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Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. ~William James

scramsta follows:
  • Go skydiving
  • Finish making the quilt I started 6 years ago
  • Run a 10K – without taking ANY walk breaks
  • Do a short triathlon
  • Get my RLA
  • Read the Fountainhead – not just skim it.
  • Go to Italy for a wine tour
  • Be a barista
  • Own a coffee shop
  • Be debt-free
  • Own a hot tub in a landscaped backyard
  • Buy a vintage convertible
  • Visit Norway
  • Sew a Halloween costume for myself (a really cool fancy baroque dress)
  • Play French Horn with a group
  • Make my own wine, in the basement.
  • Sing in a choir
  • Be an adjunct Professor for a College/University
  • Own a home on Lake Superior
  • Take a photography class
  • Drive the whole Hwy 1 from South to North
  • Write a book
  • Breed German Shepherd Dogs
  • Raise a Seeing Eye Dog
  • Be clutter-free
  • Play the piano once a day for 15 minutes
  • Share a steak dinner with my son.
  • Not have a car payment for a year straight.
  • Watch my son play high school sports
  • Drywall a room, without the help of a contractor
  • Host a big party at our house for all of our friends.
  • Go whale-watching
  • Go scuba-diving
  • Go to Indonesia again
  • Go to a yoga retreat for a week
  • Get season tickets for UM football
  • Be a regular tailgater at UM football.
  • Take a class in stained-glass
  • Go camping for a week on Isle Royale
  • Go for a girls weekend every other year with my cousins from TRF
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit a farmer’s market every Saturday
  • Eat at least 80% of our food from a local organic source (farm, garden, etc.)
  • Have season tickets to the DSO
  • Go ziplining over the rainforest
  • Go for a hot Air balloon ride in northern Michigan for a fall color tour
  • Learn how to cook really good fall off the bone ribs in the smoker
  • Go whitewater rafting as a family
  • Work on a ranch for a week – a working vacation
  • Grow peaches and apples in our yard.
  • Have a meaningful collection of Pewabic tiles
  • Teach my son to snow ski
  • Have our neighbors over for dinner
  • Volunteer at a shelter once a month
  • Go on a cemetery tour of New Orleans
  • Go kayaking in Northern Michigan
  • Make digital photobooks of all of our vacations
  • See a choral and full orchestral performance in the National Cathedral in Washington DC
  • Have an art studio
  • Have chickens – from which we can get fresh eggs!
  • Have a bathroom with a chandelier in it.
  • Rent a beach house in the Outer Banks and spend a week of vacation there with lots of family
  • Go hang gliding in California
  • Get my teeth straightened (again) with braces.
  • Take a cooking class
  • Have a pet frog
  • Have a yoga studio
  • Take a class in ceramics
  • Make a set of dishes
  • Knit a sweater
  • Visit a psychic
  • Have a house with a porch and two big rocking chairs side-by-side
  • Make a ring with both of my mother’s wedding stones
  • Live on a lake
  • Be a member of the Boosters when my son is in HS
  • Have a cutting garden so I can have fresh flowers in the house all summer.
  • Forgive all those whom I feel have ever wronged me in some way
  • Keep a sketch journal
  • Play on a golf league
  • Have an organized walk-in closet
  • Have a wall of family photos in all different silver frames
  • Get a facial once every 6 months
  • Organize my basement
  • Park my car in the garage
  • Have a Greenhouse/Hothouse in the backyard
  • Make lefse every year.
  • Sew a quilt made of Joseph’s baby clothes/blankets
  • Go on a walking tour of New England
  • Go to Washington DC during Cherry Blossom time
  • Be a Polar Bear once (jump into a frozen lake or river)
  • Drive a race car in a driving school (and GO FAST!)
  • Have a fridge that FITS in the kitchen.
  • Have a cleaning person come once a month.
  • Have a place for everything, and everything in it’s place
  • Learn to the play the guitar
  • Sing at an open mic night at a coffeehouse or somewhere.
  • Make spaghetti sauce every year from our garden, and give the jars away as gifts
  • Have a pond in the backyard, with a gazebo hanging/floating on the edge
  • Take a 21-day (or more) cruise to Alaska
  • Get into a habit of a 5-minute meditation before bed every night
  • Learn to appreciate Good Scotch.
dec 26 2009 ∞
mar 4 2019 +