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Thursday, January 2, 2014

My 100 Things for 2014

I never make New Year Resolutions.  And I know this is crazy.  Blame The Running Green GirlWinking smile She influenced me to do this.  Green Girl is very inspirational.  Here is my 100 Things in 2014 list.  It's not a resolution list.  It is more like a wish list, things I hope to do/accomplish for 2014.

1. 100 push-ups.com / complete program http://hundredpushups.com/#sthash.yqhUfudS.dpbs

2. Answer the 50 Questions that will free my mind. http://www.marcandangel.com/2009/07/13/50-questions-that-will-free-your-mind/

3. BBQ at the beach

4. Camp at the beach

5. Camp in the desert

6. Camp in the mountains

7. Clean carpets (or get new carpet depending on financials)

8. Clean out and organize file cabinets

9. Clean out bedroom closet

10. Clean out garage

11. Clean out library

12. CPR certification (renew)

13. Skateboard with Lucas

14. Eeg for Darius (his request for possibility of going off meds)

15. Embroider

16. Eye check for all 3 boys (0/3)

17. Find full-time work

18. Finish “Baby picture scrap book”

19. Get crown fixed

20. Get dryer fixed

21. Get medical check-up

22. Get new ceiling fans

23. Get the accordion out and re-teach myself a song

24. Get wisdom teeth removed

25. Go on a night trail run

26. Go to a play

27. Go to a writers’ convention

28. Have 4th of July party

29. Hike around the headlands in my hometown

30. Hike Bedford Peak with Justus

31. Hike Santiago Peak with Justus

32. Hike/run in San Gorgonio mountains

33. Hike/run to Mt. Baldy

34. Hit Justus in the face with a pie

35. Ice Skate

36. Lose weight

37. Make a necklace

38. Memorize 5 Bible versus (0/5)

39. Memorize 5 poems (0/5)

40. Organize and submit query for novel, Beyond the Pale (or self-publish)

41. Organize cd’s

42. Organize digital photographs

43. Organize family tree pictures

44. Organize my short stories

45. Paint house exterior

46. Plant flowers

47. Play all the major and minor scales on the piano

48. Play racquetball

49. Prepare 5 new healthy recipes (0/5)

50. Read 5 add’l Easton Press’s 100 Best Books Ever Written http://www.listology.com/list/easton-press-100-greatest-books-ever-written

51. Register with Santa Fe Original Families

52. Relearn & play Fur Elise on the piano http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mVW8tgGY_w

53. Relearn/learn 20 guitar chords (0/20)

54. Renew teaching credentials (0/3)

55. Replenish my water stashes

56. Re-read The Screwtape Letters

57. Reunite (visit) with an old friend

58. Rollerblade

59. Run a Spartan race

60. Run Calico Trail Run http://calicotrailrun.org/

61. Run from ocean to Santiago Peak (“Tides to Towers”)

62. Run a street 5k

63. Run in the mountains in San Diego

64. Run Nanny Goat 24 hr http://www.oldgoatrunners.com/

65. Run to Oceanside

66. Run to Yaeger’s Mesa

67. Run Twin Peaks 50 mi http://trailrunning.dirtyfeet.us/twinpeaksindex.html

68. Run/hike trails somewhere up Hwy 39

69. Scooter with Darius

70. See a movie in the theatre

71. See a professional symphony

72. Stay with someone who is injured or sick on the trail

73. Swim in the ocean

74. Take the train somewhere

75. Try a fruit that I haven’t tried

76. Try a vegetable that I haven’t tried

77. Tune piano

78. Update family tree

79. Visit 10 New Peaks (0/10)

80. Visit a California mission I haven’t visited

81. Visit Joshua Tree http://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm

82. Visit Manzanaar http://www.nps.gov/manz/index.htm

83. Visit my Aunt Dolores (Cambria)

84. Visit my Aunt Joann (Culver City)

85. Visit my hometown

86. Visit Rancho Niguel historic ranch (Aliso Viejo)

87. Visit Santa Fe http://www.santafenm.gov/

88. Visit SJC Mission http://www.missionsjc.com/

89. Visit Texas

90. Visit The Grand Canyon http://www.nps.gov/grca/index.htm

91. Visit Utah

92. Volunteer a trail race

93. Volunteer at a Assisted Living facility

94. Volunteer at a food pantry

95. Watch Schindler’s List again

96. Watch The Dollhouse again

97. Work up to a 2 minute plank

98. Write 2 poems (0/2)

99. Write 5 short stories (0/5)

100. Write a short play


  1. Wow, that is some list! All the best for a super 2014 Lauren!

    1. Thanks Johann. The best to you as well!

  2. This is an awesome list! I may have to "borrow" this idea from you and Mary....

  3. I love this list. I didn't make resolutions this year (except to start running again).. I made similar, mini goals.. things that are much more likely to be accomplished than some far fetched resolutions :)

    1. I've never been big on resolutions either. I prefer goals and wish lists. :) Happy new year!

  4. I'm in to do Baldy and Tide to Towers with you. If and when we get some serious rain, come and run/hike Fish Canyon Fall with me.

    1. You are on Hank. Fish Canyon for sure. And I will let you know when I am ready for Baldy and Tide to Towers. Happy new year!

  5. An ambitious list! I love the idea though. Best of luck crossing things off!