Wednesday, January 24, 2024

That Time of Year

It's January. 

Time to assess. Evaluate. Consider. Wonder. 

Look back.


Look forward. With hope. With anticipation.

With lists:

Goals for 2024

1Paint 50 rocks
2Paint 50 watercolour cards
3Empty last 3 moving boxes
4See dentist about crowns
5Buy three more trees for deck
6Get eyes checked
7Learn how to make ham and pea soup with Kim
8Learn how to make goulash soup with Val
9Blog: Klassen family trek from UK to CAN
10Plan 2 craft nights this Winter
11Plan 3 craft nights in the Spring
12Plan 3 craft nights in the summer
13Download wall Pilates or indoor walking app
14Buy a headboard/frame for my bed
15Buy a rug for my living room
16Plan a trip with kids for 2025
17If I haven’t used outdoor gas fireplace in the next year; sell it
18Sign up for three free months of Apple TV
19Discontinue Shaw cable
20Get curtains hemmed
21Physio? For hip and shoulder? Deal with it
22Keep blood sugar at 6.5 through 2024
23Keep cholesterol at 2.5 through 2024
24Lose 5 pounds
25Lose another 5 pounds
26Lose a different 5 pounds
27Read 25 novels this year
28Read 6 Business/Management/Self-help books in 2024
29Buy 100 more ducks. Print messages on bottom. Hide/place
30Eat a green thing everyday
31Window blinds to be cleaned at condo
32Buy new screens for lake house
33Blog highlights of Italy 2023
34Blog highlights of Portugal 2023
35Blog first 6 posts re: 60+ Wisdom
36Get Britbox subscription
37Read through the Bible in one year
38Go to six local/BC scenic spots I’ve never been
39Learn to make Veggie Beef (barley) soup with Wendy
40Buy a new bra if goal of losing 15 pounds is met
41Meet with a counsellor as many times as it takes
42Splurge on feet; monthly pedicures/foot massages
43Research hot beverages. Find one I enjoy for social situations
44Make borscht with Clint
45Make buttazup with Julie
46Learn iPhone 15 Pro photography tips from Terry
47Give Yoga a try
48Get moles removed
49Write an article (?)
50Reorganize hall closet at condo
51Reorganize spare bedroom closet. Get rid of stuff I haven’t used/touched since I moved in
52Repot indoor plants
53Buy a case of Coppertone 8
54Celebrate being cancer-free on Aug 1 (Five years since diagnosis.) (Maybe a good day to buy a new bra?)
55Finalize project with Sandra
56Learn how to bake a pie with Shelly
57Make a batch of stew with Maxine
58Join Andrea on a sunrise photoshoot
59Write letters to Compassion kids; two letters for each child
60Become acquainted with the businesses in my village
61Get together with Vern. MB or BC
62Visit 5 new-to-me parks
63Join Northview
64Plan a reading weekend for fall 2024
65Plan a crafting weekend for fall 2024
66Clean out storage locker
67Hang 2 more pics in condo
68Wear earrings
69Attend Hymn Sing 4 times in 2024
70Use up Audibles points then cancel subscription
71Listen to one book per month
72Replace filter in closet. Ask M to help. Again. Clean closet first
73Transfer from Telus to Koodo
7420,000 steps per week Feb
7520,000 steps per week March
7625,000 steps per week April
7725,000 steps per week May
7830,000 steps per week June
7930,000 steps per week July
8030,000 steps per week August
81Sign up for iCloud
82Learn how to do something with hair besides putting it in a pony tail
83Get married in Vegas with an Elvis impersonator providing the background music wearing a light green linen dress and tan coloured flip flops
84Attend a concert of a new-to-me band
85Get Mitzi detailed
86Download new game on phone Pikmin Bloom
87BayDays. Apparently these need to be a part of my life
88Drive a scooter through the hills of Tuscany at sunset 
89Go to another Formula One Grand Prix
90Visit relatives in Germany
91Do a cooking day with Heather
92Make up next year’s To Do list while slathered in Coppertone on a pool deck in Hawaii
93Go back to posting Three Things I’m Thankful For at least 3 times a week
94Discover something healthy to become addicted to
95Stick my toes into a body of water that is not the Pacific Ocean or Cultus Lake
96Write to the Altoids people and thank them for the new strawberry flavor
97Start using an electronic/phone calendar
98Finish sending Christmas 2023 cards
99Get excited about something new. Not pickleball. Or beets. Maybe birdwatching? Or piano bar sing a longs?
100Get rid of Delta Ceramcoat paints that are ugly colours
101Get patio lighting sorted

Thanks to September for the inspiration to do this again. 

Three Things I'm Thankful For:

1. Friends who do spontaneous things

2. Fresh air

3. Uplifting, warm, encouraging, kind messages


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