gimme 20 (for '11)

I've said in the past I wouldn't make New Year's resolutions. And honestly, I can't even keep that promise.

So instead, I'm going to be like Santa. Keeping a list. And throughout the year, I'll check it. Maybe even twice.

Here's the first 10 of my 20 things I want to accomplish in 2011. I'll post another 10 next week.
  1. Drop 4. Not pounds. But points off the BMI table. Yes, that awful chart claims I'm obese. The bathroom scale seems to agree. Just 4 points still leaves me "overweight" on the index. But something's better than nothing, right?
  2. Run another half marathon. There I said it. Don't know when. Don't know where. Just know I. Will. Do. It.
  3. Answer your questions on the Disney Moms Panel. Yes, shameless plug, but I love Disney. And I love planning Disney vacations, even if the getaways aren't my own!
  4. Sleep. Yes, I have a horrible habit of waking before 6 a.m. even on weekends. But when my body and mind will allow me to visit with Mr. Sandman, I will oblige.
  5. Get schooled. Seriously, I want to take a class. A writing class. A cooking class. Or Wine 101. Anything to stimulate this pretty lil head of mine.
  6. Check in at church. Yes, I tweet from the pews. And Twitpic about the shepherd by the manger who has a lot of swagger. But I really want to rediscover the Church. Not just its message, but the people of my congregation.
  7. Blog once a week. Nuff said.
  8. De-friend Joe. As in cup of joe. I need to pare down my expenses, so my tall Skinny vanilla lattes are being banished.
  9. Volunteer. I haven't chosen an organization yet. But I would like Amara and I to give our time to a local charity at least once a month. Any suggestions?
  10. See blood. Before my surgery, I was a frequent flyer at the local Red Cross. Then because of my anemic state, I needed a transfusion, which prohibited me from donating blood for several months. I was sidelined. But once I was allowed back in play, I still sat out. Why? Who knows. That changes now.
See, no resolutions. Just a plan of action.

I'm up for the challenge.

Are you? How are you planning to make the most of 2011?


  1. I love this! Your list is awesome, and I love how it's a "no pressure" kinda thing - not like lose 50 pounds before Valentine's day!

    I hope you see the completion of your list. Sometime. No rush, no stress :-)


  2. Great list! I can help with a few items on your list-I will make sure we run a half marathon this year!
    Great blog post! Great items on the list-all very achievable!

  3. Seeing how much you and Miss Amara love clothes, how about volunteering with Shoes & Clothes for Kids (my shameless plug as a board member)!

  4. Love your list! I will not run a half cause I will die but will cheer and help keep you on track!!

  5. Hospice of the Western Reserve is a good place to start volunteering!

  6. @Anna 50 pounds in a month?!? How? I'm in! :)

    @milicij2 LOL!

    @Beth, I'll need all the cheering I can get!

    @Emily and @Leslie, Amara is still debating as to where she wants to volunteer. I want her as involved in the process as possible so it'll stick!

  7. I may be biased, but I agree with your sister, Hospice of the Western Reserve is always looking for more volunteers. I love your list! I should be your buddy for #1 :)

  8. Love your list! We volunteer once a month at the local food bank with boy scouts. I feel like we are teaching Josh something and helping at the same time.

  9. @Shoes Always Fit, Amara choose Hospice immediately so I may be calling for advice...


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