Monday, June 27, 2011

101 in 1001 Monthly Update

1. Make a wreath for my front door
2. Go to the Texas State Fair - 10/4/10
3. Eat a meal from a food truck
4. Go to the symphony
5. Go 1 week without watching TV - 1/9/11
6. Finally buy wedding pictures...
7. Hang wedding pictures
8. Go to the ballet with Jed - 11/27/10
9. Go to The Sixth Floor Museum
10. Finish my T-shirt quilt I started 2 3 years ago - 3/23/11
11. Go to the Ft. Worth Zoo - 10/2/10
12. Lose 20 pounds!! - 11/3/10
13. Lose 20 more pounds!!! - 6/22/11
14. Go snorkeling again
15. Catch up on 30 Rock - 12/6/10
16. Eat vegetarian for a week
17. Go to a Rangers game - 5/13/11
18. Do a ropes course
19. Write in my journal every day for 1 month
20. Go rock climbing again
21. Go back to school - 3/23/11 :)
22. Take a picture each day for 3 months
23. Ride on a train
24. Bear my testimony in church
25. Get my picture taken by a professional (once I get under 200lb)
26. Get our family photo taken by a professional (once I get under 200lb)
27. Swim 10 continuous laps
28. Get a dog
29. Visit NASA
30. Family prayer and Personal scripture study every day for 1 month - 2/3/11
31. Visit San Antonio during a holiday
32. Join a choir - 10/10/10
33. Make a sourdough starter - 5/9/11
34. Go white water rafting again
35. Pick up the violin again
36. Take Jed to a rodeo - 1/20/11
37. Buy cowboy boots or hats - 11/6/10
38. Get in the car and drive 2 hours in one direction with the windows down and the radio blasting
39. Visit all great-grandparents' grave sites
40. Go to the Dallas Temple - 2/23/11
41. Take Jed to a jazz bar
42. Fly a kite
43. Go to a haunted house with Jed - 10/25/10
44. Complete Couch to 5K Challenge
45. Participate in an organized 5K
46. Get my palm read or fortune told
47. Go on another cruise with Jed
48. Help build a Habitat for Humanity house
49. Make Mom's cinnamon rolls - 10/30/10
50. Make Theresa's cinnamon rolls
51. Go to Schlitterbahn with Jed
52. Buy a homeless person lunch - 3/14/11
53. Have a baby
54. Watch the Zombie Walk - 10/16/10
55. Pay off Jed's car!! - 10/19/10
56. Go fishing with Jed - 5/30/11
57. Be 100% credit card debt-free
58. Ride horses
59. Go to the Dallas Aquarium
60. Dance to a vinyl record
61. Take a cooking class
62. Get an SLR a video camera
63. Skydive
64. Visit Gettysburg or Williamsburg
65. Make out in the rain
66. Go to Six Flags with Jed
67. File my own taxes without calling Daddy - 2/22/11
68. Make a hole-in-one
69. Take a hot-air balloon or helicopter ride
70. Change my own oil
71. Go to NYC or San Francisco with Jed
72. Take an art class
73. Jump around in a mosh pit again
74. Go to a circus - 10/14/10
75. Deep clean my bathroom - 2/10/11
76. Visit my sister, Laurel, in California - 4/6/11
77. Ride a motorcycle  Buy a house
78. Get a TX driver's license again - 9/29/10
79. Go one week three days without carbs
80. Dance barefoot
81. Get all dressed up and go to a fancy dinner
82. Get on a bike again
83. Buy myself flowers for no reason - 2/12/11
84. Go camping in Texas with Jed - 5/6/11
85. Go camping on a beach
86. Go to the Texas beach with Jed
87. Donate blood again
88. Spend a night with the lights off, watching a lightning storm - 11/15/10
89. Go to the Grand Canyon
90. Have a meaningful conversation with a beggar
91. Paint pottery again
92. Join a bowling or softball league
93. Watch a movie at a drive-in
94. Grow and eat my own vegetables
95. Sing karaoke again
96. Take the Riverwalk boat tour - 11/6/10
97. Don't eat out for 1 month 2 weeks
98. Go to the batting cages with Jed - 4/1/11
99. Donate plasma
100. Eat fried green tomatoes - 11/6/10
101. Do 1 correct push-up

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that I got a new job!!!
I am thankful that I've lost another 20 pounds (down 40lb now)!!!!
I am thankful that Jed has taken an interest in mechanics and is enjoying working on our cars.
I am thankful for the nanny job that I've had this year and the wonderful family I was able to meet because of it.
I am thankful for modern medicine.
I am thankful that I live in Texas again.
I am thankful for wonderful parents whom I've come to appreciate more and more the older I get.
I am thankful for my siblings.
I am thankful for air conditioning.
I am thankful.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Somebody's Watching Me

My neighbor is such a creeper. I literally cannot leave the house or return without him staring out the window at me. He sits on his couch and looks out of his big living room window (where he has the blinds completely up/open) all day long. I think he thinks he's sly about it, but I see him out of the corner of my eye every time. It's kind of a joke and definitely pathetic. I can avoid it if I get out of the house before 10 or 11 (I assume he sleeps in until then), but after that, forget about it.
So this morning I left for the gym early enough and then when I returned, the blinds were still closed - success! But then I looked over at his kitchen window, the blinds are turned just enough so that he can see out the slits, and I can see his figure, in his underwear, just staring out at me, motionless, as I got out of my car!!

Part of me thinks that I just shouldn't look over at their house, but the other part of me is wondering if there will ever be a time when he's not waiting, lurking, creeping. I have to check every time. It's a curse.

Monday, June 6, 2011

I < 3 San Antonio

Jed and I went to San Antonio this past weekend. It was such a wonderful trip and we had a great time.
Every time I go down there, I realize that there are a ton of things to do in the area and I also realize that there is almost nothing to do in the DFW area. It's kind of pathetic. I wish we could hop in the car and take day trips to Fredricksburg, Enchanted Rock, the beach, or even Austin. I really miss camping in the hill country and floating the river. San Antonio is full of things to do, places to go, and attractions to see.
Also, it doesn't help that I have lots of friends in San Antonio and weekend trips are just so short!
It is so hard to come back to the DFW area after I've been in San Antonio. It literally makes me cry. I guess I should be glad that we live close enough for road trips down there, but I long to call San Antonio my home again.

Maybe some day...