Sunday, April 14, 2013

Now my list is teal.

 I have continued to slowly whittle away at my list. I think that I might actually get this all accomplished.

Throughout April – Continue asking for donated supplies to take to Kenya
Continuing – I think I am going to put a sign up at work with a list of the specific things I need, as well as emailing everyone again. You would think that more of my co-workers would come through for me, but so far I’ve only gotten stuff from two of them.
By April 1             – Finish Chapter 30 on my novel
Done April 5
By April 2             - Contact my local radio station about doing a spot for my book and the Women on the Wings of Faith talk I am giving the end of the month
I emailed them on April 3, but when I hadn’t heard back from them this week, I called the radio station and set up the interview for April 22. Great. More stress.
By April 5             – Get typhoid meds, malaria meds, and antibiotics for the trip
I got mine taken care of on April 3. I continued shopping around for prices for my daughter as she doesn’t have insurance. On April 9, I finally called them into Walgreens as that was where I got the best price. She called me on April 12 to say that when she picked up her pills at Walgreens (at the corner of Happy and Healthy), they asked if she wanted to sign up for their discount program for $20. She said sure and ended up saving like nearly $300. Yes, it’s the corner of Happy and Healthy.
By April 5             – Call airlines to give them our passport information
Done April 3
April 6                   - Attend Book Festival in St. Peter, Minnesota
Done April 6
By April 10           - Purchase Travel Insurance
Still researching this. I will try to get this done yet this weekend.  
By April 11           – Email two people questions asking about adoption for my book
By April 12           – Revise WSMA gmail accounts
 I had 31 of these to do and have nine left. I should be able to finish them tonight.
By April 13           - Finish Doni’s Form Builder questions for WSMA
I’ve been doing a few of these each night, but since this appears to be an ongoing thing, kick back this date to infinity.
By April 14           – Have final power point for my talk on my book at WOWOF on April 24
By April 14           - Have cleaned out the spare bedroom so Val can move her stuff home
Done April 12, pictures included.
By April 15           - Finish Chapter 31 on my novel
April 18 – 20        - Attend the WSMA convention in Neenah
April 22, 9:30 am – Live on the air interview on my local radio station, to promote my trip, my book and my speaking engagement on the 24th. 
April 24, 6:30 pm - WOWOF presentation
By April 30           - Have worked up to running a full mile to see if I can do it
By May 1              - Have moved Val’s stuff home (since she is going to be gone for 3 months, she is pretty sure she is not going to keep her apartment)
May 5 – 19          - Gone to Africa
By May 26           - Have gotten the garden ready to plant
By May 31           - Have run 3 miles to know if I will run in 5K on June 8
By June 1             - Have planted the garden
June 8                   - Run that 5K, if I am going to I don’t have to worry about this anymore as my friend in Minnesota has got tickets to a Christian concert this weekend, but I think I will keep running. Word has gotten out at work, so one of the docs wants to put together a team to run the 5K here in town over the Fourth of July. Apparently I cannot avoid this.
June 8                   - Go to that Christian concert with my friend in Minnesota
By June 10           - Have made plans for our vacation in September (Wow, that sounds like a long ways away)

And not on the list… I contacted a fellow blogger who posts reviews of books and she got back to me already that my book will be included on her blog, Books for Book Lovers, on April 24. Also I finished reading one of the five books which I have been reading for quite some time.  I immediately wanted to start reading another book, but have convinced myself that I need to stop that madness until I return from Kenya. 

 When we first bought the house in 1990, this was actually my bedroom. In 1999, when we remodeled it became my son's room. When he moved out for good last year, I turned it into my Snoopy room. 
Last month, I moved my Snoopy room across the hall into my office. And this weekend I totally cleaned out and washed and waxed Nick's old room. 
Hopefuly there will be enough room in here for Val's bed. I think the rest of her stuff can get stuffed in a closet. Note that I did put Nick's scouting awards back on the wall. 

Yes, my son made Eagle. I guess we are a goal-setting - and acheiving -family. 


  1. you sound as if you are doing well- well done on Books for book lovers and all the best for your trip to Africa - isn't it a pain getting all the jabs and stuff for trips?

    love the colour of the room:)

    1. Thanks, Alberta, I am just going to keep plowing along and not get stressed.

  2. The office is looking great and good work on the goals. :) x

  3. Congratulations on the book review! You must be thrilled.

    You're still working hard at those goals, and even managed to get the room cleared out and set up again. Definitely a goal-setting and -achieving family. :)