Do you have a bucket list?
I don’t. In fact, the very idea makes me queasy. Why?
- I live with a to-do list. I rewrite it every morning. Why on earth would I lasso my personal dreams into that crowded and dusty corral?
- Isn’t it tempting fate, a tad? I bow my head to fate’s sisters, and really, really, really hope not to make them mad.
Of course, I have nothing but admiration for those who feel otherwise. Read Kidchamp’s list, for example. Quirky, reasonable, multi-faceted. Just cannot muster to make one myself.
That said, at any given moment I am grazing some horses out in the wild meadow. Places to go, things to purchase, foods to make. We might call it:
The If At All Possible And What A Surprise If So List
I have loved crab cakes since the first day I bit into a sweet one, 35 years ago, somewhere in the Mid-Atlantic states.
We get Dungeness crabs out here in San Francisco, and I’d love to try this recipe from Sam’s Carolina Kitchen. Recreate my youth and eat local in one mouthful.
Turkey, The Country
My stepfather took my mom and the Swedish family on a chartered sail up the coast of Turkey recently. That, and photos like this from Turquoise Diaries, have me dreaming of waters at the corner of Europe and Asia.
Fresh Water Weekends Of All Sorts
On the other hand, I see the ocean fairly frequently. Lately I’ve wanted to spend some time by a body of fresh water, either running or still. Lake Tahoe, for example. Or a cabin by a small granite lake in the Sierras.
Or a cold, blue river in Turkey. Also from Turquoise Diaries. Two for one, that.
Repurposing Old Jewelery
Maybe I will, in fact. And maybe I won’t. No harm done either way. No score kept. That’s the good part.
Support Online Friends’ Small Businesses
And finally, I keep thinking I will support the small businesses of online friends. Find holidays cards from Liz at Betsy Ann Paper , try hazelnuts from Zella Foods, and order all things bee-produced from Glacier County honey.
These last are highly likely. When we dream of presents to give others, we’re far more likely to follow through.
Have a wonderful weekend, crossing things off lists, or wandering open to serendipity. Either way.