Fast forward to this week, when I found my friend Trish's blog here. Trish makes beautiful bread. Baking bread is on my list.
So, even though I don't think death is knocking on my door, here is my list, in no particular order. Feel free to comment with your own list or just ridicule my list:
- Watch my kids grow up, get married and have kids of their own. Sappy, I know.
- Actually learn to speak Russian. I took it in college and it didn't stick. At all.
- Learn to bake bread - the fat, floury loaves that you see in restaurants. Several attempts at this have turned out very badly. Did you know that sourdough starter can go bad? Well, it can. I even have a bread machine and that sucks too.
- Cross-country ski. Doug has always talked about this and regular skiing turned out to be fun so I want to give it a try.
- Move to Colorado.
- Run a marathon.
- Have a piano in our house and learn to play it better than a 10 year old.
- Learn to knit more than just a square. Learn to knit was always on my list and I can do it, but only in a square or rectangle - no turning or joining.
- Grow old with Doug. He won't be able to hear and I won't be able to see and we'll both have to get new knees but that's OK.
I haven't put an Ironman on the list yet. I have to wait and see how this Half Ironman distance race works out. There are plenty of places that I've never been but would like to go (San Francisco, NYC) but those are "it would be nice to-dos". I don't think I'd regret them if I got called home tomorrow.