38 Before 39 - An Update

#11 - a very giddy me in front of the Cirque du Soleil big top in Montreal

It's been four months, which means it's just about time for an update on the list non? Here goes:

  1.  take voice lessons 1/2 hour a week for six weeks during May and June, breaking for the summer but will go back in the fall
  2. hike a new-to-me trail
  3. sit by the ocean next month!
  4. take a plane somewhere
  5. create an e-book
  6. lose 10 pounds
  7. create and give art workshops centered around intuitive art-making and creative play
  8. write and submit an article (or a query) to a magazine - hopefully get it published
  9. find the user manual for Matilda, my trusty point & shoot, and learn how to use her manual settings full points with a note that it's a work in practice
  10. host a painting or tea party
  11. see a Cirque du Soleil performance a birthday gift from D., it was amazing!
  12. take a solo trip - it doesn't have to be far planned for August
  13. try a new recipe
  14. clean out my filing cabinet
  15. paint on a big canvas again - at least 30x30, maybe even bigger 1/2 a point for this one, I painted on two 20x40 canvases and plan to do so again
  16. take an art workshop, or two one textile sculpture workshop taken in June, more workshops booked later this year
  17. show my artwork in a local venue
  18. find a pair of stylish, dressy, warm winter boots
  19. find or create an occasion to wear the party dress my sister gave me for my birthday (I feel so beautiful when I'm wearing it!)
  20. find a pair of party shoes to wear with my party dress
  21. do my morning pages at least five days a week, every week
  22. host a few dinners, potlucks or game nights with D.
  23. see live music performances, maybe a few Bluesfest concerts took in Jazzfest AND Bluesfest concerts
  24. go to a movie theatre
  25. visit the National Gallery of Canada (here in Ottawa, no excuse!)
  26. go to NYC
  27. make peach preserves
  28. visit my parents and family in New Brunswick soon!
  29. hike a second new-to-me trail
  30. send cards and notes via snail mail - target one a month 1/2 point for this one too, I sent out a few notes before the postal strike kicked in - time to get back on track!
  31. print photos from our wedding to fill our wedding photo box
  32. print favourite photos from last year (trip to Gaspé, '70s housewarming party, art vernissage) and create a souvenir album I can flip through
  33. throw a belated birthday party
  34. go dancing 1/2 point, D. & I got our groove on at Le Piano Rouge in Montreal during a weekend getaway; but I want to dance more
  35. put $5000 aside in Savings YAY!
  36. do something with my series of Mandala line art created in 2005-2006
  37. get my hair and makeup done professionally
  38. continue posting here at least twice a week, even if it's just a photo or a quote according to my archives I seem to be averaging two posts a week, but this month's going to be tight!

Not too shabby, a few items complete with a few more coming up soon. I can live with that.

Now about losing those 10 pounds...