Reading – Fall Into Reading 2008

September 25, 2008 at 9:11 am | Posted in Reading | 1 Comment

I decided to do the Fall Into Reading Challenge from Callapidder Days

My To Be Read list is SO long so I am just going to choose 5 fiction and 5 non-fiction books from my list for this challenge.   To make it a “challenge” I’m taking 2 of the fiction books and 2 of the non-fiction books from my 2007 TBR list.  I tend not to choose any off that list for some reason.

Here’s my list:
Fiction from my current TBR list:
Winter Haven – Athol Dickson

Summer Snow – Nicole Baart

The Tenth Gift – Jane Johnson

Fiction from my 2007 TBR list:

Plain Truth – Jodi Picoult

A Northern Light – Jennifer Donnelly

Non-Fiction from my Current TBR list:

The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women – Dawn Dais

Same Kind of Different as Me – Ron Hall

The Year of Living Biblically – A.J. Jacobs

Non-Fiction from my 2007 TBR list:

A Midwife’s Story – Penny Armstrong

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down – Anne Fadiman



September 20, 2008 at 7:42 pm | Posted in 101 Things, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

Welcome to another new blog by me!  Are you dizzy yet?  It’s going to take me awhile to figure everything out here and get things the way I want them, so bear with me.  Thanks!

For my first post, I’m going to repost my “101 Things” list.  I’m hoping to do an update on my progress at the end of every month.

Thanks for following me here!

Start Date:  September 1, 2008
End Date:  May 30, 2011

  1. Get highlights in my hair.

  2. Learn fair isle knitting.

  3. Watch every episode of Family Ties on DVD.

  4. Knit 10 pair of socks. (0/10)

  5. Knit 3 items for charity. (0/3)

  6. Get someone else to do this 101 things in 1001 days with me.

  7. Get a pedicure or a manicure for the first time.

  8. Learn CPR (take a class).

  9. Try 5 new recipes. (0/5)

  10. Save $100 in change.

  11. Buy something from

  12. Buy something from eBay.

  13. Get up to date on Ben’s journal and keep updated.

  14. Get up to date on Lindsey’s journal and keep updated.

  15. Get up to date on Allison’s journal and keep updated.

  16. Print pictures from 2nd China trip and put in an album.

  17. Buy a swimming suit.

  18. Buy a dress.

  19. Over a period of one month, cut most of the sugar out of my diet. Read Lick the Sugar Habit to help with this.

  20. Buy a Wii.

  21. Complete a lifebook for Lindsey.

  22. Complete a lifebook for Allison.

  23. Finish Lindsey’s 100 Good Wishes Quilt (or have someone finish it).

  24. Collect squares from friends/family for Allison’s 100 Good Wishes Quilt.

  25. Finish Allison’s 100 Good Wishes Quilt (or have someone finish it).

  26. Finish scrapbook for Lindsey’s 100 Good Wishes Quilt.

  27. Finish scrapbook for Allison’s 100 Good Wishes Quilt.

  28. Go to a drive-in movie.

  29. Learn to play bridge.

  30. Memorize 4 chapters of the Bible – 1 OT, 1 Psalm, 1 Proverb, 1 NT.

  31. Clean out the refrigerator/freezer once a month. (0/33)

  32. Completely declutter bedroom and make it more warm and inviting.

  33. Go on a date with Jay once a month. (1/33)

  34. Take a picture of me and Jay, or the whole family, every month. (0/33)

  35. Get 2 professional family portraits done. (0/2)

  36. Go to Disneyland.

  37. Attend a wine tasting/tour winery.

  38. Call my friends June, Penney, and Rosemary. (0/3)

  39. Clean/organize hall closet 3 times. (0/3)

  40. Completely empty, clean, and reorganize kitchen cabinets.

  41. Print pictures from the computer and put in albums from 2004 to present.

  42. Declutter: sell or give away 101 material items I own. (0/101)

  43. Make an amigurumi character (crochet).

  44. Open a savings account for both Lindsey and Allison.

  45. See 3 movies in the movie theater. (0/3)

  46. Attend a fiber festival (i.e. Stitches Midwest or other).

  47. Photograph girls on the 30th of each month.(0/33)

  48. Take a “how to knit a sweater” class and finish one sweater.

  49. Reorganize recipe binder.

  50. Plant a small garden.

  51. Read 2 of these classics (Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense & Sensability) (0/2)

  52. Try 10 recipes from American Wholefoods Cuisine (0/10)

  53. Listen to 2 audio books. (0/2)

  54. Knit something from each knitting book I own as of date of the start of this project. (0/5)

  55. Do my Westie puzzle.

  56. Eat out at 5 new restaurants. (1/5)

  57. Sell all my cloth diapers.

  58. Sell Ben’s homeschool books.

  59. Take a multi-vitamin every day for a month. (0/30)

  60. Complete the Couch to 5K running plan.

  61. Host Thanksgiving dinner for my sisters and their families.

  62. Take Lindsey to 3 movies; Allison to 1. (0/3)

  63. Go to the Wisconsin State Fair.

  64. Send 10 cards in the mail “just because”. (0/10)

  65. Buy something for a child from the WalMart tree every Christmas. (0/3)

  66. Spend an entire week without getting on the computer.

  67. Go through all my books and keep only the ones I really want, give the rest away or sell.

  68. Sew a purse.

  69. Sew summer dresses for my girls.

  70. Stop having Quakes for breakfast and start eating something more appropriate. (don’t ask!)

  71. Get a new camera.

  72. Have everything possible stored in Rubbermaid tubs.

  73. Go to a corn maze.

  74. Go to the Milwaukee Zoo and stay overnight in Milwaukee.

  75. Purge old files and totally redo my filing system.

  76. Learn to locate all major countries and bodies of water on a map.

  77. Go for a bike ride 10 times. (0/10)

  78. Knit 10 projects from my 2008 Pattern a Day Knitting Calendar. (0/10)

  79. Buy myself a leather jacket.

  80. Find and buy an old Bible at an antique or thrift store.

  81. Go to a Milwaukee Brewers game.

  82. Teach someone to knit (probably Lindsey but maybe a sister or friend)

  83. Subscribe to a knitting magazine.

  84. Make a will. (I know, I know, it’s terrible that we don’t have one yet.)

  85. Go one week without spending any money (not including bills that are due that week).

  86. Watch 10 old movies (1950’s or earlier). (0/10)

  87. Learn to french braid the girls’ hair.

  88. Stay in bed until noon one Saturday morning.

  89. Learn to wear a little makeup (for occasional use, I’ll never use it on a daily basis).

  90. Complete Bible studies using all the methods in my Rick Warren’s Bible Study Methods book. (2/12)

  91. Brush Chester twice a month. (1/66)

  92. Host an all day Game Day at my house.

  93. Buy a new Packer t-shirt at the start of every summer. (0/3)

  94. Get a new Packer sweatshirt.

  95. Write to Laura P.

  96. Organize my loose knitting patterns binder.

  97. Take the girls to Heckrodt Center.

  98. Participate in “Gimme Your Stuff”.

  99. Finish reading through The Message Bible.

  100. Read Devotions for Homeschool Moms and take notes.

  101. Find a TV series on DVD that I like and watch complete first season.

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