1.18.2008

this list


i am really loving this list.
it is just such a fun way to intentionally
decide what the things are
in your world
that feel like celebration of all of the good stuff.
an intentional way of digging into the good stuff
and also splashing all of your own good stuff all around.

so far, i cannot cross anything off of the list
though i am getting closer to achieving some.

for instance, this weekend,
we went on a scouting trip
off the coast of washington
to see if we can find the place on orcas island
that will be suitable for a writing sabbatical.
so that is something.
(and yes, we found THE place . . .
now we just need to negotiate the money thing)

in terms of teaching leo to sing Sweet Caroline,
we practiced on thursday last week,
and i have to say,
i know that the kid is not even three yet,
but this is going to be a much more involved ordeal
than i originally anticipated!

exhibit a:

he would only sing if i would first build a house for him to crash into
with his cars. i had to build him a new house for crashing each time i wanted him to sing.


exhibit b:

the boy will NOT relinquish the binky! come on!
there are no binkies in singing, kid!!!

6 Comments:

Blogger Boriquaz said...

Have you tried putting tabasco sauce or other things on it so that he wouldn't like the taste? Also good luck with your list, I defintely will have to do a list like that but after my birthday since I'm already halfway there hehe.

10:22 AM, January 22, 2008  
Blogger Vee said...

love your list!!
your handwriting is amazing :)

11:12 AM, January 22, 2008  
Blogger Melanie said...

uh yeah, i think tobasco on a binkie is officially in the cruel & unusual punishment category.

but that kid's got you wrapped, cara. i love that you have to build the house EVERY time he sings. LOL

11:18 AM, January 22, 2008  
Blogger kim brimhall said...

i loooooveee loveee love. your list!!

1:58 PM, January 23, 2008  
Blogger irretardable said...

you, herb, renee, me: sea kayaking in june, followed by karaoke night in seattle. it's on. herb knows i'll bring the sweet caroline . . .

7:24 PM, January 29, 2008  
Blogger elizabeth said...

okay seriously, i heart your list. and if you do anything, absolutely anything on that list, write your grandma a letter :)

7:17 AM, February 07, 2008  

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