Monday, April 27, 2009

29 by 30 update

29 things to do before turning 30 - gives me a year and a half:
(i think with the economy in the state its in... all items below that cost money may have to be put on hold til things are more stable)
1. visit at least 5 "middle" states (1. indiana, 2. michigan)
2. go rock climbing
3. pay off all loans (loan one paid off - dec 2008)
4. start licensing exams (i may need to shoot for completing my idp forms first)
5. read the pillars of the earth (160 pages to go!)
6. cook lasagna from scratch
7. buy flowers for myself at least once a quarter (nov - tulips, dec - christmas tree, march - daffodils, april - daffodils)
8. save money
9. make an amigurumi
10. work out at least 3 times a week
11. treat myself to a massage at least once a year
12. take at least one international vacation (cambodia?)
13. take a pottery class
14. bike the burke-gilman trail
15. spend a day in west seattle
16. do a real detox (dr natura... cant say it did much)
17. knit a scarf
18. purge the closet (dressers & shoe racks too)
19. visit the olympic peninsula
20. go to whistler
21. go fishing
22. have dinner at canlis
23. visit the capilano suspension bridge
24. watch a live nfl game (steelers would be good, but id settle for the seahawks)
25. learn how to turn (all the way around) on a snowboard (still not a pro, but i made it!)
26. go camping
27. buy a gift for no reason for three friends
28. use my dutch oven at least once a month (at least when its cold) (oct - pot roast; nov - beef stew, lasgna meat sauce)
29. get a kitty (a kitty turned into a puppy)

1 comment:

  1. You mentioned that you are doing “no biting” training with Darwin. That was a HUGE problem with our Dane Princeton, so I sought out and tried a lot of techniques for teaching pups not to bite. It’s all summarized in the following post: “Top Ten Ways to Stop Puppy Biting,” written when he was 3 months old. The comments offer even more valuable suggestions:

    I see that you bottle-fed Darwin since she was a puppy. I thought maybe the reason that Princeton was so mouthy was because he was bottle-fed some and weaned at only 5-1/2 weeks.

    Now that Princeton is a year old, he’s much better about not biting or mouthing. He still likes to chew forbidden objects (like sofa cushions) when we’re not looking.