2018 To Do List

The results are in for 2017’s To Do List. I wasn’t able to accomplish everything, but overall I think it was a pretty productive year, especially considering how busy work was this past year.

2017 Goals/To Do List:

Financial:

  • Save up for an SUV or all wheel drive vehicle (used, preferably something that can handle all the rough weather we get up here)  I got my super cute RAV4. I LOVE it! 
  • Save for a family trip, ideally to the Gorge  We didn’t go to the Gorge, but our family trip to Newport was amazing.
  • Start contributing to our IRA accounts again

Personal Growth:

  • Get the lead promotion this summer when my manager retires
  • Get Project + Certification
  • Go to the Gym at least 2x per week, walk the dog, wrestle Piglet, or do a workout video on other days. Goal is to lose 10 pounds, but really just get back to feeling fit. (I did work out at least 2x per week, but I also ate a ton of junk at work. I didn’t gain too much, but I definitely didn’t lose any weight.)

Travel and Family Adventures:

  • Visit the Gorge
  • Take a family trip, just the three of us, not to see family, but just for us We went to Newport, and it was such a fun weekend. I’m realizing I never blogged about it, which is super sad. We went to the aquarium, the beach, and just relaxed together.
  • Visit our California family this summer
  • Hike Silver Falls

Home DIY & Crafts:

  • Build shed
  • Build porch swing  I made my own bench instead 
  • Build built in dressers or storage in master.  I still really want to do this!
  • Landscape the yard
  • Plant a garden

Here’s my list for the new year.

2018 Goals/To Do List:

Financial:

  • Save up for a trip to Hawaii and set a date to go.
  • Pay down car loan.
  • Start investing for Piglet.

Personal Growth:

  • Take part in a 30 day fitness challenge
    • Goal is to get back to Driver’s License weight by the end of the new year
  • Learn how to play at least one song on the keyboard
    • Ideally take a course someday to learn more, but I’ll be happy if I can just learn one for now.
  • Take a leadership training course

Travel and Family Adventures:

  • Visit our California family/friends
  • Go on a trip to the snow
  • Go camping with friends
  • Visit the Gorge (someday we will finally do this)
  • Go on a family train ride
  • Take a trip to Hawaii

Home DIY & Crafts:

  • Build built in dressers or storage in master
  • Build a printer cover
  • Night stand for guest room or filing cabinet cover
  • Paint the exterior of the house
  • Finish mixbook for 2017, update the 2018 book regularly.

To Do List Progress: The Project Bug

Lois: And when I do, we are all gonna clean up this disaster of a closet. It’s gonna be our new family project.
Hal: We’ve never finished our last family project.
Lois: Because it’s in here under two tons of crap! –Malcolm in the Middle

I’ve got the project bug big time this week. All I’ve wanted to do is work on my various crafts that are part of my 2012 To Do List. I have this slight crafting A.D.D. though, where I’ll start a couple of different projects, and they’ll all be partially finished around the house. So I’m trying to be better about finishing one project before starting on another.

#46. Make at least one homemade canvas print from one of my photos: This didn’t turn out perfect, but I think it looks pretty cool. I picked a photo from our recent Tahoe trip.

I still wish I could have actually got the print to transfer, rather than just modge podge it onto the canvas, but it works. If you look super close you can see the seams and the bubbles. But the room is in doesn’t have great lighting, so hopefully it’s not too noticeable.

 

I eventually want to add two more canvas prints to that wall. I just need to decide which photos to use.

#47. Sew bucilla stocking for Roo: I’ve been working diligently on Roo’s stocking. As you can see, there are a LOT of parts.

This is how it looked when I started. I’ve already finished the border and most of the snowman. It takes a long time to do each individual part.

 

As soon as I finish the stocking, it’s on to the window seat project in Roo’s room. I’m SO excited to get working on the nursery. So what are you working on?