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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

thirty.seven

thirty.seven things to do:

1. join treepeople
2. clean off my desk
3. repaint the office
4. paint a mural
5. bake bread
6. keep chickens
7. re-read daniel deronda
8. get out my old slr
9. teach a class
10 take a class
11. pay bills while sitting on this
12. reduce our produce purchases by growing our own
13. attend the pta state convention
14. breath more deeply
15. sit up straighter
16. take more local hikes
17. frame {some of} our unframed artwork
18. knit some wristwarmers
19. knit a bonnet for a babe
20. try to never use another plastic bag!
21. ask for a mailbox to be installed within walking distance of our house
22. send mail on time
23. visit here more
24. see some live music
25. eat dim sum downtown
26. add some variety to our dinner menu while eating seasonally
27. watch more movies after the kids are asleep
28. go out just - d and i - to a movie {have r & j babysit!}
29. ride the orange line
30. sew more clothing for myself
31. organize a block party {shut down the street}
32. draw up a planting plan for the backyard
33. apply for a grant for a literacy garden
34. visit the l.a. county fair
35. grow where i am planted
36. slow down
37. enjoy being {thirty.seven}

that's 3.08 things per month to do before i turn 38. perhaps too much. the slow part. the enjoy part. the most important part.

happy birthday to me. {thinking of you mama!}

24 comments:

Eva said...

h a p p y b i r t h d a y ! ! !
Cheers to many, many more.

Mama said...

Happy birthday! We're a few days apart... I think I'll use your idea and create a list of my own! It sounds like you'll have a very, very good year.

Happy day!

Kelly said...

happy birthday! what an inspiring list - I actually sat up straighter when I read #15 :)

karin said...

thank you for the inspiring list, have a wonderful day!

molly said...

happy birthday!! what a wonderful list. i loved reading it and learning from it, too.
xo.

fiona said...

Happy birthday, Tracy! Looks like it's going to be a great year. xo

Alicia A. said...

Happy Birthday, Tracy! The list is great- and fairly doable. Go for it!

emily said...

happy birthday to you! love the list (i made one, too, on my brithday - such a nice guide, i think, for the year). can't wait to hear more about your chickens and the backyard planting.

sally said...

Happy Birthday T. Love your list.

lisa s said...

happy happy birthday to you [ours our days apart!]

xo

Amy said...

happy birthday -- yeah, that's too much (esp. the cleaning off the desk part) but a girl should dream, esp. on her birthday. Have a great one.

hannah said...

happy day tracy! such a good list too.

laeroport said...

Here's to a wonderful 37th year. Cheers!

cloth.paper.string said...

happy happy birthday, tracy!
your list is filled with inspiration, but my favorite is "grow where i am planted". thank you for this gift!

meg said...

happy birthday! that is an inspiring list - i love it!

sarbear said...

happy bday! i love that you want to organize a block party. you are one ambitious chick!

Hello and Welcome! said...

Happy Birthday! In keeping with "slowing down" on your list, I've been spending a lot of time away from the computer, but glad I checked in today to wish you a lovely birthday celebration!
hope all is well and may all your dreams come true!

erin said...

happy birthday tracy! your list is great!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday!

What's a literacy garden? It sound great!

Mama Urchin said...

Happy Day!

stephanie said...

great list and happy belated birthday (i wish i'd known...)!

xo

Tracy said...

thanks everyone!

dawn - a literacy garden is a garden space - usually at a school - that is used as an outdoor classroom, where there is seating or space available for stories to be read / told / shared and often included themeatic plantings as they may be related to a favourite story, poem, etc...

kelly said...

happy birthday! and such a great list... lots to think about.

Blair said...

happy birthday t! What a great list, food for thought here, thank you for that! xoxo