2018 Goals: Progress Made in May

A few goals done, though not as much progress as I’d hoped this month.  Been a lazy month with stuff that should have taken a day taking weeks instead :-/


  1. Contribute $2,000 to my Roth IRA
  2. Mortgage balance under $120,000
  3. Credit Card paid in full – unlikely to happen with current balance, but will keep trying

Fitness and Health

  1. Strength training targets
    1. 40 lbs for lying leg curl
    2. 60 lbs for fly
    3. 40 lbs for reverse lateral
    4. 70 lbs for lat pull downs
    5. 30 lbs dumbbells for the bench exercises
    6. 50 lbs for triceps push downs
    7. 60 lbs on seated row
    8. 40 lbs for leg extension
  2. Swimming targets
    1. 30 minutes, 800 yards
    2. 45 minutes, 1000 yards
    3. 50m freestyle without having to pause at the wall
    4. 100m freestyle without having to pause
    5. 200m kick without having to pause
  3. Dental work
    1. Fillings (three rounds) – round one plus crown partially done (permanent installed on the 4th), rest will probably have to wait till September due to insurance
    2. Deep cleaning
    3. Cleaning
    4. Teeth replacement
  4. Get back to following Naturally Slim principles

Around the House

  1. Insulate attic
  2. Get an estimate on converting living room grate to trap door
  3. Mow once a month
  4. Clean guttersDONE!
  5. Declutter/straighten every room in the house – modified this a bit to split between clean/declutter and bigger projects that will get added as needed to the end of the list or dealt with when funds better allow
    1. Living room
    2. Dining room
    3. Kitchen
    4. Breakfast Nook
    5. Bathroom
    6. Master Bedroom
    7. “Cat room”
    8. Library
    9. Utility Room
  6. Replace master bedroom mattress and box spring
  7. Finish metal fence
  8. Redo networking so both desktops are hard-wired, along with TV, PS4, and maybe PS3 – got everything I need, just need to get it done 🙂
  9. Build shoe rack
  10. Paint home office
  11. Paint kitchen – about half done
  12. Garage remodel – big clean out done, but paused for budgetary reasons

Everything Else

  1. Non-goal blog post at least once a month
  2. Learning Japanese
    1. Finish Human Japanese Beginner
    2. Finish Human Japanese Intermediate
  3. Buy new laptop or fix current one – current one in shop being fixed 🙂
  4. Play at least 5 console games – RiME and Hue done! Super Mario Galaxy 2 & FF X-2 in progress; Dragon Age bored me to DNFville
  5. Watch one or more episodes from ten anime seriesDONE!
    1. Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
    2. A Place Further Than the Universe
    3. How to Keep a Mummy
    4. The Heroic Legend of Arslan
    5. Yona of the Dawn
    6. Dance in the Vampire Bund
    7. Sunday Without God
    8. PERSONA5 the Animation
    9. Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION
    10. Love Stage!!
  6. Read at least three hours a week
  7. Take either the Zend Framework or PHP Certification exam
  8. Get all pictures currently on CD moved to comp; get all negatives in sleeve album
  9. Get all negatives scanned and digitized as well
  10. Clean up my MP3 tagsDONE!
  11. Get my stuffed bunny Hoppity repairedDONE!
  12. Go through Wilton Cake Decorating courses