45 Things

Somewhere, I read something about making small goals in the amont of years you were before your next birthday.  (Goodness, what an awkward sentence!)  I like that idea a lot more than than making silly New Year’s Resolutions.  In fact, I like it so much that, in honor of my 45th birthday (How on earth did I get that old????)  which is coming up way too soon, I am posting my List of 45 things. (Technically, I’m a bit short, that’s a lot of things to come up with.  Do you have any brilliant ideas on what else I should include?).  My goal is to have everything crossed off by February 14th, 2010.   (and yes, I would love help completing them, thanks for asking!)

The List

  1. Go to the Ho Rain Forest
  2. Figure out how to use all the potential of my phone
  3. Design a web page Well…kinda…
  4. Get my passport…and use it!
  5. Take a yoga class
  6. Lose ten pounds (a couple times!)  twice!
  7. Walk the entire pipeline  I walked part…does that count?
  8. Make an apron   HA!
  9. Try out one new recipe a week  3/52  THAT didn’t last very long!
  10. Volunteer somewhere I’m going to look for more opportunities though…
  11. Scan all my old pictures  Wah! We need a new scanner
  12. Take a glass blowing/fusing class
  13. Make a new friend  This was too complex…I need to blog about my feelings on this.
  14. Send a card or letter at least once a month  HA!
  15. Grow vegetables I ATE vegetables…:) 
  16. Teach Mimi how to drive
  17. Grow an herb garden
  18. Write down our family stories
  19. Write down stories from my parents/grandparents    
  20. Create a rolodex of addresses
  21. Make a quilt (just a little one!)
  22. Find a geocache  Not really something I wanted to do…so I didn’t!
  23. Donate blood  Sigh…
  24. Pick berries and make jam
  25. Get a physical   3/12
  26. Plant a herd of geraniums (it was  a very small herd)
  27. Organize my digital photos…and share with Live Photo Gallery  Um…
  28. Learn Elements  Um…
  29. Visit a ghost town Kinda
  30. Finish Shaun’s painting  Frankly, I think this one was hopeless…
  31. Scrapbook or find new home for supplies  Um…
  32. See a play
  33. Plant a tree
  34. Read “good for me” books (there’s a list around, anyone know where it is?)
  35. Go winery hopping again!
  36. Renew my wardrobe (there really is more to life than blue jeans!) kinda…
  37. Create a welcoming and workable studio  Um…
  38. Learn to put in a zipper WELL  Um…
  39. Take a class
  40. Sew something for me  meh…
  41. Do NaBloWriMo in Nov  (or if I change my mind in the next year NaBloPoMo)
  42. Blog at least three times a week  Depends on what month we’re talking about!
  43. Get my moles checked
  44. Write a business plan  I got part of one done, then realized it wasn’t right for me.
  45. Be true to myself…  How sappy is that?











10 Responses to 45 Things

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  2. Cheryl says:

    You’ve got a great list going. I’d add purging closets or something like that if you have stuff to get rid of. 45 things is a lofty goal!

  3. Renate says:

    Re No. 32 – we have been to the Issaquah Village Theater several times and have been favorably impressed by the quality of the sets and actors. Unfortunately, they show mostly musicals, which are not to our liking, but every once in a while they do something we do like. For instance, we have seen Steel Magnolias and How to Kill a Mockingbird. Also took the granddaughter to see Beauty and the Beast, which she was just fascinated with. Even though she is only 3, she sat through the whole show just mesmorized.

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  6. Belinda says:

    I really like this idea! I am facing a big birthday next year, so I think I will make my own list and start working on it.

  7. Amber says:

    I donate blood every 2 months as I can… Maybe that’ll count as your donate blood!! 😉 Good luck! And keep on truckin’!!

  8. Patti says:

    It looks like it is time to update this list, after all it is half way throught 2011

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