Monday, November 15, 2010

31 Goals Update

I know last update I said I had some big plans coming.  Unfortunately I got the cold that wouldn’t go away.  It made me so tired that I didn’t do much of anything.  So for now I’ve had to push those plans back a bit. But I do have a few, though not very exciting, updates to make:


#6. Make a 2nd quilt.

The top is all pieced together. Just waiting for the material for the borders to arrive.  For some reason, I never order enough material.


#7. Take 20,000 pictures.

I tallied it up and since my birthday on 9/25, I have taken roughly 2,789 pictures.  I’m almost 14% of the way done!  I figure by the end of this month I’ll be over 3,000. 


#14. Read 20 books.

I read the last of the I Heart Bloomberg series: Three Weddings & A Bar Mitzvah.  I also started and finished the Twilight Saga.  Yep, I read Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse & Breaking Dawn in just over a week.  It probably would have been sooner, but I had to wait for a couple books at the library.  I’m really glad I finally decided to read them.  I was a little disappointed in the ending.  I guess I didn’t think the whole Volturi thing went the way I thought it should.  If you’ve been wondering about reading the series, I recommend it.  It’s not really about evil things.  No Satan and his minions here.  The violence is limited and not overly grotesque.  There is no bad language that I can recall.  And the mention of sex was 1.) limited; 2.) appropriate; and 3.) vague.

So that should bring me to : 14/20 books read.


#30. Watch 20 movies.

I watched Madea Goes to Jail last week while Emmy was napping. I just love Tyler Perry!  Sunday while I was editing pictures The Pelican Brief was on TV.  I was watching Notting Hill and this was on afterwards. It was like a Julia Roberts marathon or something.  I did not like the movie at all.  But I did leave it on the channel and can tell you what happens so it counts towards my total, ok?  That’s 8/20 movies.

A Saturday in the City

Bean, Emmy & I took off Saturday morning for Columbus.  Our main destination was our cousin’s house in Grove City so that I could photograph their beautiful new baby girl Maggie.  Maggie’s dad is our cousin Jeremy.  There are 9 cousins in our family and we (Jody, Jeremy & Jil) are the middle three. My sister and I are almost exactly 18 months apart to the day and Jeremy is smack dab in the middle.



This is the three of us, around 1984.






I think Emmy Jo likes her new cousin:

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After we finished the pictures, us girls headed over to the Flower Factory.  It was a zoo in there!! No offense to the actually nice people in Columbus, but there are lots of people in Columbus who do not have any manners at all.  I think Bean was ready to leave within 5 minutes, but luckily we stuck it out because we got lots of decorations for the OSU-Michigan party next weekend and for the Birkhimer Christmas.  By then it was almost 3 and neither of us had ate at all so we headed down the road to O’Charley’s….yum.  Then we headed up 270 to Easton to look at furniture stores and shop at Old Navy and Bed, Bath & Beyond.  Emmy was so good the entire time despite the fact that it was a very long day.  It was one of those days that was just perfect.

So I hope her Mommy & Daddy don’t care, but I had to share just one picture of Maggie Sue.

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