Hi Friends! I’m back with my 5th update for my 101 in 1001 Challenge. I have to admit that it’s been a little tough over the last two weeks, and I hope to get more accomplished before the holidays, but I tend to get so wrapped up in Christmas, that everything is secondary (anyone else have this problem?) Here’s the updated standings:
#13 Keep a swear jar for 2 weeks; every time I curse, I deposit $.25 and will donate the amount to a charity of my choosing (I am thinking if I do this @ Christmas, I will buy toys for the Toys for Tots Program) – This has been surprisingly fun. My co-workers have also joined in on it (some when I have caught them, others have volunteered and threw in money for the ‘heck’ of it), but their donations have been paltry compared to mine. As of 11/15, we’ve raised $16.75. (I think about 65% of it is mine though – ouch)
#16 Refinish a piece of used furniture for the spare bedroom – shelved until after the new year; with the holidays coming up, I don’t have much time for this (who knows, I may change my mind if the mood strikes…or if I decide I want to park in the garage!!!)
#54 Try 10 new recipes – I tried my first of my 10 new recipes by making my best friend Val’s Feel Better Soup. I didn’t have turkey or stewed tomatoes so I used chicken and a 1/2 can of crushed tomatoes, and threw all the ingredients into a crock pot to cook all day (I was multi-tasking by painting the dining room). The soup smelled and tasted fabulous (given by Eddie’s repeat trips to the kitchen for more) and the recipe made a lot of soup!
#60 Paint Dining Room – I swore I’d never paint another wall in this house. I guess the old phrase of “never say never” applies. It went from a dark Peanut Butter Color to a bright hue of yellow-beige. It looks fabulous. Here’s a before and after picture (yes, I know it’s difficult to see the color in the before, but if you look close enough you can see it’s peanut butter-y and yes, I need to hang my wall art from my cousin Steph and my sconces I purchased from Kohls). For anyone who is interested, the wall color is called Churchill Hotel Wheat in Eggshell Finish by Valspar. I love it!!!
#62 Give up Social Networking for 1 week – completed 11/10/10. It was a bit tough and at points I wanted to log in (I guess I’m nosy) but I’m glad I completed it. I was able to relax, read, and catch up on the DVR. I may cycle this again, just for fun (but maybe for an unplugged weekend – no computer/cell phone (barring family emergencies)/e-mail – which will help me also complete #53 Go a full day without text/e-mail/internet).
Hope you all have a great week! Anyone else doing home projects/renovations? I’d love to hear about them!