Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Resolution Check-In, Month Six

Six months.

I'm supposed to check in at six months.


OK. Whatever. Here goes.


Attend the temple at least 10 times (Still haven't gone yet, but I've ALMOST gone a bunch. What? That doesn't count?)
At least one page of the Book of Mormon every day. (Yes-ish. And now I'm reading 8+ pages a day to read it during the summer)
Read Old Testament. (Hmmm.)
Keep journal of spiritual impressions. (I like it when I do it.)

Home Life:

Family scripture study daily. (Well. These are good reminders, again.)
Teach children responsibility. (They're actually doing their job charts with a LITTLE less nagging this summer.)
Picture of the day (Yes. I've missed three times. That's OK.)
Help Josh achieve his Deacon Duty to God (Uh-oh. One more month.)
Work on Josh’s scouting. Get ready for his Eagle in 2011. (Making some progress.)
Kitchen and great room clean nightly. (Nopedy nope nope.)
Breakfast on the table at 7:25 (Considering the big kids are waking up at 10-ish, this is NOT happening. I have fed David and Ben about that time, though.)
Menu planning (This doesn't seem important right now.)
Food storage improved (I've organized the food storage room more. And seen that I need more food storage.)
Deep cleaning daily (This doesn't seem important right now either.)
Teach Josh and Sophie piano every week (Well, Sophie's now taking from Bridget ((HALLELUJAH!)) and I'm just making Josh learn 10 hymns this summer.)
Clean desk every day (It's been clean for a month. High fives all around.)
Clean car every week (It's pretty clean right now.)
Pay bills and be aware of the money situation every week. (Kind of.)
No fines at the library. (Oh boy.)
Functioning mudroom. (Yes!)
Organized storage room. (Thanks to Malisa and David, we're pretty much there.)
Fun family outing monthly. (Forgot about this one.)
At least one family vacation. (I don't think California counted, but we are supposed to go to Cascade Lake in Idaho in August.)
At least one camping trip. (The lake trip in August involves much camping. Two birds with one stone. Victory.)


Daily service. (Pretty good.)
Weekly date night with David (Not so good.)
Weekend getaway with David (Not yet.)
Birthday cards to family. (I'm really going to try to re-motivate myself on this one.)
At least 2 dinner parties a month (I think mostly, except for June.)
Visiting teaching complete every month (I did it THIS month! Yay me.)


To bed before 11:15 consistently (Nope.)
1010 miles in 2010 (Nope.)
20000 crunches in 2010 (Nope.)
5 pull ups in a row (Nope.)
Lose those last few baby pounds (Finally moving in the right direction.)
Run a mile in 7 minutes (I think I might be able to do this if I count a downhill mile. What do you think? Is that cheating? Maybe I don't care if it's cheating.)
Add more strength training (Yes.)
Run some race some time (Trying to decide if I should run another marathon this fall. Can't decide if I have it in me to train alone. Can't decide if I want that much time to think. But we're planning on the Snow Canyon half again, and David may even decide to do it again, too.)


Read one good book a month (Yes. Depending on your definition of "good.")
Writing...not sure what yet. (Went to the Segullah writing conference. That was fun. Still blogging.)
Photography classes. Improve skills to better record family life. (Improve? Oh, really? Is THAT what I was thinking about doing?)


Recital? (No, but I've reviewed great pieces so far for our piano group.)
Have 20 pieces memorized. (OK. Time to work on this.)
Arrange 2 pieces for beginning piano trio (Forgot about it.)


Pay tithing on the Sunday after the paycheck EVERY TIME. (Mostly. And I'm caught up.)
Create working budget/envelope system/allowances (Uh-uh.)
Be proactive (Still not sure what that means.)
Don’t use credit cards (I need to find my replacement debit card so I can stop using the credit card.)
Get out of debt (Laughing.)

I guess it's good to go through these again. They seemed so important in January. Now, some of them seem important, especially those that involve building relationships with those I love. But many of them seem really really dumb.

Perspective. It's a nice gift. I just wish the gaining of it weren't so painful.


Megan B. said...

You're so right, and I so need that reminder right now. People are what is most important. Thanks for the lesson, and I hope you're feeling some peace.

Malisa said...

I loved this. It made me chuckle and then you tied it up so thoughtfully at the end.

Gaylene said...

It's a good reminder, but remember, baby steps! You have been a little pre-occupied! Hang in there.

Danielle said...

I so wish you loved closer. Have you come up with any ideas on the pull-ups? I got as far as installing the bar, but I think that might be the easy part.

Danielle said...

Okay, okay, I meant lived, but I guess loved could work too.

Christina said...

I think you are doing GREAT!

Nanda said...

overwhelmed and impressed, Kerri :-) I want to say "keep it up", but mostly I want to say "can I slash half of those off of your list for you?"