30-While-30 Two Month Update

Today is my monthly update on how I’m doing with my 30-while-30 list. I made a decent amount of progress this month, so that’s exciting. The food related tasks are the ones I haven’t really been focusing on. I’m sure I’ll get to them though!

Food / Blogging

  • Chocolate Mosaic Cheesecake
  • Gnocchi
  • Donuts
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Laminated dough (either danishes or croissants)
  • Make bread at least 4 times
  • Bake at least 4 layer cakes
  • Buy a whole coconut. Open it. Do something (delicious) with it.
  • Make at least one thing from each cookbook I own – any cookbooks that don’t get used in a year, donate or giveaway on here – I started making my list of cookbooks. I plan to post it on here shortly.
  • Cook with 3 new foods – Being part of a CSA this summer has been AMAZING. I’ve definitely already cooked with 3 new foods, including this Summer Shrimp Salad.

Relationships

  • Send birthday cards to my and Hubby’s families (including siblings, parents, nephews, etc)
  • Continue to bake for a good cause
  • Go see my sister’s new house
  • Go on a girls weekend getaway – Done! I spent a weekend in St Louis with my mom and two sisters in July. It was a great time.
  • Volunteer 4 times

Random

  • Get another tattoo
  • Pay off my car – Done! Hubby sent in the final check a couple weeks ago!!!!
  • Decide on a signature / go-to cocktail
  • Watch a sunrise
  • Read 4 books – I know this may not seem like a lot because some people read more like 50 books a year, but I honestly never read… So far, I’ve already read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Water for Elephants.

Healthy living

  • Walk another Avon Walk for Breast Cancer – I’ve signed up to talk in NYC this October – I need to get on track with training more!
  • Continue to work out on a regular basis – I’ve actually been doing a really good job about working out this month. I’ve been averaging 3x/week!
  • Treat myself to 6 massages – one down, 5 to go
  • Get my first facial

Travel and Life in Boston

  • Go to the Head of the Charles
  • Visit the New England Aquarium
  • See the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  • Go to Top of the Hub for cocktails
  • Visit 3 new cities – 1: St Louis

Reader’s Choice

  • Post more how-to tips (including videos) on here (thanks to Mary and Sarah for the suggestion!)
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5 Responses to “My List with One Month to Go”

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    Ingrid — May 17, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I love list and the satisfaction I get from drawing a line through an item on it! Sometimes I’ll add an item that I’ve accomplished that was on it just to mark through it! I’m weird like that! 🙂

    Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comment! You’ve got some great stuff here. I still want to try the chocolate dipped meringues. Oh, and your right the must try list….out of CONTROL! 🙂
    ~ingrid

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    Ingrid — May 17, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Oops, I meant lists and added an item that WASN’T on the list! I’m a dork! I need to proof read before I hit publish!
    ~ingrid

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    Jen — May 17, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I have to admit that I do the same thing about adding things to the list that I’ve already done just so I can then cross it off. Hubby jokes that I should always start my lists with “write this list” just so I can immediately mark something off.

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    Mermaid Sweets — May 19, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I love your list, I need to read my D40 manual as well.

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    Michael — June 4, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Jen, you now have less than 2 weeks till your birthday.
    At work yesterday, our VP suggested we need to delegate more, and if we delegate things, the unimportant things will fall off the table.
    Trying to help. Delegate your reading to Lnz. She loves to read and gets bored when she reads a book for the 3rd or 4th time. Give her a book to read for you and then have her explain the book…you would accomplish multiple things at once, keep Lnz from getting bored, spend quality time listening to her, and accomplish something on your list by delegating.

    good luck,

    Dad

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