I do this every year, there are links on this post to see all of my others years. I can’t believe I’ve been doing it since I was 28! Hard to believe. So to help me get out of my February and March winter funk, I’m going to do this again. Some things will carry over, that’s always how it seems to work. But it has some new things too.
1 : Run a half marathon.
2 : Go to Palm Springs with my husband. No kids. (already scheduled, in fact we are already there! it’s a work trip for the husband that I got invited to go on as well).
3 : Grill a pizza.
4 : Read “Mere Christianity”
5 : Sew a Wiksten Tank.
6 : Sew a Wiksten Tova.
7 : Either move the light fixture that is over our dining room table or change it out to be 2 or 3 separate light fixtures instead of the one. I don’t like the one we have and it isn’t centered over the dining room table and it really bothers me that it isn’t centered.
8 : Go to Lake McConaughy in May with four other families and rent a big house. This has been on the schedule since last summer (or fall?) but we are really looking forward to it!
9 : Go to the Midwest Catholic Family Conference.
10 : Pick strawberries.
11 : Take the girls to Nebraska City for the apple festival and pick our own apples.
12 : Pick hydrangeas and peonies out of my yard.
13 : Go to Bratfest in Minneapolis (at the husband’s brother’s house).
14 : Start a holy hour. Split it with the husband or with a friend.
15 : Bake and give away 12 pies. One a month.
16 : Knit four cowls and give them away. Do you want one? Let me know!
17 : Take a trip with a girlfriend to run a race together and hang out. We’ve been saying we would do it for the last two years and we haven’t done it yet and we need to just get to it.
18 : Learn to make creme brûlée (any recipes/tips for me?).
19 : Learn to make crepes.
20 : Read 25 books (I’m starting small).
21 : Invite a family over for dinner every month – loved this one from last year.
22 : See a ballet with my husband.
23 : Go to confession once every month.
24 : I’m going to put it on the list even though it isn’t likely – paint the house. The green. I dislike it so much. I’m going to remain hopeful that it will go away.
25 : Finish the girls’ bunk room that the husband started and move all of the girls into the bunk room. Or the big three at least.
26 : Grill peaches.
27 : Make strawberry shortcake.
28 : Start college accounts for all the girls. Are we behind or what on this? They’ve had savings accounts since they were born but we are going to close those and switch to college savings because it’s more important.
29 : Open a Roth IRA. Boring adult stuff.
30 : Get a will and decide on all of that fun (not) stuff that we’ve been avoiding for years.
31 : Stick to our cash budget more often than not.
32 : Work on fearing less and trusting more.
33 : Go to Pure Barre in Omaha.
34 : Enjoy it! And then turn 35. ;)