40 before 40 update

40 before 40 update

After all this talk about Andy’s birthday, I realized it’s been a long time since I checked in on my forty before forty list (ugh, going from a thirty before thirty to forty before forty is a little rough on the ego). I’ve already crossed a few things off this list, and I still have some really fun items to complete.  And even better yet is that I still have a few years to do it!

Here’s my list and links to what I’ve completed:

1.  learn to make pancakes just like my mother’s (she made the best ones!)
2.  go on a gondola ride in Venice  DONE! 3.  renovate our kitchen

4.  take a trip to Los Angeles  DONE!

5.  eat a cheeseburger DONE and DONE! 6.  attend a blogger conference 7.  learn to use and be confident with my camera 8.  clean and organize the attic 9.  eat at home 6 out of 7 dinners each week for a month 10.  take an interior design class 11.  throw a dinner party 12.  sew a dress 13.  use the grill all by myself 14.  make waffle cones with the waffle cone maker I bought a year ago

15.  have a cocktail at the Velvet Tango Room in Cleveland  DONE!

16.  grow an herb garden 17.  clean out the basement 18.  take Andy to Fairbanks, Alaska, where I grew up 19.  go to a drive-in movie 20.  repaint all of our interior doors 21.  take a cooking class 22.  go to the Cleveland Zoo 23.  sew throw pillows for the bedroom 24.  frame and hang all the art we have in storage

25.  build a new garage  DONE!

26.  paint the guest room and rest of the attic 27.  drink a Guinness in Ireland 28.  renovate our bathrooms

29.  eat at Pommes Frites in NYC  DONE!

30.  sell or use our trailer 31.  go to a hockey game in an arena I’ve never been to 32.  landscape our front and backyards

33.  eat gelato in Italy  DONE!

34.  try silkscreening again 35.  go on a tour of Alcatraz 36.  get to my ideal weight and maintain it 37.  adopt a dog 38.  downsize to a smaller house 39.  love my job, by any means necessary (sorry, job!)

40.  have a baby

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