Sunday, January 31, 2010

Is It Really The Last Day of January??!

Wow! I can't believe that today is the last day of the month! It felt so great to cross the remaining items off of my list! Today I was able to cross the following things off my list:

Run or walk 6 days a week - this was all walking for me following that nasty stomach virus, but I'm ready to get back to running my intervals when I get back from Florida

Order wedding photos - ummmm... so, yes, my husband and I have been married now for FOUR AND A HALF YEARS and I'm just now ordering my wedding photos!!!! We had a friend who is a very talented photographer take our wedding photos and she gave them all to us on a CD. My intention was to have them printed and put our wedding album together myself. Well, I never found what I was looking for for an album. I also never really searched that hard, I would just look when I'd be in different stores. Last May when I was out in Omaha, Nebraska visiting one of my very best friends, I found exactly what I was looking for in a photo and scrapbooking store! So, now EIGHT months later, I'm finally ordering photos to put it together. Now, to be honest, I haven't actually placed the order yet, but that is just because I need to wait 2 weeks before I can order them for financial reasons (it seems like all of our bills are due at the beginning of the month!) but, I have done the hard part and uploaded them all to my favorite website for ordering photos ( and picked out the ones to order and the sizes to order, so I'm crossing it off the list.

Clean out key chain - After several comments from people regarding the ridiculous number of keys on my key chain, I have decided it was finally time to clean it out! First of all, my key chain is this giant solid metal starfish. It could probably inflict some serious damage to someone if I was ever attacked in a dark alley! Second of all, I had THIRTEEN keys on my key chain, and two extra key rings (for no real good reason). Thirteen keys??!!! You would think I moonlighted as a janitor somewhere! In weeding through my key chain, it turns out that I only actually need four keys... imagine that! So, all that is on there now are the two car keys, my house key, my mailbox key, the alarm thing for one of our cars (because it's not part of the key itself) and my various little tag things (like my CVS card, my aquarium membership card, my gym membership card, etc.) I kept the other keys I might need in the future on one of those extra key rings and the others I tossed. I can't believe how much lighter my key ring is! I think I've had all those useless keys on there for probably a good three years now.

No coke for a whole month - This one was only tough on certain days (like the drive down here!) but I really doubted I would make it a whole month. I TOTALLY thought I would cheat on this one, but then once it became a whole week, it was like, well, I can't screw this up now! Then the longer it went, the easier it got. I don't think I will have any coke tomorrow, but I think I probably will have one on my drive home on Tuesday. I like not drinking it. It makes me feel a lot better. I also think I'll REALLY enjoy that Coke on Tuesday, so as a general rule, I think I will go all month every month without Coke and then let myself have one on the first day of every month. I think that is a reasonable compromise with myself.

So, tomorrow I am going to try and post my February list, but I'll be back at my in-laws tomorrow night and not sure if I'll get any computer time and then Andy and I will be making our 8 hour trip home on Tuesday, so we'll see. I have it written and it was just as easy to come up with February's items as it was for January. It only took me a few minutes to make the list! I was telling my husband a few weeks ago that it will be interesting to see how many months worth of "To-Do" type items are on my list before I can finally start transitioning to other things that I want to work on personally and for our family. My guess is that I have a good 6 months worth of items I should have taken care of years ago, but we'll see! I can't believe how fast the month went by and how much I accomplished. Most of all, I can't believe how much fun I'm having! I'm inspired to keep it up! My goal is to be able to look back and say "2010 was the year I changed my life!"


  1. wow, way to go- sticking to your resolutions!

    had to chuckle over your wedding picture problem..that sounds sooo like me.

    double wow with the coke...I drink way too much diet coke!

    yay you!!

  2. Congrats making it on your Coke fast! I seem to go through spurts when I am drinking tons and tons and then I won't have more than a glass or two in the whole week.

    I hate having to lug around a crazy amount of keys! When I lived in Utah I had my car key and my house key and that was it... now I have eight that I use on a daily basis and I think it's ridiculous!