I thought it would be good to check in on my list of things to do before I turn 30…it is almost August (yikes!). I think my progress is pretty good, but it’s time to start cooking shellfish and buying garbage cans before it’s too late.
Thing’s I’ve done are in green; commentary is in boldface:
1. Learn the names of the Wasatch mountain peaks–I only can point to Mt. Olympus
2. Pay off the remaining debt
3. Get a queen size mattress. It’s getting delivered Friday!
4. Make a queen-sized quilt Umm, closer—check for pictures this week.
5. Hike Bald Mountain in the Uintas again
6. Finish reading The Silmarillion
7. Knit Christmas stockings (starting with Toby’s, of course)
8. Visit the north end of Zion National Park
9. Be less wimpy about riding my bike on cooler days. I am riding; it’s not cool, but I think I can stay in the habit through fall.
10. Eat at Red Iguana
11. Eat at The Paris. (For our second anniversary last weekend)
12. Chill a watermelon in a stream on a picnic in the mountains
13. Knit at least one thing for charity using up yarn I have
14. Get a new desk chair, if an affordable molded Eames chair exists
15. Cook moules marnieres and frites
16. Stop biting my nails.—I only bite the nails of my little fingers now! 8 out of 10 isn’t bad!
17. Learn how to sew knit fabric
18. Drink an Old Fashioned at the bar at Bambara (When I got the new job!)
19. Learn how to apply eye makeup that doesn’t look scary or amateurish—I’ve been wearing it but I think it’s so subtle as to be almost unnoticeable. I’ve been given a hint about dry eyeliner and a brush, so we’ll see.
20. Go to the Oyster Bar one Monday a month after work for a half-priced appetizer—I went ONE Monday and it was just not good. I think all the full-priced dinners I can afford now can replace the Oyster Bar.
21. Replace my Rubbermaid kitchen garbage can with a broken spring top with something nicer.
22. Knit an elaborate cabled sweater
23. Build my collection of Bach CDs
24. Learn how to dance
25. Stop getting plastic bags from the grocery store—I realized I need plastic bags for cleaning the litterbox, so I don’t think I can STOP, but I have really cut back.
26. Have tea at The Grand America
27. Make cloth napkins and use them for everyday meals—I haven’t made them, but we are using cloth napkins.
28. Go out to breakfast one weekend a month—So far, so good: we missed June but we did go out twice in May.
29. Go to Moab for New Year’s Eve