The List - 2012

1) Clean/reorganize my closet.

2) Institute a monthly date night with Steve.

3) Make sure one of those monthly dates is a really, really nice dinner somewhere.

4) Put together a Christmas/Advent activity calendar for Brigid.

5) Do one Pinterest-found craft or implement one Pinterest-inspired design idea each month.

6) Call my college friends at least once a month.

7) Facetime with my sister(s) once a week.

8) Make a meal entirely on my own (I don't cook, so this might be the biggest one of the year!)

9) Create an art wall in my staircase.

10) Organize a playroom for Brigid.

11) Organize a workspace for me.

12) Give up meat for a month.

13) Take Brigid on a picnic in the park, just the two of us.

14) Read at least one book a month.

15) Take Brigid to South Bend for a weekend.

16) Get a mirror or painting for the dining room wall.

17) Do the 30 Day Shred for the full 30 days.

18) Research/practice meditation.

19) Find a 'mommy and me' class of some sort for Brigid and I to attend.

20) Write something, anything, not blog related.

21) Take a bubble bath once a month, just because.

22) Take one lunch break a week, even if it's only 15 minutes, to sit somewhere quiet and recalibrate/reflect/replan the next few days.

23) LAPS everyday.

24) Implement a $50/month budget (for all gratuitous expenses: make-up, lunches, coffee, clothing, accessories), and stick to it.

25) Give up carbs for January and February. Except maybe birthday cake, because I am not a machine.