Friday, October 19, 2007

Turning 40

Last week as I was pouring some cereal for one of the kids, I started reading the back of the box. Now if you know me, you will know that I do not like mornings. So it was totally unusual for me to even have my eyes open enough to see the back of the box much less read and process the information printed on it. Anyhow, it was a list of things to do before you turned 18. It listed things that kids might do as they grow older (except for the whole bungee jump one, not sure what mother in her right mind would let their child do that).

So the wheels started turning and I thought it would be cool to make a list of 40 things I wanted to do before I turned 40. But then it dawned on me that in just over two months, I would be 40. UGH! So I changed my list to 40 things I want to do the year I turn 40. Here they are:

  1. Wear a size 6 again
  2. Run a 5K
  3. Start my own business
  4. Learn to hem a pair of pants (I am ashmed to admit I never have)
  5. Organize my photos on the computer to include dates and tags so that I can search for them rather than going through picture after picture to find one of say Holden and Harrison at the park.
  6. Get my scrapbook pages current
  7. Put all of my completed scrapbook pages in an album
  8. Get published in a scrapbook magazine
  9. Learn to do an intermediate Sudoku puzzle without cheating
  10. Read the newspaper or watch the news at least four times a week (I have no clue what's going on these days)
  11. Buy clothes that fit my body (flab and all) rather than hide it
  12. Do more arts and crafts projects with my kids
  13. Finish my home improvement projects
  14. Wake up early before the kids and do my bible study
  15. Label and organize everything in my attic
  16. Renew an old friendship
  17. Volunteer somewhere (other than school which I already do)
  18. Read the entire Harry Potter Series from beginning to end
  19. Get a tattoo (okay so I won't actually do that but it still sounds cool)
  20. Go to the World's Longest Yard Sale
  21. Bike the rail line in West Virginia
  22. Learn to paint with watercolors
  23. Send birthday cards to my friends and relatives
  24. Learn to invest money
  25. Get a new diamond for my 15th anniversary (hint, hint David)
  26. Take a photography class
  27. Smile more
  28. Laugh more
  29. Stress less
  30. Have date nights with my hubby
  31. Take a trip in the Fall to Vermont for my 15th anniversary and stay in a B&B
  32. Wear jewelry (I forget to put it on)
  33. Read the The Purpose Driven Life
  34. Go to church regularly (even when what I really want to do is sleep in)
  35. Spend more time with my family
  36. Make dessert twice a week
  37. Have date nights with my children (one at a time)
  38. Have more get togethers with friends
  39. Be more organized
  40. Plan weekly meals so we eat out less


Pauline said...

WOW that is some list ...
I hope that you are able to do it!
Thinking that maybe i will make mine as i will be 40 in 4 yrs!