1. Sometimes you just can't pray.
2. God hears anyway.
3. These past few days have been stunningly beautiful. I have ached to be outside.
4. I've been sitting at my desk in my office, working all week during the daylight hours.
5. It's New Year's Eve.
6. I am about as much a fan of this day as I am of Christmas Day.
7. My dad died in 2015.
8. Drew and Danica got engaged in 2015.
9. Both events caused me to have many feels.
10. Deciding what to watch on Netflix is a time consuming activity.
11. I binge watched Nashville tonight.
12. Don't judge me.
13. I can't decide if I should make a list of things to do in 2016.
14. Do I even know how to move forward without a list?
And then I clicked over to my 101 Things To Do in 1,001 Days list and updated it.
Allowed myself to feel a smidgeon of pride that I have actually completed 24 items on that list this past year. "Yay me," she says with an imaginary sparkler in her hand.
For those of you who find clicking links just too onerous, I've copied and pasted it here:
You are so very welcome.
pixnprose (Jane O)
101 Things in 1001 Days
Jan 01, 2015 - Sep 28, 2017
|1||Explore the option of using the equipment at the local community centre's gym,|
|2||No bread/buns for 30 days (Jan 2016)|
|3||Deal with dental issues in 2016|
|4||In addition to family and friends, pray intentionally, for one year, for a political leader, an organization, a stranger, a singer, a writer, an actor, a convict, a random famous person, a world event|
|5||Be better at posting "Three Things I'm Thankful for" ... aim for 5 times a week.|
|6||See Donny and Marie in Vegas|
|7||Become a mother-in-law. Don't be a sucky one|
|8||Replace door and locks on cabin.|
|9||See Rend Collective in concert. (Passion concert?)|
|10||Update birthday book/calendar with special dates|
|11||Read 3 Management/Business books in 2016|
|12||Be more intentional about reading the Bible. I mean, come ON.|
|13||Prepare a budget for 2016. Then completely ignore it as opportunities to do fun things surface.|
|14||Get a library card. Use it often. Or not. Just keep buying books as if money grows on trees.|
|15||Host a Let's Make a Difference party|
|16||Get rid of 200 Things. Like for serious. And don't just dump it in the garbage. Someone else may want/love it?|
|17||Set aside the 1st day of each month to fast in 2016|
|18||Get eyes checked. By a doctor who knows these things. Deal with the results in a mature fashion|
|19||Walk a half marathon with Andrea|
|20||Go to spa/have a facial|
|21||Send a thank you card every Friday in 2016.|
|22||Host craft weekend at lake. Probably do this more than once.|
|23||Leave 100 comments on random instagram photos in January 2016|
|24||Make a new friend. Preferably one that is single. Lives in Vancouver. And likes watching fireworks on New Year's Eve|
|25||Finish/Print 2015 Photo Book|
|26||Finish/Print 2014 Photo Book. Be amazed how spectacular the year was.|
|27||Host a Nora Ephron movie-thon weekend at lake|
|29||Visit Vern in Winnipeg|
|30||Attend a spoken word event|
|31||Walk across the Cambie Street Bridge|
|32||Walk across the Port Mann Bridge|
|34||No fast food lunches for a month|
|35||Take a dance lesson|
|36||Submit an article to a publication|
|37||Organize/Sort through 25 boxes. If possible, get rid of contents.|
|38||Organize/Sort through 25 more boxes|
|39||Via dye or extensions, add a bright colour to my hair|
|40||Explore laser eye surgery|
|41||Vacation in Europe. (Visit cousins?) Destination and companions to be determined|
|43||See Fleetwood Mac live|
|44||Attend/Volunteer at Vancouver Film Festival|
|45||Sign up for Match.com. Be awesome. Get married|
|46||Pay for someone's order behind me in a Starbucks or Tim Horton drive through line|
|47||Memorize a passage of scripture|
|48||Get rid of 100 things|
|49||Write a Production Manual for work|
|50||Figure out a way to have music in my basement|
|51||Pacific Northwest weekend road trip|
|52||Make one recipe off Yum board on Pinterest|
|53||Add all book club book selections to Pages board on Pinterest|
|54||Write 4 letters to each of my Compassion children in 2016|
|55||Walk around Barnston Island|
|56||Visit/Explore Othello Mines|
|57||Attend a play at Pacific Theatre|
|58||Attend a play at Arts Club Theatre|
|59||Do a 24 hour read-a-thon in 2015 at the lake|
|60||Buy ten $5 gift cards to Tim Hortons. Keep in purse. Hand them out to people in need.|
|61||Go to bed by midnight 10 nights in a row|
|62||Write a random note of encouragement. Put it in a book at a bookstore|
|63||Plan an evening where I place pre-written encouraging post it notes in random public spaces|
|65||Invest house money|
|66||Remove 2013 and 2014 photos from laptop|
|67||Get a makeup make over|
|68||Buy new bed(s) for cabin|
|69||Get outdoor patio lighting for cabin|
|70||Improve landscaping at cabin|
|71||Lose 10 pounds|
|72||Pray for the entire world via: operationworld.com|
|73||Watch/Recommend one TED video everyday for a month|
|74||Give blood again|
|75||Lose an additional 10 pounds|
|76||Go chocolate-less for 30 consecutive days|
|77||Participate in Lent in a meaningful way|
|78||First Advent Sunday- with OBoys|
|79||Find local eyebrow threader|
|80||Enjoy a beverage at an outdoor cafe in Paris facing west in the late afternoon while reading a book of poetry wearing bifocal reading sunglasses and a cotton floral summer frock|
|81||Watch 5 documentaries on netflix|
|82||Attend a concert at Red Rock in Colorado|
|83||Follow 25 new photographers on Instagram|
|84||New York. With friends|
|85||Northern Lights with Oboys|
|86||Organize office at work - get a bookshelf/cabinet|
|87||See Cirque du Soleil|
|88||Replace all the contents in my top dresser drawer|
|89||Attend a stand-up comedian's show|
|90||Do a prayer walk around my kids' neighbourhoods|
|91||Complete an athletic challange|
|92||Visit Tricia in North Carolina|
|93||Attend an Anne Lamott book reading event|
|94||Finish reading Outlander series|
|95||Lose another ten pounds|
|96||Hold a newborn|
|97||Follow through on HONY/Story of My Life project idea|
|98||Replace phone with newer model in 2016|
|99||Help mom clean out Christmas Closets|
|100||Move all boxes from garage to basement|
Always with the lists.
Three things I'm thankful for:
1. There is only one New Year's Eve per year.
2. He even hears unspoken, not fully developed prayers. In advance.
3. Glimpses of great love.