‘The List’

Just so it’s a little easier to find …here is my list of ’40 NEW things to do before I’m 40′ πŸ™‚ Completed tasks are in bold πŸ˜‰

1. Write a list of 40 ‘new’ things to do before I’m 40 πŸ™‚

2. Hike β€˜Tabletop’ in dark.. I’ve done it a few times in daylight, let’s take it up a notch

3. Complete a Half Marathon – this goal has been around a few years, I will jog, shuffle and walk my way there somehow! DONE!!! Shuffle I did but I made it πŸ™‚

4. Watch a movie with subtitles – never done this, will test my concentration levels!!!

5. Go out to dinner on my own – not a huge fan of my own company, but perhaps it will brig something new to the experience

6. Go to a movie on my own – why not?

7. Do a craft course – pottery, jewelry etc. I like crafts, I don’t take much time for them these days, just to try something new πŸ™‚

8. Volunteer with charity group for a day – I love giving back to others, maybe I’ll meet some great new people.

9. Bake 12 different cupcakes (one a month) – mmmm, cupcakes! I can spend some more time with ‘The Petite Patissiere’ [my daughter] on this one too.

10. Read 6 classic novels (one every 2 months). I don’t read much, let alone non-fiction. Will see how this goes! ***UPDATE. I started to read one and found it incredibly boring.Β  I think there are other books I would much rather read so I’m changing this one to “Learn to use Chopsticks”, it’s a girls prerogative to change her mind πŸ™‚ [and early days yet anyway].

11. Take Miss 8 camping. I haven’t camped since before my daughter was born over 8 years ago now. I loved it as a kid, and whilst I appreciate ‘comfortable camping’ it will be nice to have a family holiday and rough it just a little.

12. Participate in a group triathlon – OK – this one could be tricky as I need a swimming and cycling friend to help …any takers???

13. Go 3 days without technology – argh – chopping off my right arm would be easier! Perhaps the camping can be for days in the middle of somewhere where I can’t be tempted!!!

14. Donate blood – never done this, not sure they’ll want it!

15. Sing karaoke (Singstar?) – my singing is baaaaaaaaad, but maybe a fun night out and a few drinks wont make it so bad.

16. Eat for only $2 a day for 5 days. I tried the 40 hour famine once, I like my food too much so it didn’t go down too well. This will be a struggle too but a timely reminder of how fortunate I am to fill a trolley with groceries every fortnight

17. Learn a new dance (eg Tango, Salsa etc) – ahhh dancing, so much fun even with 2 left feet, I tried some ballroom dance classes once but never really learnt anything, hopefully a better outcome this time with some smooth moves.

18. Send a message in a bottle – he he – will anyone ever read it. Might give it to my friend who is going on a cruise later in the year – it can be dropped way off the coast of Australia somewhere – where do those tides go???

19. Go to a nice cafe and try all (most) of the desserts on the menu – my sister-in-law does this with my niece. I LOVE desserts, now an excuse to go out and just eat the sweet stuff!

20. Have a surfing lesson – ha ha – can’t be Aussie without giving this a go.

21. Go on a day spa – would go for a week if I could – anyone want to sponsor me???

22. Have a food fight! Fun!!!!

23. Collect 100 $2 coins – just because. (update 11/11: $2 Gold Coin ‘Medal’ Tally at 19 .. $38! update 28/12 is 46 ..$92 …at 31/12/2012 I deposited $100!) ..done, and spent πŸ™‚

24. Decide what to do with $200 – buy something nice for me! I’ve done this ….I’ll put it towards buying my alpacas.

25. Complete Storey Bridge Climb – said to be great – pricey but I’ll work it out somehow.

26. Help someone fulfill a goal – anyone with a goal to fulfill? Again, relying on others here.

27. Pay for a strangers groceries (veges) – just because.

29. Play skirmish – ouch? Takers?

30. Have a 5-course dinner party. I love cooking, I like challenging myself, and I LOVE having friends around.

31. Take up yoga regularly again …I NEED this. Yes – joined the gym and going most weeks at least [sometimes twice] πŸ™‚

32. Tweet something – just to see what it’s all about.

33. Ride on a Harley – cool!

34. Produce a recipe book of my favourite recipes, a nice keepsake.

35. Create an ice cream flavour – this could be hard – 100s of them out there. Right, I did this, no-one said it actually had to taste good πŸ˜› http://www.thesaucysampler.com/2012/11/10/strike-1/

36. Get in good shape – and stay that way! Be great to not be on a roller coaster anymore! Diet improved mega, better shape, need to up my exercise but doing well

37. Document 40 random acts of kindness – I practice this all the time, one thing I’m good at, however I don’t keep track, this is all about inspiring others to do the same because it is SO EASY!

38. Own an alpaca – I LOVE llamas and want one one day. They should be in pairs …fingers crossed the budget stretches here.

39. Take Tyla to a drive-in movie – did this as a kid, everyone should experience it at least once.

40. Make 8 Zumbo (or similar top chef) specialty desserts. Yum yum yum …and that is all!

Nom Nom Nom?