Number 99 - Take a Self Defense Class
Okay to the photo to the right isnt from the Krav Maga class. But who has time to take a picture when you're learning how to self defend?? Last October I took a Krav Maga Womens Self Defense Seminar. Mari went with me. It was highly informative. Though as Chad, Rakesh's cousin, put it best - it's a seminar on how to punch a guy in the groin and the many moves to get in position to punch a guy in the groin. lol. It was fun. Mari, my baby sister, has really strong legs so when we'd practice, she'd almost knock me down everytime. And needless to say, Rakesh and I haven't play wrestled in a while. I think he's scared. lol
Anyone that knows Rakesh and I knows that our anniversary is February 15th. Seems strange that he'd ask me out the day after Valentines but you don't know the story behind it.
Going on a tangent in 3, 2, 1.... Rakesh and I were Seniors in High School. School was out for the day. We were chatting it up outside in the parking lot before heading home. It was Feb 13 - our flirting was still fairly new and our parents completely disapproved. lol. Rakesh was asking all these questions and being SO obvious about trying to get a hint at something to get me for Valentines day the next day. So I finally just blurted, "Please don't get me anything for Valentines day or ask me to be your girlfriend on Valentines. That's just so cheesy and cliche." He just laughed at me and my awkwardness. He said 'OK' and we went our separate ways for home and for the weekend. Valentines came and went. We had talked a bit on the phone but no surprises. Little did I know, at MIDNIGHT that night, when it was technically and officially February 15th, that he'd be ringing my phone about how he couldn't wait one second longer to ask me to be his girlfriend. :)
Back to the present... So naturally, I'm usually the receiver of gifts on our anniversary and Valentines. So this year, I thought I'd change it up a bit. I ordered flowers (edible flowers made of fruit) to be sent to his school during his clinic hours. The note read our simple short hand note since we'd been dating in high school - 143224A. (Translation - I Love You Today Tomorrow Forever & Always) He called when he got them. For those of you who are lucky enough to have been with your spouse as long as I have, you know the expressions they make without even having to actually be looking at them. And when he called, I could tell he was blushing. Smiling like a toothy dork, but definitely blushing. :D
(Mission: Make my man feel loved. Mission Accomplished!)
Number 97 - Sing Karaoke
This was last summer sometime. I had gone out with Darcy. We were bar hopping and decided to stop at her Aunt's bar in Clear Lake, Treehouse. (Fun place by the way. If you're looking for something with good priced drinks and more casual, its a good place to start the night.) Anyway, the night we went, the karaoke person was there. So a few drinks later and Darcy and I were up on stage singing. We sang "Let it rip, Let it fly" by the Dixie Chicks. Halfway thru some drunk chick at the bar came up and sang with us. It was a good time. And I actually remembered all the words even though I hadn't heard the song in ages! A proud moment for me. :D
Number 51 - Find a Bridesmaid dress for Landolt's Wedding.
Well this one is done but not exactly what I had in mind when I wrote down the goal. When I made my list, I was under the impression (since it had been her dream wedding theme since she started going to Ren Fair) that I would be in an unusual bridesmaid dress - something more Renaissance inspired. But! Since Landolt's theme has shifted to be more beach oriented I get a traditional bridesmaid dress. Its a baby blue flowy strapless tea length dress. I've got 2 weeks to make it fit comfortably, but the dress is picked out and paid for, so Number 51 - check! :)
So those are the things I've managed to get done in the last year that I hadn't had a chance to update my list for. :D yay! 4 more goals done! what what!
(The photo was added at a later day so you could see the dress. Actually quite pretty don't you think? Love that shade of blue!)