Monday, February 24, 2014

20 Wishes {February Update}

"What is 20 Wishes", you might be wondering.  Here's how it works.  You throw together a list of things that you have always wanted to do, but never seem to find the time or energy.  How many times a day do you think, "Gee, I wish I had time to _______ "?  OK.  So, put that on your list!  Really, whatever you want!  As the year goes by, you set aside the time to make YOUR WISHES come true!  I know, right?  Publish posts about all the cool things you are accomplishing.  On the last Wednesday of each month, there will be a link party so we can all cheer for each other and celebrate achievements!

The link party will be this Wednesday!  Get ready!  ;-)  I can't wait to see everyone's progress!
Here's my Original Post of 20 Wishes for 2014!  Below are my February updates in BLUE!

1.  Celebrate 28 years of marriage!

Done!  My first post about it is Right Here!  More to come on that later!

2.  Vacation in Colorado.

3.  Attend concerts.

Fitness Goals - Last year, one of my 20 Wishes led me to a Cross Fit gym.  Working out has taken on a whole new meaning for me and I am usually in the gym five days a week.

A little setback in this department!  Between being out of town for our anniversary and having a yucky stomach virus, my workouts have been pretty weak in February.

4.  I want to be a size 4 by May 1 and maintain it thru the rest of the year my life.

5.  Run four 5ks, one in each quarter of the year.

6.  Complete an entire workout with REAL Handstand Pushups, no modifications.

7.  Complete an entire workout with REAL Pull Ups, no modifications.

8.  Complete an entire workout with REAL Toes to Bar, no modifications.

9.  Get stretchy enough that I can do the splits again, both sides.

Did you see my Word of the Year Craft?  It's about flexibility!

If those get accomplished:  Bonus Goals are Double Unders and Ring Dips.  Oh, and I'd like to know how many grandmothers across our great nation are choosing Cross Fit goals?  ;-)  I'm going to need lots of support and a whole lot of tenacity.  Those are going to be tough to achieve!  If you have any quotes, tips or advice, please send them my way!

Sewing Goals

10.  Complete a quilt for each of my children.

One down!  Wanna see it?  Click HERE!

11.  Inspired by Marissa at Rae Gun Ramblings, sew something for myself monthly and join the fun at "Sew Our Stash"

January's deadline snuck up on me, but at the last second, I made a Maxi Skirt!  I love it!

12.  Inspired from Adventures in Dressmaking,  follow Susannah's Sewing Resolutions.  Basically, I should fuss and worry over my pattern and fabric choices for ME just as much as when I am sewing for someone else.  Well, DUH!  ;-)

13.  Take a photography class.

14.  Learn photo shop.

15.  Make my own herbal salad dressing.

16.  Create and write down 3 recipes for artisan cheese.

17.  Re-Vamp my "Herbs:  A Place to Begin" presentation into a one hour program.

This one is complete, too!  My 30 minute program became a one hour class.  I gave a presentation in January and have been invited to give another one in April!  This time, they want a 15 minute program!  ;-)  Another re-vamp will be needed!  That's OK, though.  Each makeover gives me a new idea.  Did I mention my Word of the Year is about flexibility?  ;-)

18.  Learn more bloggy techy things.

19.  Monetize and grow my blog.

20.  Read and blog about 26 books.

This goal is on track so far.  'Still reading and posting book reviews.  I wrote about my 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, too!  Do I get bonus points for that?  ;-)

Whew!  It's very rewarding to check off items on my 20 Wishes list!  I hope you'll join us on Wednesday for the link party!  I'd love to see what you've done!

;-)  -Marci


  1. You are doing really well! Did you read the 20 Wishes book? It was a pretty good read.

  2. yes I think you deserve the bonus points!

  3. You've made some great accomplishments to far girl! Keep it up and you'll probably make it all the way through your list! A vacation in Colorado sounds lovely to me right about now!

  4. Sounds like quite a list but you seem to be well on your way:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  5. You are making great progress. I am making a quilt right now too and I've done pretty good considering I just taught myself to sew!

  6. Awesome you're checking things off! Way to go! And seriously I want to do Cross fit so bad, but I'm so intimidated to start! Thanks for inspiring me!


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