It's 2011! Every year, I make it one of my resolutions to check something off of my Life List. I figured, why not get this out of the way on day one of the new year?
Life List #30: Participate in a Polar Bear Plunge
As you can see, it was a little warmer than usual for January 1st. Those 17 mph wind gusts were something fierce though!
My friend, Candy, was the only soul brave enough to conquer the icy St. Joseph River with me. This was also on her Bucket List!
Yes, that is a chunk of ice floating down the river we were waiting so patiently to dive into.
We all sang the Star Spangled Banner and took off running!
It was so cold, it HURT.
I felt like I was having a heart attack.
My chest was on fire.
I couldn't feel my feet.
It may have been the dumbest thing I've ever done...
and I CAN'T WAIT TO DO IT AGAIN!
I am SO making this an annual tradition!
In 2010, I crossed the following off of my Life List:
6. Plan a major event from start to finish
7. Start my own business
18. Collect all Statehood Quarters
27. Visit the Grand Canyon
35. Place a bet in Vegas
As far as other New Year's Resolutions go, in 2011, I resolve to:
2. Lose 5-7 pounds
3. Get my freakin' family room ceiling fixed!
4. Read 40 books
5. Complete my 2010 Project Life album
Cheers to a prosperous 2011!
Oh yeah! I have some winners to announce! I randomly picked numbers using random.org, of course and the following people have won the featured prizes from my 500th post giveaway:
#15 - Renee wins the party hat and patch pattern from Becca at Blue Cricket
#27 - Jenny wins the charm and chain necklace from Sumo at Sumo's Sweet Stuff
#23 - Nikki wins the car air freshener from Jenny at Bisque It Pottery Painting Studio
#10 - Rachel wins the party hat and patch pattern from Becca at Blue Cricket
#20 - Lora wins the party hat and patch pattern from Becca at Blue Cricket
#7 - Kelly wins the octopus from Lorri's Etsy shop
#14 - Hobbyaholic wins the party hat and patch pattern from Becca at Blue Cricket
#29 - Cheeksb wins the party hat and patch pattern from Becca at Blue Cricket
#37 - Llama wins the gumball coin purse from Alycia's Yummi Etsy shop
#27 - Mrs. Huse Clifton wins Abby's Crafty Mama book
These 10 ladies, as well as the other 19 people that left comments will all receive a printable PDF of my Household Organizational Binder pages sometime this week!
Happy New Year!!