be completing #26 the following weekend.

Here is my progress towards my 2014 100 Mini Goal List as of 7/20/2014:

1.Write a new Mini Goal List
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2. Set up an auto appointment in my calendar to make time for me everyday (set up a half and hour per weekday and an hour per day on the weekend)
emoticon
3. Make a fitness plan (Goal - Walk the 10mile of the Black Cat Race March 2015. Created a walking schedule to get me back up and moving. 10 mins. walking 5 days per week (working up to 20 mins) and an hour long walk on either saturday or sunday of each week.)
emoticon
4.Make an inspiration board
emoticon (Done - on Pinterest)
5. Learn a new Stretching technique
emoticon
6. Use the new Stretching technique 12 times
7. Learn a new Strength Training exercise
emoticon
8. Use the new Strength Training exercise 12 times
9. Learn a new Relaxation technique (Light Visualization as described in Chopra's book "What are you Hungry For?")
emoticon
10. Use the new Relaxation technique 12 times
11. Work up to 12 pushups (not modified)
12. Walk for 20 mins. five days per week
13. Walk 3.1 miles (5k walk)
emoticon (Time 60 mins.)
14. Walk 3 - 5k's
15. Buy a new pair of walking shoes
16. Walk 6.5 miles (1/4 marathon walk)
17. Walk 3 - 1/4 marathons
18. Buy a new pair of running shoes
19. Run for 1 min
20. Run for 5 min
21. Go Swimming
22. Go Hiking
emoticon
23. Try Tai Chi
24. Make a new workout music mix
25. Listen to a new musician/band
emoticon (Arcade Fire (Reflektor) and the Neighborhood(Sweater Weather))
26. Go to a concert
27. Try a new recipe
emoticon Nom Nom Paleo's Damn Fine Chicken Recipe
28. Try a new vegetable or vegetable recipe
emoticon Roasted Napa Cabbage - yum!
29. Go to the farmers market
emoticon
30. Check out a CSA
31. Learn more about gardening
emoticon
32. Work in my garden
emoticon
33. Eat something grown in my garden
emoticon
34. Eat Clean for 30 days
35. Have a "meat free" day
36. Quit artificial sugars for good
37. Educate myself about an environmental issue
emoticon (did some reading and research about GMO's)
38. Reuse more
39. Reduce trash by half
40. Finish Scrapbook Project
41. Finish Photo Scanning Project
42. Finish Vacation Scrapbook
43. Mount and Hang Family Photos
44. Learn to Quilt
45. Work on my first Quilt project
46. Work on my Wedding Dress quilt project
47. Complete my Masters Degree (it's official - Graduation Date March 20th)
emoticon
48. Find a New Job
49. Pay off Debt
emoticon (paid off two loans)
50. Take a road trip
51. Go to a National Park
52. Visit with a friend
emoticon (3/23 - spent the day with a friend who was recovering from surgery)
53. Have a friend visit me
54. Reconnect with a friend who I have not spoken to for a while
emoticon
55. Make a new friend
56. Paint the Kitchen
57. Organize my Office
58. Have a Game Night
59. Go Bowling
60. See a Movie
emoticon
61. Have a BBQ
emoticon
62. Have friends over for dinner
63. Have a Date Night
emoticon
64. Enjoy a day of beauty
emoticon
65. Find and activity that my Husband and I can do together
66. Volunteer
emoticon (performing image description and metadata entry for the Teddy Roosevelt Center)
67. Learn a new skill
68. Build something
69. See a sunset
70. See a sunrise
71. Go stargazing
72. Go to the beach
73. Put my toes in the ocean
74. Go for a weekend without being on the computer
emoticon
75. Paint a watercolor
76. Create a piece of artwork
77. Commission or buy a piece of artwork
78. Face a fear
79. Make a change
80. Get rid of a bad habit
81. Make good on a promise
82. Finish an unfinished project
83. Make a webpage for myself
84. Get certified in HTML
85. Get certified in XML
86. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for January
emoticon
87. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for February
emoticon
88. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for March
emoticon
89. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for April
emoticon
90. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for May
emoticon
91. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for June
emoticon
92. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for July
emoticon
93. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for August
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94. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for September
95. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for October
96. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for November
97. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for December
98. Read 50 books by the end of the year (35 books left as of 7/20)
99. Look and feel better than I did at the start of the year.
100. Finish this list by the end of the year


  


June/July Mini Goal Update

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lots of changes going on in my life as I begin my transition out of an old job and finding a new one. I thought adding a challenge to my busy schedule would help but in the end I couldn't keep up. I ended up taking another break from SP for a bit. I make that mistake all too often - over commitment. I need to focus on the basics right now - eating clean, getting exercise and making time for myself.

