The Wrap Up
I am finding it really hard to believe that another year is over… This year seems to have gone quicker than the rest, especially the last couple of months… seriously it felt a little like warp speed. But despite the fact that I am not quite ready for 2014… it starts tomorrow and so this years list must come to an end. This year I have done pretty well, well I think so anyway, there are still a few left, but lots that are done and dusted… but it’s been a while since there was a list update so once again I am including it all in the wrap up.
Those that have a blog of their own have a hyperlink so you can just click it and read all about it… and the ones that don’t are all listed below with either an explanation of what happened… or why it didn’t.
Here we go… the 2013 wrap up…
Have a Star Trek Movie Marathon– completed: 11/5/13
- Cook all meals at home for a fortnight (no buying take-away, or going out)
I am almost embarrassed to admit that this didn’t happen… I am not even sure we had two weeks when we were both around… it’s been a busy busy year.
Finish my Dip Ed– completed: 1/11/13
All done and dusted… and it feels pretty good… now just to get my registration completed.
Go in two fun runs/walks– completed: 13/10/13
First the Sunset series run, then the half… fun run challenge complete.
Complete a month’s photo a day challenge without missing a day– completed: 31/1/13 Attend a Step Class– completed: 4/12/13
Thanks to a free pass from a friend to the gym next to work this made it off the list fairly late in the year, but it is done.
Read 12 books– completed: 13/12/13
1. The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkin
2. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
3. Scarlet – Marissa Meyer
4. Does This Church Make Me Look Fat – Rhoda Janzen
5. Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire – Jim Cymbala
6. Inferno – Dan Brown
7. The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
8. The Land Between – Jeff Manion
9. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
10. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
11. The Color War – Jodi Picoult
12. The Christmas Grandma Ran Away From Home – Nancy Warren
and just for good measure 13. Mocking Jay – Suzanne Collins
Stop buying breakfast regularly– completed: 31/12/13 Complete a half marathon– completed: 13/10/13 Use my diary more effectively– completed: 31/12/13
It may not have been my paper diary like I would have hoped, but my little iCal on all my apple products has certainly had a work out… and I think its been quite effective in keeping Dave and I at the right places at the right times.
Start a list of restaurants Dave and I like to go to– completed: 31/12/13
Its not a long list… but it has been started… and now we can just continue to add to it.
Watch all of my Disney Movies– completed 29/12/13
It turns out I have a lot of Disney DVDs and it took forever to get through them… all year in fact…. but it is done… all watched.
Clean out my wardrobe– completed: 20/1/13 Go to the beach at least 5 times– completed: 19/1/13 Get a herb garden– completed: 3/2/13
Ok so I got a herb garden… but it died… but then I started a veggie patch which is still going… so I guess it still counts.
Be deliberate with my TV time– completed: 31/12/13 Go Camping– completed: 8/6/13 Do something I have never done before– completed: 9/4/13 Be on time to things– completed: 31/12/13
Well maybe not everything, but I am definitely getting better.
Build something from Ikea– completed: 22/12/13
It was just a box… but it was from Ikea.
- Throw something old out/give something away every week
Go to the library– completed: 20/3/13 Visit Mum in Mornington– completed: 13/3/13 Start a list of all the common dishes Dave and I like to eat– completed: 31/12/13
Again its not a long list… but it is a list and now we add to it as we go.
Blow Bubbles– completed: 7/1/13 Smash a Piñata– completed: 21/10/13 Play Badminton– completed: 27/12/13
I was lucky enough to do this twice… the first with an up coming champion of the sport… my cousin Jack and second in the streets of Inverloch.
Try Yoga or Pilates– completed: 25/4/13
- Get down to my goal weight… and stay there
Yet again this goal has been left unachieved… but I will get there… even if it kills me.
- Establish a morning routine
I tried… but it didn’t stick…
- Establish an evening routine
Same as the morning routine… I tried… but it’s still on the list.
Exercise 3 times a week– completed: 31/12/13
So again this year it wasn’t every week, but on average I am pretty sure I achieved this, so I am crossing it off as done.
See the Myer windows– completed: 30/11/13
Lovely as always… and a Christmas must.
- Wash my car regularly
Well I washed it… but it wasn’t very regularly
Eat 5 new foods/dishes I haven’t tried before– completed: 25/12/13
1. Roasted Beetroot
2. Bubble Cup
4. Salted Caramel
5. Egg Nog
Finish a puzzle– completed: 20/12/13
Ok so it was a tiny puzzle I got in a Christmas Bon Bon, but it was still a puzzle.
Make Home Made Jam– completed: 14/7/13
It exploded all over the microwave, but it tasted pretty good.
