2014 {14 Things}

Well, hello there 2104! Glad to see you are here. I am ready for you.  I am list maker. Always have been and always will be. I make list of lists.  I like being able to cross things off these lists.  Glenn hates my lists. He hates the anxiety and stress they bring me.  But as my kids get older there is just so much I want to do.  For them. For me. For my husband.  So, here it is.  The new year.  An opportunity to set goals, refocus and reframe this little thing I call my life.  Here is my list of 14 things I want to do in 2104.

  1. Participate in either a sprint triathlon or a race that is 10K or longer.brooksI just got these new pretties so I am thinking that is a good motivator to hit the treadmill.
  2. Research, try and make a new recipe once a month.  So frequently we end up in a food rut in our house and I think with a little bit of effort we could try some new things.  And maybe, I could even share them here on this little blog.
  3. Teach Brady (with Glenn’s help) to ride a bike. Our strider bike attempt was a bust so with some new Big Wheels for Christmas we are hoping that a bike is in his future.
  4. Begin a scrapbook project for our family that forces me to pick up my camera weekly.
  5. Read at least one classic. I am a voracious reader but I have never read a classic.
  6. Find a spiritual place that works for our family. My faith has been on the back burner since we had kids and it is time to explore and nurture that part of me.
  7. Learn Adobe Photoshop once and for all.
  8. Set a goal when it comes to weight loss and hit it.  No, I will not be sharing this one.  This has been a recent struggle for me privately and now you know so maybe it will hold me accountable.
  9. For the rest of the school year, pack my lunch at least three times a week. No excuses.
  10. Watch the entire Breaking Bad series. Glenn and I keep talking about it and we need to start watching now. (This will require me not to go to bed at 8:30 every night).
  11. Get Cate involved or signed up for something. Poor second child has been neglected and it’s her turn to do something… anything.
  12. Call or send snail mail to my grandma once a month.
  13. Finish decorating our main floor with the little things and big things. Shelves need to be filled and there are some walls that need love and at least one TV that needs to be mounted.
  14. Have a quarterly meeting with my two best friends. I miss them. Too often I find excuses about why I can’t so this year, I will organize and I say I can.