Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Halfway Mark

It's hard to believe I'm halfway through year 35 (Happy Half Birthday to me!).  I think I'm making good progress!  Thanks for sticking with me!

35 Before 36 Update

1. Read 12 books.  8/12 complete.  Finished in November: "That Old Cape Magic" by Richard Russo
2. Go to New York City for a Broadway weekend.  Had a great trip in November!
3. Start saving regularly—even if modestly—for the addition to my house.  Still on track. 
4. Clean out my closet and give a lot to Goodwill.
5. Finish my state streets project.
6. Donate to: Washington Humane Society, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, and my various alma maters: Northwestern University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Michigan Law School, the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
7. Go to the U.S. Botanic Garden.
8. Get a massage and/or a facial each month.  6/12 complete.
9. Purge and replenish my underwear drawer.
10. See 12 movies in the theater.  8/12 complete.  Saw in November: "Morning Glory," "The Next Three Days," and "Love & Other Drugs"
11. Spend a weekend the Omni Bedford Springs (my favorite).
12. Keep an inventory of food in the freezer.  Falling down on this one some.  I need to work harder to get a system in place.
13. Run three half marathons. 1/3 complete. 
14. Try yoga again.
15. Start to research the history of my house.
16. Reorganize my pantry.
17. Buy a nice piece of jewelry (pearls?).
18. Try 12 new (to me), local restaurants.  8/12 complete. Tried in November: Zest Bistro, The Heights, and Oya
19. Improve my bread-baking skills.
20. Take Bullet on a weekend trip.
21. Get a new camera.
22. Take more pictures.I think I'm finally starting to do a better job on this one.  Poor Bullet is paying the price!
23. Pay off my car.
24. Master real push-ups.
25. Make at least two meals per month to freeze for later.  Still on track.
26. Organize my knitting and needlepoint supplies.
27. Send more postcards when I travel with notes telling people I’m thinking of them.
28. Make a star tree-topper for my Christmas tree.  Canvas is purchased--need to start needlepointing.
29. Have a party. 
30. Go to the renovated National Museum of American History.
31. Go to the beach.
32. Buy fresh flowers more often.  I'm working on this one, but it's getting harder as the weather gets cooler.
33. Paint my old patio furniture (or have it painted).
34. Take a crafting class.
35. Walk home from work at least once a week, weather permitting.  I haven't done a great job on this one especially since it's gotten colder, but I have been running a lot, so I'm going to give myself something of a pass.

1 comment:

  1. You have made great progress is 6 months!!! Bravo!