Friday, October 17, 2008

27. Get the rest of stuff out of my dad's house.

Sadly, my grandmother passed away on October 13, 2008 so I had to go home this week for the funeral.

The service was nice, and I had a good time spending quality time with my family which rarely happens, so I guess we made the most of the bad circumstances for the visit.

I stayed a little extra on Thursday to clean out the closet in my bedroom at my Dad's house. I ended up coming home with a carload of crap that still needs to be unpacked and put away.

The good news is I can cross number 27 off of my list, but the bad news is, it's going to put me behind a little on number 1 because I'm going to have to stick all of the stuff in a closet until I have time to deal with what I want to do with it.

It was kind of depressing to find a dress that I used to wear in high school and find that there is no way in hell it would ever fit me now. It was SO tiny! I thought I was FAT, so incredibly FAT then! I'm only about 35 lbs heavier now, but geez, it's crazy to think about it. Perhaps it will motivate me for number 72. Get in shape.

I also asked my cousins to come out and finish the garage for me and we will party for a weekend, and they seemed like it was a possibility, so I might be well on my way to crossing off number 28.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

8. Visit Pittsburgh at least once a year

I moved to Ohio in July of 2003, first to Cincinnati and then in November of '05 to Columbus. It really bends my mind to think that I have not lived in Pittsburgh for over 5 years now. Crazy sometimes where life drops you off and doesn't come back to get you. The last visit I made home was around September the 12th, and since that is pretty darn close, I'm counting that as my visit this year.

1 of 3 accomplished.

101. Watch all the Best Picture winning movies since I was born.

I am cheating on this one, because I have seen some of these movies a million times. I can almost dictate to you some of the words.

So here are the ones that I am crossing off:
1988-Rain Man -"Gotta watch Wapner"
1990-Dances With Wolves
1991-Silence of the Lambs
1993-Schindler's List
1994-Forrest Gump
1998-Shakespeare in Love
1999-American Beauty
2003-LOTR-Return of the King
2006-The Departed

51. Get Shawn Drunk

Recieved confirmation that my Handgrenades have been ordered. This puts me well on my way to accomplishing #51.

For those of you who don't know my dear husband, he doesn't drink. Which, made marrying me all that more interesting and challenging I'm sure. Well...I take that back, he does drink, just not enough to get drunk. He is 6'5 and not a skinny minny so I'm guessing that it will take a lot of alcohol to accomplish this task. I think a coupla handgrenades ought to do the trick. Halloween drunkedness here we come! I just hope he doesn't puke on me. :)

I'll keep you posted.

#1. Organize and clean out every closet in my house.

Last weekend, I decided it was high time to get something crossed off of my list, because it began on September 23 and well last weekend was October 4 and I hadn't done anything yet.

Shawn was at a golf outing on Saturday, and me being the loser that I am, decided to start cleaning. I managed to clean out and organize one closet. I can't cross this off my list but, I guess that is one down.

Master Bedroom

101 Things in 1001 days.


Because Jen was the reason that I started a blog, way back in the day. And I saw that she was doing the 101 things in 1001 days, I decided to do it too. I wasn't going to post it on the blog, but I think I need a way to keep track of it, so here goes.

It just so happens that September 23, 2008 is 1001 days away from my 30th birthday, June 21, 2011. That is when I began.

Here's the list:

1. Organize and clean out every closet in my house.
2. Paint the bathroom and kitchen.
3. Finish my wedding/honeymoon scrapbooks.
4. Make at least 3 pieces of beaded jewelry.
5. Establish a savings account of at least $3000.
6. Celebrate my 3 year anniversary.
7. Pay off at least one student loan.
8. Visit Pittsburgh at least once a year.
9. Go to my 10 year high school reunion.
10. Take a midnight walk on the beach with Shawn.
11. Be 75% complete towards graduation.
12. Keep my front yard with flowers and weeded for an entire summer.
13. Pay off my credit card.
14. Lose at least 50 pounds.
15. Participate in a walk for a cause.
16. Go see two Dave Matthews’ concerts in different cities on the same tour.
17. Visit at least 3 states I have not yet been to.
18. Send out Christmas cards.
19. Take at least 25 photos of Shawn and I.
20. Get braces.
21. Get Lasix eye surgery.
22. Go to a restaurant and order a merlot.
23. Get a massage.
24. Go on vacation with my mom.
25. Visit my aunt and cousin in FL.
26. Party with my cousins in Pittsburgh.
27. Get the rest of stuff out of my dad’s house.
28. Finish the garage.
29. Finish one badge album.
30. Buy an expensive pair of shoes.
31. Try one new recipe a month.
32. Eat an entirely vegetarian meal.
33. Eat at a gormet restaurant.
34. Go see a show in Vegas.
35. Go to NY to see a broadway play.
36. Visit Lake Erie and actually see the lake.
37. Go whale watching.
38. Go to Washington DC and see all the monuments.
39. Take a tour of Europe.
40. Have a baby.
41. Refinish the hutch and the dining room table
42. Learn how to sew again.
43. Cook dinner for Shawn’s parents.
44. Have a picnic at our house
45. Get a deck and fence.
46. Cook a turkey and all the fixin’s by myself.
47. Bake Christmas cookies for everyone.
48. Start Christmas shopping in July once.
49. Go on a hike at a park.
50. Eat dinner with the good china.
51. Get Shawn drunk.
52. Let things go more easily.
53. Hang up more pictures in my house.
54. Stay off the internet for an entire week at home.
55. Read at least 4 non-school books a year, each year.
56. Spend less $$ on groceries.
57. Buy an antique.
58. Spend more time outside.
59. Go get my makeup done for a special occasion.
60. Write a letter to a friend.
61. Go an entire month with no pop.
62. Write a poem.
63. Take a class that has nothing to do with my major, just for fun.
64. Volunteer for something.
65. Go on a girls only roadtrip.
66. Be on tv.
67. Watch a black and white movie.
68. Go golfing.
69. Go to a Steeler Game.
70. Have Matt over for a visit.
71. Post a video on You Tube.
72. Get in shape.
73. Kiss in the rain.
74. Throw someone a surprise party.
75. Have a Halloween party.
76. Go on a picnic.
77. Drink ale at an Irish Pub.
78. Write an entire notebook for one class in blue ink.
79. Visit a factory and take a tour.
80. Have dinner in the Short North.
81. Go to an Amish restaurant.
82. Go an entire day without speaking.
83. Go three different churches that are different denominations.
84. Establish a cleaning regimen (change sheets @ exactly one week, etc).
85. Read a financial blog every day for a week.
86. Buy stock in something.
87. Do yoga once.
88. Go on a wine tasting.
89. Go on a beer tasting.
90. Drink a flavored coffee.
91. Pack my lunch for an entire month. No fast food.
92. Go to three festivals (ren fest, pumpkin fest, etc).
93. Drink hot apple cidar around a camp fire.
94. Build a snowman in my yard.
95. Take Shawn to Wrigley Field.
96. Learn how to use a camera properly.
97. Maintain at least a 3.0 average.
98. Update my blog regularly.
99. Get a facial.
100. Make Shawn breakfast in bed.
101. Watch all the Best Picture winning movies since I was born. (0/18)