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I made a Spanish speaking friend on my trip to Germany. She asked me some simple questions I could understand and answer, I asked her some simple questions in English. Mostly we communicated through Google Translate, or with the help of another friend who spoke both Spanish and English.
I actually started doing this one night earlier this summer, then decided it was not as much fun as I thought, so I decided being there until late was good enough. (It was actually surprisingly noisy with neighbors going in and out...)
Note added to goal Get the files in order
All files are in the filing cabinet now.
Tally for the end of August is still 59 out of 101.
Liturgie von links: Dorothee Sölle und das Politische Nachtgebet in der Antoniterkirche by Anselm Weyer (I bought this right after hearing about this in a radio show). I finally read it this May. (6/11)
August: Volunteered at a conference
July 2017
The Beach House by James Patterson (audio)
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
To and Fro Upon the Earth by Markus McDowell (beta reader)
The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester
Oh, Baby, the Places You’ll Go! adapted by Tish Rabe from the works of Dr. Seuss (children’s book)
Creole by Steven Cosgrove (children’s book)
The Earth and I by Frank Asch (children’s book)

August 2017
Sturmprinz by Gaby Wohlrab (ebook)
Der Unsichtbare Partner by Rolf Grunow (Hrsg.)
Oh, I actually did this a couple of years ago and didn't check my Someday list after.
We finally got a ripe lemon from the tree a little while ago, now we have three.
Post für den Tiger by Janosch (3/3)
June - July: Five more cards that I had sent have been received (59/101)
July: Donated the old Nook Tablet to URM (Andy B picked it up through Nextdoor, pretty neat). Helped out with CFAC after the second service as usual.
June 2017: Mary Poppins (audio)
The Lady of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (audio)
Post für den Tiger by Janosch
The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor by John Barth (audio, abridged)
Note added to goal Declutter the desk
Making a lot of progress encouraged by hubby
Since the end of the 1001 days will occur while I'm traveling, I will make the list right after I return, but I can already start brainstorming while I travel.
I think this goal should be to get a food handler's license. That way I may have a chance if I apply for jobs that involve handling food.
We went whale watching again with my dad in spring 2017, but again no other kinds of whales. We saw lots of dolphins, though.
May: Two of the cards I sent were received in May (54/101)
One day in May, I deleted a whole bunch of messages that took me down from 72% to 69% in my account. Of course, most of those were still in the inbox...
June 6: Prep for VBS: Decorated large cardboard letters (those will be used form words to decorate the church and other rooms for the week of Vacation Bible School).
May: Helped out with CFAC again.
May 2017: Liturgie von links: Dorothee Sölle und das Politische Nachtgebet in der Antoniterkirche by Anselm Weyer.
Gettysburg: A Testing in Courage by Noah Andre Trudeau (audio).
Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know about Living through what You Hoped Would Never Happen by Gene Stone.
Four Blind Mice by James Patterson (audio).
Too late now. We did see a few on our roadtrips, but not the big wild fields. There were so many other things to see!
Note added to goal Invite J&U
Another one done thanks to my dad. He was the motivation to see them again, we gave them the option to visit them or them visiting us, they chose to visit us. (They have a beautiful house near the beach, but they had never been to out home.)
We visited a new little Japanese garden: Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, Pasadena. We also saw Lotusland, where I hadn't been before, either. The Japanese Garden hadn't even been available to visit when I made the list, so I think that'll make the goal count as done The intent with this was to go out and see some interesting plants.
Note added to goal Visit a museum in Pasadena
I visited the Norton Simon Museum with my dad, the day after he got here. After that, we visited several more museums.
I applied to a couple of jobs at the beginning of May. I have one interview coming...
I'll count the one I just finished at the beginning of May: Liturgie von links: Dorothee Sölle und das Politische Nachtgebet in der Antoniterkirche by Anselm Weyer. After purchasing it in Germany last year, I immediately lent it to my dad, who brought it with him in March. Now I've read it, too. (2/3)
Note added to goal Get the files in order
We went through all the files that had piled up before my dad arrived in March, now we are almost done. Just a few already sorted ones left to be put into the filing cabinet.
Note added to goal Lose 25 pounds
Overall, 15 pounds down. The five pounds came of mostly at the beginning of the two months, then a plateau.
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March: Two cards I sent have been received in March (52/101).
Mockingjay(Book 3 of the Hunger Games trilogy) by Suzanne Collins (5/11)
Not sure about March, I think I helped out with Crafts for a Cause at the beginning of the month, before my dad arrived.
For April, I helped out with CFAC at the end of the month, after my dad had left.

May so far: CFAC Sunday packing up, as always. Backpack with mother's day gifts for Walter Hoving Home. Baby blankets for WPCC.
March 2017: Big Trouble by Dave Barry (audio), The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
April 2017: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (audio), Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani (audio)
Note added to goal Lose 25 pounds
Overall 10 pounds down, looks like that is two below last month.
February: Five cards I have sent have been received in February. (50/101)
February: Helped out with Crafts for a Cause by packing up on Sundays and crocheting a Snoopy amigurumi.
February 2017:
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian (audio)
Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It by Jerry B. Jenkins (audio)
Inspector Morse: The Daughters of Cain (TV production with additional narration) (audio)
The Cat Who’ll Live Forever: The Final Adventures of Norton, The Perfect Cat, and His Imperfect Human by Peter Gethers
International Thriller Writers Presents Gone Fishing and Other Stories (audio)
Dangerous Allies by Louis L’Amour (audio)
I found a yummy detox chicken soup on Pinterest. They referenced a book that I have with a similar recipe. So I basically did a combination of the two recipes with adjustments for my taste (e.g. no peas).
Note added to goal Lose 25 pounds
Weight still slowly going down (after a little jump up when one day the food was too good ;) ). Overall 8 pounds down.
Three cards I sent have been received in January (45/101)
Did some Duolingo lessons in January (although at this rate, I don't know when I'll finish...)
January: Helped out with Crafts for a Cause a few times (glueing cards on Saturdays, help selling and packing cards on Sundays)
January 2017:
The 100-Year-Old Man who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
A Trilogy of Janet Evanovich, 3 Stephanie Plum novels: Four to Score, High Five, Hot Six (audio)
Note added to goal Bake a cake
January 6: I baked a mandarin orange cake. It didn't turn out perfectly, but it's edible
I got inspiration from a mandarin orange cake recipe on Pinterest. It turned out a bit too moist since my mix was a bit different, but if I want to do it again, I'll tweak the recipe a bit.
Note added to goal Lose 25 pounds
After finding out that now my blood pressure is a bit high, I'm trying to cut out sweets, and I'm starting to lose weight veeerrry slooowly.
Did many Duolingo lessons in December (all revisits). Including the special Christmas lesson set
December 2016: The Mysterious Mr. Quin: Twelve Complete Mysteries by Agatha Christie (audio).
The Christmas Blessing by Donna VanLiere.
Christmas, Present by Jacquelyn Mitchard (audio).
I sent most earlier, but just got the last two done today, Dec. 22. Wanted to send a gift with the card for my dad, but never made it to the post office for that. I "warned" him, though