Monday, January 11, 2010

2010's To Do List

2010 is here? What???? When did that happen?
How is it possible for time to pass so quickly?

Every year I try to set some goals. Not resolutions, but things I'd like to accomplish throughout the year. There is a difference, right? I think of resolutions as long-term, indefinite goals like eat better, exercise more, etc. These are more definite tasks with a tangible outcomes. Anyway, I like lists and I especially like to check things off my lists.

So here is my list for 2010:
  1. Print digital pictures, label them, and put them in photo albums. Sort and back-up digital files. I've had my digital camera since 2006, or was it 2005? and I rarely print any of the photos. Not good! This must be rectified.
  2. Knit a pair of socks. Emphasis on pair. One sock won't count, because I know if I stop at one, I'll never move on to the second. I think it's called "second sock syndrome". I have a lot of wool, particularly fingering weight wool that would be perfect for socks. I see this as the best possible way of depleting my stash. *This was on my 2009 list, but didn't get done.
  3. Buy a GPS for geocaching. This is another goal for 2009 that didn't get done. I'm thinking about getting The Magellan Triton 200. But if any of you have any other suggestions, feel free to let me know.
  4. Make a fabric & ribbon memo board, like this one.
  5. Read Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I've had this book on my shelf for a long time, but am somewhat intimidated by the commitment it will take to read it. Time to get over that!
  6. Get involved in my church. Up until this point I've been adherent and little more. I'd like this to change, but probably not until September after the big event I'm planning in June.
  7. Frame my gerbera print.
  8. Buy a headboard for my bed. I've been looking for one for a little while, but keep putting it off because I can't make up my mind what I want. Ultimately though, I'd like to sit up in bed and read, without having my bed rolling away from the wall when I lean up against it. Hmm...maybe there are brakes on the wheels. I should check that first.
  9. Attempt pie crust again. I did this a couple of years ago and it didn't work, but haven't really tried since. Well, that's no good. I can't just give up. I'm up for the challenge again!
  10. Volunteer for the YMCA's Immigrant Host program. This is where you are partnered with a new immigrant and help them get orientated to Canadian culture and the city and also just be a friend. Plain and simple. I had planned to do this back in 2008, but then I began my commitment to my Little and felt I wanted to concentrate on that before committing to something else.
I think that's a pretty good list for now. I reserve the right to change it, of course :D. We'll see how well I do next time I check in on my progress.


sarah said...

Hey--I follow you via Andrew and Friedel. I'm a Haligonian now living abrad. I love that you posted your goals for the year-that's inspiring. Thanks, I must do the same.

Here is a pie crust recipe I like. It's from The Joy of Cooking. When I make it I usually use 1 c white flour and 1/2 c whole wheat flour, but that's because I'm a health freak. :)

Andrea said...

Thanks Sarah. Your blog is in my RSS feed. I always enjoy reading your posts. Congrats on the new digs, by the way!

I'll give this recipe a try. I think I used the recipe in my Purity Flour cookbook. It was an utter failure. A friend has also suggested a Cooks Illustrated (?) recipe that involves making the crust with vodka. Apparently the dough is really wet and pliable, but naturally the moisture/ alcohol all cooks out during the baking process. I'll give yours a try first though as I don't have any vodka on hand.