Monday, December 27, 2010

The 2010 Blizzard....

I used to love the snow.  When I was a kid we'd get out early after the snow stopped & get on our sleds.  We have a hill around the way...well, actually we have a few hills around the way.  Cowboy hill as it is called, is the one closest & is the best hill to sled down.  I remember being on that hill for hours at a time.  Riding down, struggling to bring the sled back up, then riding down again & so on & so on.  All day long.  My fingers could have been numb & ready to fall off, but that wouldn't stop us from sledding all day long.

Nowadays, I hate the snow.  I find myself disliking the cold immensely.  I even consider moving to the equator just to avoid the chill that is now keeping me from going outside to play w/a cute 2 year hopes of making a snowman w/her.  (Sorry Mikayla).  And sadly, I have a SNOW DAY from work.  I should be outside playing in that wonderful white snow...instead of sitting here thinking of the next sentence for this blog entry.

Oh blog.  My dear sweet blog.

I hope everyone had a delightful matter what you celebrate.  So...
Happy Chanukah
Merry Christmas
Happy Kwanza

I hope you all spent the holiday w/the ones you love & have fond memories for a lifetime! 

Moving on...

Time to get back on track & talk about this blog...

I've got a list of over 40 things to do.  Great suggestions so far...but I really want more choices.  If I had to pick my 20 today, I'm not sure which ones I'd pick.  So basically, I want more suggestions.  I need some more ideas on what to do to celebrate turning 40.

I'm still really excited about this adventure.  In fact, I'm in a rush to get to May 2011 just to start these weekly missions.  I've even got my friends gearing up for going out w/me on some of these missions.  I mean, I am going to need photographic proof & someone's going to have to take the pictures!  So of course my friends are going to have to help out.

Here is the list so far...feel free to make me add to it.  Remember...I will be picking 20 things that I have to do & you my dear followers, will pick the other 20.  I am looking forward to more suggestions just to see what I should be doing to celebrate my birthday. 

The list...

1 - full body massage
2 - take a hike
3 - frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity in NYC
4 - Gravity Hill in Bedford, Pa! You come, I'll drive!
5 - learn to speak Spanish
6 - read 'War & Peace'
7 - get a tattoo
8 - take Salsa lessons
9 - take a cooking class
10 - get set up on a blind date
11 - hostess a tea party
12 - ride a Harley
13 - buy 40 different pairs of socks
14 - get a make over
15 - get 40 people to join me for a picnic in a park
16 - go whale watching
17 - eat a papaya...I've never had one
18 - cook a Thanksgiving dinner
19 - sing karaoke w/some friends
20 - visit the gravesite of Billie Burke, Glenda from 'The Wizard of Oz' in Vallhalla, NY
21 - learn sign language
22 - paint my bedroom
23 - clean out the living room closet
24 - go to Niagara Falls
25 - Spend the day in Philadelphia
26 - go on a "spiritual Retreat"
27 - rodeo riding
28 - bungy jumping
29 - walk across the Brooklyn bridge
30 - go to the Statue of Liberty
31 - start a book club
32 - go skinny dipping
33 - go on a photo taking tour of Queens
34 - ask out a certain guy at the gym
35 - get a group of people to walk in the Breast Cancer walk at Jones Beach
36 - write the next great American novel
37 - go to a movie every day for one week
38 - learn to knit
39 - go to a Zumba class
40 - go to a hot yoga session
41 - try the belly dancing class at the gym
42 - visit a state/city that you've always wanted to visit
43 - try pole-dancing
44 - chop down your own Christmas tree
45 - donate to a charity you never thought you would give money to
46 - volunteer at a soup kitchen
47 - volunteer at an animal shelter
48 - go Christmas Caroling


  1. Yay! I see some of my suggestions on the list! Yippee!! Good luck and I hope you reach your goal!!!
    Have a fantastic 2011, Traci! Thanks for following my blog!

  2. Thanks Shel! I am still taking more suggestions. I am thinking that in April I will start planning out the weeks. The weekly adventures start May 1, there is still time to add to my suggestions. I want more on the list to give me something to really think about doing. And the Christmas Caroling idea is one I really want to do! I've got to get some friends who want to do it. Might be a bigger mission to take on, but I think I can handle it. =]

    Happy New Year!
    For the record, I love your blog. You always have a great recipe to share!