Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Updated 101 in 1001!



I have been doing a lot of revising on my list lately. I wrote it quickly and added some things that looking back on I am just not interested in completing. So I changed some stuff around and have continued on my journey to complete everything. The items highlighted in pink are completed! The items highlighted in blue are in process and will most likely be completed by the end of the year. And the items highlighted in yellow was for my benefit to see whats going on in the next month. Thanks for checking in, hope you are all well!!

1.      Come up with 101 things for my list: 16Sep16

2.      Go for a hot air balloon ride.
3.      Put together a family favorite cookbook.
4.      Donate blood
5.      Organize the attic
6.      Get a pedicure: 13Apr17

7.      Ski #2 slope (hopefully without falling!)
8.      Fix the pond pump issue:02Oct16

9.      Reread thru the Bible in a year
10.  Complete the 5000 question survey: 15Oct16
11.  Visit New York City
12.  Do a 5K: 30Apr17

13.  Get a dog: 08Dec16

14.  Send just because flowers to my mom
15.  Go to a country concert
16.  Complete my coloring book
17.  Have a picnic
18.  Run the Strobel trail with Bobby
19.  Buy a new desktop computer
20.  Do an updated family photo shoot
21.  Help Carrie write her list (she’s up to 63 things)
22.  Finish watching all 6 seasons of LOST (3/6)
23.  Have my caricature drawn
24.  Take pictures in a photo booth
25.  Hold a tarantula
26.  Take my family to WDW
27.  Fill my sketchbook: 09Oct16

28.  Renew my passport: 17Mar17

29.  Go to the Camden Aquarium
30.  Attend Thorndale’s drive in movie night
31.  Get a makeover from Hope: 08May17

32.  10,000 steps a day for 2 weeks straight: 10May17 (27 days straight)
33.  Go snorkeling
34.  Take a picture of my OOTD for a month
35.  Go to the beach: 24Sep16

36.  Write a blog post once a month (3/12)
37.  See a Goliath bird eating spider
38.  Complete a 30 workout challenge: 30Apr17
39.  Tour Washington DC
40.  Complete the 52 weeks of lists (21/52)
41.  Fill my pressed penny book
42.  Get 200 connections on LinkedIn (163)
43.  Re-memorize James 1
44.  Visit a new state
45.  Switch savings accounts: 12Oct16
46.  Take a picture at the Liberty Bell
47.  Write to my penpal at least 4x a year (2/10)
48.  Dye a strip of hair hot pink
49.  Repair front porch: 08Feb17

50.  Photograph my home in all 4 seasons, make a collage print to hang
51.  Make a new necklace holder: 21Mar17

52.  Get my windshield checked: 14Oct16
53.  Schedule an Orthodontist consult
54.  Finish the roll of film in my camera
55.  Buy a kallex and organize all my scrapbooks into one area
56.  Ask my eye doctor about contacts: 18Apr17

57.  Work on my paternal geneology, complete the next generation
58.  Track my bills for a year (4/12)
59.  Take horseback riding lessons
60.  Complete my Gettysburg album: Dec16
61.  Complete my Orlando album:06Apr17
62.  Complete my Niagara Falls album
63.  Changes spark plugs and cabin air filter on my car: 18Feb17

64.  Get a plant for my desk: 25Sep16

65.  Make enough cards to resupply my homemade card box (5/month)
66.  Play tennis at least 10x (0/10)…lessons start 27May17
67.  Complete the 100 push up project: 28Oct16
68.  Try 5 new restaurants (2/5): 4 dogs Inn 26Feb17; Ruby’s Diner 20Mar17;
69.  Have the chimney looked at and repaired… then : 15Oct16

70.  Have a fire in fireplace: 22Oct16

71.  Make a photo cube
72.  Read 10 new books (9/10)
It’s Not Fair by Melanie Dale 30Sep16; Captivated Nov16 ; In search of Excellence 20Jan17; The best Yes 02Feb17; Sweethaven Christmas 05Feb17; Finding Lily 10Feb17; A Purpose Driven Life 25Mar17; Saying Goodbye to Survival mode 20Apr17; Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart 16may17; One Tuesday Morning
73.  Get a new Pleco, give him a really cool name: Jasper 11Mar17

74.  Try 52 new recipes (22/52)
75.  Plan 10 coffee dates with my friends (5/10)
76.  Try 5 new foods (2/5)
Steamers 24Sep16; Edamame 13Apr17; Conch Fritter 09May17; escargot 09May17; fried calamari 08May17; rabbit 10May17

77.  Learn 5 new hairstyles (3/5)
78.  Send a card to 12 different missionaries (5/12)
79.  Build 4 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles with my family (4/4): 22Feb17

