My I’m-Not-Waiting-Anymore List
As a list person, the best thing about a list is crossing something off, and I have been known in times of great duress to write down things I’ve already done in order to immediately experience the satisfaction of a red line. And thus, I did it here, too. Give a girl a break. Otherwise it’s depressingly insurmountable.
Complete a novel.
Publish. Something. Anything.
Get Gabe to Europe.
Be a redhead.
Cross the Panama Canal.
Run a 5k.
Run a 10k.
Drive a convertible (again)
Paris in the Spring.
Ogle glaciers in Alaska (twice!)
Get a professional family portrait taken.
Learn to ballroom dance.
Finish a craft project. Just one. Any one.
Finish the backyard remodel.
Have drinks with Susan Wagner.
Take the boys to Hawaii
Use my china at least once a month.
Light candles. Often.
Ride (horseback) in Hyde Park.
Paint something worth hanging on a wall.
Finish Penny before the cows come home.
Always make piecrust from scratch.
Create a backyard you want to take pictures of.
Remodel the kitchen into something open and gorgeous.
Enlarge the master bedroom into something open and gorgeous.
Kiss the Blarney Stone (it didn’t help. I must be already as full of blarney as you can get.)
Wear more dresses like Dianne.
Search for seashells in the Bahamas.
Ski Breckenridge (again, with Gabe).
Make weekend family hikes a tradition.
Learn to use Twitter.
Own a boutique.
Teach the boys to ski.
Visit the Musee D’Orsay
Lounge on a beach in Provence.
Drink chianti in a sidewalk cafe in Italy.
Sip a vouvray on a balcony overlooking le vallee de la Loire.
Stand in the shadow of the Parthenon.
Memorize more scripture.
Laugh so hard my stomach hurts. More often.
Wake up to the sound of waves crashing under my window.
Write a children’s book.
Take Scoob to Africa when he turns 12 and show him just how priveleged he really is.
Do the same for Scrappy.
Bake cakes the old-fashioned way (from scratch!). Often.
Learn to use WordPress.
Become reknowned for my (insert name of one or two homemade somethingorothers)
Turn up the music
“Oh wherever you are and wherever you’ve been, now is the time to begin.”
That’s all for now.