Homer: Look Marge, now that I’m a teacher, I sewed patches on my elbows.
Marge: Homer, that’s supposed to be leather patches on a tweed blazer, not the other way around. You’ve ruined a perfectly good jacket.
Homer: Incorrect, Marge. Two perfectly good jackets. –The Simpsons
Guys, I’m getting there. I can’t believe how much stuff I’ve been able to cross off my list. The free time definitely helps. The latest item I crossed off the list was sewing the buttons on my peacoat.
I have to confess I didn’t do these properly. I just took a needle and some thread and sewed the suckers on. We’ll see how long they stay!
Here’s a peak at my progress so far. How are you doing on your goals for the year?
Finish and order Mixbook scrapbook for 2010
Finish wedding slideshow project
Update scrapbook for 2011 every month so it’s ready by next January
Workout at least 3 times a week (so far I’ve been holding firm at 5 days a week!)
Take a mini honeymoon w/Match, even if it’s somewhere close by
Learn the 10 codes so I can understand Match and his Law Enforcement friends (I know a handful so far)
Go to the shooting range and shoot a handgun
Write a quality guest post for someone’s blog
Get at least 100 readers (Come on guys, help me out!)
Organize our closet and add shelves
Organize the garage
Buy a new backup hard drive to back up all our pictures
Explore our new town and county
Take a CPR class
Take a cooking class
Take a martial arts class
Find new ways to make money online
Work towards freelance writing career (getting there)
Try 1 new recipe a month (4 of 12 so far)
Have dinner in the city with Match
Go to the drive-in movie theater
Learn to sew a button onto my pea coat
Stain dog toy basket a darker color
Repair broken desk drawers
Take wedding ring to be redipped.
Make my favorite Vietnamese dishes (this could save us $ if it’s good!)
Only go to sushi once per month or less
Learn how to iron Match’s work shirts for him
Pay down our debt (pay off credit cards, pay down car payment)
Set aside an emergency fund (at least $1000)
Go camping with Match
Go to a San Jose Sharks game
Read I Love a Cop
Replace old pictures in photo frames with new ones
Brush the dog’s teeth at least once a week
Trim the dog’s nails once a week
Walk the dog more
Comment on at least one new blog per month
Comment on all of my favorite blogs at least once a week
Paint a picture
Go ice skating
Visit the Zoo
Don’t buy things unless I really need them
When I have to buy something shop around so I can get the Best Buy I possibly can.