2013 To Do List recap.

Another year in the books.  Seems like the older I get, the faster and faster time goes. It’s scary, actually.  Every year I do the lists. Not really resolutions because these are things for me to work on over the long haul and not something I am going to do for a week and then drop like a hot resolution potato. As you all know, I do like large scope goals and smaller ones. Anyway, it was fun to see what I thought about a year ago and see what came of that.

1.  Take a few guitar lessons I really wanted to do this, but was stopped by 2 things. Time and money.  I didn’t think I would be tutoring and figured that time each week could be for lessons, but then I got a new learner in February and we are still working together.  I did find a teacher, but lessons are $20 a pop and going only every other week is still a lot of money per year.  Maybe if things settle down in 2014.  I did keep practicing on my own, though, and did see some good progress. Not sure if I’m doing it right, but I am getting somewhere!

2. Bathroom update.  Did that and totally love it!!  Not just an update, but a remodel. Now I have another house to start remodeling next year 😀

3. Yep – lose weight again. Fail. I am 2 pounds higher than I was on this date last year. That doesn’t sound so bad, other than the fact that I was 6 pounds lower 6 months ago. So freaking annoying. This seems to be where my body likes to be, but I know I can be healthier.

4. Either do another 100 mile bike ride or some organized bike events. I decided not to do that as I was pretty focused on my total mileage. Not to mention these events can be expensive. Do you see a money theme here?

5.  Try to hit 2500 miles on the bike this year. Done and done!  That was quite the challenge and I just barely eked it out before weather forced the bike inside. I am pretty darn proud of this goal.

6.  Relax more.  I don’t know if I really relaxed more. I did read a lot more (see below), which did contribute to that, but I tend to be driven a bit and find it hard to just relax. I asked John if he thought I did relaxing and his response was “I don’t know. You seem like you relax sometimes.”   ❓

7. Read 30 books in 2013.  I did this and more! I read 37 books. All of them either borrowed through the library on my Kindle or the Amazon Prime lender’s library.  Sorry bookstores. I would buy, but that money thing again.

Now I actually have a day off on New Years, which is nice. Then we are bracing for a snow storm. They aren’t totally sure how much we will get, but we will at least have to be shoveling something 😀   I’ll be back on Thursday after I have thought of some things I would like to accomplish for 2014.


Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!

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15 thoughts on “2013 To Do List recap.

  1. debby

    You had some lofty goals there, and accomplished most of them and then some! Plus, you know what I like? That you live within your means. How refreshing that is! Happy New Year Lori!
    debby´s last blog post ..Happy New Year

  2. Helen

    I so admire you and your goals and how you are able to look at these things objectively. I think 2014 is going to be such an exciting year for you what with Radiance Manor and all. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and wishing you and John a healthy and prosperous new year!

  3. Kim

    I think you did a pretty incredible job on the list – you had some really big items on there!
    My husband taught himself to play the guitar (years ago before the internet was so prevalent) – I’m sure that you are doing a great job with the self-teaching!
    Kim´s last blog post ..2014: New Year with New Opportunities

  4. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    I got a tablet for Christmas and bought a few books to read but I love the idea of borrowing from the library. I will have to check that out and see if it’s offered in my city. Would LOVE to get books for free!
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..2014 Goals

  5. Roz@weightingfor50

    Lori, you are truly an inspiration to me! Your goals are challenging yet attainable, and if you don’t meet one to a “t”, you don’t beat yourself up! 2014 will be a very exciting year for you and John and I’m looking forward to reading all about it.
    Roz@weightingfor50´s last blog post ..HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!

  6. Satu

    Hi Lori! I haven’t set up any official goals for 2014, but my January focus is #wycwyc so I’ll be busy.

    It seems that for some reason you’ve gotten the snow that was meant for Southern Finland. We had a very black Christmas! 🙂

    I’ve also read some of the books that are on your list. I snagged them up when I saw then in the local library. I didn’t finish Truman Capote’s book though.
    Satu´s last blog post ..My January focus – do what you can when you can #wycwyc

  7. Fran

    You did great Lori in 2013! It’s funny that I don’t feel that time is going faster now that I’m older. Maybe because I’m living more day to day since my Dad dies in 2000. But that doesn’t take away that aging thing 🙂 but hey: yes we will be 46 this year but we have the energy and body of a 30 year old (which is my favorite age, I would never want to be 18 again).

    Seeing the books you’ve read I immediately made a new challenge, I’m going for 12 books at least in 2014.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Friday January 3, 2014: Happy 2014!

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