Sunday, June 09, 2013

A reckoning (what have I done in the past year?)

me as a baby. 



So, today is my birthday. As some of you may remember, I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish in my 30th year. 
Here is what I wrote:

 Now onto other things,
Here are a few things I'd like to accomplish in my thirtieth year:
* Lose at least 30 lbs
* Buy and wear lip stain
* Successfully harvest crops from my garden
* Sew an item of clothing using a store bought pattern
* Buy an old piece of furniture and re-finish it (possibly a dresser for Eve's room, a china hutch, or a tv stand)
So, here's my reckoning. 
As of my 31st birthday I am happy to say that I have successfully 
* Lost over 30 lbs
* Bought and worn lip stain (bright red lip stain at that!)
* Harvested crops from my garden
I have not sewn an item of clothing from a pattern. I thought about doing it this week, before our trip to Florida, but we will see if I get it done. 
I have also not refinished any furniture. We did buy a great armoire on craigslist but have not refinished it. Still on my to-do list. 

But, 3 1/2 out of 5 isn't bad. 


For this next year, I suppose I should do the same kind of thing 
So, in my 31st year I'd like to:
* Sew an item of clothing from a store-bought pattern
* Buy an old piece of furniture and re-finish it
* Lose 20 lbs 
* Do a hand-made Christmas
* Finish our family's Christmas stockings (I only have mine left to sew)
* Get pregnant

3 comments:

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The Riebow's said...

Good luck with all your goals and congrats on the ones you accomplished! :)

Marlene said...

Just a little note: On your 31st birthday in June you completed your 31st year of life. Now you're working on your 32nd year. May you complete all of your goals and have fun doing it!