Week One

I’m not calling them resolutions, but I have decided that there will be some changes in 2009. My theme is “do more”. This means do more stuff in general, do more out there, do more to enjoy life again, do more for myself, do more good things, and do more with and to glorify God.

I think I’ll do a week-in-review to keep me in check and just see if I actually do “do more” each week. So far, this first week of 2009 has only consisted of three days, but I’ve:

  • Been successful with (and prayed about) my 25% “experiment” (we’re not referring to it any other way for now)
  • Bought new eyeglasses (even though they were freekin’ bifocals – a first for me)
  • Smiled at strangers
  • Initiated conversation with a stranger
  • Held a door for someone carrying a bunch of books at the library
  • Found a better conditioner
  • Made my V2.0 vision board (I don't care what you think, so there)
  • Ordered a new Tom Jones CD (read directly above)
  • Blogged on my own sites
  • Journaled
  • Commented on another’s site
  • Walked the dog
  • Parked far away and backtracked three times in the store – planning my trips between dairy and produce
  • Looked into a class
  • Reached out
  • Laughed
  • Paid my dog doctor Visa bill off
  • Apologized
  • Researched two possible trips – one in February and one in April
  • Watched Casablanca for the first time
  • Tried to watch The Tudors (but they try too hard)
  • Learned something that just has to be new (James’s??? I was not taught this. Is this like the new math?)

    Forming possessives of nouns:
    • Add ’s to the singular form of the word (even if it ends in -s):
      The owner’s car; James’s hat
    • Add ’s to the plural forms that do not end in -s:
      The children’s game; the geese’s honking
    • Add ’ to the end of plural nouns that end in -s:
      Houses’ roofs; friends’ letters
    • Add ’s to the end of compound words:
      My brother-in-law’s money
    • Add ’s to the last noun to show joint possession of an object:
      Todd and Anne’s apartment