Friday, January 13, 2012

2011 Goals... How'd I Do?

Sadly, I didn't do all that well on my 2011 goals. I overestimated my ability to get anything done with a baby in tow. I have a hard enough time eating breakfast before noon on most days.. how I thought I'd have time for anything extra is beyond me! Oh well. I fully completed 21 goals, partially completed 3, and failed miserably at 12. Here's the roundup:

36 in 365 Goals (Round 3)

Get Busy:
1. Leave a comment on someone's blog everyday for two months (2/2).
2. Compile and edit all of my Kilimanjaro videos into one.
3. Blog a total of 200 times throughout the year (83/200).
4. Make Julia Child's boeuf bourguignon.
5. Go to a couple of concerts (2/2): City and Colour, Coheed and Cambria
8. Bake a rainbow cake.

Get Places:
10. Go to Kingston Mines to listen to a blues band.
11. Bring Bama to the dog park more often (11/20).
12. Try two Man Vs. Food restaurants (2/2): Vortex, Lucky's Sandwich Company
13. Go to an outdoor concert in Millenium Park.
14. Explore two different American states (2/2): Atlanta, GA and Cassopolis, MI
15. Attend Chicago summer festivals (2/2): Sheffield Garden Walk, Jazz Fest
17. Ride the ferris wheel at Navy Pier.
18. Visit the Art Institute of Chicago.

Get Giving:
19. Send a birthday card to each of my siblings and parents (9/9).
20. Volunteer in a soup kitchen once a month (12/12).
21. Leave Operation Beautiful notes (10/10).

Get Crafty:
22. Complete a list of 101 things that make me happy (28/101): #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,
23. Create a wedding anniversary scrapbook with highlights from each year.
24. Make a piece of artwork using old passport stamps.
25. Create a wedding album for both sets of parents.
26. Buy and decorate a real Christmas tree!
27. Make a special someone a Blurb book.
28. Learn something about photography.

Get Healthy:
30. Floss or use the Oral B cleaner everyday for a month (and try to continue).
31. Skate on the Rideau Canal in February.
32. Complete a 30 day Wii Fit challenge.
33. Take a long bike ride (2/2).
34. Walk to work or anywhere else that's 35-40 minutes each way (10/10).
35. Go rock climbing.
36. Go hiking (2/2): Bloomingdale Trail, Lake Matheson

Better luck next year?


  1. I dont know anyone who could have completed that list. Especially being pregnant and then having a baby 2/3 of the way thru the year. The fact that you did any of them at all is remarkable. All the traveling you did - wow!

    Here's some goals for 2012 - enjoy your baby and relax! :)

  2. Haha, thanks Marina.
    That's always number one on my list :)

  3. I think you are AMAZING and such a wonderful mom to little m!!!