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New year…Let’s Begin!

2018 is here! So as another year begins, a new list…specifically…a new 48 things to do before I am 49 list. And since my birthday was in December, I am already behind a few days.

But not to worry, as I am keeping my list simple, doable, and pleasant! Those things in RED means they are done, or in the process. I will elaborate on each through this year to help me document.

  1. Walk/Jog/Run-make it a habit.
  2. Write and write some more.
  3. Purge and Purge and donate alot, thus clean out sheds.
  4. See movies in theaters with my girls. Jumanji 1/2/18
  5. See movies in theaters with my parents and Raj.
  6. Stop forcing Trevis to do things I want to do-ask him just once, but do them..even if alone. Jumanji 1/2/18.
  7. Make home-made pizza.
  8. Drink lots more water….no fancy gadgets…just a glass filled with water a few more times a day more than you do now.
  9. Regular walks with Slider-she likes to walk too!
  10. Do one 5k on my own every month. No medals that you send money away for. Instead, after you finish one, donate the money you would have spent on a virtual 5k, to a charity.
  11. Volunteer.
  12. Give more hugs…cause when you give them, you are really getting them too!
  13. Work harder at work. Cause it feels good to work hard.
  14. Find paint color for inside house and get samples.
  15. Paint inside of house.
  16. Detail & Clean car.
  17. Purge old photos from phone.
  18. Cook with the girls.
  19. Bike with Tam to school.
  20. Be calm and learn to breath before arguing.
  21. Paint rocks and leave them in places for others to find.
  22. Geo Cache with the girls.
  23. Make lists in bullet journal.
  24. Print this out and post. 1/2/18
  25. Attend Women’s rally in slo and other place if possible.
  26. Learn to Knit.
  27. Yoga when you can.
  28. Make valentines day treats. Cause Heart day is a sweet day.
  29. See dermatologist for skin tags and body scan.
  30. Write letters to girls for them to open later in their lives.
  31. Build something out of wood.
  32. Repaint the mailbox stand.
  33. Make calendar for parents.
  34. Visit Trevis’s parents.
  35. Call friends to say hi.
  36. Send letters to say hi.
  37. See butterflies.
  38. Take girls to Getty Museum.
  39. Visit Muir Woods.
  40. Make sandcastle.
  41. Compile book of poetry, your own.
  42. Plan a big party for your 50th!-Even though it’s two years away!
  43. Hang out with Brother more than you did last year.
  44. Be thrifty when spending money and make it money well spent.
  45. Call mom and dad once a week.
  46. Add more to this list if you want.
  47. Learn to let go. It’s ok cause those things meant to stay, will.
  48. Smile more.

+get more sleep

+attempt to make Timpano (yes! From one of my favorites movies, Big Night!


Another year, a new List!

Here was this year’s list with the things I have done highlighted! Below is the new list for 2013! I will transfer over and add a few new things and change at will! But it’s a guideline and challenge to do many things and live life to the fullest.


1. Practice yoga more than once a month to start and more later.

2. Take Spin Class

3. Once a week, steady mindful meditation

4. Participate in Move More Eat Well class

5. Participate in One Little Word (mine this year is mindful)

6. Organize, organize, organize

7. Do the polar bear dip! DONE 1/1/12

8. Use Evernote

9. Start draft on book

10. Conduct interviews and write articles on fabulous women I know

11. Redo massage brochure

12. Be honest and mindful in the everyday

13. Purchase and use a neti pot

14. Join a Bunco group

15. Write letters

16. Join PTA-and I’m the Secretary!

17. Learn new massage technique

18. Train for Triathlon and 5k

19. Knit a project

20. Submit photos to the midstate fair

21. Blog about each of these events

22. Start running

23. Do more with less

24. Keep email inbox purged and updated

25. Create with my girls

26. Volunteer at the girls school

27. Plan date nights with Trevis

28. Make more green juice

29. Do a cleanse

30. Read the Hunger Game Series

31. Write at least 3 book reviews

32. Paint the bathroom

33. Make a mosaic

34. Take the girls to the snow.

35. Visit Tobi in Ojai’-The Dirty Girl Mud Run

36. Do a month of themed blogging.

37. Rollerskate with girls.

38. HAve another India Boutique

39. Dance with Trevis

40. Cook at two new recipes per month.

41. Practice patience and kindness and mindfulness with my girls, my husband, my family, my friends and myself.

42. Print and post this list where I can see it everyday.


The List

1. Run in at least five, 5k’s

2. Run in the SLO Marathon

3. Do a team Triathlon

4. Take a Zumba class

5. Drink more green smoothies

6. Take Probiotics

7. Start Yoga

8. Continue with Jillian Michael workouts

9. Do the Color Run!

10. Read all the books I have, don’t buy any more

11. Blog at least three time a week

12. Sell art work

13. Take Girls to someplace new

14. Learn to knit with the girls

15. Dance with Trevis

16. Plan a family Trip

17. Take girls to Ojai

18. Take family up north to visit everyone!

19. Clean out sheds

20. Help people

21. Write letters

22. Learn to compost

23. Garden more

24. Spread kindness, generosity and wonderfulness-Like Jodi

25. Join a wine club

26. Play more Bunco!

27. Clean up desk area

28. Donate to Achievement House

29. Make allowance and chores schedule for the girls

30. Take girls to the movies

31. Make home made ice cream

32. Make crock pot recipes

33. Digital scrap!

34. Find new one little word for the year-Done…Move

35. Write more for Today’s Mama

36. Work on home

37. Redo the girls room

38. Do the Polar Bear Dip in Cayucos!

39. Make a mosaic with the girls

40.Fly Kites

41. Play frisbee with Trevis

42. Dance with the girls

43. Print and post where I can see this everyday!

-To start, here is my word for next year: