Delayed Reaction

27 Feb

I am only just, a full two months late, getting around to posting this year’s goal list.  First, let’s look at the progress I made on last year’s list:

2008 UBERLIST

PERSONAL

  • Read three books for entertainment — HA!  I think I read at least 15 books just in December.
  • Read TWO non-fiction books — Easy, breezy!
  • Learn one new skill — Hmm… did I?  Does learning to NOT freak about the pregnancy count?  I don’t think I can count this one.
  • Listen to Italian tapes once a month — Definite no on this one.  I have been such a slacker!  I did re-register for CyberItalian, and I have been trying a lot harder to work with it at least a couple of days a week.

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

  • Reach my goal weight — NO.
  • Stay at goal weight through end of year — NO.
  • Keep doctor/dentist appointments — Yes!
  • Exercise for ten minutes, 3x/week — Yes again!  I had to stop early in the pregnancy, but I am still counting this one as a success since I did it until medically disallowed.
  • Track calorie intake — Yes, even while pregnant… though not since the beginning of this year.
  • Learn to dress professionally — HA!  This one might have been wine induced.  No way.  I hate professional clothes, and I continued to dress only as well as absolutely necessary for work.  I wish I could change this about myself, but a lot of it has to do with having no confidence in my fashion sense, and no money.

WORK AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE

  • Learn one new work-related skill — Yep!  I mastered several of our meeting and computer programs, and became the go-to girl for help!
  • Start 403B — Yep!  Yay for retirement savings!

COMMUNITY

  • Donate blood — no, still haven’t conquered my fear of needles.
  • Start donating newborn caps to hospital — I really tried to do this one, but the woman who runs the program never returned any of my ten or so calls.
  • Find a way to contribute to pregnancy and infant loss community — I have tried to keep up with Project Flutter, though I am behind in sending out boxes.  I have also tried really hard to maintain support through blogs.

GREEN

  • Recycle — absolutely!
  • Replace one household product with something more earth-friendly — we can thank some friends for this, who brought us organic dish soap as a housewarming gift!
  • Donate to WWF — $50 this year.

MONEY

  • No more using credit cards — DONE!  🙂  I am SO proud of this one.
  • Save money — I didn’t really… but as a couple WE did.  Does that count?  Maybe not…
  • Stop shopping — I was mostly successful here.
  • Pay off credit cards — does one count?

HOME

  • Finish unpacking — Done!
  • Install shelves — We decided not to do this because we don’t want to install anything in this place since we’re renting.
  • Buy picture frames — Done!

EDUCATION

  • Come to a decision about grad school – Done.
  • Take one class — online Italian…

TRAVEL

  • Take one trip that lasts for at least a weekend and involves staying overnight – spent March with my parents in Florida, and then another week there with Aaron in June!

PHOTOS

  • Keep taking pictures of everything — Done!
  • Start new 365 project — started and finished!

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

  • See my sister every other month — I  managed this until she moved to Florida….
  • See my family three times — Done!
  • Go out on one official date — I am not sure if it was “official” but we did go out several times for nice nights together.

FRIENDSHIP

  • Check in by phone/email once a month — thank god for email , done!

All in all, not a bad job I think.  Check out this year’s list after the jump:

2009 UBERLIST

PERSONAL

  • BRING HOME BABY
  • Read three new books, not counting bedrest stash.

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

  • Get back to Weight Watchers after Evi is born.
  • Reach my goal weight.
  • Stay at goal weight through end of year.
  • Run a 5K.
  • Exercise for ten minutes, 3x/week.

WORK AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE

  • Learn to stay focused, work smarter.

COMMUNITY

  • Finish delivery of Project Flutter boxes.
  • Find a book club, play group, or class to take part in.

GREEN

  • Replace one household product with something more earth-friendly.
  • Donate to an earth-friendly cause.

MONEY

  • Continue dropping monthly debt balance.
  • Reduce student loan debt.

HOME

  • Buy one?

EDUCATION

  • Continue working with my Italian, become fluent by the end of the year.
  • Learn baby sign language for Evi.

TRAVEL

  • Take one trip WITH AARON that lasts for at least a weekend and involves staying overnight.

PHOTOS

  • Keep taking pictures of everything.
  • Learn to use at least one new camera setting.

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

  • Go out on one official date.
  • Get a webcam to keep Evi in touch with grandparents.
  • Visit Aaron’s grandma at least three times.

FRIENDSHIP

  • Check in by phone/email once a month.
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3 Responses to “Delayed Reaction”

  1. Antigone February 27, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    I’ll run with you!!

    The friendship part is hard. As much as people mean to me it’s just difficult to keep up with everyone the way I’d like to, especially with a baby to take care of.

    Now you’ve got me all inspired to go and write a list.

  2. Bex February 27, 2009 at 11:08 am #

    Amendment: “Get a webcam to keep Evi in touch with grandparents.”

    Get a webcam to keep Evi in touch with grandparents and so she can meet Bex and fully began learning all the things she shouldn’t! Bahahahahaha!

  3. irunwithscissors February 27, 2009 at 4:08 pm #

    this is great sis! and you made a lot of progress on last years list too! You should be proud!

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