Andrea409

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Andrea409's Life List

  1. 1. Live simply
    4 entries . 80 cheers
    3,243 people
  2. 2. Find the most peaceful place on Earth
    1 entry . 64 cheers
    385 people
  3. 3. Live passionately
    1 entry . 46 cheers
    5,645 people
  4. 4. Buy a house in the country
    2 entries . 61 cheers
    68 people
  5. 5. Knit enough pairs of socks so I can wear hand-knitted ones every day
    8 entries . 38 cheers
    49 people
  6. 6. Own and be able to repair and maintain my own bicycle
    54 cheers
    2 people
  7. 7. Go to Africa
    40 cheers
    1,746 people
  8. 8. Go to a nude beach
    1 entry . 27 cheers
    928 people
  9. 9. Try 100 new things
    20 entries . 25 cheers
    19 people
  10. 10. Donate 50,000 grains of rice through freerice.com
    5 entries . 12 cheers
    33 people
  11. 11. Knit a blanket
    3 entries . 20 cheers
    248 people
  12. 12. Travel
    21 cheers
    9,205 people
  13. 13. Have a family
    1 entry . 19 cheers
    1,684 people
  14. 14. Make my own curtains
    3 entries . 20 cheers
    10 people
  15. 15. Grow my own herbs.
    2 entries . 31 cheers
    167 people
  16. 16. Identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    20 entries . 11 cheers
    7,848 people
  17. 17. Raise chickens
    1 entry . 32 cheers
    204 people
  18. 18. Learn to sew
    1 entry . 18 cheers
    4,076 people
  19. 19. Use up my yarn stash
    10 entries . 9 cheers
    13 people
  20. 20. Swim under a waterfall
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    163 people
  21. 21. Go snorkeling
    10 cheers
    253 people
  22. 22. See the northern lights
    12 cheers
    19,131 people
  23. 23. Pay off credit cards...again.
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    2 people
  24. 24. See a moose in the wild.
    5 cheers
    19 people
  25. 25. List 50 things I like about me
    6 entries . 7 cheers
    49 people
  26. 26. Knit a delightfully over-the-top, festive Christmas sweater
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. Kick KJ's butt in our weight-loss competition
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  28. 28. Walk. A lot.
    6 entries . 2 cheers
    2 people
  29. 29. Shake up my make-up routine
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  30. 30. Go on a ghost hunt
    8 cheers
    154 people
  31. 31. Get my crochet on
    6 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. Learn tunisian crochet
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    7 people
  33. 33. Read one book a month
    7 entries . 7 cheers
    808 people
  34. 34. Sleep in a treehouse
    18 cheers
    25 people
  35. 35. Make 2014 my best year yet!
    5 entries . 18 cheers
    35 people
  36. 36. Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    105 people
  37. 37. Organize my closet
    9 cheers
    318 people
  38. 38. Make over our apartment into the comfortable space I want it to be
    3 entries . 12 cheers
    1 person
  39. 39. Make my own soap
    12 cheers
    105 people
  40. 40. Knit the rainbow
    6 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  41. 41. Color a whole coloring book
    12 cheers
    48 people

How I did it
How to walk the entire LVRT
It took me
4 months
It made me
happy.


How to embrace and rock my curls
It took me
6 weeks
It made me
delighted!


How to make a budget and stick to it
It took me
2 months
It made me
feel liberated.


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Recent entries
Walk the entire LVRT (read all 7 entries…)
Sunday 4/20/14 - the end of the trail!

Today we started at Lawn and walked to the end of the Lebanon County line. The trail continues here, but it turns into the Conewago trail. The walk was very pleasant – comfortable temperatures, a blue sky, friendly folks, peaceful silence. Lots of trees and farms. And the terrain here is relatively flat, which was nice. We chatted about moral philosophy and about human nature and overall, just spent quality time together, something we both sorely need.

I’m glad we completed this goal together. It took us a few months, and the time was so worthwhile. In a way I’m sad it is over, but of course, we can redo it any time we want!



Walk a lot (read all 6 entries…)
Sunday 4/20/14

A little over 4 miles today. The weather was glorious, and I really liked the trail that we walked. We stopped and chatted with an older couple who reminded me of my grandparents. Made me miss my Grandfather. The gentleman had just gotten out of the hospital a month or so ago, after having a pacer put in for his heart. This was his second small walk since being out of hospital, and his wife was understandably concerned and cautious. They regaled us with stories of previous hikes they had done over their sixty year marriage…including the Grand Canyon! I’m really glad we ran into them. I’m also really glad that he is able to resume their walks together, even if he must take it easy.



Get my crochet on (read all 6 entries…)
April WIP
I’m still working on this throw for my MIL. A few weeks ago I told myself I’d do four rows every single day. Needless to say, I have not been compliant with myself. It hasn’t been getting any attention over the weekends, because I’ve been so busy. I’d be okay with that if I paid more attention to it through the week. But often I find that I only work on it for maybe two days out of five. I’ve identified a few reasons why I may not like this project much:
  • the pattern is boring
  • the yarn is awful to work with
  • the colors of the yarn are just not my thing
  • it is basically a big American flag, and, to be perfectly frank, I’m simply not a big nationalist. At all. In any way.

This project is just not my thing at all. At this point, I just want it done and out of my house. I’m trying to use that as my motivation. Is negative motivation better than no motivation? I’m not so sure…



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