- Stay cigarette free. (3+ years and counting!)
- Get the second floor remodel finished. (Please let this be the year.)
- Hang the family wall.
- Unpack and organize arts and craft room.
- Continue to practice unapologetic self-confidence.
- Take impeccable care of myself.
- Celebrate my people.
- Tend the garden.
- Go to Michigan.
- Go to Italy.
- Work on confidence in skiing blue squares.
- Invite people in.
- Get V their license.
- Frame & hang embroidered cities.
- Start another x-stitch project.
- Get a mole screen.
- And a mammogram.
- And a colonoscopy. (Yay 45!)
- Make artistic messes.
- Embrace work.
- Take V on college campus tours.
- Purge bookshelves and reorganize.
- Set up a home gym area.
- Use it.
- Earn at least silver in monthly Peloton challenges.
- Purge/deep clean basement storage area.
- Propagate and repot the windowsill cacti.
- Repot the monstera.
- Practice identifying bird calls.
- Knit Jesse socks.
- Knit the sheep pillow to learn bobbles.
- Buy no yarn (excepting yarn club renewal).
- Continue to develop comfort in all things boat – docking, driving, trailering.
- Start step one of the backyard landscaping project.
- Clean out the garage.
- Find a record stand for the office.
- Attend the local knit night at least three times.
- Sew the recreation blanket.
- Fix the family room cabinet.
- Keep practicing manicure skills.
- Take a class.
- Renew kids’ passports.
- Leave room for surprises.
I love making these lists every year. I surprise myself with what I do (and don’t) manage to check off them and what I find myself repeating year after year. I wonder at what point I’ll stop adding numbers to the list despite adding years to my age. I’m not there yet. Here’s a look at past years: 44, 43, 42, 40, 39, 38
Interesting list,Kate. I don’t do a list like this. It’s enjoyable watching you grow to becoming.
I just came from something that that I have not done for 20 years. They have a church service at this new place that I live now. I went down for coffee and some one was playing the piano and the music drew me in. I was delighted to find the minister was from the Methodist Church which is the church I was brought up. Something new for me in my old ways. Delightful.
I like the quote!
Enjoy your day.
Oh that does sound delightful! I hope this new experience is a wonderful one for you!!
Ally Bean says
Your list is perfect, the mundane [Go to Michigan] and the magical [Got to Italy] are side-by-side. I hope you achieve all that you need to do on your list, the whole thing if that works, too. This is a fun idea.
Thank you, Ally! It would be so lovely if I managed to finish this whole list – though some of them will have to stay on it just by virtue of life needing maintenance!
First and foremost, congratulations on quitting (and staying quit) smoking. I smoked for over 20 years and understand how difficult it is to quit and stay quit (16 years for me now). Hooray!
I have yet to have a colonoscopy. Mike will receive his first next month. I’ll schedule my appointment after his.
I’m obsessed with birding (and bird calls). I’m happy that more people are becoming interested in birding. It has significantly improved my mental health.
Invite people in! YES. I’d like to start a women’s circle. I have a small circle of friends, but I’d like to start one inspired by the one I attended at a horse farm recently.
Katie, I absolutely love this list. Let’s toast to 45, my friend. Happy Birthday!
Congrats on over 16 years, Kari!! That’s awesome! And I will absolutely toast to 45 and bird watching, and to you creating another friend circle that is calling to you!! That sounds amazing!
Happy birthday, Kate! I love your lists. May it be a good year. 🙂
I hope so!! If the day itself was any indication, I think it might be. I’m feeling very spoiled!
I didn’t realize this List is on your birthday. Happy birthday belated, Kate!
I went to the library at the facility and found Nora ROBERTS The Awakening and The Bcoming, The Dragon Heart Legacy Book 1 & Book 2. I’ve never read any of her books. The cover designs look like fantasy. Have you read or any of your readers read these?