30 Things I Vow

This is a list of “30 Things I Vow” that I will do this summer.  Though I thought it might be hard to come up with 30 things, in typical overachiever fashion (and after years of honing my list-making skills), I actually came up with 36 items for my list.  I’m rather pleased with it as I feel it is a nice combination of “wants” and “shoulds,” things that will benefit the family, things that will benefit my marriage, and things that are just for me.  I was inspired by this post http://angryjuliemonday.com/tag/mama-kats-writers-workshop/  from Angry Julie Monday, which in turn was inspired by this prompt http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/2010/06/writing-prompt/ from Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.  I’m looking forward to updating my progress as I check items off the list during the summer.  It’s go time!

1. Watch “New Moon”

2. See “Eclipse”

3. Take the kids to see “Toy Story 3”

4. Finish the book I’m reading, “Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades and What You Can Do About It”

5. Clean out and organize our garage

6. Clean out and organize our attic

7. Clean out and organize our refrigerator!

8. Clean out and organize our hall closet

9. Declutter every room in the house

10. Paint our bathroom

11. Visit Trader Joe’s for the first time

12. Purchase the LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 game when it comes out

13. Do the “The Pilates Promise: 10 Weeks to a Whole New Body” workout for 10 weeks

14. Work out at the health club regularly (2 – 5 times a week)

15. Have a monthly massage

16. Have a facial

17. Get a spray tan

18. Get a pedicure

19. Give my notice for a certain committee that I’ve been chairing

20. Go through the stack of papers on our dining room table

21. Complete the scrapbook I promised someone I’d make

22. Complete the scrapbook I promised Ginny we’d make

23. Get our family web site up to date

24. Get our deck set up, and then enjoy it!

25. Visit at least one winery I’ve never been to before

26. Clean out and organize our laundry room

27. Take the children to a historical museum that recently opened nearby

28. Have the children’s friends over

29. Take naps and don’t feel guilty about them

30. Have some lunch, dinner, and movie dates with my Muggle Man

31. See the new Tom Cruise movie (don’t judge me!)

32. Read “The Prophet of Yonwood”

33. Buy the new EA Harry Potter game when it comes out

34. Plan something special for our wedding anniversary

35. Try some recipes from “Skinny Italian”

36. Make homemade Moravian sugarcake with Ginny