Wednesday, November 9, 2011

36 By 36

See, when I am struggling with blobbiness, it is important to write about it.  Because then I get great comments from you all on how to fix it.

I am really liking Funny in My Mind and Marcia (123 Blog)'s ideas about making a list of things to do and then blogging about it.  But I'm gonna add my own little twist to it too, since you know me, I like to get twisty.  I'm going to do 36 things  - 36 things before I turn 36!

(I turn 36 on December 18th.  It's already November 9th, people.  I need to get cracking.)

Luckily Marica is bossy, so she gave me two things for my list already:

1.  Take fall pictures of the kids:  DONE!

2.  Cook Thanksgiving turkey

Hmmmmm.  Now for the rest....

.....

..........

Crap, I can't think of anything.

Lemme try harder.

3.  ........

SHOOT, this is hard.  Okay, here we go:

3.  Go see a movie in a movie theater (Boring, but whatever, let's get this list moving)

4.  Wash my minivan (it's scary dirty)

 5.  Eat a lot of peppermint bark

6.  Go out on a date with my husband

7.  Learn a dance with Ashley

8.  Soak in the Jacuzzi

9.  Write a short story (Hey, it's not a book, but it's something!)

10.  Decorate a Christmas tree (free pass)

11.  Go out with my girlfriends

12.  Finish reading Wuthering Heights

13.  Take Aidan out for a date

14.  Take Owen out for a date

15.  Buy some new shoes (Scott's gonna love this one)

16.  Learn how to make my mom's almond cake icing

17.  Take a family picture with all FIVE of us in it (whoah)

18.  Go out for strawberry margaritas

Shit.  I am only half way done.

19.  Bake cookies

20.  Make another wreath (ruh-roh)

21.  Watch that "Once Upon a Time" show (I hear it's good.)

22.  Make homemade macaroni and cheese (anyone have a good recipe for this?  I've been wanting to make it lately.)

23.  Take a day off just for me

24.  Drive around and look at Christmas lights  

25.  Wear false eyelashes

26.  Buy a cute winter hat

27.  Watch "The Polar Express" with the kids

28.  Bake a pumpkin pie

29.  Drink hot chocolate with marshmallows in it

(I am noticing a theme here involving food and drink.  Apparently I define excitement in my life by being well-nourished.)

30.  Slow dance with my husband

31.  Figure out how to display our family photos on the wall

32.  Go out wearing bright red lipstick

33.  Eat sushi

34.  Plan a vacation

35.  Rearrange the furniture in the living room

36.  Turn 36.  And try not to cry about it.

DUDE.  I am going to be busy.

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11 comments:

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love it! Love that you liked my ideas and that you made your list.

Don't worry - I'm all about the food too :)

Funny in My Mind said...

All are very good ideas but they all seem to be fun things. You might be missing the point. You make yourself do fun and not so fun things to help accomplish the bad things. Maybe you are just more organized than me. Probably.

Laura said...

Loving the list!
You are way too organised! I keep thinking I need to write a list of things to get done before my parents arrive for Christmas...yeah, hasn't happened!

Catherine said...

For mac and cheese, google Martha Stewart's recipe. It will dirty every pot and pan you own, but it is fantastic and not too hard. Be warned your kids might not touch it because it does not look like that neon blue box kind.

championm2000 said...

I love this list and your ambition!

I made a birthday list of 36 things to do before I turn 36, too. I have 17 days left, and it's not looking too good. BUT--by making the list I did do more than I would have otherwise.

I might just borrow some of your items for my next list...you can never have too many food-inspired goals :-)

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Lol love your list. Hey, I will be turning 37 in January. 36 is not so bad now that I will be turning 37 :-)

Kmama said...

Those are great things to try and accomplish.

As for homemade mac and cheese, I use Pioneer Woman's recipe (the one with ground mustard...she has a couple). It's sooo yummy!

Jen said...

I too want to wear flash eye lashes. Maybe you could make a blog post on how this goes for you.

Barbara Manatee said...

I'm all about loading up the list with FUN things! Why not!? This list is about YOU! Good luck and have FUN!

Katherine said...

And I thought I was ambitious trying to do 52 things in an entire year...

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

False eyelashes...please blog about that!