2017 Goals Week 2

Follow my progress this year toward meeting 10 goals!

Week 2 of 52

10)   Practice 12 spiritual disciplines.

Check! Each day, I read a chapter of 2 Kings, Proverbs and 1/2 chapter of Hebrews.

9)   Complete 12 credits toward MDiv.

wp-1484339988943.jpgClasses start tomorrow. Books ordered and syllabus read. Before classes start, they always look overwhelming. I am starting Greek Exegesis tomorrow, and it appears to be the hardest class yet. The professor expects that I can actually read Greek. Which I guess I can, but not at the level I think I need to be. Gulp.

8)   Connect with one person a week.

Check! I got to spend time saying goodbye to  friends moving to California. So sad to see them go. And I skyped with my lovely friend in Paris. That was great.

7)   Complete writing a 12-week Bible study.

The starting of this is hard. I am really having trouble nailing down a direction. I have four different beginnings started. This week, I wrote something that I think gets to the heart of what I’m trying to say. To be candid, I love to research and learn. Because of that, I second-guess myself and want to double check information and sources, and then I end up getting nothing done. So, I’m writing a lot of nonsense just to put words to paper. This week, there was a little less nonsense.

6)    Submit 6 articles for publication.

The circumcision article got 500 words pounded into it on Tuesday.  I don’t know if anyone else finds that topic as fascinating as I do! heh.

5)    Learn how to needle felt and create 25 sculptures. 


This little guy started out as a mouse, but evolved into an otter. I didn’t follow a tutorial, I just started stabbing and learning what worked as I went. I learned how NOT to wind fingers and toes. I think I learn more trying to salvage something that isn’t working. 23 more to go

4)    Complete 12 house/yard projects. 

We discussed how we are going to design the built in linen closet downstairs. It has been a hole in the drywall since we moved in.

3)    Move at least 15 minutes a day.


My daughter and I went skiing this week. Other days, I practiced yoga and took a walk when the temperature rose above freezing.

2)   Fix my teeth. 

The process for invisalign begins with measuring and scanning your teeth. They used to make plaster casts to do this process, which I had made when I wore braces the first time around as a kid. But now they cram a huge scanner wand into all the nooks and crannies of your mouth. I have two cold sores on my lip, so this was a bit unpleasant. The wand has a little fan on it that dries your mouth out and blows cold air on your teeth. This was not painful exactly, but uncomfortable.

Once my mouth was measured, the computer made a simulation model of what my teeth will look like straight. It was a pretty sight! Now, I wait 3 weeks for the first set of trays to come in. Over the next 18 months, I will switch out trays to move my teeth gradually into the correct position.

1)  Hike to 12 new places.

wp-1484523198170.jpg I did a hike, but it wasn’t to a new place. I was distracted with activities on Friday and Saturday and missed moving, so I made up for it on Sunday with an hour walk to the falls and down the hill. Its still frozen on the sides!

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