Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Day One Thousand and One

Well, there we go!  Finished ... sort of.

Since it's 11 p.m. and I'm in the middle of a week of opera rehearsals and performances, my brain definitely does not have room to sort through this whole project and figure out what I've done and what I haven't.  I am hoping to update this weekly for a while to catch up on all the things I did.

I'm finding as I look back that I'm more surprised by the things I didn't accomplish as by the things I did!  A few items that I thought would be a breeze turned out to be much more challenging than I expected.  (Although I have to say I was never 100% convinced that I'd learn French.)  I did a lot of very enjoyable things in the last two years plus of the project, though, and I'm looking forward to a retrospective when I have time to sit down and breathe again.

I guess on the good side, I'm up to my eyeballs in work at a job that I didn't have when I started the project, so I can't complain too much about that!  :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Day Nine Hundred and Thirty-Two

You know how I was going to paint the kitchen?  Well, I sort of did.

I say "sort of" because I actually mean "hired painters did it."  Also, I had imagined a warm, cheerful yellow and some crisp white trim, or maybe a red wall, or maybe blue, or possibly green!  Instead, since the house needs to go on the market this spring, I followed my real estate agent's advice and had it professionally painted a nice, neutral (boring) color called "Parisian Taupe."  You would be AMAZED at how many fancy-sounding colors there are for beige.

Well, anyway, it's painted.  And since I'm probably not going to learn French or travel to a new state between now and my 1001st day, I'm gonna take what I can get!

(Hmmm.  If I got the cheapest flight I can find in the next ten weeks, I can fly to Ketchikan, Alaska and be back the next day for $581.  If I drive 12 hours a day, I could do it in four days and a little over two hundred bucks' worth of gas.  I don't really want to sleep in my car and eat nothing but granola bars, so that would increase my cost just a smidge.  I don't think I want to go to a new state THAT bad.)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Day Nine Hundred and Thirty-One

You know how I was going to get the Wii fit and learn to use it?  (Item #52)  Well, I did that, and it turns out I STINK at it.

See the little Wii lady's chagrined face?  She looks so disappointed and embarrassed, and now I feel crappy for making her feel bad.  It's because I'm REALLY BAD at the ski jump, and when I get to the end and I've scored practically no points, it makes her look like this.

THIS chick, though, is a complete and total drama queen.  Yes, OK, so I'm pretty rotten at the tennis one too.  But does she really have to sink to her knees in despair?

Forget this, I'm going for a walk.  (Well, not literally right this second, since it's coming up on 11 p.m. and it's pitch black and 30 degrees out there, but you know what I mean.)