To Do

568. Own a handknit sweater

Completed March 2000 My grandmother is an expert knitter. She makes the most beautiful sweaters, afghans, scarves, hats, mittens, etc. I don’t think I can ever remember her without her knitting needles. It’s definitely something that she’s passionate about. When I was little, it seems that I had a new sweater to wear about once […]

538. Write all that I remember of my family history for the next generations

Updated August 23, 2009 I think that what might be more treasured by my descendants than a written history of my family is to have as many recordings as possible. Audio recordings and video recordings, and I do still want to make my giant collage book telling the story of my life. My own handiwork […]

465. Gather my favorite recipes into a cookbook

I’m saving my ‘greatest hits’ recipes in an album and illustrating each recipe with a little colored pencil drawing.

455. Have a tree full of meaningful Christmas ornaments

Added to my list during my first home-sick Christmas season away from my family, I’ve since stopped celebrating Christmas, so this has been moved to the ‘Nevermind’ list.

332. Write a personal note in every Christmas card

I no longer include the sending of Christmas cards in my pared-down Christmas celebration.

324. Add a codicil to my will to tell people why I love them

Updated March 21, 2010 Did you know you could do such a thing? I think it’s a wonderful thing to leave behind to my beloved friends and family after I’m gone. Of course, first I have to create a will. I’ll do it! I promise.

265. Visit the house where I was born

Updated December 1, 2009 I remember the house my parents were living in when I headed off to kindergarten, but it’s not the house they were living in when I was born. My parents were young (both 19) and broke when I was born. I don’t imagine that the home I first lived in is […]

255. Make a photo album or collage for someone

I made a photo album to memorialize our family dog, Max, who held a special place in our hearts.

212. Dance at my great-grandchildren’s weddings

First, I have to have great-grandchildren, which means having grandchildren, which means having children.

211. Dance at my grandchildren’s weddings

Updated May 31, 2010 There’s a series of things I need to do here to make this one happen. First, I have to have at least one child. Then I have to wait a couple of decades to see if my children want to have children. Then I have to wait a couple more decades […]

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