50 Before Fifty List

Here is what I have so far on my 50 before Fifty List.
Some of these might have to be moved to my "sometime" list.
Some might have to be changed to something new if the original gets switched to a sometime list!

I have a goal of finishing 6 of the things on the list in 2016.  Here's the update for 2016:
1. Toboggan-- Done! (January)
2. Go Camping-- Done! (June)
3. ???
4. ???
5. ???
6. ???


1. Do 20 real push-ups. (Only up to 7)  I broke my hand, so it might be quite a while.
2.Walk/Run a 5K Warrior Dash 2013
3. Take a self-defense class.
4. Take a dance class.
5. Walk a Half Marathon. November 23, 2014 & April 25, 2015   3 hours 5 minutes and 3:24
6. Have something published (anything--no plans on this yet) Is cheating okay? Haha.  My face was published in All You magazine talking about my gray hair in August 2014. 
7. Go completely gray without any backsliding.
8. Drive historic route 66.
9. Use my passport again. Cruise 2013.  Bahamas. 2016~~Switzerland, Spain, France.
10. Go to the firing range and don't chicken out--actually shoot the gun. 
11. Do the world's longest garage sale. Well, not the whole thing I guess. There's just not enough time in a 4 day weekend to do all of those states!
12. Read every book that I have on my shelves as of right now--March 20, 2012--no fair adding any books. Suppose I should make an inventory. ;) Or get rid of the books that I don't really want to read. Good chance to purge. (Created list--got rid of some books and have no idea which ones!)  Got rid of a lot of books when I did the 40 bags in 40 days challenge.
13Be able to sew a collar on.
14. Be able to sew a zipper in.
15. Be able to sew button holes.
16. Get at least 10 more states with my hubby. (N. Carolina, S. Carolina (2012), Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia 2014) 5 to go!
17. Go on another cruise. Family Cruise to Bahamas in 2013.
18. Have a successful garden.

19. Make homemade Mozzarella (bought the Citric acid--need to get on it!) Didn't work!Not trying again.
20. Go to New York City alone with my hubby.
21. Make a quilt. (Bought a mat & rotary cutter)
22. Learn how to use a DSLR camera. (Bought a Bridge camera--finally took it out!)
23. Become more proficient in a foreign language.
24. Cook every recipe in one of my cookbooks--I'm thinking Giada or maybe one of my vegetarian.
25. Go on the Toboggan chutes.  January 2016.
26. Go away for a weekend alone with my daughter.
27. Go away for a weekend alone with my son.
28. Go for a girl's weekend with my sister and mom (& aunt & grandma? & cousin?).
29. Weekend with my BFFs that I rarely get to see.
30. Do the bike and ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Railway (obviously the kids have to learn how to ride their                  bikes first!) Both kids can ride their bikes now!! Did it in August 2014 & 2015!
31. Plant Tulips
32. Eat Sushi
33. Try the violin
34. Make homemade bagels
35. Play laser-tag

36. Go to a pottery class
37. Try to make something with rhubarb
38. Do something I wouldn't normally do b/c of my fear of heights-Rock Climbing! Climb the wall at Warrior Dash!
39. Buy a matching bedroom furniture set
40. Go without kids to Chuck E Cheese and spend $10 on skeeball
41. Go camping  June 2016
42. Do a split.
43. Go skiing.
44. Clear up these crazy toenails. Taking the generic of Lamisil now. Wish me luck and prayers for good health while on the crazy drug.  As of 4/10/2013--Done with the drug for 3 1/2 months now.  Results seem good.  Will have to grow the rest of the way out.  November 2014--Probably messed them back up again walking half marathons! June 2016--Seem to be mostly okay.
45. Go to a hockey game.
46. See a scary movie with my hubby and cuddle up with him. Paranormal Activity 4
47. Take the kids to a Florida State Football game.
48. Learn to knit.
49. Go for a spa weekend.
50. Go to a blogging conference.

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