Anyhoo, I was going over my 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days list. I have accomplished several more tasks, all of which I did completely forgetting they were even on the list. Here we go:
Buy something at a thrift store: I bought this supercute sundress at the Goodwill back in May. It's from American Eagle and still had the tags on it: $48. Gah. I wouldn't pay $48 for it, but I would pay $5. What I DID pay was $2.50 as it was half-price day. What a deal!! Sadly, I'm too fat to fit into it, but maybe it will serve as motivation. More likely, it will hang in my closet and serve as a reminder of my lost youth.
Reconnect with an old friend: My friend, Jana, hosted a ladies' night at her house. It was especially great because she invited Chris, who I have not seen in several years. Jana, Chris and I all worked at Wishard together 20 years ago. We hung out in the hot tub and chatted until the wee hours of the morning. Lots of fun. I didn't have my camera, so you'll just have to take my word for it when I say we looked exactly like this:
Attend work related class or seminar: Nothing exciting or humorous to report on this one, but I did a Fundamentals of Supervision class through IUPUI Human Resources.
Grow my own tomatoes: I did a little experiment here. I grew one plant in the Topsy Turvy fashion, only mine was the homemade version. The other plant I stuck in a planter. The tomatoes in the planter did better, but I got quite a few off of each plant. That was very exciting for me, and I'm doing more next year.
New carpet in family room: FINALLY. Yee gads. That carpet looked so bad I was embarrassed to even have the carpet guys see it. Here's the new stuff:
Re-do my blog so IE users can see it: I actually did this a long time ago. For whatever reason, Internet Explorer was throwing a monkey wrench into people accessing the blog. I don't know what the problem was, but just decided to make a new blog and imported the old posts. So far, no complaints. Keep your fingers crossed.
Buy a t-shirt from nataliedee.com: I don't know how I found the Natalie Dee website, but she is flippin' hysterical. She can also be vulgar, so if you're easily offended, don't go there. I was going to buy myself a t-shirt, but ended up getting one for Robin and Lily as well. Mine is What's Up, Pudding Cup? Lily's is Anxiety Girl and Robin's is I'm Awesome. If you know these girls, the shirts make perfect sense. If you don't know them, the shirts should tell you everything.
Get home wireless mess figured out: I still don't really know what was wrong with it, but I do know a 17-year-kid who is always hanging out at my house fixed it for me and finally earned his keep. We now have wireless throughout the entire house, and not just one little corner of one room. Big shout out to Farmer - YAY, FARMER!! This even involved him being on the phone with the Linksys customer service help line for a realllly long time. My hero.
Play fantasy football: I have no idea what I'm doing. We're not playing for money so if I bomb, I guess that's okay.
That's another $45 in the account which brings the grand total to $95. Hot damn alakazam!
Okay, if I'm going to brag about my accomplishments, I need to confess to a couple of failures.
Doing a 5k was on the list, and I did sign up for one. Unfortunately, the race was scheduled for the day after my birthday celebration. Ever heard of Lemon Drop shots? Let's just say I didn't feel so hot that morning, so I bailed on the race.
Also, there was my grand plan to not shop at Walmart for an entire month. HA! I couldn't even go a week. I did the grocery shopping at Kroger once, and it almost killed me. As much as I hate Walmart and its hillbilly clientele, it is definitely easier on ye olde chequebook. Well...that, and I have a little crush on one of the greeters: