I had a lovely three days of celebrating the New Year and my new decade, so let’s jump into the first week of what should be a great year with my list of 30 Things:
- Put the money that I was using to pay off debt into savings for a down payment on some sort of house, townhouse, or condo
- Learn about real estate and home buying through the Utah State Extension classes
- Stop buying non-essentials (ready-made clothes, really expensive fabric, shoes, magazines, etc.) for three months (months TBD)
- Buy that Eames desk chair. I’ll use the money I’ll be saving from not buying any non-essentials.
- Buy that damn garbage can already
- Buy a living room chair–armless, small-ish, but comfy. This will help with seating to accomplish #22.
- Sew new pillow covers for the living room
- Buy a vacuum
- Refresh my yoga skills and then…
- Start doing yoga once or twice a week
- Get recycling at the apartment. I haven’t had it for three years and I’m tired of feeling guilty every time I throw away some junk mail.
- Similarly, bring in some actual flatware for the breakroom at work to cut down on waste
- November-March, walk or ride to work at least twice a month. April-September, up it to at least four times a month.
- Eat at one new restaurant a month–any meal, but it has to be somewhere I haven’t been before.
- Eat at Red Iguana
- Go to Bonneville Speed Week
- Go to a roller derby game
- Stop biting my fingernails (I mean it this year)
- Wear more colors of lipstick than “pink” and “darker pink”
- Find a perfume I want to wear regularly
- Stock and maintain a home bar and keep it stocked. No drinking it up and not replacing it.
- Have more people over to the apartment–not huge parties, but a few people for dinner, or drinks before a restaurant, etc.
- Learn more about wine
- Learn and retain the difference between whisk(e)y, bourbon, and scotch
- Learn and retain the difference between brandy and cognac
- Get my eyes checked again, update my prescription, and start wearing glasses in front of the computer.
- Find a dermatologist to look at a couple of moles, if only so I can stop worrying about skin cancer
- Learn how to can fruits, veggies, or jam
- Get a better camera
- Go to Moab and/or Zion
My List of 30 Things!
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Rye is just another type of whisky, made from rye instead of the more usual wheat. But you probably know that and are teasing me, right? 😉
But what about rye? 🙂
Hey Karen, I didn’t realize you’d had a birthday. Hope it was a happy one!
Re: the difference between whisky, bourbon and scotch, whisky is a general category of brown or amber-colored spirits distilled from some type of grain; bourbon and scotch are varieties of whisky, hailing from America and Scotland, respectively. There are other national varieties of whisky, too, with Canadian and Irish being among the more common. (I prefer Irish myself, and they’re the guys who add the “e” to the name “whiskey.”)
You’re on your own as far as brandy and cognac! 🙂
Love the list (and I’m stealing the idea!). Let me take the opportunity again this year to comment:
#3 I like the term “ready-made clothes” like it’s the most lavish thing ever, you go Laura Ingalls, you go!
#14 & #22 — Put us on your dance card!