Monday, October 21, 2013

38 by 38 - An Update

I'm in a great mood lately. Feeling lighthearted. Happy. Jovial. Accomplished. Beautiful and appreciated.

Truth be told, I'm also feeling a little overwhelmed with juggling school, work, parenting, losing weight, and the fun stuff I'd really like be spending my time on.

First, you know I have to start with a football update. Nate's ducks took on the #1 team this weekend. Lost River was (notice I said was!!) undefeated. By the 3rd quarter, we were losing 12 to 6. Our boys rallied and scored with 3 minutes left in the 4th. At this point we were tied at 12 but then an amazing thing...we scored the extra point!! We were ahead 13 to 12 and there were three minutes eternity in football. And our boys rallied and held them! We won!!!
Nate and I after the game
Wow, as a treat I took Nate for dinner and ice cream. He literally cried with joy after winning. It was an awesome/proud momma moment!

I realized this weekend it's less than two months until my birthday. (Funny thing, I spent the first half of the year thinking I'm turning 39 and ha, my mom reminded me I'll only be 38.)

This weekend also marked the surprise party for my good friend Stacy. Her husband surprised her with the party - two months before her birthday (which happens to be the same day as mine). I have no pictures but I'm sure she'll post some soon. It was a fun start to my weekend.

It also made me think it's a good time to revisit my 38 by 38 list and see what I can knock off. I'm pleasantly surprised to see I only have 15 things left to do. Not too shabby, Heather!

Let's take a look at the things I HAVEN'T done:

First the things I am likely to make happen....

  • Visit Burney Falls - There's still time. I could make this a day trip once we get past football season. 
  • Plan a sister day away - I think I'll make this a shopping day in Bend. Kill two birds with one stone.
  • Host a favorite things party - this WILL happen. I'm working on the invitations now! 
  • Take a class on photoshop - I'll sign up for an online training and make this happen.
  • Take a knitting class
  • Let the boys plan a staycation - Of course, it's supposed to be their idea but I think I'll gently "nudge" them in the direction of some snow fun at Diamond Lake. I need a second job for fun money haha
And the things that are a big giant "probably not but maybe
  • Go to a play in Ashland - I don't know when I'm going to make this happen. There's only a few weeks left in the season and finances are a little tight heading in to the Christmas season!
  • Decorate my bedroom - I'm having an identify crisis and can't decide. Do I want muted and calming or warm and passionate colors? I thought muted and calming but lately I've been feeling a little more warm and passionate...decisions decisions! 
  • Learn to flyfish with Marc - The season is nearly over although I could technically sign up for a 'casting' clinic and mark it done. haha

And the things that I will not accomplish:
  • Grow Tomatoes - The seasons over. Oh sure, I could buy grow lights and all that jazz but I just don't care:) 
  • Go backpacking/camp overnight - I waited too long and don't have all the equipment. This will go on next years list. I've been unable to make it happen three years - next year is my year!!
  • Go on the Linkville Halloween Tour - They did it at Forth Klamath this year and I didn't make it. Boo!
  • Sign up for a bazaar and sell my handmade items - Stacy and I decided to skip it. Too much pressure and it takes all the fun out of it. 
  • Craft enough throughout the year to sell at bazaar - See above. It zaps the joy out of crafting
  • Buy a new car - I'm upside down in my car so it appears I'm stuck for now. I'm looking on the bright side, Marc's almost 18 which means my needs will change a bit. I can get a cute little car I've always wanted. 
So it looks like there will be six things I won't get to do. Not too bad! 

Time to get planning for the other nine things. 

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