Sunday, December 14, 2014

2015 Planning

I have been really thinking about the upcoming year, as everyone else I'm sure.
I wanted to start working on a bucket list but I am feeling like that is too much pressure to do stuff, like it has to be done and I don't want the pressure I just want a flow to my life. If I can make it happen fantastic but if it doesn't work out than it wasn't meant to be or something better came up.
This past weekend I loosely wanted to go hiking but every time I looked at a map or the weather I found myself indecisive. It didn't happen and I am okay with that. What I did do was finish up the kids Christmas shopping. I found some fantastic deals for clothes which Olivia truly needed and supplies to make a present I almost forgot about for 40% off. I got my little friends picture taken with Santa as a favor to his dad who was stuck at work and I cooked a new recipe so we could have dinner and I would have food for the double shift I was working Sunday. And music...there was some kitchen dancing.
It has taken me years to transition to being ok with my "new" Christmas. I do not buy for anyone outside my house. I just can't. I literally would be taking away from them to give to you so I hope you understand. I also found myself just buying shit. I need a present for this person and it had no meaning. That was not feeling good on the inside so I had to let it go. I will say if I can get it together I would love to make more presents but this year I just couldn't.
One of the gifts I am excited about (and I hope they will be) is a coupon book for each girl. I asked friends for ideas but it quickly started to sound expensive and that was not my point. My point was just a date with each girl. It could totally be something free. I scored some nice card stock and to make 12 coupons and a cover. I picked a color that I think fit each month and once a month they can cash in a coupon for 1 date with Mom. There may be a drive-in or bowling date but there can also be a bike path or sunset date. They can choose. I hope they love the idea as much as I do. Maybe if I can remember I will keep a picture of each date and new Christmas I could give them a calender or collage of them. Hmmm, if only I can remember this come next December.
Now back to 2015. I am thinking of making a list. Maybe a dream list. I would love to take some tax money and make a few things solid like camp sites. This way we only need food and travel money and we are assured a place. I clearly understand that my dreams are bigger than my wallet or vacation days but no one said these things need to be done in 1 year. Add your 2 cents or suggestions in comments if you want as I love new Adventure ideas.
So without further ado......
1. Mount Washington - I have never been there.
2. The Flume - Went as a kid and seems like my kids should see it. I am thinking this could be done together but of course I have no idea. More research needs to be done.
3. Harpoon BBQ Festival in Vermont - pretty much a YES and will be booking a camp site as soon as I have the money.

4. Acadia National Park - need more days. No doubt about it. I already know about 2 hikes and a boat trip I NEED to do.
5. Running. That is a planned event on the list because it can't fall between the cracks and I want to run some races which is money. They need to be planned for too. Falmouth Road Race, Pells Bridge Run, Foamfest, Newport 10 Miler. I am sure other random ones will happen but these are the big ones.

6. Tubing - We talked out this the last 2 Winters and never went.
7. Wolf Lodge - if I can choke down the ridiculous cost but I am not against blowing this off. $400 is obscene in my opinion.
So there it is for now. I am sure it will expand but I just kept thinking let's write  it out. Gives me a goal and makes it more real.



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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40