enjoys girl scout cookies. Also cookies of all kinds.

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Think of all the things I would do if I won the lottery, and then look for ways to work towards them now, even without a multimillion dollar bank account (read all 14 entries…)

I’m taking up birding.

I don’t know why I feel like that equates to this goal, but I’m certain it does.

Mold Removal

We sprayed bleach and scrubed a bit. I’m really worried that there is a leak in the wall or that the windows aren’t installed properly. Not sure how big and expensive this project is going to get. Potentially very.

sharpen my five senses (read all 3 entries…)

I’m taking a nature immersion course and it’s turning out to be so much more about awareness and sensing than I’d imagined. We’re learning about not only identifying birds by their calls, but understanding how wildlife communicates danger through calls and alarms and how to tune into that. We’re learning about walking quietly and being aware of the sun and the wind and the noise we make. We’re learning to identify the direction that a sound is coming from. I absolutely love it and am so thrilled with how it relates to this goal.

Learn about Iceland and plan a trip for 2015

I read a kid’s social studies book about Iceland. It wasn’t what I expected when I reserved it at the library, but it turned out to be perfect for my needs. Basics of government, geography, history and lifestyle. Easy to read. Lot of photos and maps. Perfect.

I also read Jar City, which is one of a series of detective novels set in Reykjavik. I shall be reading more of these.

sharpen my five senses (read all 3 entries…)
I think my smelling is OK

I detected a gas leak at my house that no one else could smell. My friend thought I was over reacting by calling the gas company… And there was a small leak. Nothing hazardous, but we will get it fixed next week.

learn origami (read all 2 entries…)

I just bought a book about origami and math. This is what I’m talking about.

heal my feet (read all 9 entries…)

I’ve been tracking my water intake (as well as a lot of other variables) and found that hydration makes a huge difference in my foot pain. My worst pain is the day after I spend a lot of time dehydrated and on my feet. If I drink enough water I’m virtually pain free.

Use my bike for transportation purposes (read all 5 entries…)
Maybe next year

My bike is put up for the winter.

They are doing a big road construction project near my house and the scary 5 way intersection will be redesigned to be more bike friendly. I hope I can be less afraid of it next summer.

write a book
A hiking book

I have a plan for a hiking/guide book.
I have no idea how to make it a reality. I think the content is pretty easy, and already half written. But things like maps are hard and can’t be left out. I can’t draw them, do I have to licence rights to use USGS maps? Can I just trace them?

sharpen my five senses (read all 3 entries…)
Step One: Lasik

Scheduled in 5 days!

learn origami (read all 2 entries…)
Beyond the Basics

I’m fairly proficient at basic origami. I’d like to do some more complicated stuff and practice the basics until I can be creative at it rather than just following directions.

facebook less (read all 4 entries…)

Log in max of 2 times per day, prefrably while on the bus or other non-productive time. Comment or Like or start 2 conversations. Log off.

Post on my own wall max of 1 time/week.

be excellent at my job (read all 10 entries…)

I realized that my boss’s boss has the skills and knowledge that I’d like to one day have. He’s my roll model for now and as we reorganize our group I hope to ask him to be even more of a mentor.
I’m shy about asking for things like that, and telling people how much I look up to them, so this is hard.

Have conversations with strangers on a daily basis

I’m failing at this.

ask for what I want (read all 37 entries…)
This would be easier

If I was confident that I really want it.

refinance my mortgage (read all 9 entries…)
Easy progress

The housing market in my area has picked up considerably. I’m closer to positive equity than ever. Proof this is purely beyond my control.

Cover up my tattoo with a nice one (read all 5 entries…)
I am now in love with my own back

I love it so much! I’m over the moon.

No photos. Not sure if I’m going to post any photos anywhere, because I don’t like the idea of it ending up on Pintrest. But let me tell you, it’s the kind of beautiful tattoo that people pin on Pintrest!

Hurt like hell though, way way way more than I remember the original. But the original was like 15 minutes and this was 4 1/2 hours. The pain doesn’t ease with time and I never got used to it. It gets worse as the artist has to manhandle the freshly tattooed areas. After 3 hours there were enough wide-spread broken skin that she could use the numbing spray. I honestly don’t think I could have made it all in one session without it.

Use my bike for transportation purposes (read all 5 entries…)
night rider

I rode my bike, for transportation, at night for the first time.

Cover up my tattoo with a nice one (read all 5 entries…)
2 weeks

My tattoo is in a little less than 2 weeks. Nervous as hell because it’s going to be fairly big and hard to reach to clean by myself and the boyfriend is out of town.

fix my speakers (read all 4 entries…)

Stupidly, I just now realized that the problem might be my ears, not my speakers.

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