Thursday, September 19, 2013

Resolution Update: September 18

Time for yet another update on my 36 resolutions for the year.  It's getting to the point in the year where I had to write some of them off simply because of lack of time.  I REALLY need more hours in a day and days in a weekend to do everything I want to do.

  1. Do something interesting with my hair - I held off on posting this for a day so I could actually mark this one off.  I think you'll agree I did something interesting with my hair...



    But, wait...the interesting thing isn't the cut!  Sure - I shorned my hair right off...but I decided to do it for a pretty good cause too.  Since it was getting to be pretty long and it had no dye or perm or chemical anything on it - I felt like I'd be wasting it if I just let them sweep it off the floor.  So I had my wonderful hairstylist, Brandi (the same one who donated my purple hair for the first go-around with TNT) cut it specifically so I could donate it to be made into wigs for cancer patients.

    I will send it off to Pantene Beautiful Lengths in the morning when the post office opens.

    Now, for the why...when my dear friend Anna was battling lymphoma the thing that affected her almost worst than the treatments themselves was losing her hair.   If I can donate my hair and take that concern away from someone who is undergoing treatment - I want to do that.  I wasn't sure I would have enough hair to donate, but Pantene only asks for 8 inches and I definitely had that.

    As long as my hair meets their standards, it will go to making wigs for Canadians who are unwillingly donating their hair to save their own lives.  
  2. Rework my home gym
  3. Tune up my bike - still need to do this hoping before winter hits...
  4. Take the girls to Zoolights
  5. Make amazing halloween costumes - in progress.  
  6. Plan a monthly date night -ummm.  Not so much.  But we have been extraordinarily busy this month.
  7. Volunteer at a race - Tour of Alberta never contacted me and my inquiry emails went unanswered.  For an event of that scale and the fact that I had requested a route i can't see them having many volunteers for, I am still surprised to have not gotten a call.   Guess I'd better find another race to volunteer for...maybe Santa Shuffle.  It'd be so fun to give everyone their medals, but it happens a few weeks after my not technically within the year.
  8. Go thrifting once each month - DONE!  Score of the month was probably the entire Kettleworx set brand new in its packaging for a fraction of the price of buying new.
  9. Learn to knit properly 
  10. Take a shopping trip to the States
  11. Invest in a perfect party dress (doesn't need to be black) - I'm calling this one done.  Though I don't have the dress yet - I have made the commitment to get one for my best friend's wedding.  Extending the timeline until spring so I can lose some weight before I shop.
  12. Get another tattoo - soon.
  13. Leave Facebook again
  14. Get an instagram poster printed 
  15. Stay at the Banff Springs Hotel  
  16. Go on an amazing hike 
  17. Take my kids camping 
  18. Re-learn how to draw and paint 
  19. Create an outdoor reading area 
  20. Plant a rose garden - still planning...BUT am holding off until next spring before I implement it.  calling this one done this year.   My promise to myself, though, is to put it in May long.  
  21. Redecorate the master bedroom and bath 
  22. Train for a specific goal race 
  23. Create an indoor reader's sanctuary Create a creative space for myself 
  24. Try to have an article published in a magazine - I need more time...
  25. Try Stand-Up Paddleboarding 
  26. Go snowshoeing with hubby - on hold til Fall.  This one will depend on an early winter, but we did decide to actually buy snowshoes so it will happen...
  27. Go ice skating with my girls
  28. Visit Ontario in the Fall - changed to: Book Tropical Family Getaway
  29. Self Publish One Book - le sigh...I just don't have enough hours in a day...or a weekend.  This one should probably be the only goal I make one year...
  30. Run a 2:15 Half - My trial run half ended up being such a gong show that I didn't do it this month.  I am still going to give it my all at Harvest Half and see if I can pull this one out of me before I slink into the shadows to hang out with my disappointment....
  31. Run a sub-60min 10k 
  32. Run a Sub-30min 5k
  33. Run a continuous 10k 
  34. Run the Goofy Challenge at Walt Disney World 
  35. Complete a home yoga stretching challenge 
  36. Complete 8 weeks of Rip:60 changed to Complete 6 Weeks of Kettleworx - the Kettlebelles are starting this in early October.


  1. Ah it's so short! But it looks fantastic on you! :) I've been growing mine since our wedding so I can donate it. Hopefully soon!

  2. OMG!! You are looking so freaking amazing!!! It's like you chopped 10 years away too! I don't think everyone could sport a pixie haircut, but it's like you were born in it! (not far I believe ;-)). Great idea to donate your hair! Way to go, chickie!

  3. The new head looks great! I probably won't know you next time I bump into you. I once heard that wig makers didn't like North American hair because most of it was TOO clean. No idea if that's true or not, and I'm too lazy to look at Snopes this morning. I'll let you add that to your long list of accomplishments so far (and I'm very impressed, btw) and then we'll both know.


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