Wednesday, January 12, 2011

2010 Resolutions Check-In

Remember how I made this crazy list of resolutions last January?

Truth is, I'm still glad I made them.  I'm pretty sure I failed more than I succeeded, but I still succeeded in plenty.  And on the balance sheet of life, that's enough to make me happy.

Here's the last check-in.  There won't be any this year, because as you may recall, I have made only three resolutions this year.  And really, there's only one: get into the U Piano DMA program and stay happy while doing it.



Attend the temple at least 10 times (YES)
At least one page of the Book of Mormon every day (No, but I think I finished it twice.)
Read Old Testament. (No, but I read some of it.)
Keep journal of spiritual impressions.  (Yes.  Kind of.  It could use some tweaking, because I mostly use it while I study the scriptures.)

Home Life:

Family scripture study daily (Way more regularly, but not every day.)
Teach children responsibility (We may have made some progress.  Or not.)
Picture of the day (I did very well until my computer crashed and I got discouraged.)
Help Josh achieve his Deacon Duty to God (No.)
Work on Josh’s scouting. Get ready for his Eagle in 2011.  (We did more work on merit badges.)
Kitchen and great room clean nightly (Nope.)
Breakfast on the table at 7:25  (Nope.)
Menu planning (Sometimes.  But mostly nope.)
Food storage improved (Yes.)
Deep cleaning daily (Not really.)
Teach Josh and Sophie piano every week (Josh quit piano and Sophie is taking from Bridget.)
Clean desk every day (For a while.) 
Clean car every week (Also, for a while.)
Pay bills and be aware of the money situation every week (More aware, for sure.)
No fines at the library (Absolute and total failure.)
Functioning mudroom (Much improved, but still home to an old, smelly dog, so mostly not used well.)
Organized storage room (Better.)
Fun family outing monthly (Sad, but no.)
At least one family vacation (Yes. Family reunion at Cascade Lake.)
At least one camping trip (Yes. See above.)


Daily service (Kind of.)
Weekly date night with David (No.)
Weekend getaway with David (No.)
Birthday cards to family (No.)
At least 2 dinner parties a month (Mostly.)
Visiting teaching complete every month (No.)


To bed before 11:15 consistently (This so did not happen.)
1010 miles in 2010 (I decided not to keep track.)
20000 crunches in 2010 (Didn't keep track here either.)
5 pull ups in a row (And a big no.)
Lose those last few baby pounds (I did well for a while, then the holidays hit, but I'm still on the right track.)
Run a mile in 7 minutes (Yes yes yes!  And made it up my hill without stopping a number of times, too.)
Add more strength training (Yes.)
Run some race some time (Yes.  Snow Canyon half.  In under 2 hours.  Yeehaw!)


Read one good book a month (Mostly)
Writing...not sure what yet.  (Only the blog.)
Photography classes. Improve skills to better record family life.  (Took a class.  Didn't improve my skills.)


Recital? (No.  But I started our Piano Group and have practiced more than I have in 15 years.)
Have 20 pieces memorized (Close, if you count separate movements to be separate pieces.  That's my way of saying not really.)
Arrange 2 pieces for beginning piano trio (I did one!  Armies of Helaman.  And it was fun!)


Pay tithing on the Sunday after the paycheck EVERY TIME (Almost always.  Very exciting.)
Create working budget/envelope system/allowances (Nope.)
Be proactive (Again, I must just ask, what on earth did that mean?)
Don’t use credit cards (We mostly avoided them.)
Get out of debt (Nope.)


The goals I'm most proud of:  paying tithing on time, achieving my running goals, starting piano group, going to the temple regularly, having Sophie take from Bridget, and finishing the piano trio.  I would have liked to have done better in the relationship goals and Josh's scouting and Duty to God award, but nothing says I can't keep working on these things, even if I DON'T make them my New Year's Resolutions.


Amber said...

I remember I was blown away when you posted these last year. I am still blown away with all that you accomplished.

Danielle said...

Wow! I can't believe how much you accomplished last year. Very impressive.

Lara said...

There's nothing like a big list to make us be better. And you're right, some improvement is so much better than none, so YAY for big long lists of goals.

I am laughing about the library fines, though. At Christmas time my library let us pay our fines with canned goods, thank goodness, because I owed something like 30 dollars.

Holly Franz said...

Tell me about your piano group, sounds fun.