It’s almost November.

You know what the thing is about November? It’s going to be here and then gone again in less than 2 shakes of a lambs tail.

Plus Analie is turning TWO at the end of the month. Two. (Shut the front door. No more of this getting older business.)

And so I leave you with this week’s update. I was busy. Prolific, even.

1. Lose 30 lbs

3 down! That’s 10%…

2. Enter and walk in 30 miles of races, the Mini being one of them
3. 30 mile solo bike ride in one day
4. Fast 30 days

5 out of 30 done!

5. Try 30 new recipes

13 out of 30 done!

6. Read 30 new books

6 out of 30

7. Eat 30 Caviar eggs
8. Find 30 geocaches with Joey

9. Participate in the spelling bee at Old Threshers, stay in 30 minutes
10. Log 30 new birds

10 out of 30!

11. Test drive a $30,000 car (fiat?)
12. Take cold showers every morning for 30 days

19 out of 30 done. (This one is getting worse now that it’s cold out.)

13. Take no more than 30 minutes to face my fear of touching the deep end in a pool.
14. Try 30 new foods that stretch my taste palate.

4 out of 30

15. Find 30 recipes using spam as the main dish. Choose one. And eat it.
16. Give up Pepsi for 30 days
17. Go to the top of a high observation tower. Stay up there 30 minutes.

5 minutes out of 30 completed. (I couldn’t hack all 30 at once.)

18. Go on a 30 hr hike/backpack trip with Joey
19. Send 30 handwritten notes in the mail

18 out of 30

20. Take a 30 minute walk or bike ride for 300 days.

52 out of 300 completed!

21. Watch 30 documentaries on varying topics

4 out of 30

22. Make 30 tamales
23. Have 30 people over for dinner at once
24. Watch the Friends episode “The One Where They All Turn 30″
25. Give up all sweets for 30 days
26. Go on a 30 hour silence retreat
27. Memorize 30 verses

5 out of 30

28. Explore 30 new places in Indianapolis/Indiana

10 out of 30

29. Watch 30 classic movies
30. Go veggie for 30 days!