Make a gratitude jar and use it– completed: 14/3/13
- Do a clean out of my Kikki.K folders
They are still sitting there, some have been cleaned out, but not all
Make something out of origami– completed: 25/4/13 Exercise everyday before work for a week– completed: 24/10/13 See Dave’s school production– completed: 16/5/13 Hear a big band live– completed: 30/11/13
Davo playing in the Salvo Big Band with Idea of North
- Finish our Wedding guest book
Um… it’s still not done… next year… next year.
- Sort through my Cooking magazines and take the recipes I like for my folder
I started… but I haven’t finished so I can’t cross it off… but it is started and that is a good step.
Make something I have seen on Pinterest– completed: 14/3/13 Lie on the ground and look at the stars– completed: 7/6/13 Have high tea somewhere– completed: 13/4/13
A winner birthday surprise from my besties.
Crack 5 eggs in a row without having any shell accidents– completed: 28/4/13
I have finally nailed it… no more digging out shell.
- Try at least one exercise from each of my Women’s Fitness Magazines
It started and got pretty close, but I didn’t do them all.
Have a spa– completed: 6/7/13
- Actually stop pushing the snooze button
Another year… still a lot of snoozing.
Go to a Trivia night– completed: 15/6/13
Well it wasn’t quite what I had imagined, but we did play trivial pursuit so I think it counts.
- Paint my nails and toenails regularly
Not this year…
Take a photo everyday– completed: 31/12/13 Clean out my computer properly– completed: 31/3/13 Hear live music– completed: 6/9/12 Have 5 different groups of people over for a meal– completed: 24/11/13 See some fireworks– completed: 8/12/13
And they were Christmas fireworks which makes it even better
- Pack up after myself more often than I don’t
Sorry Dave… I didn’t do this.
See a Musical– completed: 7/3/13
I saw a few this year… Jersey Boys and Les Mis were highlights though.
Try at least 1 recipe from each of my Donna Hay subscription magazines– completed: 30/12/13
There was a lot of cooking in December just to make this happen
Actually go into the Zoo– completed: 20/2/13 Cook a three course meal– completed: 30/12/13
It helped me cross no. 62 of the list.
Go through my house/lifestyle magazines and cut out or throw out– completed 26/12/13
All in my dream house kikki.k folder now… or in the bin.
Follow through with Dave’s Christmas present– completed 12/12/13 Visit a country town I haven’t been to before– completed: 12/1/13 Give Dave back his bedside table– completed: 4/2/13
- Actually stop picking
This one is going back on the list for next year because it has to stop.
Stick to a devotional/reading plan the whole way through without missing a day– completed 21/1/13 Be more deliberate with my fruit and veg intake– completed: 31/12/13
So this wasn’t a very measurable goal… but I am pretty sure I was.
Participate in another table tennis tournament– completed 21/12/13 Tidy up my iTunes library– completed: 31/3/13 Ride my push bike more than once– completed: 14/4/13 Go away for a full weekend– completed: 1/4/13 Get a library card– completed: 20/3/13 Have fish and chips on the beach– completed: 11/3/13 Hear Keith Urban live… again– completed: 2/2/13
- Do my chores before Dave does more often than not
Sorry again Dave…
Go to two different Christmas carols– completed: 8/12/13
I actually went to probably 5 Christmas carols.
Take Dex to the park– completed: 2/9/13 Have a picnic– completed: 15/12/13
At a Christmas carols… it was delicious
Eat breakfast outside at least 5 times– completed: 26/9/13
Mostly while we were camping, so there was no other choice, but it was still lovely… and I should do it more often.
Get the new Star Trek movie on bluray– completed: 3/5/13 Have a milkshake– completed: 5/1/13
- Floss once a week
Sorry Dentists of the world… I am a really bad flosser.
Cook something on the BBQ, by myself– completed: 16/12/13
- Eat red meat at least twice a week
I am really bad at this… I need to lift my game
Use a sewing machine– completed: 22/11/13
Thanks to Mum on trip down to Mornington
Fly a kite– completed: 6/1/13 Walk along the Inverloch beach to Eagle’s Nest and back– completed: 1/1/13 Pop a cork– completed: 9/11/13 Play a gum leaf– completed: 31/12/13
I can’t really do it… but I did have a go
Go to 7 open house inspections– completed: 5/10/13 Mow some lawn– completed: 7/4/13 Do some colouring– completed: 3/5/13 Write to our sponsor children– completed: 31/12/13 Try something other than a McChicken or nuggets from McDonalds– completed: 15/4/13 Go to a live sports event– completed: 29/6/13
- Drive a bus
Not this year… maybe next time.
So there you go another year and another list over… 82 out of 100… that’s a high distinction I believe.