Monday, March 26, 2018

101 in 1001 - March Update

In the past two months, I've slowly but surely been crossing things off my 101 in 1001 list. With a year of the 2.75 down, I have crossed off 36 things or about a third of the list! I cannot wait to share what I have been up to below as learning is the greatest thing for the soul.
Creating a Gallery Wall and Fresh Flowers Once a Month 
I have been slowly framing all of the postcards I have collected, maps I've saved and odd things from my travels. It is finally come together and while I love what I have up, I cannot wait to keep growing this montage of my past on the wall. I sometimes forget all of the the interesting things that I've gotten to do so far in my life and it makes me so grateful when I see all of these items on my wall each day when I come home from work.

I recently got into the habit of buying some flowers for my "coffee" table or my bedroom and I love how festive it makes the apartment feel. When I see the orange gerber daisies I got last week, it instantly puts a smile on my face and that makes the cost of them worthwhile for me.

My Favorite Sports Bra
I have been working out a lot recently with a fitness groupon that I love. I pretty much always keep a workout set of clothing in the car but I found that my favorite sports bra I own is an old one from Old Navy. What I love about it is that it hooks like a normal bra in the back but really supports you in intense movements or during a gentle yoga class. This one linked is pretty similar.

Sky Diving 
I never thought that I would actually go skydiving but my coworker J invited me to go as that is his hobby. I was a little nervous but with some reassurance from other coworkers that had already went, I drove to the site and did the darn thing. I was really calm the whole plane ride up (thank you yoga breathing!) but got super nervous when I put my feet on the strut of the plane to jump. My tandem instructor just pushed me after the count of three and we went flying! It was such a rush! It was super cold in March to go but honestly, it was one of my top 5 things I have ever done in my life. I am totally going again when it is warm!!

Knife Skills Class
I wanted to do something low-key for my birthday because I went skydiving earlier in the month. In every city I lived in America, Sur La Table has a knife skills class. I never took it because it didn't fit with my schedule. This year, it just so happened that it fell on my actual birthday! I booked the class immediately and went to learn more about cutting my food and why technique is so important. Chef Michael taught me that my current knife skills leave a lot to be desired but my main takeaways were not to be afraid of the knife, curl your fingertips underneath your hand to keep them safe, and trust your cutting instincts to increase your speed. I already signed up for two more classes at the store - Cast Iron Cooking and Homemade Gluten Free Pasta. I am so excited!

Extra: Cooking Class at the Milwaukee Art Museum
I saw a flier for this class at the museum during the monthly yoga class and I figured it would be an interesting way to learn how to cook something new. The Spring Cooking Class at the museum was more of an instructional class than a hands on class but I loved it anyway! Chef Zack, the executive chef of the museum, made us a full spring dinner party menu complete from appetizer to dessert. Compound pea butter on crostini with cardamom, watermelon radish and spring veggie salad, lamb with salsa verde and a berry poke cake rounded out the menu. It was all delicious and I cannot wait to make this for my friends and family. They will have another one in the fall so be on the lookout!

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