Sunday, December 30, 2007

New Year's To-Do List

I love To-Do Lists, I really do. I'm sure I've written enough To-Do Lists in my life to fill a book the size of War and Peace. So, this year instead of writing New Years resolutions I decided to make only one resolution. I hereby resolve to complete the following To-Do List before January 1st of 2009. I figure that, as I will be turning 30 in 2009, I should have 30 things to accomplish. Here they are, in no particular order other than the way my brain produced them:

1. Paint a picture for Cookie's and Sweet Terror's bedroom.
2. Paint a picture for Pablo's and Monster Man's bedroom.
3. Finish my novel no matter how silly, or badly written it has to be.
4. Submit my advice column to a publication.
5. Submit it to another publication.
6. Submit it one more time before giving up.
7. Buy new bedding for my bed (which will hopefully lead me to actually decorate my bedroom for the first time since I was 17).
8. Read the Deerslayer by James Fenimore Cooper (I started it several months ago and never got past page 3. I hate to leave classics unread.)
9. Write 100 personal letters, not emails, to loved ones and friends.
10. Send Grandpa some cinnamon rolls.
11. Learn to play I Stand All Amazed on the keyboard.
12. Teach Pablo to ride the two wheeler he got for Christmas.
13. Teach Monster Man to read.
14. Potty train Sweet Terror.
15. Have Pablo write 15 letters to loved ones and friends.
16. Re-pot all my house plants.
17. Reupholster the 2nd chair (I reupholstered the 1st one and then lost the desire to tackle the 2nd one).
18. Take, print, frame, and hang current pics of the kids.
19. Get a current family photo taken (the last one we had taken was 4 years ago)
20. Organize a holiday binder so I will be better organized in dealing with the holidays.
21. Fully update my address book so I can actually send the Christmas cards I write next year.
22. Walk a total of 365 miles. (you know, as in, "Yes Doctor, of course I'm exercising," kind of walking.
23. Teach Pablo to make lunch till he can make 5 lunches for the family all by himself.
24. Do the same with Monster Man and have him make 3 family lunches all by himself.
25. Teach Cookie to make dinner and have her make 5 dinners for the family all by herself.
26. Watch Ben-Hur with DSSH.
27. Wear my fancy necklace in public at least once.
28. Go dancing with DSSH.
29. Make or buy myself a new apron.
30. Eat stuffed salmon at McCormick & Schmick's (It is stuffed with blue crab, shrimp, and brie cheese. YUMMMM. I will eat this on my Birthday because I didn't get it this last year.)


Jen said...

Well, hopefully you won't have to give up on the advice column, because someone will accept it.

Maria said...

Great idea to write a list of all the things you want to accomplish. I have million little things that I need to do. I think I just write a list like that!

BTW, I tagged you for 7 random things.

Cocoa said...

I'm a list person to! I have yet to write my list of things to do in 2008. Mostly because I hate doing what everyone else is doing so I don't really make New Year's Resolutions.

Family Adventure said...

Wow! My hubster is a list person, but not me. I think I ought to be, but I just can't seem to get organized enough.

But...I do love the sound of no. 30. Yum is right!

Happy New Year!


LizzyP said...

Oh, man, it's been forever since I've checked in with you here. I must put you on my bloglist so that I think about it more. I just love your "to-do" list idea. May I follow suit? Love the list. Happy New Year!

Mountain Dweller said...

You sound determined! I hope you still find time to blog with a list like that as I'm looking forward to the 2008 edition!
Happy New Year!

Amber said...

Gooooood gracious. I am am enemy of lists and this one just reminded me of how much I need to get done.:-)