I feel like June didn’t even happen because it went by so fast. Seriously where is this summer going?
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
- This challenge is almost over! I can’t believe I only have two months left until I have a toddler!
- I am learning some new techniques like back button focusing. Good stuff.
- Here are some from the last month that I haven’t shared yet.
Visit 5 cities I have never been to before (7/5)
Tour at least one a winery, brewery, or distillery
5. Send at least 5 snail mail a month
Become a “professional” photographer
7. Run at least 10 races (any distance) (3/10)
- I started training for a race in September. I also signed up for a race in the beginning of August.
8. Go camping with Tom
9. Pay for the car behind me in a drive through
- I did this and wrote about the experience here.
10. See Tyrone Wells live as many times as possible
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 making up for lost time. I read 5 books for myself this month and finished a professional development book. Just telling myself to read a little each day has really helped. I also picked some clutch books this month that I just couldn’t put down.
16. Take a pottery or stained glass class
17. Do one new recipe each month
- Alfredo spaghetti squash-I am not the biggest Alfredo fan, but I like spaghetti squash. It was fairly easy to make, but I am interested in trying it in my microwave because it does take a long time in the oven. George loved it!
- Zucchini noodles-I loved these! And so so easy! George also loved these. I was surprised though how many zucchinis it took to make enough for us to eat.
- Popeye muffins-These are fantastic! For the amount of spinach that is in there, it is surprising how normal these taste. I want to try putting chocolate chips in them next time.
18. See both a Clemson and UCM football game live
Find a place to volunteer on a regular basis
20. Go hiking
21. Ride in a hot air balloon
Go to at least 20 “new to me” restaurants. (25/20)
- Buckingham Smokehouse BBQ-pretty decent
- Las Margaritas-great Mexican and it was even greater catching up with an old friend
- Addison’s-not bad American food, but I felt I paid too much for what we got
Stay at a bed and breakfast
24. Spend a day without electronics (phone, t.v. and computer)
25. Do something unique and new for my birthdays
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 (9/20)
- Two Documentaries-“Nature: Animal Odd Couples” was a fun watch. I love animals so it was neat to see the pairings and relationships. “Steal a Pencil For Me” was heartbreaking but beautiful. It was about a couple during the Holocaust and their love story getting through a concentration camp.
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
Become a mom
- This is just the greatest adventure with this little man.