40 Things to do before 40

Today is my (gulp) 39th birthday.  Sigh.  I can honestly say I never imagined I would be 39.  Ever.  I am already freakin’ out a little about finding my way on the long twirly slide splashing down into 40 pool.  I don’t want to be stressed about it.  I don’t want it to be a bad thing.  What I really want is to find a way to do what I do best – rush in headlong before I have time to even think about it.  I’ve come up with a list of 40 tasks to complete in the next year.  Cliche perhaps but why fix what is not broken.

1.  Why not start with running? I’m going to do one 5K per month or a total of 12 5K’s in one year.  0/12
2.  Visit every kind of Dr. for a checkup.  My regular Dr. for a complete physical, my female Dr. for my female bits, my urologist for my colon, my eye Dr. for my eyes and my dentist.  Am I missing an important check?  0/5
3.  Become a mom.  0/1
4.  Get something other than my eyebrows waxed.  (legs, bikini area, underarms)  Which is the least painful? 0/1
5.  Make my t-shirt quilt.  0/1
6.  Take the intro to scuba class.  0/1
7.  Attend at least 3 meetings of the local Genealogy Association.  0/1
8.  Read the Wizard of Oz series.  I’m a Kansan and I have seen the movie a gazillion times but never read the series.  Did you know that even though Baum died in 1919 there was a new Oz book published every year until 1942?  0/14
9.  Completely setup my spare bedroom/office/sewing/workout room.  0/1
10.  Try to sea kayak.  0/1
11.  Get my blog all transferred to WordPress.  0/1
12.  Get a bicycle.  0/1
13.  Lose 60 pounds.  0/60
14.  Once a week call a relative or friend I haven’t talked to in awhile.  0/52
15.  Scan all the photos I have into the computer, sort them by family, label them, make copies and give as gifts to both the sides of the family for Christmas.  0/1
16.  Write a book.  0/1
17.  Attend a ballroom dancing class with hubby.  0/1
18.  Completely setup and decorate my nursery.  0/1
19.  Get my oldest trunk refinished.  0/1
20.  Finish 5 old art projects.  0/5
21.  Go on a hike one weekend a month.  0/12
22.  Volunteer to take an hour at adoration.  0/1
23.  Eat vegetarian a total of 6 months out of the 12.  0/6
24.  Create my vision board.  0/1
25.  Get my old desk refinished.  0/1
26.  Plant some garden like veg or herbs.  0/1
27.  Read and complete The Artist’s Way again.  0/1
28.  Pay off 3 more of our debts.  0/3
29.  Read My Year with Eleanor and use it as inspiration to pick 5 fears to conquer.  0/1 & 0/5
30.  Find a way to make money from home.  0/1
31.  Watch at least one movie a month on Netflix.  0/12
32.  Attend a cooking class.  0/1
33.  Once a week list the things I’m grateful for in my life.  0/52
34.  Join a social group at church.  0/1
35.  Go and actually get sized and fitted for the proper bra.  Buy matching bra and undies.  0/1
36.    File the paperwork to apply for the Daughters of the American Revolution.  0/1
37.  Spend a week vacation with hubby where I don’t plan a thing except getting up there because otherwise it will never happen.  0/1
38.  Visit a place significant to my family genealogically-wise.  (working mill in in SC, preserved cabin in NC, etc.)  0/1
39.  Publish as a guest blogger for another website.  0/1
40.  Make a list of all the tasks I plan to complete in my 40’s.  Looking forward to the next 10 years and all the life I plan to live.  0/1
What do you think?  What would you have on your list?

After my move to WP I will have this up and listed to the side so I can mark it off and you can follow my progress just in case you actually give a damn.  :-)  

40 Things to do before 40

Today is my (gulp) 39th birthday.  Sigh.  I can honestly say I never imagined I would be 39.  Ever.  I am already freakin’ out a little about finding my way on the long twirly slide splashing down into 40 pool.  I don’t want to be stressed about it.  I don’t want it to be a bad thing.  What I really want is to find a way to do what I do best – rush in headlong before I have time to even think about it.  I’ve come up with a list of 40 tasks to complete in the next year.  Cliche perhaps but why fix what is not broken.  

1.  Why not start with running? I’m going to do one 5K per month or a total of 12 5K’s in one year.  0/12
2.  Visit every kind of Dr. for a checkup.  My regular Dr. for a complete physical, my female Dr. for my female bits, my urologist for my colon, my eye Dr. for my eyes and my dentist.  Am I missing an important check?  0/5
3.  Become a mom.  0/1
4.  Get something other than my eyebrows waxed.  (legs, bikini area, underarms)  Which is the least painful? 0/1
5.  Make my t-shirt quilt.  0/1
6.  Take the intro to scuba class.  0/1
7.  Attend at least 3 meetings of the local Genealogy Association.  0/1
8.  Read the Wizard of Oz series.  I’m a Kansan and I have seen the movie a gazillion times but never read the series.  Did you know that even though Baum died in 1919 there was a new Oz book published every year until 1942?  0/14
9.  Completely setup my spare bedroom/office/sewing/workout room.  0/1
10.  Try to sea kayak.  0/1
11.  Get my blog all transferred to WordPress.  0/1
12.  Get a bicycle.  0/1
13.  Lose 60 pounds.  0/60
14.  Once a week call a relative or friend I haven’t talked to in awhile.  0/52
15.  Scan all the photos I have into the computer, sort them by family, label them, make copies and give as gifts to both the sides of the family for Christmas.  0/1
16.  Write a book.  0/1
17.  Attend a ballroom dancing class with hubby.  0/1
18.  Completely setup and decorate my nursery.  0/1
19.  Get my oldest trunk refinished.  0/1
20.  Finish 5 old art projects.  0/5
21.  Go on a hike one weekend a month.  0/12
22.  Volunteer to take an hour at adoration.  0/1
23.  Eat vegetarian a total of 6 months out of the 12.  0/6
24.  Create my vision board.  0/1
25.  Get my old desk refinished.  0/1
26.  Plant some garden like veg or herbs.  0/1
27.  Read and complete The Artist’s Way again.  0/1
28.  Pay off 3 more of our debts.  0/3
29.  Read My Year with Eleanor and use it as inspiration to pick 5 fears to conquer.  0/1 & 0/5
30.  Find a way to make money from home.  0/1
31.  Watch at least one movie a month on Netflix.  0/12
32.  Attend a cooking class.  0/1
33.  Once a week list the things I’m grateful for in my life.  0/52
34.  Join a social group at church.  0/1
35.  Go and actually get sized and fitted for the proper bra.  Buy matching bra and undies.  0/1
36.    File the paperwork to apply for the Daughters of the American Revolution.  0/1
37.  Spend a week vacation with hubby where I don’t plan a thing except getting up there because otherwise it will never happen.  0/1
38.  Visit a place significant to my family genealogically-wise.  (working mill in in SC, preserved cabin in NC, etc.)  0/1
39.  Publish as a guest blogger for another website.  0/1
40.  Make a list of all the tasks I plan to complete in my 40’s.  Looking forward to the next 10 years and all the life I plan to live.  0/1
What do you think?  What would you have on your list?

After my move to WP I will have this up and listed to the side so I can mark it off and you can follow my progress just in case you actually give a damn.  :-)