Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #4


Thirteen Things I Want to Start Doing Again


1. Play volleyball on a city league team. I used to play all the time in high school and college. What stops me from doing this is finding a team to play on. I should just ask the city if there's a team that needs another player.

2. Read my Scriptures Regularly. My scripture reading has gone way downhill since Ty was born, and I really don't have a good excuse. I could be reading instead of writing right now.

3. Write up Family Stories. I started this project, but haven't put much effort into it lately.

4. Sing in a Good Choir. Again, here's one I did a lot of in high school and college, but miss as regular adult citizen. There've got to be community-type choirs out there, right?

5. Go back to School for a Degree in Social Work. My passion is adoption and I would love to be a part-time adoption/birth parent worker.

6. Invite people we don't know that well for Dinner. We used to do this all the time when we lived in Provo.

7. Workout Regularly. Tyler screams bloody murder every time I take him to the Gold's Gym daycare. But I could go at night when Brad gets home. Morning before Brad goes to work is NOT an option.

8. Play more games. I love card games and board games. We should play more.

9. Write in my Journal more often. Although this one is kind of done if I print out my blog entries.

10. Keep in better contact with old friends. Because they're such old, dear friends, sometimes I don't work as hard at keeping in touch with them because I know they'll always be there. Shame on me.

11. Paint with Watercolors. I used to love doing this, but living in apartments has halted it. I need a room where I can just keep all my creative stuff out if I want to.

12. Travel more. Between me quitting my job (less money) and Brad getting newly hired (less time-off), and having a baby, we really haven't travelled like we used to. Hopefully that will change. We've opened a vacation savings account and have plans for a Florida vacation in 2007.

13. Go to Enrichment Night. This is a night at my church where the ladies get together to do various activities. It really is a great way to get to know people, but my social anxiety pops up and I usually end up not going.







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38 comments:

  1. Yes, don't ever forget to keep YOU happy, then everyone around you will be happy! Very nice list...follow up with the city parks & recs dept!

    Happy TT!

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  2. I am missing board games too. We moved away from my five siblings and in-law siblings and now have no one to play with. I have a closet full of games that I need to make some friends to play with.

    Happy TT.

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  3. Great list! There are several of those that I need to be doing, too. ;)

    Thanks for visiting my TT!

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  4. I really like the idea of inviting people we don't know well for dinner. I think I might try it....happy TT

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  5. I loved playing in a VB league, even though I was soooo bad at it!

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  6. I did a similar 13 last week!

    I would like to finish a degree too. And I really need to spend more time exercising!

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  7. GREAT LIST!!!!!!!!!!I love the inviting people you dont know well over for dinner! I have some neighbors that are our age with a kiddo close to my sons age and they are hermits... I think I am gonna ask them over!
    Mines up...
    about 80s stuff... for sure to make yah giggle!

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  8. Geesh, I need to work on #7 too. Heheh!

    Have a great thursday! :)

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  9. I used to love playing volleyball. I agree with the bible reading. I've really let it slide and I have a harder time because of it. I used to sing in my church choir but now that I have 4 kids, I don't have someone to babysite during practice! My husband is the drummer for it though.

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  10. I'm with ya on #10 and think #3 is a totally cool idea. I started a Family Tree scrapbook and didn't get very far...but I think I should start writing down some stories about my son while he's growing up so that he'll have something to help him remember being little.

    Thanks for the idea ~ great list!

    I'm up! Happy Thursday

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  11. Great list and good luck. Hope you achieve all your wishes.
    Mine's up too.

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  12. Great list! I'm working on my own list this year, too. I'm learning to play the guitar and I've taken up bike riding again after 35 years! Have fun and keep us posted on your progress...
    DK
    http://aflyoverblog.typepad.com

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  13. Sounds like you have good goals. We have lots in common.

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  14. We have choirs in Australia, I'm sure America would. I don't know how you get in touch with them, my friend has been in a few.

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  15. i would love to re-learn playing the piano/organ.

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  16. as a fellow LDSer, I have alot of the same things I need to work on. I love relief society and enrichment!! GO! I never feel happier then after. Happy TT!

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  17. dwdI am the same way about reading my Bible. I need to do it more. :)

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  18. You're right...sleeping in is wonderful! But Baby Boy gets me up around 8:30 or 9:00 ~ not too bad. :)

    Maybe next week I'll do 13 things I don't miss about teaching...like the parents, the administration, the discipline issues, the he said/she saids, bringing the sniffles and colds home. Hmm...maybe that's what I'll do. :)

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  19. Now you should keep all that !

    Happy TT !

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  20. what a great to-do list.
    thanks for visiting my tt this week.

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  21. If you put your mind to it, you can do those things. :)

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  22. Great things to do, I hope you have fun with all of them :) Happy TT!

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  23. Nice list - we started playing board games again a couple of weeks ago. OMG what a laugh - the first one we played was pictionary - it was a great night.

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  24. Great list. Come visit my TT.

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  25. I hope you'll find the time to do all of them! There are some I'd need to do too.
    My TT is about witches.

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  26. It's always good to have "adult" time and "me" time, especially if you're home with the kids all day.

    Good luck getting back in your groove!

    Happy T13

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  27. 7. I'm using the Healthwalker these days because going to Curves just became too tedious.

    Good luck at starting back at all these things :)

    Happy TT

    Mine are up here

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  28. I could use a little o' the #7 meself! :) Happy TT!

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  29. Congratulations on being selected as the featured newbie of the week at the Hub! Enjoy!

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  30. Hey, congratulations on being chosen as the featured newbie on the T13 site! I am the veteran!!!
    I loved your list. God bless you.
    My T13 is posted, hope you will visit.

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  31. Great list. Sounds like some things I have put off as well :) Good luck with your list.

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  32. Great list! I agree about the keeping up with old friends better. You are totally right - you just assume that they are always going to be there. I need to make a better effort, too.

    Have a great Thursday! :)

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  33. We bought our house with the idea that we would be inviting people over. We've only had a handful in the three months since we moved in.

    The journal thing is a must as well. I have been copying my posts to Word and saving them.

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  34. Anonymous10:24 AM

    I share a lot of these with you. Especially #10.

    http://roozgal.typepad.com/doubleduty/

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  35. Oh, I so miss playing volleyball. Sounds like a good plan. I know that here we do have community Volleyball and choirs... but that doesn't help you much there ;) I just think that you might have to start looking!!

    Happy TT!!

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  36. I need to start reading my scriptures regularly too.

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  37. Great list...be encouraged that you are doing something more important than anything else...you are raising a child. I've got 3 myself, and I too would love to do some other things that being a mom just doesn't allow right now. That's more than ok!

    I would encourage you to get into the Bible like you want to though...it helps you be at peace with missing out on some of that other stuff. You'll get to do it someday, and that someday will come faster than you think. :o)

    God Bless!

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  38. Congratulations on being chosen as the featured newbie on the T13 site! I like to have people over for dinner to get to know them better, even family over it's just nice to stay close.
    Hope you're enjoying the rest of your Thursday!

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