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Update: 32 While 32!

Posted Jan 07 2013 7:30am

Friends! This is the start to my first (and many others) full week back to work for 2013. Unlike most Mondays, I was actually looking forward to it. I had a great weekend and a really nice start to the year.

Thanks for the feedback on my word for the year. Like every year I have high hopes for making things happen, but this year especially I have a good feeling.


One thing I am doing to start the year off on the right foot is to take a look at my 32 While 32 . I have quite a few items to cross off the list, but I also have a bit of updating to do too! Just recently I marked, #26. Take a sewing class, off the list. I’ve taken another sewing class before but it just didn’t stick so I decided to go back to the basics. I signed up for a simple tote bag class at Gather Here in Cambridge.

The studio where the classes are taught are super cozy and cute so I, of course, forgot to take a picture of the place. So much fabric and yarn!

The class was five people with one instructor. She walked us through the basics of marking out our pattern, cutting and then moved to the sewing room.

We were able to pick our own fabric and the pattern was a simple tote bag. Something we could easily finish within the class time and walk out of class with a finished project.

My final tote bag!





The fabric was pretty cool and immediately caught my eye. I loved all the little people scenes, animals, and the monochromatic colors.


I had so much fun that I bought fabric to make a few more. Once those are done I am going to sign up for a more advanced class!


I’ve also been working on #24. Visit 3 museums . I have visited two so far but still need one more. On Saturday night I ALMOST finished this one, but not quite. I went to see the Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit !

For one weekend a big exhibit was set up at the Seaport World Trade Center. The exhibit had about 10 different dinosaur scenes that were set up with backdrops, lighting, sound effects, and animatronics to make it engaging and reflecting of the time when the dinosaurs lived.

The whole exhibit was geared towards kids so you could touch and feel the dinosaurs and make them move with controls. As an adult, it was fun to be involved too!

Triceratops has always been my favorite! This exhibit made it so that this dinosaur was actually breathing. So cool!



In addition to the scenes, the exhibit also had a Dino Dig for fossils, movies, face painting and mini golf.  They even had a giant playground with a huge slide. I wish I was at an age where it was appropriate for me to rent one of these suckers for a birthday party.


After our visit I have a big desire to watch all of the Jurassic Park movies. ;)

So, it wasn’t exactly a museum, but it was something fun and different to do!

I’m working on marking off a few more, but I can predict that I will be giving money to the Humane Society . Eh. There is always 33 While 33 to make up for it!


For those of you with a X While X list, how are you doing?! Are you marking things off your list?!

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