Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my birthday….since turning 50 I started making a bucket list for the coming year of things I wanted to accomplish during my 50th year  and then each year after that I made another bucket list of what I wanted to accomplish and so on…I only told a few people what I was doing ..

So today it’s another birthday so here is another bucket list to accomplish this year. Now first I don’t always accomplish everything on my list but I try to do a lot of what is on my list!  This is the first time I have made this list public…yikes this will put the pressure on now that everyone knows

  1. Blogging- yes this was on last year’s list –yes I did experiment in it but want to get into it more..very interesting and fun.
  2. Read- 1 book month…yes this has been on my list every year and I have almost done it every year…..except this year got the book “Dearie” online. Problem is when you get a digital book you really don’t know how long it is!….over 1300 pages(I think this counts as 2 books)
  3. Remodel the kitchen…okay it has turned into remodel the house….this has been on the back burner….I could even just blog on this.
  4. Exercise weekly – log it-3 times week
  5. Sign up for at least two 5K within the next year..did that last year!
  6. Have someone take one very nice portrait of me..and I hate getting photos taken of me…this maybe hard to do.
  7. Take a serious effort to lose the last 25 pounds.
  8. Try to do video blogs
  9. Be more active with C2C
  10. Clean my closet ,Clean my bedroom, Clean my desk at work
  11. Plant a herb garden
  12. Sew a dress for my grand-daughter
  13. Sew shoes for my grand-daughter
  14. Make a Beno lunch for my grand-daughter
  15. Learn something completely new to me
  16. Take photographs…like a professional
  17. Travel
  18. Travel with just my husband
  19. Organize my kitchen after its remodeled
  20. College parents group – participate more
  21. Have a couple of  flower classes again at my house
  22. See a movie in the theater once a month
  23. Get more involved in Sage Women group
  24. Tell my friend about women sage and invite them to attend
  25. Spa Day
  26. Cooking class
  27. Make a fun dessert for folks at work from Pinterest
  28. Try to knit something
  29. Paint a picture
  30. Get a portrait of my dogs
  31. Babysit my grand-daughter…this is an easy one!!!
  32. Show my husband how much I love him!

Do you make goals when you reach another birthday? 

Have you done a bucket list?



One week ago I took on this challenge of blogging daily for one month. I had never blogged before so I decided to “Keep ISimple Stupid”. First because I am a newbie to this and wanted to pick a simple and easy subject which is my grand-daughter as she brings me joy each day.  Also I am not a super genius on any one subject to be able to write tons of interesting material. Plus I would have to fit this in on a work schedule that can change weekly.

This first week I realized I still am not a genius even on my grand-daughter as I couldn’t find entertaining and fun stuff to write each day.  I will have to learn a way to hobnob with famous grand-mothers to establish myself as an authority at being a pro MEEMaw!Royal Grand Mum!

I also heard that writing for a blog is not the same as the essays you wrote for school. As quoted from http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/writing-a-good-blog.html

“Professional writers often look down on bloggers, because their informal online writing rarely benefits from a good editor. Blogs are known for their casual writing and unpredictable subject material, but the best blogs have proven that — regardless of punctuation and spelling — even “novice” writers can be entertaining enough to attract a broad audience.”

So I guess I got the informal writing part just have to work on the entertaining part. There is hope.

I dream of the day when I have a blog that can be more serious, which I do want to achieve but only until I have this blogging thing down. I have to admit I am feeling very inferior to the other blogs. So am I writing this as an excuse……maybe but I think I am going to try to test myself to be better because when you are at the bottom you have nowhere to go but up.

Okay there is one thing I have that the other blogs don’t ….damn cute photo of my grand-daughter!