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101 in 1001 ~ update the twenty-third

It’s time for the 23rd update on my 101 in 1001 Challenge! If you haven’t been following along on this journey so far or have any questions about what the challenge is, you can check out this link for details.

It’s May! It’s May! The lusty month of May. (Well, actually now it’s almost June. Still.) Lots happened this month, but I did manage to get some items knocked off of my challenge list!

Here’s this month’s challenge progress:

May 2018
3 items completed this month
15 items currently in progress

56% complete

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Food #37:  Go wine tasting in Napa Valley ~ 5/20/2018

We spent a weekend in Napa, and went wine tasting and saw a “Weird” Al concert. It was a very fun trip, and we were sensible for it, too. We only went to two wineries–one per day–so that we could properly enjoy the wines. Silenus Winery, where we went the first day, is rare in that they have their own wines but also rent their equipment and storage space to other vintners. As a result, they have multiple wine labels in their tasting room, and have the largest variety I have seen from all but the hugest wine makers. They were a really fun place to visit, and I’d highly recommend them to anyone heading to the area.

Personal #63:  Tour a vineyard ~ 5/21/2018

Mr. Wyrm and I enjoyed a tour of the Lasseter Family Winery this month. (This was day 2 of our Napa trip mentioned above.) It was really neat to see how they go through the entire process. Our guide also showed us some of the ways they keep an organic vineyard, which was nice in comparison to the usually vague “it’s organic” claims. One thing that I thought was particularly neat was they use a colony of bluebirds to guard their vines from crows and other birds. It seems the bluebirds don’t eat the grapes, but they will guard their territory from other birds, who would eat the grapes if allowed.

Health #45:  Drink the recommended amount of water daily for a week (do 10 times) ~ 5/27/2018

As with the breakfast task that I completed last month, this one was hard in that I’d be doing fine for most of the week… and then fail completely. The most likely scenario was that I’d stay hydrated all through the work week, and then one or both days of the weekend I’d utterly forget to keep up with it. For me, the biggest turning point was when my sister introduced me to WaterMinder, an app which tracks your water (and other liquid) intake and sends you reminders throughout the day to keep drinking.

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Not tons finished, but I did work on more tasks than this–the others are just still in progress. I think I had a very productive month! Have a great June!

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4 thoughts on “101 in 1001 ~ update the twenty-third

  1. How are you drinking water? Bottled, tap or something else?
    Our boss buys us 24packs of the 1/2liter water bottles for work and on the hot days I can really suck them down. But at home, it is definitely more of a struggle…

    1. I tend to vary day to day, which doesn’t help either. Some days I’ll drink from cups, other days from the bottles. I try to refill whatever it is I’m using, though, and use the same vessel throughout the whole day to be green.

  2. With the water thing, did you find it affected you at all? I mean, when you drank more water did you notice you felt better, had more energy, etc?

    Well done on ticking these off . The full list looks really impressive!

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I did seem to generally feel better when I’d been keeping hydrated continually, but I also was mostly-but-not-quite hydrated on many days too, so it was a bit harder to tell a difference than I’d like. Still, a generally better healthy feeling is a good thing even if I can’t point to many specifics!

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