Monday, July 21, 2008

#20--Do 50 Things I've Been Putting Off

These can be anything...from scheduling a dentist appointment to sorting/purging out the boys school papers to weeding the flower garden.

1. We went out and looked for (and found) bunk beds for the boys! (7/27/08)

2. I painted the boys' bedroom. (Sept. 2008)

3. I painted the bathroom. (June 2009)

4. I found a way to securely hang the "towel rack" in the bathroom. (June 2009)

5. I ironed the shorts that Annie wanted me to iron last summer. How bad is that?!! (June 2009)

6. Went to the dentist!!! (October 2009)

Friday, July 18, 2008

#21--Write 50 Poems

Sounds rather daunting, but I'm going to give it a go. And after all, I said "50 poems" not "50 good poems" :)

#22--Do 50 Things that Fall Outside My Comfort Zone

And I hate to say it, but my comfort zone has shrunk to an incredibly small size over the years. This once outgoing, try-anything-once young woman turned into a nearly-afraid-to-leave-the-house middle-aged woman. So, even if these are just "baby steps" maybe it will help.

1. Wore a bathing suit. (7/31/09)
2. Jumped off the diving board. (7/31/09)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

#23--Read 50 Books from the Library

I've been so bad about buying books lately, so maybe this goal will help me cut down on that a bit.

1. Death: The High Cost of Living by Neil Gaiman (7/19/08)
2. Sonny's House of Spies by George Ella Lyon (7/24/08)
3. The Missing Girl by Norma Fox Mazer (8/20/08)
4. Daphne du Maurier's Classics of the Macabre (9/22/08)
5. The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper (11/7/08)
6. The Bat-Poet by Randall Jarrell (11/10/08)

*Long period of forgetting to record them here.*

7. The Sandman: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman (6/20/09)
8. The Golden Phoenix and Other French-Canadian Fairy Tales by Marius Barbeau, retold by Michael Hornyansky (7/24/09)
9. Pedro and Me by Judd Winick (8/8/09)
10. Janes in Love by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg (8/13/09)

*Long period of forgetting to record them here.*

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

#24--Donate 50 Bags/Boxes of Stuff to Thrift Store

The key here is NOT to come home with a different 50 bags/boxes from the thrift store!

1-8. Boxes of "stuff" donated to VOA spring drive. (mid-spring '09)
9-14. Bags of "stuff" donated to Salvation Army. (late spring '09)
15-22. Bags of "stuff" donated to Salvation Army. (mid-summer '09)

*****Period of forgetting to document.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

#25--Read and Recycle 50 Magazines

This won't even take care of my unread stack, but it will put a good dent in it.

1-3. August 7-8, 2009
4-7. August 11, 2009