Monday, April 4, 2011

Ten Months Down . . .Two To Go!

I'm really delinquent in posting my March update.  I didn't make huge progress in March, but I did manage to check a big one off.  I'm excited for April.  Planning to make BIG progress!

35 Before 36 Update

1. Read 12 books. 
2. Go to New York City for a Broadway weekend.
3. Start saving regularly—even if modestly—for the addition to my house.  Still doing well!  
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.  More good progress.
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. I'm going to knock one off in each of the next two months.
7. Go to the U.S. Botanic Garden.
8. Get a massage and/or a facial each month.  10/12 complete.
9. Purge and replenish my underwear drawer.
10. See 12 movies in the theater. 
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. Yay!  Ran the Rock 'n' Roll Dallas at the end of March.  This is a BIG one for me!
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.  9/12 complete.
19. Improve my bread-baking skills.
20. Take Bullet on a weekend trip.  Planned.  Stay tuned for more details . . .
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.  Doing well again!
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.  If only I weren't so busy knitting (kidding!). 
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.  This should be easier as spring comes around!
33. Paint my old patio furniture (or have it painted).  I'm making some inquiries on this one, but it seems that finding the right shade of pink is harder than I thought.
34. Take a crafting class.
35. Walk home from work at least once a week, weather permitting.  Same as #32

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