Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Two-Thirds Down!

It's a new month, so it's time for another progress update.  Hard to believe the year is two-thirds over.  It's time to kick things into high gear!

35 Before 36 Update

1. Read 12 books.  8/12 complete.  Hope to knock this one off the list while I'm in Mexico later this month!
2. Go to New York City for a Broadway weekend.
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.  I have a big pile of stuff ready to go--just need to get it out the door.
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.  8/12 complete.
9. Purge and replenish my underwear drawer.
10. See 12 movies in the theater.  11/12 complete.  Saw in January: "The Company Men"
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. Rock 'n' Roll Mardi Gras is just around the corner!
14. Try yoga again.  I'm started a Sunday yoga class.  So far I'm really liking it!
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.  9/12 complete. Tried in January: Galileo III
19. Improve my bread-baking skills.
20. Take Bullet on a weekend trip.
21. Get a new camera.
22. Take more pictures. Doing well!
23. Pay off my car.  Looking good!  I'm excited to have this one off my plate!
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.