Project 52

[giving himself a pep talk in the mirror before his run] This is going to be your best run yet. You are going to accomplish all of your goals. [monotone] You are a robot sent from the future to win the Marathon. You are Marshall…You are Marshall….You are Marshall!…Yeaaaahhh!!!. -Marshall, How I Met Your Mother

I’m participating in Project 52. It’s a list of 52 goals I’d like to complete in 2011. There are 52 weeks in the year, hence the 52. If you want to participate, grab the badge from Karen’s World. Wish me luck!

    1. Finish and order Mixbook scrapbook for 2010
    2. Finish wedding slideshow project
    3. Update scrapbook for 2011 every month so it’s ready by next January
    4. Workout at least 3 times a week (done pretty good on this one, if you count walking)
    5. Take a mini honeymoon w/Match, even if it’s somewhere close by
    6. Learn the 10 codes so I can understand Match and his Law Enforcement friends
    7. Go to the shooting range and shoot a handgun
    8. Write a quality guest post for someone’s blog
    9. Get at least 100 readers (82 so far)
    10. Organize our closet and add shelves
    11. Organize the garage
    12. Buy a new backup hard drive to back up all our pictures
    13. Explore our new town and county
    14. Take a CPR class
    15. Take a cooking class
    16. Walk on the Golden Gate Bridge
    17. Find new ways to make money online
    18. Work towards freelance writing career (working on it!)
    19. Try 1 new recipe a month (12 of 12)
    20. Have dinner in the city with Match
    21. Go to the drive-in movie theater
    22. Learn to sew a button onto my pea coat
    23. Stain dog toy basket a darker color
    24. Repair broken desk drawers
    25. Take wedding ring to be redipped.
    26. Make my favorite Vietnamese dishes (this could save us $ if it’s good!)
    27. Only go to sushi once per month or less
    28. Learn how to iron Match’s work shirts for him
    29. Pay down our debt (pay off credit cards, pay down car (paid off a good chunk and refinanced for a lower interest rate on the car!)
    30. Set aside an emergency fund (at least $1000)
    31. Go camping with Match
    32. Buy a house
    33. Read I Love a Cop
    34. Replace old pictures in photo frames with new ones
    35. Brush the dog’s teeth at least once a week (I’m averaging once a month)
    36. Trim the dog’s nails once a week (every 2 weeks…)
    37. Walk the dog more
    38. Comment on at least one new blog per month (not sure if I did this every month)
    39. Comment on all of my favorite blogs at least once a week (I think I did this most weeks)
    40. Paint a picture
    41. Go ice skating
    42. Visit the Zoo
    43. Don’t buy things unless I really need them
    44. When I have to buy something shop around so I can get the Best Buy I possibly can.
    45. Make homemade ice cream
    46. Take a boat ride in San Francisco on Stow Lake
    47. Swap our bedroom and the office
    48. Donate blood
    49. Read 12 new books (read 12/12)
    50. Volunteer somewhere
    51. Sing a song I’ve never sung before at a new karaoke bar
    52. Host a cocktail party




    I don’t think you have to have 52 goals, unless you want to! I think your list is great 🙂

    Impulsive Addict

    I LOVE #37! That’s a great one! You are almost at 52. Just keep thinking and it will come to you. If all else fails, go look at everyone else’s ideas and maybe you’ll come up with one…or 11.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today! I love new visitors almost as much as I love my husband. I SAID ALMOST. 😉

    Impulsive Addict

    Ok…so how do I follow you on here? I swear I’m not new at this. I’m a little baffled. I should probably quit drinking so much…


    Find new ways to make money on line…then let the rest of us know so we can quit our jobs or school, or whatever!
    Good for you for thinking of 52 things. When I tried thinking up my own list, I was stumped after: make supper.

    Karen Peterson

    This is a great list!

    I need to learn to sew a button back on my pea coat, too. If you find a good tutorial or just figure out a good way to do it, let me know!


    Thanks for visiting! I love your 52 list – I just don’t think I could come up with 52 things. Favorite? # 20. I used to go to drive-in movies with my family as a kid. I haven’t seen one in ages! Going to dig around some – maybe I’ll get some ideas on how to go from Single Christian Running to Married Christian Running!

    Run on. (After all, it’s a great way to hit #4! And it requires little equipment – just really great shoes!)


    Great list! Love #20! I hope you have a blast crossing everything off and thanks for joining in on the challenge!


    It was nice to read someone else’s list – gave me some ideas for my own!


    I want to visit a zoo this year too!


    I should have put ‘get a puppy’ on mine so I could feel somewhat accomplished. Because of the new puppy, I haven’t accomplished a damn thing except a migraine. Ha!

    Brittany E.

    Yay! I love lists and I love that you included big things and little things you want to accomplish. If you do all this I will be so impressed! You go girl 🙂 Ha.


    Love your list! 🙂 I totally agree with you on some things! This is a great idea 🙂 Can’t wait to read all about it.

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