101 in 1001: What Was I Thinking?

For those of you who have been following my little blog for a while (thank you for reading!), you know I’ve been participating in one of those 101 in 1001 lists. First, there are two things that I have finished but haven’t posted about yet: #5 – Buy a new sofa, and #68 – Refinish a piece of furniture. Both of these items go along with some updates we are making to the house, so I’m not quite ready to take pictures yet, but I can at least show you proof that I did refinish a piece of furniture. This Pottery Barn headboard used to be black, but I wanted a softer look for the master bedroom and decided to paint it sort of an antique brass:

And second, because my deadline is fast approaching, I have been reviewing the rest of the list to see what I have left to accomplish. There are a few things that I’m not really interested in doing anymore, a few things that are no longer possible (visiting my brother in Scotland – he moved back to the States!), and more than a few what-was-I-thinking items. I’m not a quitter though, and I still plan to complete as much as I possibly can assuming it’s possible. I think I mentioned this before, but the one item on the list that seems completely insurmountable is riding a bike to the end of the W&OD Trail and back. The DC end. That’s about a 56 mile ride. I think when I added that item on the list, I figured I had already done a 20 mile ride so what’s another 36? Except I don’t think I rode my bike all last year because of a knee injury, and now I’m not in any kind of shape to do even 20 miles! But I’m still willing to spend this spring, summer (ugh), and fall trying my best to get this item crossed off the list. I’ve already been out a couple of times for very short rides just to get back into the habit. So if that one is the only other 101 in 1001 item I happen to complete before the deadline is here, I’ll still be really proud because that’s the big one for me. So stay tuned!

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  • Cindy - I LOVE it. The color is fabulous! So pretty..ReplyCancel

  • Eileen Broderick - Gorgeous bed frame!! Love the color, too. You rock on your 101. I, on the other hand, have SUCKED at mine! Oh, well. I am living vicariously through you nowadays anyway…So get riding!ReplyCancel

  • Eileen Broderick - Oh! And BTW–the blog looks AMAZING!ReplyCancel

  • Alan - Hi Susan,

    I will totally understand if you ignore and delete this…it’s random I know. I’m trying to decide between taking photography classes at Northern Virginia Community College or at the Washington School of Photography.

    Any opinions or advice?

    Love your pics…very nice lighting!ReplyCancel