Friday, May 24, 2013

52 in 52 Revamped

This 52 in 52 was a great idea, I'm just really not good at sticking with my goals:) And it was starting to stress me out. I've decided that instead of stressing about it, because this was to be a fun way of getting more done this year, not a bunch of chores that HAD to get done, I'm going to revamp my list and break it down to what I really want to get done.

The original blogger who came up with this idea is Lady Kell at Kencavel Korner.

In the Kitchen (or to do with food)
1. Figure out an all purpose and a baking blend of gf flours that I can make myself (0/2)
2. Find a good gf bread recipe that I can handle eating:)
3. Can or freeze 4 new food items that I've never done before (0/4)
4. Can the equivalent of 30 quarts of food (0/30)
5. Make 3 new recipes a month (11/36)
6. Try 6 new kinds of chocolate (2/6)
7. Grow and eat from our garden

I decided to get rid of all the 'Kitchen' goals. The garden didn't get put in, and won't at this point, maybe next year, and I REALLY don't need more chocolate:)

Charity/Community Service
8. Volunteer to help out at County Fair- Will do in July
9. Community service project with 4-H group - Done
10. 6 stitched blocks for Love Quilts USA (2/6) Might be able to get one more done
11. 8 crochet items to give away (0/8) Maybe 2 as I have 2 toddler size blankets in the works.
12. 4 quilted items to give away (0/4)
13. 2 dolls/stuffed animals to give away (0/2) I'd still like to do this for Operation Christmas Child

Some of this one is done and I can see a few more things being able to get finished, so I'll keep some of this.

14. Finish stitching 10 current x-stitch projects (3/10) At this point I'd be happy with 5
15. Participate in 2 x-stitch exchanges (2/2) - Done
16. Participate in 2 round robins (1/2) We will see.
17. Participate in 10 IHSW (4/10)  On target for this
18. Learn to sew a doll or stuffed animal. Still want to keep.
19. Learn 6 new crochet stitches (0/6) HAHAHAHA - Okay, maybe 2 new stitches:)
20. Learn to knit - beginner
21. Sew curtains for living room - Really need to do this one
22. Choose and create 6 Pinterest projects (5/6) Almost done
23. Finish a quilt for us  - Getting closer

Most of these will stay the same with a little modification. I thought about keeping the knitting one as I would like to take a local class, but I think I'll wait until next year.

Health and Wellness
24. Lose 30 lbs (0/30) Well, I've gained, not lost, but I will still be working at this.
25. Exercise 4 days per week (10/208)
26. Walk a total of at least 300 miles (4/300)
27. Bike a total of at least 200 miles (0/200)
28. Buy good tennis shoes - Ended up with lace-up boots that will protect my ankles better.
29. Buy a good bike seat

No excuses for this, but it just won't get done like I wrote it. I will think of a new goal for this as I need to not drop it all together.

Art and Photography
30. Spend time drawing each week (1/52)
31. Fill up 1 sketch book with drawings and practice pages
32. Take photos every other week (2/26)
33. Take a photo to the county fair

As good as this sounds, it's just not that important to me right now.

34. Read 18 books for fun (1/18)
35. Read 12 books to learn from (0/12)
36. Read through the Bible 
          -Started using YouVersion app for a chronilogical 1 year plan

Same here, just not a priority for me.

37. Double my monthly readership (1000/1000)
38. Triple my blog followers (89/42)
39. Blog on every WIPocalypse (3/12)
40. Blog on every TUSAL (3/12)

I've pretty much done this, except I think I missed blogging the two SALs in April due to family medical issues.

Family Fun
41. Go camping 2 times (0/2)
42. Go on 3 day trips (0/3)
43. Take dd to a pool (public) 4 times (0/4)
44. Take dd to the movies 3 times (0/3)
45. Take dd to a play or ballet
46. Take dd skating
47. Take at least 4 photos of dd each month (9/48)

I still plan to do as much of this as possible. I've been saving back all our change and have around $100 to go towards our "Summer Fun' fund. I don't think my dd will let me get away with not doing at least some of these:)

Christmas Time
48. Hand craft at least 6 Christmas gifts (0/6) Maybe 2?
49. Send out Christmas cards
50. Come up with one new Christmas tradition
51. Make 2 scrapbooks of dd's pictures from the year to give to Grandparents
and 1 for ourselves (0/3) Hmm, not sure on this one either
52. Stitch and finish 6 Christmas ornaments (0/6) I think I can still do this one, I've stitched a couple, but haven't finished them yet.

Looks like most of this will stay the same as well.

I'll put up a new list in the next day or so without all the extra goals that won't get done and see how that looks to me:)


Rachel said...

I love this idea! What a fab way to sort your goals out :)

Popping by from 2bagsfull blog party after changing my blog and profile, :). Revisiting everyone is lovely!

Look forward to reading more of your lovely posts, and seeing how you progress through the list :)

Rachel xoxoxox

kincavelkorner said...

I didn't complete all my 2013 challenges (I got a whole set of new ones when I go pregnant and then had my baby the day we were moving into a new flat - LOL!).

I've done a list for this year too though, so if you fancy joining in again, please do link back.