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What is on your 2009 To do List?

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Telynor
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Post by Telynor » Fri January 2nd, 2009, 1:38 pm

What I need to do:
Get my studio organized more efficently
Lose a tenth of my weight and exercise more (maybe hire a personal trainer?)
Keep up my level of review writing

What I want to do:
Take another class at the local community college
Take a cruise somewhere
Meet some of you guys in person

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LCW
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Post by LCW » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 1:21 am

Here's my list of resolutions and goals, not necessarily in order of priorities:
Finish redoing the house and yard
Finish hiking all the local trails
Get a Presa Canario puppy
Do more Yoga
Get married
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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Misfit
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Post by Misfit » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 1:43 am

Lose a tenth of my weight and exercise more (maybe hire a personal trainer?)
Going to be interesting to see what happens after my next appointment with the knee doctor - they said the next step is.............horrors..............you all sitting down?

PHYSICAL THERAPY.

Guess in some ways the injury is going to be a good thing? We'll see. Other than that I'm not planning much of anything until I see the damage that the insurance company won't cover. Life is good. Maybe.

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Leyland
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Post by Leyland » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 2:38 am

[quote=""Telynor""]
Take a cruise somewhere
Meet some of you guys in person[/quote]

Hey - maybe a summertime HFO members cruise! Cool Alaska, anyone?
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 2:49 am

[quote=""Leyland""]Hey - maybe a summertime HFO members cruise! Cool Alaska, anyone?[/quote]

I'd kill to go on a cruise, but I could never afford it.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 4:33 am

Things I have to do:
Adjust to being grandbaby daycare.
Become competent on Dreamweaver (a web design program)
Increase skills on Cubase (an audio editing program)
Lose another 10 pounds. (lost 10 in '07, but only maintained the loss throughout '08)
Get my leg muscles used to horseback riding again.
Make sure my beloved gets his exercise even if I have to chase him every step up bunburner hill every morning.
Edit my almost-finished book on llama training and herd behaviors.
Begin and complete extensive and intrusive -- but necessary -- dental work.

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Post by Ash » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 4:37 am

Misfit, next door to my classroom is the district's PT room; and the gals that work there actually call it Physical Torture :) Its really not, but I've had my share and sometimes it feels like it! But I remember when the exercises suddenly felt easy, and I felt like a new person. Hang in there, it will happen!

Oh, I know something I have to do - our district requires us to do some kind of project as part of our three year evaluation. Three years ago, I decided to completely revamp my sign lessons for parents, and get them on DVD. Well, I've done everything but this last, and I have until May to get the last done. And it will probably take until May - yikes.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 4:39 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]I'd kill to go on a cruise, but I could never afford it.

SM[/quote]
You know, they are surprisingly cheap if you are willing to fill the leftover spaces. Our family did a 7-night Alaska cruise for $500 a person, just because we were willing to take the rainier first week in May. Everything was included, there was plenty to do onboard even when it rained, and the ship was an engineering marvel (Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas). My favorite part was talking to the crew about their home countries.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 4:43 am

[quote=""MLE""]You know, they are surprisingly cheap if you are willing to fill the leftover spaces. Our family did a 7-night Alaska cruise for $500 a person, just because we were willing to take the rainier first week in May. Everything was included, there was plenty to do onboard even when it rained, and the ship was an engineering marvel (Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas). My favorite part was talking to the crew about their home countries.[/quote]

Yeah, but even that is a bit much for my family since we are all on disability. I keep a tight rein on our budget so when we have things that come up, like this recent weather, we have the money to cover the extra money that will show up on our bills. Our electric bill is usually under $50 a month, it was $122 for Dec. :P

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Post by Leyland » Sat January 3rd, 2009, 12:48 pm

[quote=""MLE""]You know, they are surprisingly cheap if you are willing to fill the leftover spaces. Our family did a 7-night Alaska cruise for $500 a person, just because we were willing to take the rainier first week in May. Everything was included, there was plenty to do onboard even when it rained, and the ship was an engineering marvel (Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas). My favorite part was talking to the crew about their home countries.[/quote]

I believe we have found our HFO cruise director! $500 sounds good to me. You can bring that darling grandbaby along, MLE!

High heat and intense sun gives me bad headaches and dizziness, so a rainy Alaskan cruise instead of a usual Caribbean one actually does sound like a winner to me. Good to know!
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams ~ Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Ode

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