To Do

578. Have my home drawn in charcoal and framed

Updated April 4, 2010 When I finally own my very own home, I’m going to be so proud and I’ll be honored to hire an artist to create a sketch of my home. And I’ll keep it forever, a reminder of my first home.

391. Live in California (again)

Completed August 2003 Set a date. It’s a magical thing. Something you want to do? One of those always-wanted-to-but-haven’t-found-the-right-time things? Set a date. Give yourself a definite goal. Give yourself a deadline. Because here I am. All because of a date I set.

375. Leave the bed unmade for a month

Completed the first time in November 2004 I thought that this was one thing that I would never be able to finish. I *always* make my bed. If I wake up late, then I make my bed as soon as I get home from work. If I’m too busy all day, then I make my […]

343. Have a fireplace

The best part about having a fireplace is that you can use it to make s’mores.

342. Have a closet lined in cedar

Updated November 23, 2009 I suppose that cedar closets were coveted during times when people’s winter clothing was mostly made from wool and poorly constructed or maintained home encouraged moths to lay their eggs in the soft wool, ruining the clothing. I’m not sure I can even remember the last time I found holes in […]

317. Do some work for Habitat for Humanity

Updated November 23, 2009 I have great respect for those that donate their time and share of their wealth to help those that are less fortunate. I do what I can from time to time, but I usually manage to spread myself so thin that taking on yet another project is out of the question […]

304. Own a king-size bed

Updated August 23, 2009 Have you ever slept in a king-size bed? If you’re used to a queen or full-size bed, it seems absolutely gigantic – like you could get lost. You can lie sideways and your feet won’t hang off the edge. In reality, a king-size bed is just twice the size of a […]

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 […]

253. Hang a hammock in the living room

Updated March 28, 2010 Even though I can’t remember ever laying in a hammock, I still think it’s the ultimate nap experience. It would be so nice to hang out under some trees in the afternoon on a Sunday and read a book until I couldn’t keep my eyes open any more. Of course, even […]

216. Restore an old house

Newer things are faster and cheaper, but lower quality. I want to restore a formerly beautiful house to grandeur.

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