Friday, October 11, 2013

Checking off four more items... nearly 20 more in the works!

I am making pretty good progress on my 101 list. Not too bad considering that I've completed 15% of my list and I'm only on Day 96 (about 10% done). So I am on target. I anticipate that #70, visit Nancy and Darryl in Australia again will be one of the most difficult things to achieve. But I am hopeful!
  • Buy a map and put pins in the locations where I've left a little of Dad

The map is up and has pins in most of the places that I’ve left dad. It also has other places that we have traveled and places that we want to travel.

  • Go camping

We went camping on the last weekend of September, while we were doing our dive certification. I anticipate that we will be going camping much more frequently, now that we’re certified divers. Lake Rawlings is a great place to practice.

  • PADI Open Water SCUBA diver certification

Speaking of certified divers, knock it off the list. Next up is our Advanced Open Water certification, which we are also planning to do shortly. Since we’re planning on starting a family in the near future, I am trying to get a good start on my certifications since you can’t dive while you’re pregnant. Next year I’m hoping that we can get our Rescue Diver certifications. I also want to complete courses in Enriched Air Nitrox and Wreck Specialty. Maybe some others, but those two are top on my list at the moment.

  • Write up TripAdvisor reviews for 5 places/things in OZ and/or NZ

I have contributed six reviews from our trip so far. I’m planning to review more places including Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Poseidon Agincourt Reef Cruises, Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple & Resort, Woodlyn Park Accommodations, The Legendary Blackwater Rafting Company,  Taupo DeBretts Spa, Almaden Railway Hotel, and Whitsunday Getaways catamaran.

Near future updates and plans:

  • Plan and organize a WCCC meeting 

I have volunteered to host/organize/lead the women’s club meeting in May at the Choptank Wharf
  • Try out oil pulling for at least a month 

I bought the coconut oil to do this, which I was told by someone at the railway market in Easton was the stuff to use. I’m planning to swish with oil while I’m in the shower. Will let you know how it goes!
  • Attend a literary supper  

I’ll be attending the Poe dinner at the end of this month. 

Here is a list of everything I anticipate accomplishing by the end of this year:
  • Go horseback riding with Rancho Lorilar in the Dominican Republic
  • Complete the Couch 25K program
  • Swim 1000 yards
  • PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA diver certification
  • Make a photobook of Australia and New Zealand trip
  • Frame and hang one or more of my own photos
  • Eat a rooster that wakes me up too early
  • Sell/giveaway laying hens
  • Make brownies from scratch and share recipe on blog
  • Visit Kathy's store Bead Soup
  • Send Renee and Joanne souvenirs from vacation
  • Research and buy a new car
  • Dive a wreck
  • Perfectly cook salmon
  • Spend an entire afternoon reading in the hammock (this will more accurately be "a" hammock)


Aimless Wanderer said...

I can't wait to hear more about this "oil pulling."

Lauren said...

Well I got the coconut oil for the pulling, but I haven't done it yet.