Unfinished Business

  1. Go back to Germany with my kids with backpacks and rail passes.
  2. Go back to school.
  3. Graduate college with honors. Cum Laude, baby!!
  4. Finish my Masters.. Change of plans: Hello, Juris Doctor.
  5. Never forget to take care of myself ever again.
  6. Remember that everyone I meet has a wounded heart.
  7. Have something I’ve written published. Keep going and write some more.
  8. Write my first book. Now get started on the next one.
  9. Learn Photoshop and Illustrator.
  10. Ride in a hot air balloon. Nevermind about that.
  11. Read Moby Dick all the way through. Kinda don’t care anymore.
  12. Take an Indian cooking class.
  13. Learn to knit socks.
  14. Take a life-drawing class again.
  15. Buy art made by other people.
  16. Have a clothesline.
  17. Have a push lawnmower.
  18. Go to Italy and see where Regiano is made.
  19. Have a dumbwaiter in my house. I still like the idea, but I like my house enough that I’m willing to concede.
  20. See the Grand Canyon.
  21. Visit the Smithsonian.
  22. See a show on Broadway. And HAMILTON of all things!!
  23. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  24. Have my front tooth fixed. Thank you, Renn and Emily!
  25. Have an Ostheimer nativity.
  26. Learn to play my piano. In process
  27. Rockclimb. Meh.
  28. Date a man who will wear a kilt.
  29. See Chris Cornell in concert. Damn it all.
  30. Figure out how to work my Mac.
  31. Go on a real vacation, not a car trip.
  32. Practice yoga. Thanks, Adrienne!
  33. Go blonde.
  34. Own my own home. Again. Woot!
  35. Live near my family.
  36. Have chickens.
  37. Make it to the top of Half Dome.
  38. Camp again with my dad.
  39. Take my kids to Disneyland.
  40. Be able to see my abdominal muscles. Completely do not care anymore.
  41. Live near the ocean. Again.
  42. Not settle.
  43. Believe in my own intuition and perceptions.
  44. Be a better recycler. Got bins from the county and am religious about it.
  45. Take a train somewhere romantic.
  46. Have a garden and eat locally.
  47. Learn to make cheese.
  48. Learn to make soap.
  49. Upcycle whenever possible.
  50. Learn to use a letterpress.
  51. Learn bookbinding.
  52. Run a half-marathon. Also oddly do not care about this, either.
  53. Have medical insurance again.
  54. Go to Machu Pichu.
  55. Be scrupulously honest with myself, no matter what.
  56. Never be afraid of love.
  57. Visit Arlington to see my Grandpa Jack’s memorial.
  58. Have something made from the McKay tartan. I love my sash and amber rosette, and Jeff has a full kilt.
  59. Go to Brazil.
  60. Laugh more with my children. Daily.
  61. Remember what’s really important and reassess often.
  62. Always have an English Mastiff. Hello, Tiberius (following Jack, Foof, & Wink)
  63. Retire to a beach house.
  64. Grow jasmine, lavender and rosemary.
  65. Have my own small office.
  66. Tackle self-doubt and imposter syndrome.

6 thoughts on “Unfinished Business

  1. Did you JUST make this? It’s so similar to my list. And I was actually thinking last week that my next house has to have a dumbwaiter too. I put a laundry chute in this one but now I need a big dumbwaiter. I also want chickens, theoretically, but I’ve been told it’s really messy and high maintenance.

  2. No, I’ve had a running list for years. This one has been recently updated, but this list has been around a long time. I noticed the similarities when I read your. We should meet in the middle and take an Indian cooking class.

    I had chickens when I was a kid, and they are messy- but I’d like to have a few again. I love the noises they make.

    I want a dumbwaiter so badly!

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