35 Before 35

Another month has come and gone. Let’s see where I stand.

1. Crochet something else besides blankets or scarves at least once a year (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

2. Do a photography challenge

  • I am still keeping up with getting the DSLR out at least once a week with George. This last month a lot of them were for Christmas and not just with George. Here are some that I haven’t shared yet.

10750346_10100658476415351_5249258589480957230_o 10869386_10100656818547731_8873485843038446548_o 10898090_10100677403465391_4702412382552620639_n3. Visit 5 cities I have never been to before (5/5)

4. Tour at least one of the distilleries in the KY/TN area

5. Send at least 5 snail mail a month

  • With the craziness that was December, I did not come even close to getting letters out.

6. Become a “professional” photographer

7. Run at least 10 races (any distance) (1/10)

8. Go camping with Tom

9. Pay for the car behind me in a drive through

10. See Tyrone Wells live as many times as possible

11. Tour Fort Defiance here in Clarksville

12. Water ski with my dad

13. Do a 5K with my mom

14. Take a swing dance class with Tom

15. Read at least one fun book a month and one professional development book every three months

  • I am still in a reader’s rut personally, but I did read a book for work. I read Visible Solutions for Invisible Students:  Helping Sophomores Succeed. We are looking into starting a sophomore year experience in my office, so I am spearheading a lot of the research on it. This was an ok book, but nothing that I couldn’t have found on the internet.

16. Take a pottery or stained glass class

  • I looked up some community classes, but they are super expensive here in Columbia. If they fit into my work schedule, I might take some classes at the college since my benefits cover them.

17. Do one new recipe each month

  • I did two this last month.
  • I made a funfetti cake for Tom’s birthday. That boy loves his sprinkles. It was an ok cake. Our oven racks are tilted so it affected the evenness of the baking, which I was not aware of prior to this cake. Lesson learned.
  • We had these chicken pot pie biscuits this last weekend. They were delicious! I hate pies so these were a perfect substitution since Tom loves pot pies. We will be making these a lot more often!

18. See both a Clemson and UCM football game live

19. Find a place to volunteer on a regular basis

20. Go hiking

21. Ride in a hot air balloon

22. Go to at least 20 “new to me” restaurants. (17/20)

23. Stay at a bed and breakfast

24. Spend a day without electronics (phone, t.v. and computer)

25. Have a Kentucky Derby themed 30th birthday party.

26. Explore Nashville while we live here

27. Watch at least 10 movies that I have not seen before that won Best Picture at the Oscars and at least 20 documentaries (not necessarily Oscar winning) Movies (2/10); Documentaries (7/20)

28. Sew an item of clothing from scratch

29. Do a personal devotional/bible study on my own

30. Be a mascot for an event

31. Go on our honeymoon (preferably somewhere tropical)

32. Host an annual NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship game party

33. Go on a mission trip

34. Be on a recreation volleyball team

35. Become a mom

2 thoughts on “35 Before 35

  1. Those chicken pot pie biscuits looked absolutely delicious…and I’m not a huge fan of pot pie so that’s saying something! Also I have the same tilting oven rack problems…huge bummer 😦 Tom’s birthday celebrations still look fun though!

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