Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Goal Tending and I'm Swamped

This is just a brief note to say I haven't fallen off the face of the earth but have become swamped at work and have not had a break all day long!  I will be back this evening with this week's Remember When post but until then, here are a few 130 updates I've been meaning to share!

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58. Blog twice a day, five days a week for two months straight accomplished 3/1/2011!

I actually posted more than that over the course of January and February (42 posts in January and 46 posts in February) and while some of them were on the weekends, I am going to count this goal as accomplished since I went above and beyond the requirements I set out for myself!  This goal was a lot more challenging than I first realized, especially with a full time job and other responsibilities.  While I still will be posting twice a day when I can, it's nice to know I can miss a time or two without worrying about not reaching my goal.

105. Deposit one year's tax refund directly into savings account accomplished 3/5/2011!

Thanks to J's organizational skills (and knowledge from taking tax in law school) we filed our taxes fairly early this year and already got our refund back.  It went straight into our savings account, where it will not be touched for a long time (hopefully)!

123. Watch ten new-to-me films that won the Oscar for Best Picture:  I can add another to the list, bringing the grand total so far to five in the form of The Gladiator.  I thought the movie was pretty good, but in many ways reminded me of a Roman Braveheart with some recycled story lines and themes in a been-there, done-that sort of way.  The cinematography and acting made up for some of that, which is probably why it won best picture that year!


So there you go, a few more items to cross off my list.  It sure feels good! 15 down, 115 to go!

Have you crossed anything off your to-do list lately?  Do you have a similar life list?  I'd love to hear about it!

8 comments:

  1. Good job on depositing your refund into your savings!! I always dream of having the willpower to do it but then...I'm greeted by a pair of shoes that I would die without and that is the beginning of the end!

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  2. Look at you crossing things off your list! I cleaned the kitchen today - which was a major item on my to-do list! I should look into making a life list - more fun than normal everyday ones (like cleaning the kitchen!). :)

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  3. I have a life list but haven't posted it because I keep adding to it!

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  4. Sorry to hear you're so busy at work. Hope you're still having a good week and finidng time to unwind! And great job crossing those things off your list - how exciting (and such a great idea!). Happy Friday-eve! :)

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  5. Yay for crossing things off! I totally do have a life list and one of these days I'm going to post it as a page on my blog . . . one of these days . . . maybe I should put it on my list to post my list for some added motivation, haha.

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  6. @ Ashly: Thanks for the encouragement, girl!

    @ LesleyRH: I handed mine straight to my hubby to deposit this year, or else I think our check would have faced a similar fate :)

    @ Courtney: All lists are fun but I loved making my before 30 list. When I first began writing the list, I would lay in bed at night thinking of new things to add to it night after night!

    @ Kyria: Once you start, it's definitely hard to stop :)

    @ Miss Jewells: Thanks for your kind words--I am definitely glad it's Friday! Have a great weekend!

    @ ...and that's a true story: I'd love to see your list (even if it means adding "post the list to my blog" to the list to make it happen) :)

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  7. @ Ashly: Thanks for the encouragement, girl!

    @ LesleyRH: I handed mine straight to my hubby to deposit this year, or else I think our check would have faced a similar fate :)

    @ Courtney: All lists are fun but I loved making my before 30 list. When I first began writing the list, I would lay in bed at night thinking of new things to add to it night after night!

    @ Kyria: Once you start, it's definitely hard to stop :)

    @ Miss Jewells: Thanks for your kind words--I am definitely glad it's Friday! Have a great weekend!

    @ ...and that's a true story: I'd love to see your list (even if it means adding "post the list to my blog" to the list to make it happen) :)

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