Checking things off

I have been home from work for the past three days.  I caught a terrible stomach bug.  A stomach virus with nearly no stomach is about as painful as it sounds.

True to form, I spent the first two days retching and trying to get over it and now I am bored out of my mind.  Today I did laundry, cleaned, watched several episodes of Bones, started a Pinterest board, went through my computer hard drive, shaved and showered, did my hair, lotioned my entire body, contemplated the meaning of life, etc.

So, looking at the blog, in my wide expanse of free time, I realized that I have yet to update on a couple of significant checks I can make on my 40 Before 30 list.

9) Have a reunion with my five best friends from college

The fact that the six of us managed to agree on a time and place and actually make this happen blows my mind.  I think a lot of it was down to some big life changes for half the group – two engagements and one off to law school!  It felt like, lets get this happening!  We could only manage a few days, late Thursday to Sunday but it was well worth it.  Being a native Californian, I have never seen the glory that is Orcas Island.  I would go back in a heartbeat.  I would love to take Rob; he would find it amazing.

Numbers 17 and 18 happened together:

17) Drive up the California coast

18) Go wine tasting

Out of the blue I get a text from Tara – wanting to know if we’d like to go wine tasting over Fourth of July weekend – hell yes we would!!  Though it was terribly hot and Rob spent a lot of the time looking like a wilted flower and hunting for shade, we had a great time.  It was also great to get to meet Tara’s fiancé!

In a few short weeks I will be checking two more big ones off the list – stay tuned!

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