My main goal for 2011 is figuring out the easiest ways to get everything done.

Now I have to take all the easy things and make them even easier. I will have almost no time away from work and Joe will be single parenting for five weeks.

My other goals for 2011 include:

  • Hitting 175 lbs – and then to keep going

Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I weighed myself and I have no idea where I stand. I do think I’ve been doing reasonably well, and my clothes still fit the same way.

  • Being able to make it all the way to my 10th floor office on the stairs

I can make it to six, and now I’m working out of a difference office that’s only on the third floor, but I intend to take the stairs up and down whenever I leave or come back – it helps that the elevator is really slow.

  • Consistently having a meal plan so that the whole family is eating healthy food

We’ve been doing fairly well with groceries and meal planning – I’ve even started having better breakfasts, but I am concerned. During the campaign I will be eating all my meals at the office with breakfast and lunch catered, and last time almost every meal was all carbs, breakfast was pastries at least once a week, and I gained weight – there’s was no way not to.

  • Continue to test my knitting skills in my project choices

I currently have three projects on the needles – a little dress for the baby girl that is half finished, one sock on the needles and its partner is finished, and a sweater for Joe. I really happy with the dress so far and I’m excited to see her in it.

  • Make my way through my ‘to read’ pile (my ever-expanding ‘to-read’ pile)

Since my last update I finished The Book Thief, read Harperland, the new Jasper Fforde, One of Our Thursdays is Missing, and now I’m reading Let the Great World Spin. I’m not very far into it but it’s beautiful and it gives me something to escape into on my bus ride.

  • Build up my profile at work

I’m happy with work, as stressful and constant as things are going to be. I will feel proud at the end of this five weeks.

  • Keep blogging, keep tweeting, maintain my connections

I’ve been tweeting less and blogging less, but I’m still here. I have also missed a few gathering (including tonight’s Twestival, which I gave up my ticket for) but I hope to use the time off I will have at the end of the campaign to spend time with the people I’ve missed.

  • Organize the second annual Road Hockey Showdown

Not on the radar.

  • Improve my French


  • The Shopping Embargo

The second half of the embargo was a lot different than the first half, in that I forgot to remember when I started thinking about things I wanted. I’ve been doing a lot better than I used to, but I still have impulses that I should ignore.

  • I really, really need to stop biting my nails. It looks bad, it hurts, and there’s no reason for it.

Doing well on this front. My nails are at a good length, and I’m keeping them polished.

For the next five weeks my goals are to: Do everything I can to help and never hinder at work; spend every moment I can with my daughter; leave work at work; breath; relax; keep my shoulders relaxed; and take a walk in the fresh spring air when things start getting to be too much.

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