6 month update on "28 things while I'm 28"

Monday, March 4, 2013

Yesterday was a very big, very important day. It was my half birthday. I am officially 28 and a half, which means I only have 6 months left to finish this list!
 
Here is where I stand as of March 4, at 6 months in:

  1. Go apple picking for the first time ever - DONE!
  2. Start baking for fun on a regular basis again  - and share with my neighbors and work peeps - some success - but I need to do it more!
  3. Discover a new TV show that Alex and I both love - Done! We've gotten into Revolution and Nashville
  4. Send at least one "just because" snail mail note per month - getting better about this - plus, I just got some cute new stationery, so that should help!
  5. Make my goal weight in time for my reunion (Oct. 27!!) ...and maintain it - Well this was "done" - but I gained some back. But I'm back at it again and hope to be at my goal weight again soon!
  6. Have a great time at my 10 Year High School Reunion :) - DONE!
  7. Start planning and saving for a big vacation with Alex (we're thinking Italy in 2013!) - we have started saving and have tentatively planned to take the trip the first week of July!
  8. Go on a weekend getaway to a place we've never been - we went to DC in September - even though we'd both been, we'd never been together.I'd like to go somewhere neither of us have been, though!
  9. Start and finish our engagement and wedding showers/parties/bach party/etc scrapbook - haven't even started it yet. I need to get on it!
  10. Send out more Christmas cards than last year - Done!
  11. Create a Household Budget and stick to it - a Budget has been drafted. Sticking to it has been hard, mostly because Alex has changed jobs again and I still have a lot of medical bills from late last year.
  12. Plan a surprise party for someone - DONE! I got Alex good in January for his 30th Birthday!
  13. Update my Passport with my married name - and then USE IT! - This is literally on my To-Do list every. single. week. Can't use it until it's updated.
  14. Paint the Study and attach the bookcases to the wall (safety first) - Not yet.
  15. Have a Pinterest Party - Not yet but I really want to do this!
  16. Plant bulbs in the winter and watch them bloom in spring - DONE! I was too late to plant tulips or paperwhites, so I planted lillies instead. They are close to blooming!
  17. Host more than one dinner party throughout the year - Hosted one in December. Need to get to planning another. 
  18. Get rid of one piece of clothing for every one new piece purchased - Sort of doing this. Technically I haven't gotten rid of anything yet, but I have a huge pile of stuff to give away or consign!
  19. Use our wedding china - DONE! Used at our dinner party in December.
  20. Organize the Golf/Work-out room and make it more usable - DONE!
  21. Run a 5K (scary - I hate running) - I have officially started the Couch to 5k training program!
  22. Get serious about our savings - we have been paying more attention our savings. But we're also trying to pay down a little debt, too.
  23. Host a big, old-fashioned summer cook-out - will do this when the weather gets warm!
  24. Learn how to play golf - Alex has promised to teach me!
  25. Attend a dressy/fancy event with the hubs and get all gussied up - DONE! We went to the JLG's Big Night Out in February
  26. Have a true girls' weekend - need to plan one!
  27. Build regularly scheduled massages into the budget (it's for my health, I swear. I SWEAR.) - I need to do this. For so many reasons.
  28. Be more spontaneous and try not to sweat the small stuff. Life is too short! - I'm trying! I'm such a planner that this is a hard one for me :)

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