80.  Watch 10 movies off the “Bobby” list with Bobby (5/10)
A Few Good Men; Seven; a Time to Kill; Seven: Hamburger Hill; Jaws
81.  Go on a romantic getaway
82.  Clean my car every 6 month during the 1001 (1/6)
83.  Finish my “26 things” project (2/9)
84.  Save all my change for the entire 1001 days.
85.  Send a random “sunshine” package
86.  Walk through Valley Forge
87.  Hang a hummingbird feeder: 29Apr17
88.  Visit Springton Manor Farm
89.  Make snow cones
90.  Visit Upper Schuylkill Valley wildlife Center
91.  Girls night out (27Dec16)

92.  Make a set of winter ornaments
93.  Take a pic every hour on the hour for a whole day: 27Apr17
94.  Interview my grandmother
95.  Plant flowers in the front flowerbed: 14May17
96.  Go on a Cruise: 11May17

97.  Visit the Philadelphia zoo once in a 4 seasons (summer, fall, winter, spring)
98.  Deep clean my bedroom
99.  Invest in an Instax camera
100.                      Find a new solution for uploading all my pictures
101.                      Write a new 101 list.





Monday, May 22, 2017

Birthday Cruise!

So my best friend, Hope and I both have May birthdays and decided a vacation was in order. After tossing around many options, we settled on a cruise to the Bahamas! Great decision! I personally am an island girl, love everything about the islands and jump at every chance I get to travel there! This is my 3rd trip to the Caribbean area.
 We went with Carnival cruises and loved both their ship and their staff!
 This was my daily room view, who wouldn't want to wake up to this... Amazing!!
 Our room attendant, Fadil, was fantastic and always willing to help us out. I know it is a cruise thing, but he did a great job leaving us little towel friends to greet us after our day of exploring! So cute!
 We discovered 2 areas on the ship that we absolutely fell in love with, the adult only Serenity deck, with the hot tubs overlooking the ocean. Seriously? We are 2 two very lucky girls!
Monday night was formal night, and while we only packed the basics, we managed to pull ourselves together enough to be presentable. Hope decided to give me a mini makeover. I am not a very big makeup person, and all the stuff she put on made my eyes feel very heavy, but accented them very nicely.
 Tuesday was our day in Nassau. We found a gorgeous beach within walking distance of the ship. We got locally made hats had a blast! I did burn my back a tad, but with no clouds and sunshine bouncing off crystal clear water I couldn't really expect anything less!
Wednesday we spent the day in Freeport. We booked a shore excursion to do a little sight seeing of the island, which included the local candle and soap making factory, the wildlife preserve, the local straw market, and of course a beautiful beach stop for the afternoon.
All of our evenings ended with gorgeous sunsets. The last night was the coolest... to the west was the sunset and to the east was the full moon rising, all over the ocean. I couldn't even take a picture to do it justice. Just some of God's handiwork at its finest.
Love our adventures and can't wait for the next one!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Week in the Life: Thursday

I did a little better yesterday with this project, but still I am struggling this year. It is kinda bumming me out, but I am not quitting... I'll just keep trudging along!

Around here we drink tea every morning before we run.
 Around here Maggie checks out every sound she hears out front.
 Around here a lot of work gets done on the computer.
 Around here I keep a sketchbook nearby for random slots of spare time (What's that?)
 Around here Maggie can be found next to me no matter where I am.
 Around here you got to remember to charge your fitbit regularly or you'll miss all the steps you take at the grocery store
 Around here I have way too many things going on at once
 Around here every day consists of training at one or more of my sites
 Around here we don't eat out much as a family, especially with my schedule, so it was a treat to meet up with my family for dinner
 Around here I still have to "babysit" several employees
 Around here everyone gives Maggie lots of loving
Around here we stay up a little later than usual chit chatting while she waits for her medicine alarm to go off.
 



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Week in the Life: Wednesday

We made it to the half way point and I am starting to get my head in the game, but still dragging my feet this year. I have a lot going on with work and some major stressers happening all around me, but keeping my head up and documenting it all!

Most days I get up at 4:55 am to go running and then crawl back into bed for a nap.
 Most days he makes us tea before we run and does so over a cat looking for a snack.
 Most days start with a cup of coffee.
 Most days I am messing with my pictures on the computer
 Most days I can be found at the dining room table reading my Bible
 Most days I have computer work to do before I head out to do my field work
 Most days I use my giant coffee mug as a bowl for lunch
 Most days the dog can be found just under my feet
 Most days I have to check logbooks
 Most days I have to observe cleaners that refuse to follow the policies and procedures
 Most days I help out because it is so boring just watching
 Most days I grab dinner on the go
 Most days I brush my teeth before falling into bed
 Most days once I am in bed I am asleep, last night we had a late night adventure to go pick up Carrie's medicine from her fiances house. Good stuff!