Friday, December 26, 2014

35 Things To Do In The Next Year

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In honor of my 35th birthday today, I've made a list of 35 things I'd like to do in 2015:

1. Travel to Florida to see family and friends.
2. Plan a monthly date night with Tim.
3. Learn to sew.
4. Donate 100 crocheted items to charity.
5. Complete a major decluttering of the house.
6. Make a first year scrapbook of Alex.
7. Start a pillow journal with Hope on her 13th birthday.
8. Perform 2 random acts of kindness every month.
9. Read 12 books (one a month).
10. Finish my crochet UFOs.
11.Learn Tunisian crochet.
12. Take a daily walk around the neighborhood.
13. Complete a Women of the Bible study.
14. Participate in the 2015 Moogly Afghan Crochet Along.
15-18.Participate in the following SALs: Smalls SAL,  Turtle Trot, YOTA, and SDUCJC.
19. Participate in Stitch From Stash.
20. Host the Mini Rings of Change CAL.
21. Crochet new patterns from my stash.
22. Teach a different craft each month at the church ladies ministry.
23. Plant a vegetable garden.
24. Teach a beginners crochet class.
25. Spend more time in prayer.
26. Plan two BIG birthday parties; ages 1 and 13 are major milestones.
27. Start a crocheted Christmas gifts bin and fill it.
28. Continue the Blogging Through the Bible reading plan, a chapter a day.
29. Start a crochet charity group for the Waxahachie Children's Home.
30. Make a Blessings jar and fill it through the year.
31. Relearn how to play chess and teach Hope.
32. Go to Sea World in San Antonio.
33. Take more pictures.
34. Try a new recipe once a week.
35. Get out of the house more. I'm such a hermit!

These aren't in any particular order of time or importance. Some will be quickly accomplished and checked off, others will take all year, some will get lost in the chaos of life and be added to next year's list. But I wanted to put my goals out there and have a focus for the year.
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Thanks for reading and looking.
I'll have a separate post in a little while with the Mini Rings of Change CAL information.
Blessings :-)


  1. Wishing you a happy birthday! Have a wonderful time whatever you do today! Hugs, Julie

  2. Happy Birthday! Good luck with your list!

  3. Happy, happy, happy birthday to ya! Hope its a great one and you are feeling better. Good luck with your ambitious 2015 list!

  4. That's quite a to do list Kate I must do one too, I had also decided on number 14, hope you will still be stash busting too:)

    1. Oh, of course I will, Linda! I'm not sure how that missed the list. Glad you're doing both CALs with me :-)

  5. Forgot to wish you a happy birthday hope you have a great day xx

  6. Happy Birthday! That is an impressive list; wishing you all the best as you work toward your goals. Hope you had a nice Christmas! Heather

  7. Happy birthday! If you come down to the Orlando area hit me up and we can grab lunch or something! Also let me know when you're planning to go to San Antonio. I work at SeaWorld and usually have some free tickets left over I can send you.

    1. Thanks, Heather :-) We'll definitely be in that area because that's where we're from! And we used to have passes to Sea World in Orlando for many years. Small world :-)

  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What list, hope you achieve many of your new year goals.

  9. Happy birthday! That's an impressive list you've made up for yourself. Best wishes.

  10. What a great list Kate. I should do that. Maybe I would get something done. Only problem is my would have to be a list of 66. ICK!!


    1. Thanks, Linda :-) Coming up with 35 was harder than I thought it would be. Smaller would be better :-)

  11. Happy Birthday to you!:) You have an impressive list for the year ahead. Great idea!! I usually don't make resolution but after reading your post I am tempted to make a list of my goals too:)

    1. Thanks, Preeti :-) I do like to think of them as goals instead of resolutions. People always break resolutions.

  12. What a great goal list! I too will be trying a new recipe each week. I wasn't going to but if you would like to share that journey I will post about it on my blog.