Posted by: Mark | October 22, 2015

Resolution Update XLII

My father-in-law died of cancer this week. It swept away most of my resolutions and might make me stop caring about them for the rest of the year.

I did see three lizards today which would normally make me happier.

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I have: 298 posts. I’m guessing I’ll hit goal on Saturday.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: 83,431, needing 80,821.92. I hope I can crank out another 16K.

3.  Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have:1,387.4 miles, same for yet another week.

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out: 90. No change from last week.

5. Video. Goal: five video projects.  What I did: five video projects.  What I did: Ten.

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I did: Embarrass myself.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : Up to 86:

Mammal (7)  Gerbil, Robo hamster, Campbell’s hamster, Syrian hamster, Domestic rabbit, Gray Squirrel, Eastern cottontail

Bird (24): Budgerigar parakeet, Rock doves (pigeons), Northern cardinal, House sparrow, Mallard duck, Canada goose, House finch, American robin, Red-tailed hawk, Common crow, European starling, Tufted Titmouse, Ring-billed gull, Swan Goose, American tree sparrow, Herring gull, Downy woodpecker,  Red-bellied woodpecker, Northern mockingbird, Mourning dove, Red-winged blackbird, Killdeer, Great blue heron, Black-capped chickadee

Reptile (3): Red-eared slider, Leopard gecko, European wall lizard.

Amphibian (2): Dwarf aquatic frog, Fire-Bellied Toad

Insect (34): Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Stink bug, Wax worm, Mealworms, Cricket, Hister or Oil beetle, White grub, Termite, Formica ant, Bumblebee, Varied carpet beetle, Field cricket, Common red soldier beetle, Leaf hopper, Superworm, Box elder bug, Lightning bug, Japanese beetle, Ladybug, Zale moth, Ailanthus webworm moth, Dark spotted Palthis moth, Honeybee, White cabbage butterfly, Mosquito, Dusky cutworm moth, Green Cloverworm Moth, Katydid, Ensign wasp, Grasshopper, Praying mantis, Thrip, Green lacewing, Sod waxworm moth

Arachnid: (9) Common house spider, Dark fishing spider, Tan jumping spider, Orb spider, Crab spider, Grass spider, Bold jumper spider, Putnam jumping spider, False black widow

Crustacean: Pillbug

Myriapod (3): Millipedes, Garden centipede, House centipede

Annelid (2): Canadian nightcrawler, Red worms

Planaria (1): Planaria

8. Kids. Goal : 300 events.  What I did: 243 (Karate,  Cold Springs Library Game Day,  and Anderson Library).

9. Exercise. Goal : 8,000 leg lifts and 5,000 push ups.

Leg lifts: 5,636

Push ups 3,727

10.  No special weekly resolutions once again.

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