Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!!

I'm spending the day inside, under the covers & sleeping.  I'm sick!  I've got a cold.  I need my mommy!!!  I want some fresh homemade chicken soup from mom to help me get better.  Never mind the $26 spent on a box of Mucinex, I'd rather have the soup.  Only mom's chicken soup makes me feel better instantly.

So it's favorite holiday.  I was debating on whether or not to give out candy, but I can't share my cold cooties.  That wouldn't be cool.  I've warned my friends not come by w/their kids. 

I'm going to finish uploading pictures to Shutterfly, then crawl into bed.  I'm beat.  I hate being sick.

I'm still excited about this 40 things to celebrate my birthday.  I have been thinking of my own 40 things to do.  I might even add one to the list for the fun of it!

Happy Blogging!

Friday, October 29, 2010


I don't like being sick.  Especially at 1am when I should be sleeping so I can get up early tomorrow to hit the gym & rock a great workout. where are the ideas for my 40 things??  I sorta expected a ton of ideas.  Hmm...maybe I need to branch out more.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

40 New Things Challenge...

Good evening & welcome to my first internet blog!  Sit back & enjoy!

So let me start by explaining why you are reading this & why you should follow this blog.  It all started when my friend & little sister by association, Janis, got me to this site.  See, she was blogging about finding freebies for her birthday & asked us to join her journey.  It was fun.  Then once I started reading around the blogs on this site, I figured it was time to give back. 

But what do I blog about?
Losing weight?  I already did that on my Facebook notes.
Finding Mr. Right?  Yea...I have a better shot at finding a Yeti.
Work?  Umm...that could probably get me fired!
Life?  I'm still looking for the instruction manual on that!

So then I figured I'd blog about turning 40.  But there needs to be a hook, a gimmick, a reason for you to keep reading these entries.  And let's face it, I need a hook, a gimmick, a reason for wanting to make these entries!  Then it dawned on me.  That 'a ha' moment.  You know the get that idea & realize you are now on a mission.  So now I'm on a mission & I invite you all to come along w/me.  This is going to be an interactive blog.  Yup, you read that interactive blog.  Oh & I'm not talking about you leaving a comment & I reply.  Nope.  That won't cut it.  For you see, this blog mission is only going to work if enough people actually interact w/me.

So here goes...
On May 19, 2011 I will celebrate turning 40 years of life.  I've got this crazy idea to celebrate for 40 weeks doing 40 new things.  See here's where this becomes the interactive blog...I'm asking people to post suggestions for things to do for 40 weeks.

Here are the guidelines...Challenge me to run out of my comfort zone.  While I have a great self-esteem, I admit to being a true Taurus who often gets too cozy in a set routine.  Keep in mind the cost of these challenges.  If I have to travel too far, it probably won't make the list.  And dare me to get a little crazy...just not jail time crazy!

Think about it...
40 weeks to celebrate my life
40 new things to try
40 challenges to get me out of my comfort zone
40 shenanigans w/photographic proof!!!

Okay, if you're still reading you are now wondering how I'm going to pick the 40 new things to do.  Damn good question.  I will pick 20 things from your list of suggestions, so shock me, dare me, challenge me, impress the heck out of me!  The other 20 will be chosen by you...because this is going to be an interactive blog!

And now you might be wondering why I am doing this blog now being my birthday isn't for a few more months.  Once again, good question.  Time & money.  I am going to need time to work out each new event & there might be costs involved that I need to plan for.  Plus I'm allowing time for you all to come up w/some awesome ideas. 

So go for it.  Get creative.  Dare me.  Challenge me.  Amaze me.  Get me out there having fun for 40 weeks!

I plan to post a blog weekly for the 40 weeks & yes, photos will be shared!  I am sure I'm going to need some photographic proof for some of these challenges. 

Thanks for reading. 
And feel free to share this w/your friends.  Come know someone who is going to love this!