Thursday, November 20, 2008

My List

A while back, Amy of doubleh-vay invited me to join her in making a kind of mini "life list" or "bucket list"--things you want to do in this life, but with a shorter time frame, like before your next birthday, and in the spirit of what is real and doable and of being good to yourself. I thought it was a charming idea! And I love a good list, so here we go.

Before I turn 44 (eek!) I would like to . . .
:: Shop my home "library." E.g., make use of some of the lovely books I own but have never used. Especially some of my cookbooks and craft books I thumb through longingly but never get around to.
:: Learn to knit on double pointed needles.
:: Make a dress.
:: Try two new vegetables from farmer's market that I've never tried before.
:: Have a little tea party with Dieter and Rainer. Use a selection from Faith's old tea sets. If I do this soon maybe we'll use the Christmas set. Make mini-cupcakes or a mini-bundt.
:: Celebrate Ken's and my "first date" anniversary.
:: Write a letter to a friend. Mail it.
:: Wear striped tights.
:: Wear more dresses.
:: Make a new apron.
:: Go on a picnic with the family. Not a Subway picnic--a real picnic, with hand pies.
:: Donate money to a cause I believe in.
:: Make boats from walnut shells with the boys, or bark boats, and sail them the next time we go hiking.
:: teach Dieter to play board games.
:: Have a family game night.
:: Try at least one recipe from Nigella Express, Apples for Jam, and Appetite, all of which I own but don't use.

That's it for now. Short and doable. What about you?

13 comments:

bigbucketgirl said...

A bucket list? Well...if a list's got my name in it i'd better make one!

I love your striped tights one and the tea set idea. Our youngest is having a proper china t set for christmas from his grandparents....i can't wait!

MoziEsmé said...

I love your list - doable yet challenging!

driftwood said...

love your list - and what a great idea. I just bought some gorgeous striped knee high socks, not quite as funky as tights, but....
great idea to use your home library too, I promised myself a recipe a week in January, and have failed.... must try again!

melissa s. said...

love your list, especially #1. and oh, a tea party with the kids sounds lovely!

Meg said...

I love this idea--and with a birthday next week, I can start to plan my next year!

Anna said...

You've GOT to try anything from appetite. We call it "food porn" in our house! Am I alowed to say that? Oops I just did! Go for it, induldge!

Rain said...

What a fabulous idea. I think I am going to steal your walnut boat idea for my boys.

Knit - R - Done said...

You can always replace DPNs with one long circular (magic loop.)

It sounds lovely. Very inspirational to have such a great attitude, especially after all you have been through.

Kelli said...

great list. Sometimes I need to stop and smell the roses and make a simple loveable list like this, my list tends to be make it through the day. so sad.

have a wonderful day

Hot Belly Mama - taking it all back said...

I love the boats from walnut shells or bark idea! What a simple way to create a lifetime lovely memory. After all, that is what the bucket list is about... memories.

:)

Deirdre said...

So happy you are all home and life is getting back to normal.

Also Love your list:-)

I made one of 40 things to do before I'm 40 on my blog...but based on recent days, I'll be lucky to do half of them.

But now I want to add family game night to the list!

ames said...

Yay double pointed needles! I think they are tons of fun :)

Amber said...

Oh, "Apples for Jam" - I have it also because I was crazy crazy crazy for it a few years ago & didn't want anything else for Christmas! It's so very beautiful & ... ummm... sitting on my shelf gathering dust! What's with that?! I don't actually know if I've ever cooked *anything* from it!

Love your bucket-list & will put "writing a bucket-list" on my big-bucket-list-o-things to do ;)

p.s So happy to hear that your little one is home & feeling better. x