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My name is Rachel, I live in California, I'm 40, married for 15 years to Sean and have two dogs. My hobbies are my dogs Leo & Ferny, hiking, exploring, enjoying life.

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These Canyons are Full of Ghosts ~ Emmett C. Harder
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101 Things, weekly update

Week one is just about over and I've made some progress!

I was surprised that I was able to get a couple things done already. But low hanging fruit, ya know? Easy peasy stuff. Although it's good to start in on things. I guess once things get committed to paper it's easier to keep your eye on the goal. Anyway, progress report:

#18 Just a matter of getting everything together in one place and spending time writing everything down. Pain in the butt but done. Now I just need to remember to use it ha ha

#19 Seems like an easy enough thing to do (go to church) but I have a real fear of driving the freeway. And church is 100 miles away. I finally just packed some stuff, extra clothes, jumped in the Explorer and went. Yay! First time's always the hardest. Sean and I figure it's been a good five years since I've driven the freeway. It was harrowing to say the least.

#37 Sean ordered me a teapot off ebay. We were going to pick it up at the post office on Wednesday so I told him to toss the old one in Wednesday morning's trash. The teapot is smaller than expected (much!) but still holds 5 1/2 cups of liquid. It is rather pretty though. I think we will adjust to the smaller size considering how pretty it is.

The Teapot:

#44 I finished the Wisp scarf last night. Yay! It's light and airy but holds warmth well. I look forward to using it on cooler summer nights. Now to find a new project for my needles. Probably socks. All but two pair have holes in them hee hee.

The Wisp:

#65 Low hanging fruit. It was a 'gimme' :D

#75 FINALLY! That was a monster job. Took about 6 hours. 2 of which were spent trying to unstick a stuck ratchet. A locker is something that Sean's wanted for a long time. I'm glad I was able to help. And looking back, it would have taken a LOOONNNGGG time for one person to do. I got pics around here somewhere. I was a greasy mess by the end of the day. I'm secretly glad the whole thing works though. I half expected it to fall apart on first driving LOL

Aussie Locker installed:

#96 Wove in the ends of the Luna Moth Shawl. I just need to block it now. My problem is that I'm not sure if the colors will run so I'm trying to think of a place to safely block it. I think what I will do is find a bed I can strip and block it on the mattress. That way if it *does* bleed, it shouldn't be a big deal. I wonder if I should lay down plastic first. Plastic then a towel? See? This is why it hasn't gotten finished yet.

Luna Moth ready to be blocked:

So this coming week, I'm still working on the on going stuff (like #8) but I have a number of things I can actively work on and probably complete.

Honorable mention: #83 Learn Spanish. I cruised around iTunes to find a Spanish 101 type class and found a really good one (Coffee Break Spanish). It is just what I needed. But I have to laugh at a couple things. Even though it has the perfect layout for learning (at least the way my brain works) it's for mainland Spain Spanish lol. I need Mexican Spanish! Oh and the other funny thing: It's hosted by a couple Scots :D At least they can roll their R's properly. I can't stand improper teaching of a foreign language - there's no point! Of course, I had to download a bunch of Learn French podcasts. I love French and really want to become conversational in that language too. I took several years in college but like other things in life - if you don't use it, you lose it. The one I am finding most helpful is The French Podcast hosted by a native French speaker. Much nicer than my American English native speaker college instructor.

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