Thursday, January 29, 2009

101 Things.

I have decided to keep my 101 Things over at LiveJournal.
It's too much work to keep posting at both sites.
I'm not sure what I will do with this blog now that I am not posting daily. I'm not sure what I'm going to be doing in bloggyland this year. I'll think of something.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A GOAL completed.

I am so happy. I had an immediate goal that I was determined to complete before my trip to Maryland. I leave for Maryland in a few hours and earlier today I completed it!

1. Mail Gage's quilt.

I am going to revise my list a little but I haven't had time to work on it. I want to combine a couple of things, add a couple of things and change some things to a more measurable packet.
I have gotten some good ideas from how others are tracking their progress.
I plan to do a lot of relaxing in the next week and a half and enjoy not having so much to do for a change. I want to use that relaxation time to accomplish some of the computer related goals. Maybe I won't complete them, but I want to at least get them started.
That's enough of an update for now.

My complete list and duplicate postings of my progress can be found at my World of Words blog.
Hope everyone else is doing well!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Small update.

21. The four biographies I picked up at a bag book sale. (2.00 a bag)
a. Frank Sinatra, "His Way"

Chapter One of Frank Sinatra's biography is read!
Yay. It's more interesting than I thought.

101. Be more tolerant of the terrorists. (Kitties). I am not at this time able to be more tolerant of the terrorists. I am so tired of them knocking things over and taking things that don't belong to them. I need to be more diligent about using the kitty deterrent spray.

10. Ride my excercise bicycle at least three times a week for at least 15 minutes a time.
11. Go back to using my weights at least four times a week.
12. Return to stretching daily.
13. Learn yoga.

I am also not up to par yet on my exercise goals. I'm still feeling extremely fatigued and sleeping way too much. I think it's the heat. I never had my bedroom heated when I had central air. I just shut off the vent. I have a radiator in my room and even though I keep it on low, it makes me too hot. I don't want to open the window since that makes me feel like I am wasting electricity by heating a room that I'm then cooling. I might try to see if I can handle no heat at all in here and move the radiator to another spot. I will try a couple of things and see if I can find a happy medium. I haven't even looked at my exercise bicycle. My weights are buried under some stuff on the bench of my bed.
I am stretching each and every morning!
I am not doing stretching exercises yet.
I need to find some material on yoga and start that.

I meant to put "Learn to knit on a loom" as one of my goals. I forgot to put it there, but I have learned it. I love it. It's so much easier with the fun yarns than knitting or crocheting! I will teach Mikaila when I go to Maryland.

Jeren wants Frugal's so I'm going to go take him to eat.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

101 Things update

I want to get my weekly goals in a manageable package to be able to see what I actually am supposed to be accomplishing. I have been remembering to stretch every morning when I wake up. It might seem like a small thing, but it is amazing how much better I feel just by stretching out my whole body before I get dressed. No more getting up and jumping into my clothes to get Jeren to work. So my weekly goals are the following ones:

10. Ride my excercise bicycle at least three times a week for at least 15 minutes a time.
11. Go back to using my weights at least four times a week.
12. Return to stretching daily.
19. Include seaweed in my diet at least four times a week.
16. Take care of my toenails at least three times a week for the next two months, working toward increasing
it to daily by six months from now. (July 1st.)
58. Post at least one blog a week.
59 Answer the 'Writer's Block" question at least once a week on LiveJournal.
61. Read one new blog each week and leave a comment. (picked at random.)

I also have some things I want to do monthly. They are as follows:

15. Get at least one pedicure a month.
66. Get out of the house at least one of my days off each month. (Quit being such a homebody.)
68. Go shopping at least once a month.
74. Vacuum it out at least once a month. (the car)

I haven't been feeling well for the last five days and have barely gotten out of bed except to go to work. I'm feeling a little better today. I will start my weekly goals in earnest next week. I attempted most of them, but the stretching is the only one I actually completed. I am hoping whatever this is will go away soon. I have zero energy and have to constantly clear my throat. My stomach has been rolling, although I haven't thrown up. I have been running a low-grade fever and have an ear infection. All very annoying. I did answer a "Writer's Block" question on my LiveJournal and I also wrote a blog on my regular blog. I still have a couple of days to find, read and comment on a random blog out there in bloggy land. So, really, I am moving along on my goals. We'll see how I do next week as I start to feel better.

21. The four biographies I picked up at a bag book sale. (2.00 a bag)
a. Frank Sinatra, "His Way"
b. Mary Tyler Moore.
c. Johnny Carlson
d. William Faulkner

I am starting my reading goals with Frank Sinatra's biography. I didn't realize until I took it off the shelf that it is an unauthorized biography. Should be some good reading!

20. Continue to refine my diet as follows:
More fish, less red meat.
More veggies.
As salt-free as possible.
Less starch.
Less coffee, more tea.

I'm working on my diet without trying because of not feeling well. Haha. I'm basically eating almost nothing. I fixed catfish for David and I last week. It was quite delicious and I have more in the freezer, so I'm going to look for some different recipes to use.

101. Be more tolerant of the terrorists. (Kitties).
Yeah. Wish me luck on this one. I hate them most days. They won't stay out of my stuff. I'm seriously considering a large dog kennel (or medium, maybe) to put them in at night so that they sleep instead of terrorizing the house. It's just too much to get up each morning and see stuff all over because they were tearing around unsupervised. I am sure they will meow quite a bit at first, but after a few days they should be used to it. We'll see. My cat, Ginger, sleeps with me, so I'm not sure if she gets in on the fracas or not. She's always asleep on my bed when I wake up to go potty or whatever, so who knows. I just want them to be old and tired now, just like me.
That's my update for now.