Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ah, Autumn

This weekend I joined some family at Agua Linda Farm, located about an hour outside of Tucson. We went for pumpkin picking and fall festivities, although as a native New Englander who is now living in southern Arizona, I don't usually associate "fall festivities" with "highs in the upper 90s". Despite the heat, we managed to have a great time, especially since we left early enough to get there before high noon. As you can see when we arrived, the weather was gorgeous. In addition to pumpkin picking, the farm also boasts a petting zoo and a small market selling their produce and other local goods, along with potato sack races and a large play area for kids. David and I came home with some pumpkin bread and raspberry syrup in addition to our pumpkin, and Julie (my sister in law) bought some pomegranates which she shared on the way home (they were very delicious and I was a little jealous I didn't pick any up for myself). All in all our trip was a lot of fun, and I definitely will want to return in the future.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Official Start Day!

Today is my official start day for my 101 tasks in 1001 days! Apparently while editing my list to add to the blog I somehow deleted tasks 92-97, but thankfully my mom caught the mistake and I was able to add those back in. My official end date will be Sunday July 15, 2012.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Now that I spent many hours customizing my blog instead of sleeping, I may as well stay up another few minutes and write a first blog post. I have previously blogged sporadically on livejournal, but decided to make a fresh start as I undertake a new challege: Day Zero! In a nutshell, one comes up with 101 tasks to complete within 1001 days (2.75 years) and then tracks their progress. I'm really looking forward to this challenge, and am excited about some of the tasks I've set for myself. One of the interesting things about creating my list is I realized that I am actually pretty satisfied with my life right now. Granted, I certainly don't want to be in the exact same place in nearly 3 years as I am right now, but I enjoyed reflecting on all of the things I've accomplished. I've graduated college. I moved (and drove!) across the country with my husband. I have the cutest one eyed Boston Terrier we rescued from the shelter. I am employed full time, in a job that I think I do well (although not something I want to be doing forever). So, here's looking to the next 1001 days and all the future things I hope to accomplish.