Update #4, better late than never!
I’ve been having mini panik attacks thinking about how much (or how little) time I have left. August 29th marks day 40… what am I even worried about!?
Per normal, if you want to do something with me – drop me a line!
BUCKET LIST ITEM #1 – “DO YOGA 3X PER WEEK FOR 1 MONTH”
My Yoga challenge comes to a close this Thursday. I’ve been to 11 classes and feel great.
Jason MacLean interviewed me about my progress last week. The article was in KV Style last Friday.
Here is a list of things that still puzzle me about yoga:
- Why can’t I bind my arms behind my back?
- How can I get my left or right foot from a downward dog position to be in-between my hands in one step? OR
- How can I get my left or right foot from a forward fold position to be in a long lunge position in one step?
- Does this mean that I’m doing Downward Dog wrong?
BUCKET LIST ITEM #3, 4 & 5 – “VOLUNTEER: _________”
My Volunteering quota is filled! Girl Guides this fall, Sappyfest merch table at the beginning of August and now, I am officially a Dragon Boat pro. OK maybe not a pro, but I have just competed in my first Dragon Boat Festival in Renforth as a member of the CBC Airwaves.
I basically fulfilled my lifelong dream of being friends with Hance Colburne.
The CBC Airwaves placed 25th out of 55 or so teams. Not bad, but not good enough to make the semis. Don’t talk to Chuck Teed about this, those wounds will take a while to heal.
BUCKET LIST ITEM #6 – Read 3 Books.
I’ve picked my books and am halfway through Bossypants. Tina Fey is hilarious.
Adam suggested that I continue to read essay-style books to compliment my short attention span. Do you have any recommendations?
BUCKET LIST ITEM #11: Build a Piece of Furniture.
I have no idea why I added this to my list. Do you think IKEA furniture will count as building something?
BUCKET LIST ITEM #14: Learn to use Fondant
Gillian and I have purchased Fondant and plan to use it very soon. The original plan was to use the fondant for Stella’s first birthday cake… but we weren’t sure that fondant would fit over a cupcake shaped cake with ease.
BUCKET LIST ITEM #17: Ride on a motorcycle
I’ve removed this from my bucket list.
I’ve replaced it with: Purge my home. Again.
There’s nothing worse than a house full of stuff you don’t use. I hate when friends come over and I have more than 10 minutes worth of cleaning and tidying to do.
Purge, purge, purge!
BUCKET LIST ITEM #18: Pick berries and then make a pie.
I totally dropped the ball on this one. Blueberries were 2 weeks early (and therefore, basically done) and I missed raspberry season altogether.
Maybe I should change this to “pick a pumpkin and make a pie”.
BUCKET LIST ITEM #19: Buy shares in RIM, Facebook and FORD.
My dreams have been recently crushed. I met with David Love from Investors Group. Turns out that since I’m not a millionaire, it costs me about $10,000 to open an investment account.
I’m taking referrals to rich aunts you might have that already have investment accounts.
BUCKET LIST ITEM #21: Drink 8 glasses of water every day for a week
I’m getting the hang of this water thing. I think that practicing yoga and sweating like a crazy person has really made drinking water a necessity.
Do you have any tips for maximum water drinking?
BUCKET LIST ITEM #24: Visit TreeGo with some girlfriends
WooHoo! Heading to TreeGo in September with 3 of my favourite ladies!
I have to admit, I’m a little worried about how my core is going to react to a day of holding on for dear life!
BUCKET LIST ITEM #26/27 – “SEND 50 HANDWRITTEN NOTES TO PEOPLE I TALK TO ALL THE TIME/NEVER TALK TO”
The design is DONE! Gillian Goldie is such a professional. I sketched out an idea that was going through my mind and she created the perfect image for my postcards!
Advocate Printing is whipping them up this week and my pen hits paper this weekend.
Stay tuned, one may be coming to a mailbox near you!
BUCKET LIST ITEM #29: Do a self portrait
Sean McGrath and I have been shooting emails back and forth brainstorming my portrait idea. I am really excited to create it. I may need to borrow a backdrop, a stool and an insane circus getup. The circus getup was a lie.
I’m finding that the more I read blogs, surf Twitter accounts and even interact with co-workers… I really want to know what people look like. I can imagine that half of the people that read my blog wouldn’t recognize me if they tripped over me.
I’m about to change that!
Here’s the updated list. Please let me know if you’re up for doing anything awesome!