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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

thirty things [update]

since punxsutawny phil may not even make it out of the ground today, 
i thought i'd share an update from thirty things 
[30 things i plan to do while i'm 30]:

1 - travel to a country i've not been
I have plane tickets for Guatemala City in March
and Ireland in May/June (yep, two new countries for me)
2 - buy a sewing machine (i have growing list of projects for it)
purchased in December
3 - go sailing on the charles river
[currently frozen, so I'm waiting on this one]
4 - watch a film in subtitles from start to finish
5 - make soup from scratch
6 - sleep under the stars (without a tent)
[back to frozen...or should I point out the mountains of snow around?]
7 - become proficient in adobe photoshop
I've started, but def not proficient yet
8 - sew an item of clothing & wear it
does my infinity scarf count?
9 - read a c.s. lewis book from cover to cover
started A Grief Observed [working my way through]
10 - learn to play chess
11 - kayak or canoe the concord river 
12 - spend a night at a new england b&b
13 - cut down our first christmas tree with the hubs
we ended up choosing one that was cut the same day
14 - string our christmas tree with cranberries and/or popcorn
didn't do this because I was afraid the mice would return
15 - attend a broadway show 
(or maybe an off-broadway show since it's $$$)
16 - go for seven consecutive days without wearing brown pants or shirt
17 - apply to be a member of the daughters of the american revolution
18 - visit wrigley field in chicago
planning to do so at the end of the month when I'm in Chicago
19- hike at least 10 miles of the a.t.
20 - go to a winery
21 - watch the sun rise over boston
22 - make new pillow cases for the living room
23 - train the pooch to obey commands consistently 
24 - write & publish an article for my professional association, acui
I've had two online pieces on the commons
25 - send letters to my compassion child more consistently
glad to see this reminder...I need it!
26 - listen to more classical music, i really enjoy it but don't often listen
been trying, but not "regularly"
27 - lead a service or alternative break trip
Taking 8 students to Guatemala City in March
28 - make donuts from scratch (already have a recipe in mind)
29 - visit five new-to-me boston restaurants (i'm taking suggestions)
Center Street Cafe (JP)
The Paramount (Beacon Hill)
Stephanie's on Newbury (Back Bay)
30 - frequent garage sales (or tag sales as they're called in new england)

okay, that's more than 1/4 of the way through my list and 
more than 1/4 of the way through this year...I think I'm on track!


  1. Great list.
    I have been thinking about doing a 29 while I am 29 which I will be in March.
    #16 made me laugh.

  2. I love your list! Especially numbers 8, 12, and 15 :)

  3. I have a delicious sweet potato soup recipe and a B&B recommendation if you're interested.

    I wish I had known you when I lived in Providence, I could have helped you check a few of these off. :)

  4. I saw you over at Mandipidy today! I love the dry erase/key holder. Too Cute!

  5. i love this list! i need to do a 25 things to do in my 25th year which is coming up real soon!


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