Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thirty Before Thirty - Part 2

More of my list of thirty things I want to do before I turn thirty...

8.  Get a new tattoo
I've been wanting a new tattoo for a couple years.  Still haven't decided what or where, but I have ideas...
9.  Lose 75 pounds
This is reasonable.  I could do it.  I just have to get my act together and start.
10.  Accessorize my outfit everyday
When I look nice I feel way better about myself.  And I have TONS of jewelry and hardly ever wear it.  So I've started wearing some sort of accessory type item daily, and sure enough, I've started to feel more put together.  And I'm gaining compliments.  Win-win.
11.  Take a vitamin daily
I should have been doing this forever.  I took them diligently while pregnant but stopped after Ez was born.  My friend Karen from work let me try these adult gummy vitamins and they're actually good.  And she's brilliant and keeps them at work so she doesn't forget to take them.  Of course I'll keep a bottle at home too for the weekends.  Now I just have to make it to Sam's Club this weekend to pick some up.
12.  Throw away all old socks and buy new ones
I know this one seems silly, but you should see the mess that is my sock collection.  Half of them have holes or are faded or so stretched out that I have to match a stretched out one with another stretched out one, simply for continuity.  It's sad.
13.  Learn how to use my camera and use it
Instead of waiting and saving for a DSLR camera I got a glorified point and shoot.  And I've regretted it ever since.  But I spent $250 on it and I need to use it.  But first I need to learn how to use the features.
14.  Blog at least twice per week
This blog thing is fun and new... and I don't want to have it be like another project where it ends up falling by the wayside.  
15.  Read 50 books
I'm a reader.  I love to read.  And reading 50 books in a year shouldn't be hard... but I want to make sure I stay on top of it, so I'm going to keep track and see how I do.
16.  Find and buy a dining table with 6 chairs
We have a K-Mart dining table and 4 chairs.  It's sturdy and in good shape and was the perfect size for our apartment.  But now with having friends over for dinner and stuff, our little table is just too little.  So I'm on the lookout for a decent table with 6 chairs.  I check Craigslist daily...
17.  Take an overnight getaway with the hubs
This one is fun and a little scary at the same time.  I've never spent an overnight away from Ezra.  In fact, Frank and I have only really gone out and had someone babysit him twice.  I'm a little bit of an overprotective freak.  But my excuse is that my family all lives far away and Frank's lives far enough away (3 hours) that they couldn't watch him either.  I have a couple friends who I'd trust enough to watch him, but it's just getting myself psyched up enough to allow it.  I'm getting there...
18.  Work out at the gym at work twice a week
I'm a member of the fitness center at work.  I pay $15 a month which is automatically deducted from my paycheck.  They have 5 treadmills, a couple recumbent bikes, a couple ellipticals and weight equipment.  When I first joined about a year ago, I went pretty religiously a couple times a week.  Then in January I got a sinus infection and pink eye, so I could barely breathe to walk let alone work out.  Then in February I got bronchitis, so once again, I couldn't breathe.  And since then I haven't been to the gym.  I need to go back and plan to on Thursday.
19.  Work out at home at least once a week
I have a couple of workout DVD's that I've gotten in the last couple years.  One is yoga that is specific for plus sized ladies like myself.  Sad thing is that sucker hasn't even come out of the wrapper.  Oops.  And it's starting to get nice here, so it's getting to be time to start taking walks after dinner.  I can hardly wait for this rain and mud to be gone.
20.  Go to the dentist
We have great insurance.  Really great.  Yet I haven't been to a dentist in years.  The last time was to dig my wisdom teeth out of my face.  I was traumatized.  But I really need to go.  I have a couple places where I know I have cavities and I need to take care of them before I need to have the whole dang tooth pulled like a friend of mine did because she couldn't afford a root canal.
21.  Go to the gyno 
I know.  Yearly.  That's why the exam is called your "yearly" exam.  Once again, I'm really good at putting things off.  But I'll call and make an appointment... maybe next month.

Tomorrow I'll post the final nine items on my list.  Stay tuned.


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