100 Small Things: Year One Wrap Up

1. Plant a succulent

2. Make a dirt pit for the kids
3. Clean the windows inside & out

4. Read Brave New World
5. Read Lord of the Flies

6. Blog Weekly Update
7. Register to vote

8. Get WA state license
9. Make pumpkin muffins
10. Make a cobbler

11. Get a vanity for me
12. Buy a desk for the boys
13. Blog twins: separate classrooms
14. Finish re-reading One and the Same
15. Jamberry my nails
16. Meal plan weekly

17. Buy wool balls for dryer
18. Choose one "grooming" day/week
19. Haircuts every 6 weeks all year

20. Small group get together
21. Order Home Field. Read it
22. Read When Breath Becomes Air
23. Read What Was Mine

24. Read Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids
25.. Read Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings

26. Read Bird by Bird
27. Read Boys Should be Boys
28. Read The Rocks
29. Read Flight Behavior
30. Read The Shack

31. Read Brain Rules
32. Read Tuesdays with Morrie
33. Read Snow Falling on Cedars

34. Find a doctor
35. Find a pediatrician
36. Find a pediatric dentist

37. Find a chiropractor
38. Follow up with an OB

39. Learn to coupon
40. Meditate everyday for a week
41. Wash kitchen cabinets

42. Read Believing God
43. Read Mindsight
44. Read Don't Let Me Go
45. Read Deception Point
46. Read Iron & Silk

47. Purchase & read Winter Storms
48. Find a dentist for us

49. Read Dave Ramsey's book
50. Find an eye doctor
51. Choose a pharmacy
52. Find a way to display my rock collection
53. Paint the whole house interior
 54. 3 playdates with new friends
55. Find a Hanford documentary
56. Go over insurance with new insurance lady

57. Workout everyday for a month
58. Walk the boys to/from school
59. Have Paul & Lynn over for dinner
60. Plant a lilac bush
61. Find a used BBQ
62. Sort Holiday decor into totes

63. Don't eat out for 1 month
64. Arrange "Tucker Family" sleepover
65. Establish family move night

66. Establish date night
67. Read Kon Mari. Clean house accordingly.
68. Read aloud chapter books

69. Make 3 pinterest dinners
70. Plant pansies
71. Make carrot cake from scratch
72. Decorate for Christmas

73. Make a book for Pansy/Jerry's birthdays
74. Write a poem about motherhood
75. Write a poem about twins
76. Write a poem about Logan
77. Write a poem about Jack
78. Write a poem about Wyatt
79. Write a poem about Carly
80. Take a pajama walk after dinner

81. Meal plan monthly
82. Collect Box Tops for school
83. Save toilet paper rolls/paper towel rolls
84. Attend MOPS group
85. Try 3 new parks with the boys
86. Read old journals
87. Share bits of old journals on social media
88. Decorate master bedroom
89. Deep clean master suite
90. Put contact paper in laundry room
91. Spider bomb the house
92. Establish Quiet Time activities
93. Organize kids craft supplies
94. Make blog calendar (monthly)

95. Have a trampoline sleepover with boys
96. Volunteer in boys' classrooms
97. Buy outdoor chairs
98. Read old writing (from jr. high/high school)
99. Make m&m cookies
100. Make a cake from scratch

I ended up skipping thirty of my small things, 14 of which were books I didn't get around to reading. I don't feel too bad about that since I was still reading all year, just  not those particular books.  I'm sure I'll get around to them eventually!

We might still have a post-dinner pajama walk, a trampoline sleepover and write poems about each of my kids, and have Josh's Uncle Paul & Aunt Lynne over, which would cross off 9 more.  The others I failed to accomplish-- 3 Pinterest meals, working out for a month, learning to coupon, meditating everyday for a week, cleaning our kitchen cabinets, & purchasing wool balls will just be moved to next years 100 Small Things List. 

What I loved about the list was that any day I was feeling a bit down or unproductive, I could take a look at the list and find something to cross off it.  Doing so instantly made me feel better about the day.  

My next 100 Small Things List is in the works.  I will share it just as soon as I get it done!
I could use some inspiration, though. What are some small (or big) things you are hoping to accomplish this school year? 



Kristin in Alaska said...

I hope to get a clothesline put up!

Holly said...

Wow you did a lot! I am so bad about goal setting. This year I would like to wean Luke down to only nursing to sleep, and make and stick to a cleaning schedule.

Marilynn Raatz said...

I bought wool dryer balls for you! And I have more than 3 favorite Pinterest meals I'd love to share with you! Great work on this Shelly!!

Andie Grenz said...

I love your blog! You are very reflective and honest. I especially love that you share your anxiety and fears too not just all the good. My daughter too has epilepsy, so your Sending Logan off to school each day makes me proud of you. Thank you for sharing a bit of your life.

Ashley said...

70 is AMAZING! So happy you adopted this fun yearly game with me - if you get past the idea that you have to complete it ALL, it's so great for a mama's mental health, don't you think?