Random Plans for 2011

In thinking about the new year, here are some things I’d like to do.   How about you?   What plans do you have for the new year?


  • Do a major clean-out of my youngest girls’ room.
  • Help older girls repaint their room.
  • Clean out my closet and sort/give away clothes.
  • Clean out the laundry room and reorganize crafts.
  • Empty out the space under my bed.

  • Revamp homeschool schedule for spring semester (this week!)
  • Work on son’s high school transcript.
  • Get rid of homeschool books we aren’t using.

  • Run at least two 5K’s.
  • Run/walk 300 miles during 2011.
  • Wear out my first pair of running shoes!
  • Learn rotary breathing so I can swim without drowning.
  • Buy a pair of goggles that keep my contacts from floating away.

  • Prep to speak at 3 homeschool conferences OKC | Tulsa | Boise
  • Submit one story idea per month to various magazines.

  • Read through the Old Testament in a year.
  • Make myself a cute new camera strap.
  • Build a fire pit for marshmallow roasts at home.
  • Plan a weekend getaway with hubby for our 25th anniversary.
  • Draw up a ‘someday/big dream’ plan for a possible dining room addition to our house.

    1. I am so excited about hearing you at the home school conference…we go to Tulsa and/or OKC every year.

    2. Awesome list! One of my main goals every year is to just keep up with you! Love ya!

    3. I love your list and your site. You keep me motivated and inspired. Thank you so much!

    4. Mary,

      Love seeing your list…I added a couple of things to my list because of yours….
      As far as transcripts go…do you have a form already made up…if so, is there anyway you can email me a copy…I added this to my list because I saw it on yours…I keep putting it off because I don’t want to have to figure out all the proper formatting…
      Also, if you speak at homeschool conferences, how could we go about hearing you at one in the Seattle area? Watch or Christian Heritage are the two I like to go to…I know the people who plan WATCH too….Bill and Diana Waring…that one is usually in August….are you looking to add any?

    5. I plan to paint the bathroom, find time for romance with my sweetheart, and let my girls know that the world is a beautiful, magical place and they can live the dream they have in their hearts.

      I also want to find some bargains on photo albums, and have more people over for dinner!

    6. Rebekah J says:

      I’m currently working on my list also and love the idea of just reading through the Old Testament in a year! For the past couple of years my goal has been to read through the Bible but I’ve fallen short and felt horrible about it. I almost made it through the whole Old Testament in 2010 and feel like I could’ve gotten it done had I not let the new baby distract me in Nov/Dec, LOL. Definitely something that’s back on the list and a goal that will be completed in 2011!


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