Mighty List

Places to Go & Things to See
  1. Take the White House tour.
  2. See Wilco at the Ryman.
  3. See Wilco in Chicago.
  4. Tour Graceland.
Things to Make
  1. Mozzarella.
Things to Do
  1. Karaoke.
  2. Pay for a stranger’s dinner.
  3. Be an extra in a movie.
  4. Send surprise gifts to 5 friends for no reason. (1/5)
  5. Write a short story. Let someone other than Rockford read it.
  6. Get 50 massages. (lifted from Leslie)
  7. Help my youngest brother get into college.
  8. Write a children’s book.
  9. Host a summer movie series in the backyard.
  10. Take saxophone lessons.
  11. Try out for our local community band.
  12. Learn to knit. Make something I’m proud to have made.
  13. Teach Poppy to ride a bike.
  14. Teach Pete to ride a bike.
  15. Come up with at least 100 items for this list.
Flights of Fancy
  1. Be debt-free.
  2. Touch a beluga whale.
  3. Hug a sloth.
  4. Feed a giraffe.
  5. Attend Camp Mighty.
  6. Go to Italy with my niece.
  7. Take my dad to Alaska.
  8. Spend a week in Paris with Rockford.
  9. Spend a week in NYC with Rockford.
  10. Take a cooking class in Beijing.
  11. Take a vacation in the Seychelles.
  12. Spend a long weekend at Blackberry Farm.
  13. Commission a portrait of Poppy.
  14. … and one of Pete.
  15. … and one of Marsha T. Cat.
  16. Visit Belgium.
  17. Visit Ireland.
  18. Visit Australia.
  19. Spend a week at a family summer camp.
Around the House
  1. Make our bedroom a beautiful, serene place.
  2. Unpack every last box.
  3. Renovate the basement.
  4. Take down the wallpaper in the master bathroom.
  5. Take down the wallpaper in the hall bathroom.
  6. Decorate Pete’s room.
Long-Term Projects
  1. Take portraits of 25 people I love. (6/25)
  2. Go on 15 family hikes. (2/15 complete)
  3. Buy 5 pieces of original art. (1/5 complete)
  4. 35 random acts of kindness (5/35).
  5. Watch all of the Academy Awards Best Picture winners. (35/85)
Completed Items
  1. Buy a great pair of boots.
  2. Take the kids to Disney World. // “An exhaustive look at our trip to Disney World,” 08/22/12.
  3. Grow my own vegetables. // “In which I grow something for dinner,” 05/2012.
  4. Get a manicure. // “Experimenting with food, fingernails and fashion,” 01/08/12
  5. Upgrade my wardrobe. (Fewer T-shirts.) // “Experimenting with food, fingernails and fashion,” 01/08/12
  6. Make Sizzling Rice Soup. // “Experimenting with food, fingernails and fashion,” 01/08/12
  7. Make Butterfingers, 11/09/11.
  8. Make cream soda.
  9. Spend a night on a train. // “And Then I Came Home,” 08/03/11. (It wasn’t overnight, but it was an 11-hour train ride. I’m counting it!)
  10. Buy a house. // “Home is Wherever I’m With You,” 08/08/11.
  11. Work on a Habitat house. // “I Almost Made a Blister on My Thumb,” 03/22/10.

(Rockford made a list, too! Here it is!)

13 thoughts on “Mighty List”

  1. I’m pretty sure I can help with 13, 16 & 18 whenever I visit, or whenever you visit us. =)

    edited to add, because the numbers will likely change: 13. Get a manicure; 16. Buy a great pair of boots; 18. Upgrade my wardrobe. (Fewer T-shirts.)

  2. I’d like to volunteer for #9. :) Re: #19, how about some cooking goals? Like make amazing Chinese food or take a class or something? Or how about some more volunteer-y goals, like soup kitchen-ing or helping an elderly lady with something?

    9. Send surprise gifts to 5 friends; 19. Come up with 100 items for this list.

    1. Oh, lady, you know you’re on the list! But now it won’t be a surprise. You’re also on the list for #40 (take 25 portraits…).

  3. I would love to help with #4 – maybe when I know Alia is tall enough to ride rides. :)
    I would help with #12 too. You should combine 45 with 18. Looks awesome!

    4. Take the kids to Disney; 12. Write a short story. Let someone other than Rockford read it; 45. Watch all of the Academy Awards Best Picture winners & 18. Host a summer movie series in the backyard.

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