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The New Year always proves what a nerd I am; I love comparing my list of goals with how I really did. I also love top ten whatevers from the previous year. Hopefully you don’t get too sick of my lists this week! Here’s how I sliced 2011.
1/2 – Young Woman Value completed. Hopefully I’ll finish the other half this year!
1 – Pound gained, much better than last year’s 12 pounds gained and pretty close to my maintaining goal. As I looked back, I noticed I lost 2 inches in my hips so I’m pretty satisfied. I’ve decided to work harder at turning those numbers around and losing 10 pounds this year. I’m going to continue working out and be more diligent about tracking my food intake.
17 – Memories recorded. My goal was 25, I’ll try for 20 this year.
19 – Trips to the temple. One more trip than last year and one less than my goal. I’ll stick to my goal of 20 trips this year.
26 – Recipes on our Real Food for Real People blog.
31 – Books read. One more than my goal. I’ll try for 32 this year.
46 – Names checked for accuracy on PAF (Personal Ancestral File). I exceeded my goal, so I’ll shoot for 50 this year.
89 – Scrapbook layouts completed. I finished scrapbooking 2010 at the end of November, just making my goal.
170 – Names added to my PAF.
$287 – Value of the cool prizes I won in 2010.
294 – Blog posts.
$511 – Value of swag received from evo ’11.
13896 – Page views in 2010.
I feel much better about my year when I look at it that way! How did your year stack up?
October was busy, but there was a lot of fun busy. How could a month that ends with a night walking through the neighborhood collecting candy with the kids not be fun? Here’s how my month stacked up.
.2 – Pounds gained. Up again this month, but only a little.
1 – Class finished!
2 – Recipes added to our Real Food for Real People. We slacked off a little, but I’m planning on adding my award winning chili soon.
3 – Kinds of “Rice Krispie” Treats made this month. OK, the last one didn’t have any Rice Krispies, but it used crushed Oreos in there place. This is also where the two new recipes on our other blog came from.
4 – Bowls of Halloween candy on my counter, with the chocolate separated from everything else.
5 – Books read. I’ve been busy! One of them was my textbook; I think is ironic that my 8-week nutrition class is the only one that had me read the entire textbook!
6 – Candy corn sewn to our Candy Corn Bunting.
14 – Scrapbook layouts completed. I only have 15 left to finish up 2010!
15 – Challenge projects completed.
23 – Blog posts. I’m getting back to normal since I finished my class.
1277 – Page views.
- There’s a new etsy shop in the family selling Mother’s Pin Necklaces. If you have a Cub or Boy Scout, this is a perfect place to keep and display all those Mother’s Pins your Scout earns.
- Lunch with friends always brightens up a week.
- Monsoon season. We enjoyed the pounding rain, hurricane winds and even a little hail. My kiddos were drenched after playing in it for a few minutes.
There’s some exciting things in the Blogosphere too!
- Since the kids went back to school, I’ve catching up on my scrapbooking. Creating Keepsakes have some cute layout ideas to freshen up my pages.
- Somewhat Simple shares a in depth tutorial to make one of those cute Tulle Skirts for around $5.
- Your Cup of Cake shares some yummy Chocolate Cake Doughnuts.
- If you want a healthy breakfast, try the Giver’s Log’s Oatmeal Pancakes.
- I’m going to have to try Bakers Royal’s Salted Caramel Brownies!
- I love Cook with Food Storage’s idea of making your own Pop Tarts. I rarely buy them for my kids because they’re not very healthy. These would be better because you control what’s in them.
- I won Agatha Christie’s ABC Murders from Booking Mama. Today she’s discussing the book.
- Monzanita shares her labor of love – embroidered growth charts.
Share your favorite of the day!