Monday, July 20, 2015

Annual Bucket List Part 2

Without further adieu, I present part 2 of my annual bucket list:
  • Host a dinner party at home
  • throw a baby shower
  • visit the beach
  • visit a waterfall
  • do more alcohol and ink artwork
  • go to a restaurant I've never been to
  • help Nate make a minecraft video
  • treat myself to a real spa day
  • play a new game with the family
  • go on a hike
  • make cheese at home
  • take a photowalk
  • take a walk every single morning in September
  • plan my 2016 vacation
  • take a family photo with five generations
  • take Nate to a Beavers game
  • wear a cute hat in public
  • fix up my patio
  • wear my doc martens in public on a day that isn't Halloween
  • do an art project with Nate
  • throw my favorite things party
  • go on a zipline 
There you have it folks....let's get doing!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Announcing my 40 x 40 list (well almost half of it anyway)

40 doesn't bother me at all and I think that's why I haven't really thought about it much. Seriously!

My hair is a little grayer - who cares?

My hips are a little wider - who cares? (ok maybe I do a little but that's not a 40 thing, it's a french fry thing)

My smiles has a few lines around it and my eyes have some crow's feet - who cares?

I don't run as fast any more - who cares? (ok, you caught me - I've never run, not even at 20)

I think that's why I wasn't too worried about this year. The only reason I care about 40 is because I really want a fun party with family and friends that I didn't plan. I don't even really care if it's about me - I just want a fun time.

Let me tell you what I AM struggling with. My son growing up. He got married and is having a baby. I'm super excited about it but it's weird to sort of not have a place right now. Like I worry about what he's doing, when he'll be home, whether or not he's going on my vacation with me - random stuff like that. It's just an adjustment period.

Anway, I decided I better do this annual bucket list thing that I've done for the past five years. I mean if I did it for 35, 36, 37, 38, and 39, then why not do it for 40.

So here's the start of my list (thanks to a friend who helped me)

  1. Ride my bike around the rim at Crater Lake National Park (by the way, they have two vehicle free days this year just for this purpose and registration is free!)
  2. Fly a kite
  3. Read a book from every genre 
  4. Learn to make a new dish
  5. Get a grown up coloring book and color the whole thing
  6. Eat a food I've never eaten before
  7. Take a yoga class
  8. make sangria
  9. dye my hair (or at least a part of it) a wild color
  10. Take my own photos and frame them
  11. Apply for a dream job I'm completely unqualified for
  12. Start a makeup club
  13. Incorporate swimming into a exercise routine for a little while
  14. become grandma (this is sort of me cheating..this is going to happen)
  15. Knit a pair of socks
  16. Make three Christmas gifts
  17. See Blake Shelton in concert
  18. Enter at least one item in the fair

Ok readers and friends - I need 22 more! HELP!! remember, cheap, kind of local, and no snakes!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Let's Do It!

Today I realized with a start several things:
  • I miss blogging. It was my outlet. It's been too long.
  • I didn't make a list this year and this is a BIG year. (If you've followed me a while you know I create an annual bucket list. Last year was 39 before 39). 
  • I'm going to be a grandma in September.
  • I turn 40 in December.
  • I'm still fatter than I want to be. 
There you have it folks. So here I am. Here's my list:
  • Start blogging.
  • Make a list (40 before 40 and I only have 4.5 months to do it - send me your ideas ASAP - must be cheap, somewhat local, and not involve snakes)
  • I'll totally rock this Grandma thing - no worries there.
  • Can't stop 40 and truthfully I embrace it. But it leads me to my next thing....
  • I'm not going to turn 40 at this weight. I've lost 120 but it's time to get rid of the rest and do this. 
So, first things me make my list. Read my blog. Cheer me on. Let's do this!