Well, I did not accomplish everything on my 27 by Twenty-Seven. I did all, but 8 of them. I thought I would fill you in on each one:
Do something I have never done before in my hometown- I tried a new restaurant. That is always something fun to do. Do something that scares me- I did a lot of things that scared me. Biggest of all I flew to Michigan with a 21 month old. That was one of the scariest things I have ever done. However, I didn't need to worry about it. She did amazing and I was so glad. Us at SFO Replace one average item I use everyday with something that is interesting and I love- This is going to sound silly, but I make my own laundry detergent. I do not love my home made detergent and I treated myself to some Tide. It has been amazing and I am embarrassed to say I LOVE IT! Read a book from a religion that differs from my own- I read a book about attending a church service for pretty much any religion you could think of. It was interesting and also inaccurate. Let go of 3 grudges- With the intention of letting go of grudges I will not go into what they were.
- Plant a garden - Somehow I have failed at his. I am not sure why. It will happen eventually.
- Finish a quiet book for Mia- I have actually worked really hard at this and I am so close, but I did not finish it in time.
- Go offline for 3 days - Another thing I am not sure why I didn't do it. It wouldn't have been any problem.
Try 5 new recipes- I am constantly trying new recipes here are a few I did Dijon Radish Potato Salad, Lettuce Wraps, Homemade Bagels, Chocolate Pudding Hand Pies, and Churro Waffles Make cloud dough with Mia- This was a fun project. I would definitely do it again.
- Give something
broken a new life- I repaired an old pair of pants with a rip in them. Get rid of 15 things from my closet-This was far too easy. I really need to get rid of more. Buy or pick flowers for no reason- My roses are quite beautiful this year and I have really been enjoying them. Eating breakfast next to my roses
- Have my girlfriends over for a meal- Something else I wish I had done and just didn't
Write 5 thank you notes, just because.-When I was in beauty school we gave each other what we called "Love Notes" just a little note to say thank you and let a person know they are appreciated. I try to still do this with some frequency, but I forget. It was a good reminder to thank the people that help me. Say yes to one thing I would usually say no to-I am really kind of bad about having to plan everything out a week in advance. Usually if someone texts me or calls me to do something that day or evening I say no just because I am haven't had a chance to totally plan it out. I said yes every time this came up and you know what? I had fun and it wasn't a problem. Exercise at least 5 days a week- I didn't workout 5 days a week every week, but I worked out more days each month than I didn't. So, I chose to call that a win.
- Monthly date night - We totally failed at this. This is my new goal though. We really need to work on it.
- Make a Honeymoon photo album- I made this album on Wallgreens.com and never had it printed.
- Find a recipe for squash that I actually enjoy- Yuck, can't seem to do it.
- Sew a project just for me - I don't know when I thought I would find the time. Some day I will make myself something.
- Fix my pearl necklace- Still sitting in a jar on my dresser.
Go on a picnic. With a basket, blanket, and plates.- Mia and I did this with some friends on a gorgeous day. It was just delightful. I want to do it more. Get chickens- You already know we did this. I love my chickens! I am so happy we got them. They are part of the reason a garden hasn't gone in though. Go to the farmers market and make a meal using only the items I purchase- I kind of changed this goal for me. We started getting a CSA box every week , so I made a meal using that instead. Let someone come over to my house even if it isn't clean(this could go under something that scares me) - I did this a lot and it only killed me a little bit. Some people are easier to have over to my messy house than others. However, I lived through it. I probably had like 5 different families come over while my house was messy. Watch the sunset- Here on the North Coast we have been having beautiful weather and we have been going on a family walk in the evenings a lot lately. I have been loving watching the sun go down. It is nice to take the time to see how much beauty there is in a simple day.