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  1. 2011 Challenges

    by , 12-31-2010 at 09:49 AM
    Because I keep thinking of great ideas, then forgetting them, this blog will be updated as I come up with/edit challenge ideas.

    My 2011 challenges:

    • Grocery budget of $350/month
    • No spend days of 15/month
    • Fling 2011 things this year
    • Achieve my target weight of 125 lbs
    • Run/walk 520 miles
    • Go to the gym at least 2x/week
    • Make 4 HM Christmas stockings, 24 washcloths, and four gift-card holders
    • Read 20 books
    • Make at least 25 different beaded bookmarks
    • Try

    Updated 02-17-2011 at 10:10 AM by madhen

    Fluff and Feathers
  2. Trips to the gym

    by , 12-26-2010 at 09:03 PM
    I won a gym membership this summer, while volunteering at a charity event, so I have been going about 2-3 times per week, mostly just getting on the treadmill, but at least once a week, I head across the lobby to the weight room and brave all the 20-something young men who apparently have no jobs and yet somehow have money to spend on gym memberships.

    I haven't gone for three weeks now, due to work priorities that took me out of town, so I am going to head back tomorrow. It is hard ...
  3. A week on the ranch (December 20 - December 26, 2010)

    by , 12-26-2010 at 08:24 PM
    Here it is, the beginning of the last week of the year. The days rush by, and try as I might, I canít seem to grab hold of them and slow them down!

    I took the week off of work this week, but for the two weeks before that, I was out of town, so much of this week was spent getting my house back into order and getting back into my daily routine. The rest of it was spent getting ready for Christmas Eve dinner, the one day out of the year when I actually invite people into my home!
    Ranch Diary
  4. Several weeks on the ranch later....

    by , 12-23-2010 at 11:57 AM
    Okay, so I vanished for quite a few months, and I apologize. It was due to quite a few factors, not least of which was problems with my computer. Because I live out in the boonies, I have to use a server that limits my download time, and I found I was exceeding my limit every month, when all I really did was spend time here. But I was at the max download package, so no options, other than going to an extremely expensive satellite service. Happily, last week, I found out my server had added a ...
    Ranch Diary
  5. A week on the ranch (February 22 - March 7, 2010)

    by , 03-08-2010 at 12:11 AM
    Another two-week entry, and I've been crazy busy the whole time!

    This period of time saw the arrival and departure of Max, a Chow/GSD mix pup, who I fostered for a week. He was adopted by a wonderful woman and her three children, but while Max was here, he and Crash just played non-stop. Crash loved it, and I think he misses Max a little, but things are starting to settle back down to normal.

    I started back to work full-time this week, and decided to jump in with both ...
    Ranch Diary
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