“…a little bit of this, a little bit of that”

the ramblings and musings of an elementary music teacher and aunt extraordinaire

Already falling behind…. January 16, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — marlise @ 4:11 pm

I’m doing my best to keep up with the post a week thing, but January took off running before I was ready for it.

Really, I don’t know how my life got so crazy. The other day, I got a haircut. As I sat in the hairdresser’s chair, she asked me what was going on with me. It took me a little while to answer because I feel like I’m going constantly, but it was hard to put into words just what keeps me so busy. And I decided, that’s probably not a good thing. So, I’m analyzing the busy-ness to see what is necessary and what is just busy because I feel unnecessarily obligated.

That brings me to the post I mentioned last time. I’d like to put into writing some of my goals for 2011. Some are a little more frivolous than other, but here they are:

1. Continue weekly weigh-ins. I did well with the weight loss and fitness in 2010, and I don’t want to fall back. I used Weight Watchers online, and I loved it. The weekly weigh-ins kept me accountable, and I feel like they will be a very good habit as I switch to maintenance mode.

2. Stick to regular Bible reading plan. I started with an online program for getting through the Bible in one year. I’ve attempted these plans other years, but I haven’t made it completely yet. Since I do much better at keeping up with reading emails and my favorite blogs, I decided to make that work for me. This program allows me to subscribe via RSS, so I’m having it sent to my reader.  So far, it has been a great solution to keeping me up-to-date.

3. Consolidate my piano lessons.  Right now, my lessons are a little scattered.  I scheduled people per their requests when they spoke to me. That left me with some weird gaps.  Also, the new method encourages learning in groups, because it fosters creativity, helps avoid performance anxiety, and allows more fun, etc. So, I’m working on ways to make this happen.

4. Save up enough to replace the rest of my windows on my house.  I was able to get new windows on the front of the house, and their is a huge difference in the draft factor between the front half and the back half of the house.  So, I’m working hard to get the ones on the back replaced, too.

5.  Finish completely unpacking!  I’ve moved many, many, many times.  I counted 25 different homes/apts. where I’ve lived in my life. Those are just the ones I remember.  This means I hesitate to really settle in any place. I need to get over that.  I need to completely unpack and stop holding onto things that I might sometime use if I move to another  place.

6.  Finish a few more 5Ks.  I haven’t set an official number on this, but I’m beginning to really enjoy running, and I’m clearly feeling the health benefits.  So, I’d like to participate in a few more races.

7.  Cook the majority of my meals at home. Sadly, as I get busy, I fall back on nasty fast-food.  My goal is to make plans to eat better at home even in my busiest times of life.

This list pretty well covers my goals.  I may modify this a little, but I think this pretty well covers it.  Now to do it.


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