One year update: I’m really excited by how well I did this year. I looked at my list about a month ago and thought that I wasn’t doing very well but summers always help me out. At final count I completed 25 out the 34 items on my list! I was in process of completing 3 more and there were only 6 things on the list I didn’t accomplish. That’s pretty good! Now, wait until you see what I have in store for my 35 while 35 list.
Holy cow! I am 34 years old! How did this happen and when did I get so old?! I’m not sure why 34 seems so old, but it really does. Hopefully it’ll turn out to be a good year for me and I’ll forget my age. So far this month(my birthday month) has been pretty great. My husband and I spent several wonderful days in Delaware. Then I went to my BFF’s bridal shower. We also had the July birthday parties at my moms house. That’s me, my husband, my dad, and my cousin all having birthdays in July. After that I went to my future sister-in-laws bridal shower. All of this was followed up by a fabulous trip to Richmond, Virginia to visit the Sabra factory. Not bad for the month of July!
So here we are at another year which means another list of things I want to accomplish. I wasn’t sure whether or not to do the list this year as last year I didn’t accomplish nearly as much as the year before. Then I realized that if I want to keep on checking off things I really want to do, I need to make a list. So here it is, my list of 34 things to while I’m 34. I think I put more realistic items on my list this year and crossed off a few things that just aren’t going to happen.
Things to Cook:
2 new pizzas- Holy Shiitake Mellow Mushroom Pizza 12/14/14, No Rise Pizza Crust 2/6/15,
burgers sandwiches Spicy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches 2/1/15, Pesto, Mozzarella, and Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich 8/14/14,
1 homemade pasta
Pierogies (by myself!)–1/3/15-I made potato and cheese pierogies and bacon, caramelized onion, potato and cheese piergoies
Homemade French Fries-Sweet Potato Fries 9/12/14,
2 New Soups-Beef Marsala Stew 11/22/14, Tortellini Vegetable Soup 9/29/14, Thai Beef Noodle Soup 1/22/15, Cheddar Beer Potato Soup 10/23/14,
Things to Bake:
Thanksgiving Sugar cookies
Fall Sugar cookies
Grooms cake (for my brother!)-Allegheny Alligator Cake-9/20/14,
Spinach and Parmesan Souffle
English Muffins– 1/2/15
Other food related items:
2 new popsicles- Root Beer Float Pops 8/3/14, Cherry Popsicles 7/14/15,
3 new alcoholic beverages- Gin Rickey 8/20/14, Cranberry Ginger Margaritas 12/14/14, Cranberry Ginger Champagne Cocktail 12/19/14, Lemon Ginger Tea Martini 12/30/14, Apple Pie Champagne Cocktail 12/31/14, Blood Orange Margaritas 2/6/15, Watermelon margaritas 5/22/15, Diet Coke Float Cocktails 6/5/15,
3 new non-alcoholic beverages- Lemon Blueberry Mint Iced Tea 8/6/14, Blue Sparkler Mocktail 12/19/14, Tropical Pineapple Smoothie 1/26/15,
2 types of ice cream- Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream 8/21/14, No Churn Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream 8/18/14,
Make a Christmas craft for the house-Christmas Wreath 11/21/14,
Put 4 craft ideas on my blog this year-Kitchen Towels, Rug, Potholders-8/29/14, Christmas Wreath 11/21/14, Simple Silverware Holder 5/14/15,
Make 2 crafts/DIY ideas I’ve pinned from Pinterest- Peppermint Sugar Scrub 11/23/14, Lemon Sugar Scrub 4/25/15, Lip Balm 6/10/15,
Read 5 books a month-August (6), September (5), October (5), November (6), December (5), January (5), February (6), March (5), April (5), May (10), June (8), July (6)
Read 3 books outside my normal genres-Brain on Fire (nonfiction) 9/15/14, Coffee Dates From Hell 11/15/14, Orphan Train 1/15/15, The Snow Child 3/3/15,
Try 4 new restaurants-Tzatziki’s Morgantown, WV-8/6/14, Sabra Hummus House 10/1/14, Cava Mezze Grill 10/2/14, Chang Thai 12/1/14, Table 9 12/12/14, Husk in Charleston, SC 1/19/15, Magnolias in Charleston, SC 1/18/15, 82 Queen in Charleston, SC 1/19/15, Fleet Landing Restaurant in Charleston, SC 1/20/15, Cafe Osceola in Orlando, FL 7/16/15, Mi Casa Tequila in Orlando, FL 7/17/15, NYPD Pizza in Orlando, FL 7/19/15.
Go to a blog conference-Food and Wine Conference in Orlando, FL July 16-20.
Spend a few days in a place we have never been Georgetown, Washington, DC 10/1/14-10/2/14, Charleston, SC 1/17/15-1/20/15,
Health and Fitness:
Get 4 pedicures 10/16/14, 2/12/15, 5/24/15,
Get 2 massages 5/9/15,
Exercise twice a week Zumba every Tuesday, aerobics at school every Monday.
I also joined Planet Fitness and go there twice a week. We realized that driving 20 minutes to the gym was too much and after 5 months we quick our membership. However, I’ve continued Zumba.