Two of my favorite ladies drove in from out of town to hang with me for a ladies spa night. We did pedis and manis, facials, and even tried homemade belly wraps (trust me, you dont want to see a pic of that!). We drank sangria and ate snacks and talked the night away. Good times!
PS Belly wraps did nothing but make a mess! We measured before and after...no change.
We finally got out of the apartment building and into a house. We are just renting, because we hope to only live in this area for a couple years. It's good to have our own space with a bedroom for everyone and a basement for all our hobby stuff including a workout area!
After opening my Spain box from Try the World, I thought it would be fun to make tapas with K. K and I met in Spain back in 2002 and have been friends ever since. She is the reason that I now live in Hammond, Indiana. We had talked awhile back about how it would be fun to look through the photos from Spain and do some reminiscing. We ate alot of food, relived alot of memories, and had alot of laughs! Good times!
New State, New City, New Friends, New Adventures, New List.
Here's to year 36!
Last year, I changed my list up a bit with putting double the number of items on it that actually needed accomplished and it was the first year that I actually met my goal! So, I'm following that pattern again and making a long list. This year my goal is to accomplish 36 items off this list! I better get started...I'm a month behind already!
Volunteer for Librivox
Complete 12 sections in my Bible study workbook
Publish my book
Yoga class/yoga in the park
Read When Kids Cant Read
Sew myself a wearable garment
Read 5 more book off this list or this list
Make butter or cheese
Host a multiple course dinner party
Advent calendar Christmas boxes
Make colored ice balls for winter
Take a class
Run a 5K
Get under 175 pounds
Go roller skating
Find a new church home
Join a bible study group
Read Mitchner's Poland
Make a time capsule
Write thank you notes just because
Get past 20 push ups
River tour in Chicago
Go to a horse race
Tour a brewery
Make a 2014 and 2015 photo album Update blog on all items from last years list
Read Harry Potter with William
Play 3 new board games with the kids
Beach time with Alyssa
Visit Planet fitness at least 4 times per month
Catch and eat fish
Spend a weekend in the city with the kids
Harvest wild food
Can and pressure cook something
Host a game night
Discover a new favorite musical artist Host a ladies spa night Make Tapas with Kas
Go skiing somewhere local
Finish the Game of Thrones books
Watch the Game of Thrones series
Go on an Indiana wine tour
Plant, harvest, and eat food from my own garden
Make spaghetti sauce from scratch Move into a house Host a murder mystery party
Host a backyard BBQ party
Find out about my grandmothers grave
Visit 3 new local beaches
Refinish my grandmothers desk
Build a birdfeeder or birdhouse
Vacation in Myrtle Beach
Visit Christy or BOK
Lose 15 pounds
Make a new friend
Own a sewing machine
Get a job
Play paintball or lasertag
Ride a hot air balloon
Make a prayer board
Snorkel somewhere new
Learn to Scuba
Attend a cherry blossom festival Do a groupon
Try 3 new teas Go horseback riding with Sonya Try 3 new local restaurants
Find out what Purdue has to offer
Check out a local trail
Take a dance class
Midieval Times Try a homemade belly wrap Try adult coloring
Attend a local festival or concert
Learn to play an instrument
Volunteer for a local organization
Attend a church event Send a Spain postcard to everyone I have an address for
Attend a wine and canvas event Hang upside down on an inversion table
While I was visiting Indiana in the spring visiting, I went to get an eye exam. First time I've had one in years. All is good.
Check my credit report
I did this in the spring right before leaving Bethel. I wanted to see what my credit looked like for filling out a rental application for an apartment in my new town. A few weeks ago, we found a house for rent and the owner told me, "You have a better credit score than me!"
Fast for three days
I did this in the spring while I was still in Bethel. It wasnt as hard as I expected it to be. After the first day, you pretty much get over being hungry. I mostly wanted to eat at the end because I missed food!
Make a Bethel appreciation list
I did this before leaving Bethel. I sent it to Eric and told him to keep me accountable for all of the things I valued about living there. I dont want city life to change me or get me caught up in drama. Every once and awhile he busts it out and we looked over it.
Recycling from an apartment complex is not the easiest thing to do. We had talked to the neighbor in the house across the street about putting out our recycling with theirs. Originally they said yes, but then they got a little weird about it. So, we put a rubbermaid bin outside the front door and started sneaking our recycling into other peoples bins by driving down alleys in our neighborhood. This just made me feel like I was committing a crime instead of doing a good deed though so I stopped. Then a friend told me about some local drop off points for recycling. We've been taking it there.
I'm a high school science teacher currently living my dream of teaching out in bush Alaska. I'm always up for new adventures and like to travel anywhere and everywhere. This blog is a way to keep in touch with friends and family, journal about life, and share my experiences with the world.