PROGRESS AFTER 11 DAYS…
3. be able to say 100 Bible verses from memory – I’m working on a list of the ones I can say, and I may up the number because I have more than I thought I would, and the point is to be stretched, right?
6. finish seminary – enrolled in 4 of my 16 remaining hours this quarter. I’m taking an Internet Evangelism and Cybermission class which I’m excited about because I think the internet is going to be a distinctive venue of ministry in the coming years, but also nervous about because I can already tell my professor is a little more linear than what I’m used to. I have a feeling I’ll be using more of my left-brain in this class than in the spring quarter when I wrote a paper on the themes from Song of Solomon reflected in Pride & Prejudice and The Twilight Saga.
29. walk Cordelia for 30 minutes a day – she’s loving this and so am I. Sometimes it’s morning and sometimes it’s at night…dependent on what my schedule allows. I’ve amended this one to just playing with her for 30 minutes on inclimate weather days. She balks at going outside to relieve herself when it’s wet or cold; making her be out in it for 30 minutes would be more torture than good for either on of us.
40. change all the light bulbs in my house to energy efficient bulbs – my room: check, most of the living room: check. It’s the rest of the house that’s tricky. The kitchen won’t be an issue, but the darn library and bathroom have special fancy bulbs. I may have to wait for my next humble abode to fully implement this one.
49. clean out my car once a week – it’s always easier to find motivation for this when the weather’s been as nice as it has been this last week. When the car’s a mess stuff goes flying out the open convertible when speeding down the highway.
51. do 5 push-ups and 5 sit-ups per day for one week; add one push-up/sit-up per day per week (stop the increase, but not the exercise at 50) – jackknife crunches are a piece of cake and I’m loving them (go figure); push-ups are evil. Evidently, I’ve never used my triceps. Ever. It’s not that they’re hard to do, it’s just that I have that muscle burn thing going on. I know there are those of you who say that’s a “good burn,” but you people are masochists. I agree that there are “hurts so good” moments in life, but I have knots in arms that are masseuse worthy. I’m hoping that by the time I get to 50 a week, I’ll have worked through the pain. 🙂
56. compile a recipe book – new stuff thus far: Moroccan Chickpea Stew, Gazpacho, red velvet cupcakes, pumpkin streusel muffins…
57. write one poem every week – could use some work. I’m seriously out of the creative writing habit, which makes me sad a little, like I’ve been denying part of myself that’s a serious gift.
81. go to 5 concerts of people I’ve never seen live (0/5) – I’m going to see Ingrid Michaelson tomorrow night. Yippee!!
95. turn my living room into a ball pit – I’m really excited about this one!! Really, really, really!! I’ve still got a long way to go, but as of now (thanks to some amazing finds and some fantastically generous friends) I’ve got almost 1000 of the 30,000 I’ll need. If you’re out of the loop on this one, I blogged about it here. OH! And Paul and Jennifer introduced me to the fabulousness of Wal-mart ship to store. Translation: you can order balls for the ball pit from Wal-mart (where they’re half the price they are anywhere else) and have them shipped to my local store so you don’t have to pay for shipping. How great is that?
So that’s my update thus far. Nothing too exciting, but then again, it’s only been 11 days. I’ve got 990 to go.