In 3 months from tommorrow I will be 45 so here is my list of things I want to do in my 45th year.
1.camp @ crater lake, oregon
2.Make homemade biscuits and fried chicken like my Granny
3.visit a photobooth w/ my hubby
4.buy a bike (used)
5.sew a shirt & skirt
6.take hubby to the hot springs
7.make homemade ice cream
8.volunteer my time
9.photograph portland's chinese garden
10.grow a salad garden with tomatoes
11.read four nonfiction books
12.ride the westside express
13.go horseback riding on the coast
14.go cherry picking in hood river
15.bake homemade bread
16.take a tour of a working farm
17.ride a willamette jet boat
18.make a photo journal
19.go to five plays or concerts
20.visit ganesha @ the portland art museum
21.spend a day alone @ the oregon garden
22.go on the cottage grove covered bridge tour
23.focus on the positive
24.build and use my pinhole camera
25.ride the historic mt. hood rail road
26.make homemade freezer jam
27.go birdwatching as often as I can.
28.Learn names of all local birds
29.Be a guriella artist
30.Attend and author discussion at either Powells or local universities
31.Learn to make hush puppies
32.Take joy in the ordinary sparkling moments of everday life
33.Cultivate both new and old friendships
34. Spend a Summer afternoon wading in a fountain.
35. try to be and eat locally as much as possible
36.Find 4 new authors to read
37. Spend as much time outdoors this summer as possible
38. Go to a Star Party
39. Have lots of picnics
40. Reconnect with family
41.learn to crochet
42.continue my love affair with HWY 101
43. Believe in myself
44.Spend a day at the Oregon Zoo.
45. Never Give UP.
I have been absent of late because I just couldn't seem to find words to express my feelings here. I can't decide if I want to continue blogging because I want to put something postive on here and many times of late I feel anything but that. We are in the thick of this economic crisis and some days I just don't feel like saying anything which is proably the worst thing to do. I plan ontrying to start leaving comments again and to share my money saving hints along the way. I know that we aren't the only ones going through this and I so value all of you who visit here and your insights. I will continue to share book reviews also. I know that in these tough times it is family,friends and simple pleasures that get you through like good people and good books.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.[BUDDHA]