Nov 24, 2009

Dirty 30 is just around the corner!

Yes, I know, I hear it all the time...I'm still a baby.  Not just a baby, but an 80's baby.  Oh the horror.  Well, I like the 80's and with that said, I am just 3 months away from one ginormous milestone birthday.

Actually, it doesn't seem like that big of a deal to me.  I'm certianly not going to make any huge lifestyle changes because I've crossed the line into "real" adulthood, and now actually have to really act like one!  Who wants to do that?  To be honest I like to act goofy and be able to relate to my kids on their level.  Sometime Clint has to remind me of that all the freakin' time when I start to take life to seriously!

So to prepare for the event which I hear I should be dreading, but eh... I have compiled a list of things to do before I turn 30.  The intent was to have 29 things, but I'm not sure if I'll get to that number before posting this.  I am more than certian some of these will end up and disaster stories individual blog post for you to laugh at me enjoy later.  Here goes...

  1. Blog everyday for a month - I have tried once before, but life kinda got in the way!
  2. Ride a 4-wheeler on my own again.  Since the accident in Mexico a year and a half ago I am a bit gun shy with riding solo.
  3. Related to the 4 wheeler accident - go to the Dr. and have my wrist checked.  I really need to do this since I can't even bend my wrist enough to get into the push-up position - really I'm not sure not being able to do push ups is a problem, but my husband assures me it is.
  4. Try to play guitar hero...I plan on getting the house all to myself (yeah, like that is ever going to happen) and getting like pro level and then suprising my dear hubs with my mad skills...he won't ever see it coming (Clint...pretend you didn't read that)
  5. Spend an entire day with my kids laughing when I want to yell...I have a feeling this will be a tough one.
  6. Try sushi again...I am not a big fan of any of it that actually has uncooked fish.  I am cool with California rolls (which I have been informed are not real sushi), but I am commiting myself to try the real deal.  If I die in the next few months, it will be from food poisoning!
  7. Get a Kindle and load my book collection electronically.  I am currently taking up 2 walls in my son's room with all my books (he has floor to ceiling book shelves on 3 walls)  What!!! I'ts a small room!
  8. Finish the remodel on the kid's bahroom
  9. Buy the tile for the rest of my house - before the discontinued stock sells out!
  10. Convince my boss to give me vacation/sick time.  I do have to thank him for the pay raise...that happened after I started my list...Thanks Hermy!!!
  11. Read Twilight...see what the fuss is about...not that I need to get another book addiction
  12. Go on a wine tour...luckily we only live a few hours from some of the most beautiful wine country!
  13. Learn to cook something Thai.   My hubs loves the spicy food, so I want to be able to make something for him...I know I am so selfless!!!
  14. Go see post Ike Galveston.
  15. Go to a New Orleans Mardi Gras post Katrina
  16. Make homeade cookies with both the kids...I am guessing this will not be the same day that I don't yell!
  17. Eat that I know what they are, I am more inclined to try them.  (FYI - they are typically circle cut outs of sting ray wings)
  18. Go shooting at a gun range
  19. Get back into my sz 10's - I figure this size is more achievable than sz 6 in the amount of time I have - and yes, I am actually torturing myself with eating healthy to get there.
  20. Do better at keeping up with tithing
  21. Call my family members at least 2x a month.  I am terrible at loosing touch with everyone, because I hate to talk on the phone!
  22. Do something as a suprise for my hubs (If you are reading this...You never know when it could happen!)
  23. Run the Kemah bridge...I really need to start training for that one.  I know there are clubs who get up early in the morning and do it, but I am usually on my way to work at that time of the morning (see 5 am)
  24. Catch up on some of my TV shows...between working insane hours and having 78 gagillion things to do when I am actually off, my DVR is full!
  25. Wear makeup and fix my hair more than once a month.  I feel better about how I look when I take the time to do it, but making the time doesn't happen very often.
  26. Get my nails done.  I think they have been neglected since June aside from my half assed attemps to keep them decent enough for flip flops.
  27. Buy new couches and a table.  We actually just bought the couch last week, but it was on my list before that!
  28. Have family portriats taken (or at least make the appointment).  I know the photographer I want, and know she is pretty booked through the holiday season, and since I want outdoor photos, will probably wait for April!
  29. I am at a loss for this last one.  There are plenty of things that I want to do, but the logistics of doing them before 30 make them unlikely.  I am going to use one of them anyway.  I want to visit my sister who lives in Wisconsin and her son who is only 5 days younger than mine.  I haven't seen her in 23 years, but the why is a super long story and has a lot to do with Bio Mom!


The Harrell Family Adventures said...

Are you just wanting a Thai recipe that is spicy?? or a specific one?

Cara Smith said...

Just a spicy one. I meant to ask Prinya what would be good (and somewhat easy to do). I don't know what Clint likes!


well that is a lot to cram in and my early 30s were super fun for me, so enjoy them! it's the late 30s that start going downhill b/c you know 40 is knocking on your dooR! boo hoo hoo