Sunday, February 12, 2006

Tag - I'm it

Tag - I'm it - my Aunt has tagged me (along with my parents).

This appears to be a very long-running game of New Year's Resolutions Tag. Now I did my New Years postings and ponderings back at New Years - but since I can't sleep - I figured I would play.

7 things I want to do in 2006:

  • Get back in shape physically
  • Play at LEAST one movement of one of the unaccompanied Bach cello suites as a prelude or offeratory in church (i.e. in PUBLIC)
  • See more sunrises
  • Climb a mountain I've never climbed before
  • Get out of debt/Be more disciplined and organized about finances
  • Get to know knew people - enlarge our circle of friends and to find some "couple friends"
  • Go camping with Allan and all 5 m's! We've only been once with all 5 kids and it was at the SDA camp for Filipino campmeeting. Melissa was in Maine the long weekend we camped at Manning Park.
7 things to do less of in 2006:

  • overextend/overcommit myself
  • waste time doing nothing (yes - these two contradict each other - I go in cycles)
  • yelling
  • emotional eating
  • self-isolation - that's happened a lot since the twins because it's too much work to go out
  • overspending
  • impossible expectations
7 ways I‘m going to be a better wife/mother/friend in 2006:

  • Get back into shape
  • Reach out more often and be the one to intiate contact/conversations
  • Try to have more reasonable expectations of myself and my family
  • Pray for my family and friends
  • Take care better care of myself so that I am better equipped to give to others
  • Work on arranging to go on dates with Allan now and then (as in arranging babysitting and planning something)
  • Read more to the kids
7 Scripture Passages I want to Memorize in 2006:

  • I am not this organized about planning to memorize. But I do plan to start helping the kids learn their memory verses. The Beginners class has one a month and I'm not sure if the the Kindergarten class Melissa and Michael are in do memory verses weekly or monthly.
7 Books I’ve Never Read that I‘m Going to Read in 2006:

  • I have a problem with this one. If I haven't read the book - I probably haven't heard about it or I don't really want to read it! When I do hear about a book I want to read - I just request it online from the library and they send me an e-mail when it's in. Our library system is WONDERFUL about getting the newer books into the system and they can pull from all over the Greator Vancouver Area now - not just our specific city library system. I'm a huge fan of the public library system!
  • I will read way more than seven books in 2006. I have started taking the kids to the library almost every week. When we go - the deal is that Mommy has to find ONE grown-up book before we got to the children's section. So I'm reading about a book a week. Which my sisters will laugh over -but it's harder now than it used to be to get any time at all to read.
  • Lord of the rings trilogy - yes - that's right. I've never read any of the Lord of the rings books. Allan even has them

7 Movies I’ve Never Seen that I’m Going to Watch in 2006: I know I'll end up watching more than 7 movies in 2006. That tends to be our "date night" after kids go to bed every couple of weeks. I am finding though - that it seems to be harder and harder to find movies at video rental places that aren't just the latest new releases. It's like once they are not knew anymore - they just aren't kept around.

  • Chronicles of Narnia (We have the books - so really want to see this one)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (I've read the book - I want to see the movie)
  • Roving Mars (I'm thinking date night at an IMAX - Allan's going to want to see this one)
  • Zathura (o.k. - my sister was in a stage version of Jumangi - so now I want to see this one too)
  • Supersize me (much as I'm sure I"ll regret it.....)
  • Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (if I can find it around - always meant to rent that one - haven't yet)
  • Lord of the rings trilogy (but only after reading the books - Allan's got the dvds too)

7 people I want to join in too:

  • AllanE
  • Any of my family members - sisters, parents, cousins, SIL (that shoud cover more than 7 right there)
  • Jamie and/or Melissa
  • Jo/momofheathens
  • Anyone else who reads/comments on here (If you are sitting there thinking "HEY - she didn't mention ME - then I mean you...and I claim Mommy brain)

If you decide to play, please post a comment that you did so in the comments for this post. Anyone blogless else who wants to play-Tag, you're it too. you can post your entire seven 7's in the comments.

If you decide not to play - well - it's already the middle of February! The game had to end sometime. Though I'm wondering if this will STILL be going around by Q4 of 2006? At what point does a list of things to do in the year_____ become - well just irrelevant? End of Jan? Feb? March because it's the first quarter? End of June because the year is half over? Or all the way until December of 2006?


Whyme said...

Memoirs of a Geisha is good, but the book is WAY WAY better.

I have Supersize Me on DVD and it is disturbing but goood.

Sunny said...

Oh doh! I thought the object of the game was to keep it going as long as possible. Anyway, good goals and well written.

Allan said...

I'm intrigued that you want to read Tolkien. I think you should probably read "The Hobbit" first since it is more or less the pre-quel to LOTR.

Allan said...

Oh, and I suppose I now shall have to post my list too. Lemmethinkaboutit.

Cheryl said...

Allan - I've read the hobbit already.

Allan said...

Oh, well then you can read the Fellowship of the Ring. The problem is it is the one book in my set which got lost when we moved last year. :-(