Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ongoing progress on my 50 before 50...
(which is now my 60 before 60)

Originally posted here in August 2011, I'm slowly working my way through my list!

1. Read through the entire Bible
2. Climb Silver Star [summer 2015]
3. Climb Mount St. Helens
4. Travel to Europe [June 2016]
5. Visit the Creation Museum [7/13]
6. Drive across the U.S. with my family [7/13]
7. Meet in person at least one friend from "blogland" [9/14/12]
8. Visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty
9. Take a writing class
10. Write an E-book (on ???)
11. Take an art class
12. Bake the perfect loaf of sourdough bread
13. Make homemade wine
14. Watch all three LOTR movies in one day is now
15. Finish and publish my knitting and crochet patterns [summer 13]
16. Take a weekend backpacking trip
17. Successfully grow and harvest corn in Dole Valley  [we had an excellent harvest in Sept. 2011!]
18. Butcher a homegrown chicken and cook it for dinner [Accomplished June 23 and June 25!!]
19. Raise a beef cow (is that the right way to say that?)
20. Own a goat and/or cow for milk and milk them myself
21. Have one of my knitting patterns published in a book or magazine (!!!)
22. Make homemade tomato sauce and can it [9/13]
23. Lead a Titus 2 Bible study [summer 2012]
24. Chop down a tree is now plant and grow my own Christmas tree
25. Raise bees on our property and harvest the honey
26. Sew this jacket and this skirt
27. Add to our family economy with my Etsy and holiday bazaars [ongoing]
28. Finish knitting the lacy shawl I started years ago [3/10/13]
29. Sew a quilt
30. Take piano lessons
31. Relearn to play the recorder
32. Crochet a fancy bedspread for my bed
33. Volunteer at Options 360 (local crisis pregnancy center)
34. Dine at the Space Needle
35. Learn to shoot a gun
36. Shoot a deer; fill my freezer with venison
37. Bake an angel food cake from scratch [3/24/12 -- thanks, M!]
38. Make a homemade mayonnaise my family really likes [9/14/12]
39. Ride a boogie board someplace warm and sunny 1st I'll plan to lose a few pounds :)
40. Dry all my laundry on a clothesline
41. Ride through the Chunnel
42. See the northern lights
43. Identify ten major constellations
44. Take my kids on the roller coasters at Kennywood!! [7/13]
45. Attend a wine tasting [7/13/12 @ the Rusty Grape -- so fun]
46. Attend a Steelers game. In Pittsburgh.
47. Master dutch oven cooking is now a more realistic: learn to cook using my dutch ovens
48. Write/compile a family history for my children
49. Ride a horse is now
50. Speak publicly (yikes!) [this is coming next month -- pray for me!] [5/5/12]
51. Build and use a cold frame for winter gardening
52. Organize all my photos and photo albums
53. Buy a nice camera and take a photography course
54. Raft down the Lewis River w/ Dan
55. Learn to paddle a canoe
56. Successfully season my cast iron skillet and fry eggs that don't stick to it
57. Run a 5k
58. Organize my library
59. Open a small LYS
60. Travel the U.S. in a small RV with Dan :)

1 comment:

  1. If you are not too far from Westport - there is an amazing Winery there and the wine tasting is $5 with cheese and treats.


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