Project 52 Update Week 16-Sew Button on Peacoat

Homer: Look Marge, now that I’m a teacher, I sewed patches on my elbows.

Marge: Homer, that’s supposed to be leather patches on a tweed blazer, not the other way around. You’ve ruined a perfectly good jacket.

Homer: Incorrect, Marge. Two perfectly good jackets. –The Simpsons

Guys, I’m getting there. I can’t believe how much stuff I’ve been able to cross off my list. The free time definitely helps. The latest item I crossed off the list was sewing the buttons on my peacoat.

I have to confess I didn’t do these properly. I just took a needle and some thread and sewed the suckers on. We’ll see how long they stay!

Here’s a peak at my progress so far. How are you doing on your goals for the year?

  • Finish and order Mixbook scrapbook for 2010
  • Finish wedding slideshow project
  • Update scrapbook for 2011 every month so it’s ready by next January
  • Workout at least 3 times a week (so far I’ve been holding firm at 5 days a week!)
  • Take a mini honeymoon w/Match, even if it’s somewhere close by
  • Learn the 10 codes so I can understand Match and his Law Enforcement friends (I know a handful so far)
  • Go to the shooting range and shoot a handgun
  • Write a quality guest post for someone’s blog
  • Get at least 100 readers (Come on guys, help me out!)
  • Organize our closet and add shelves
  • Organize the garage
  • Buy a new backup hard drive to back up all our pictures
  • Explore our new town and county
  • Take a CPR class
  • Take a cooking class
  • Take a martial arts class
  • Find new ways to make money online
  • Work towards freelance writing career (getting there)
  • Try 1 new recipe a month (4 of 12 so far)
  • Have dinner in the city with Match
  • Go to the drive-in movie theater
  • Learn to sew a button onto my pea coat
  • Stain dog toy basket a darker color
  • Repair broken desk drawers
  • Take wedding ring to be redipped.
  • Make my favorite Vietnamese dishes (this could save us $ if it’s good!)
  • Only go to sushi once per month or less
  • Learn how to iron Match’s work shirts for him
  • Pay down our debt (pay off credit cards, pay down car payment)
  • Set aside an emergency fund (at least $1000)
  • Go camping with Match
  • Go to a San Jose Sharks game
  • Read I Love a Cop
  • Replace old pictures in photo frames with new ones
  • Brush the dog’s teeth at least once a week
  • Trim the dog’s nails once a week
  • Walk the dog more
  • Comment on at least one new blog per month
  • Comment on all of my favorite blogs at least once a week
  • Paint a picture
  • Go ice skating
  • Visit the Zoo
  • Don’t buy things unless I really need them
  • When I have to buy something shop around so I can get the Best Buy I possibly can.
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Take a Gondola ride on Lake Merritt
  • Swap our bedroom and the office
  • Donate blood
  • Read 12 new books (reading #6)
  • Use our complimentary golf gift certificates before it expires in September
  • Sing a song I’ve never sung before at a new karaoke bar
  • Host a cocktail party


      I hate sewing buttons on! Ugh! I don’t know why, they don’t take long but ohhhh do I hate it.


      Wow! YOu are doing great. It takes me forever (due to procrastination) to sew buttons on.


      wow you’ve crossed alot off!!! If you need someone to write that quality post for I’d love to have you as a quest blogger while I’m gone on the honeymoon 🙂

      One of The Guys

      I think you’re progressing quite nicely. My list is actually growing. Every time I cross something off two more items appear like the Hydra’s heads.

      I love that Homer Simpson dialogue. Makes me miss my pea coat.

      Mr. Mertinso

      A++++++++++++++++++++ for the Simpsons quote!!! LOVE IT.

      I bought a sewing machine for my wife 2 christmases ago, and she has YET to really put it to use. 🙂

      great blog!

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