However, in my absence I have been trying to achieve items on my mini goal list. Here is my progress towards my 2014 100 Mini Goal List as of 7/20/2014:

1.Write a new Mini Goal List
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2. Set up an auto appointment in my calendar to make time for me everyday (set up a half and hour per weekday and an hour per day on the weekend)
emoticon
3. Make a fitness plan (Goal - Walk the 10mile of the Black Cat Race March 2015. Created a walking schedule to get me back up and moving. 10 mins. walking 5 days per week (working up to 20 mins. once I've kicked the Flu entirely) and an hour long walk on either saturday or sunday of each week.)
emoticon
4.Make an inspiration board
emoticon (Done - on Pinterest)
5. Learn a new Stretching technique
emoticon
6. Use the new Stretching technique 12 times
7. Learn a new Strength Training exercise
emoticon
8. Use the new Strength Training exercise 12 times
9. Learn a new Relaxation technique (Light Visualization as described in Chopra's book "What are you Hungry For?")
emoticon
10. Use the new Relaxation technique 12 times
11. Work up to 12 pushups (not modified)
12. Walk for 20 mins. five days per week
13. Walk 3.1 miles (5k walk)
emoticon (Time 60 mins.)
14. Walk 3 - 5k's
15. Buy a new pair of walking shoes
16. Walk 6.5 miles (1/4 marathon walk)
17. Walk 3 - 1/4 marathons
18. Buy a new pair of running shoes
19. Run for 1 min
20. Run for 5 min
21. Go Swimming
22. Go Hiking
emoticon
23. Try Tai Chi
24. Make a new workout music mix
25. Listen to a new musician/band
emoticon (Arcade Fire (Reflektor) and the Neighborhood(Sweater Weather))
26. Go to a concert
27. Try a new recipe
emoticon Nom Nom Paleo's Damn Fine Chicken Recipe
28. Try a new vegetable or vegetable recipe
emoticon Roasted Napa Cabbage - yum!
29. Go to the farmers market
30. Check out a CSA
31. Learn more about gardening
emoticon
32. Work in my garden
emoticon
33. Eat something grown in my garden
emoticon
34. Eat Clean for 30 days
35. Have a "meat free" day
36. Quit artificial sugars for good
37. Educate myself about an environmental issue
emoticon (did some reading and research about GMO's)
38. Reuse more
39. Reduce trash by half
40. Finish Scrapbook Project
41. Finish Photo Scanning Project
42. Finish Vacation Scrapbook
43. Mount and Hang Family Photos
44. Learn to Quilt
45. Work on my first Quilt project
46. Work on my Wedding Dress quilt project
47. Complete my Masters Degree (it's official - Graduation Date March 20th)
emoticon
48. Find a New Job
49. Pay off Debt
emoticon (paid off two loans)
50. Take a road trip
51. Go to a National Park
52. Visit with a friend
emoticon (3/23 - spent the day with a friend who was recovering from surgery)
53. Have a friend visit me
54. Reconnect with a friend who I have not spoken to for a while
emoticon
55. Make a new friend
56. Paint the Kitchen
57. Organize my Office
58. Have a Game Night
59. Go Bowling
60. See a Movie
emoticon
61. Have a BBQ
62. Have friends over for dinner
63. Have a Date Night
64. Enjoy a day of beauty
emoticon
65. Find and activity that my Husband and I can do together
66. Volunteer
emoticon (performing image description and metadata entry for the Teddy Roosevelt Center)
67. Learn a new skill
68. Build something
69. See a sunset
70. See a sunrise
71. Go stargazing
72. Go to the beach
73. Put my toes in the ocean
74. Go for a weekend without being on the computer
emoticon
75. Paint a watercolor
76. Create a piece of artwork
77. Commission or buy a piece of artwork
78. Face a fear
79. Make a change
80. Get rid of a bad habit
81. Make good on a promise
82. Finish an unfinished project
83. Make a webpage for myself
84. Get certified in HTML
85. Get certified in XML
86. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for January
emoticon
87. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for February
emoticon
88. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for March
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89. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for April
emoticon
90. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for May
emoticon
91. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for June
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92. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for July
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93. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for August
94. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for September
95. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for October
96. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for November
97. Write about my Mini Goal list experiences in my SP Blog for December
98. Read 50 books by the end of the year (35 books left as of 7/20)
99. Look and feel better than I did at the start of the year.
100. Finish this list by the end of the year



  


Another Mini Goal Down!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Had to share this because this one one of the mini goals I have been really looking forward to. Earlier last month I got my veggie garden boxes built and in the ground.

I am proud to report that veggies are beginning to grow and the fruits of my labor are paying off - literally.



I plucked my first strawberries yesterday! Mini Goal #33 of Eating something grown in my garden has been achieved and hopefully will be achieved many more times from now until late fall.

  


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