Tuesday, July 24, 2012

31 Things

Some bloggers I love recently had birthdays and marked those days making lists of the things they wanted to do in the upcoming year.  I thought I'd jump on that bandwagon for my 31st birthday so here goes:

31 things I want to do in the next year:

1 - Lose another 45lbs.

2 - Run an 8 minute mile.

3 - Memorize the morning offering and pray it each and every day.

4 - Read more to my kids.

5 - Read more for myself.

6 - Spend one-on-one time with each of my kids every day, even if it's just 5 minutes.

7 - Get down and play on the floor more.

8 - Mop more often.

9 - Go to Adoration.

10 - Find out the "love language" of the people I care most about and make sure I use it.

11 - Go for more walks.

12 - Arrange to spend time with my Mom without the kids.

13 - Clean out my closet.

14 - Own less stuff.

15 - Stop worrying about how people perceive me online. 

16 - Go to a concert.

17 - Share James' story with more people.

18 - Find ways to tighten our budget to get rid of debt.

19 - Look into parochial school for Lydia's kindergarten.

20 - Homeschool pre-school for Lydia doing school three times a week.

21 - Find more ways to honor Travis.

22 - Write James' story.

23 - Eat at McDonalds less.

24 - Spend more time with my grandparents.

25 - Write more letters to my friends in convents.

26 - Try new recipes.

27 - Cook with fresh produce.

28 - Buy a quarter of a cow from a local farmer.  (Anyone wanna go in on this with us?)

29 - Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet more and teach it to my kids.

30 - Drink more water every day.

31 - Enjoy having a baby.


Rhonda @ A Naptime Novelist said...

Um... #1 and #31 don't go together! :-)

Jude and Alisha said...

I'll do #16 with you.

Sarahbiz said...

We definitely want to go in with you guys on a 1/4 beef! We've been trying to find someone to go in with us. Let me know!

Marie said...

Happy birthday! I've been working on my list for the upcoming year too. :)

We bought a 1/4 beef from a friend two falls ago, and we would definitely do it again. I can find out if they have any available this fall if you want.

These are great goals!

Kelly said...

Wow those are some fantastic goals! I share the desire to do most of them with you. :) Because my 51st birthday is Sunday, maybe I will list 51 things :) But then feel overwhelmed at the sheer number of them, lol.

Linda said...

We've looked into buying beef in bulk. Our vet sells it, so everytime I'm over there, I see the ad for it. I just never know what's a "good price."

Kaitlin @ More Like Mary said...

15-people online think you're awesome

28-yes-get the cow!

Anonymous said...

I have wanted to post something like this on my site and you have given me an idea. Cheers.