Posted by: Mark | November 12, 2015

Resolution Update XLV

It was a cool day today and I didn’t see any lizards. It’s the end of an era.

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I have: This is post #320, my most productive year on the blog.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: I needed 86,575.34 words to be on pace for the year. I have 91,879.

3.  Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: What have I become? Still 1,387.4 miles.

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out: 102 with two stories accepted for publication this week.

5. Video. Goal: five video projects.  What I did: five video projects.  What I did: Ten with one in the works.

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I did: I think I’ll wait until New Year’s Eve to try again.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : A not week of only 89:

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

Bird (26): 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, Blue jay

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

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

Insect (35): 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, Spotted cucumber beetle

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: 262 (Karate, Anderson Library, and Campbell County Library).

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

Leg lifts: 5,706

Push ups 3,877

10.  Weekly resolutions: Once again, nothing.

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