Thursday, October 25, 2012


Everyone is writing lists these days.  Bucket lists.  Grocery lists.  Laundry lists.  To do lists.  I've been thinking of all sorts of things that I'd like to put on my list, but I don't write them down & poof, they're gone.  So here's a list, in no particular order, for no particular reason.  I'm only numbering it so I don't have to count them when I'm done.  Let's call it an "Awesomeness" list.  {thank you, Kelly for the AWESOME shirt!}

  1. Project Life in 2013.  Yep.  I'm going to do it.  For those of you non-scrapbookers, it's a system of sorts to get your photos for the year documented.  One week at a time.  A two year hiatus from scrapbooking is plenty.
  2. Speaking of photos, I'm going to print all the photos I've not printed this year.  This weekend.
  3. World Domination Summit {WDS}.  "It's all about unconventional, remarkable people coming together for a weekend of adventure." I'm going with my friend Heather.  It's so outside of my comfort zone it's terrifying.  I can't wait!
  4. Twitter.  I'm ditching you.  Maybe not just're still active.  But soon...bye bye birdie!
  5. Beaches.  I am not living this life without frequent beach visits.  Doesn't have to be an ocean can be a lake beach.  
  6. Purging.  The house.  The garage.  The shed.  If I don't love it, it's outta here.  
  7. Teeny, tiny houses.  Don & I disagree on this immensely.  I want a teeny tiny house.  Like 600 square feet.  He says he doesn't want to go outside to change his underwear.  I'll keep working on him.  He has a few years to get used to the idea.
  8. I'm going to see every one of my friends in the next year.  The one in Oregon.  The one in Missouri.  The friends scattered all over the country.  The family in Oklahoma, Texas, Phoenix, Tucson.  They can come to me, or I'm coming to them.  So look out.
  9. Painting.  Creating.  
  10. Smiling.  People, I am smiling on the inside all the time.  Sometimes (ok a lot of the time) the exterior doesn't show it.  I'm working on it.  I really am a happy girl :)
  11. Road trips.  I have lived in Arizona my whole life.  I've never been to the White Mountains.  I haven't been to a lot of places.  Time to break out the Weird Arizona book again & drive.
  12. I haven't been to New Mexico, either.  Going there too.
  13. Juicing.  Time to get back on that wagon.  It's so good! 
  14. New clothes.  Ones that fit.  Flatter.  Aren't unraveling.  No more buying stuff because it's on the clearance rack.  No more keeping stuff that I hate. 
  15. Noticing a theme here?  If I don't like doesn't serve a has no meaning...outta here!
  16. Roller derby.  I'm going.  I'm not playing {dang it!}, but I'm going.  
  17. I'm going to learn to make my favorite Thai food.  Maybe take a cooking class.
  18. Oh, and cupcakes?  Come to mama!  Time to start baking again.  Why'd I give that up?
  19. Continuing on with my piggy bank/trip to the bookstore with my nieces & nephews.  When we come full circle & the first one is back at the head of the line, they're getting a little bag of gold coins & dinner & a movie with Auntie & Uncle.  They seem to really like our outings...I love them.
  20. I'm not reading books I don't like anymore.  Tell the Wolves I'm Home?  WTF People Magazine?  And the same with The Family Fang.  Five stars?  Are you kidding me?  The Perks of Being a Wallflower?  How freaking depressing.  Didn't love the new Happiner at Home either.  Don't judge me for reading fluff.  Just read A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux.  Or the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.  Or any Dean Koontz book.  Or even the fluffy Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich.  Those all make me happy.  Don't think I only like smut or Dean Koontz.  The Fault In Our Stars is a new favorite.  And if you'd like to laugh your ass off at total inappropriateness, Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson made me laugh out loud!
  21. Put some new photos in frames.  And hang them up.
  22. Continue taking classes at NAU just because they are fun.
  23. Re-join the Athletic Club or start going to a regular yoga class at a yoga studio.  Oooohhh, it's almost cold enough for me to venture back into Bikram....lovely heat....
  24. Listen to more music.  Talk radio is making me old.  
  25. Get a couple more chickens.  I love those little cluckers.
Ok.  That's it for tonight.  I reserve the right to add to this list randomly & in other posts.  I'll just pick up the numbers from where I left off.  


  1. what a great list! smiling so big over here!

  2. "Talk radio is making me old" made me spit my coffee out and of course brought a huge smile to my face! So much on your list I feel that I could have written. May I take part in some of your journey? - Your always smiling on the outside friend - Audra

  3. You are awesome and full of awesomeness. I love your list and would of told you so last night had I not been reading it in bed. I look forward to both our journeys. XO