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    Tuesday
    Dec312013

    My will-do list: 14 for 2014

    I mentioned yesterday that I'm not big on resolutions, that I didn't think I was big on resolutions. I am, though, big on compiling lists of things I want to do in the coming year. It's not a bucket list, it's what I call a will-do list.

    Here's what I have so far...

    14 things I WILL DO in 2014

    ONE
    Perfect cinnamon rolls.
    Ooey-gooey fattening globs of goodness. Yes, I want those. Home made... perfectly made.

    TWO
    Attend a concert again.
    Jim and I used to be regular concert-goers. Economic woes ended those outings. I need to go again. I will go again. Preferably to Red Rocks.

    THREE
    Roller skate with a grandchild.
    Bubby recently made his own list. It included roller skating. I'd love to roller skate with him. Perhaps Mac, too — if he promises not to knock over Gramma and roll over her fingers.

    FOUR
    Sleep in a city I've never been to.
    Maybe via a conference, perhaps via a trip. Maybe with Jim, maybe alone. Whatever the case, I want to sleep — and wake up — some place I've not seen before. (I'd prefer having Jim join me.)

    FIVE
    Get a cruiser/touring bike.
    I'm no mountain biker or speed demon, I simply want to get to the library and back. And smile not grimace while doing it. (Basket on front required.)

    SIX
    Have no regrets.
    What's the quote about regretting more what you didn't do than what you did? Yeah, that's the one I'll live by.

    SEVEN
    Go line dancing. And slow dancing.
    I'm a <cuss> dancer. I don't care... as long as my line partners — and Jim, my slow partner — don't either. I just really want to dance again. It's been a long time since I've danced for anything other than exercise, with anyone other than Hunter (which just so happens to be Brianna's dog).

    EIGHT
    Syndicate.
    I must, I must, I must do this with my writing. I will. Hold me to it... please.

    NINE
    Hug Jim's mom again.
    I miss Granny. She may be different but her hugs are (hopefully) still the same.

    TEN
    Fly a kite.
    The song, "Let's Go Fly a Kite" is far more meaningful since seeing SAVING MR. BANKS. I want to go fly a kite... up to the highest heights.

    ELEVEN
    Make new friends and keep the old.
    Yep, former Girl Scout leader here. So much silver and gold I have, thanks to friends.

    TWELVE
    Play "Falling Slowly" on the piano.
    Sheesh... I almost had it figured out a couple years ago. Then the need to make a buck bit into my piano playing. Time to get back to what makes me happy.

    THIRTEEN
    Let go.
    In so many ways, of so many things. Gripping so tightly hurts — my head and my heart.

    FOURTEEN
    Rock three grandchildren at one time.
    I will have to wait until June to realize this one. After that, though, there's no stopping this grandma from rocking. On... and on... and on.

    In reviewing my will-dos for 2014, I realize that, for the most part, I'm craving things I once did that touched my heart, things that made me smile. I'm not sure where or why I got off track, but I will do such things again in 2014. Will you?

    To inspire, to celebrate, to kick New Year's Eve off right, I share with you the following. Best wishes for a happy, heart-y start to 2014!

    Today's question:

    What's on your will-do list for 2014?

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    Reader Comments (9)

    Love your will-do list! Think I'll take a pass on your #3 and #5 since I have no sense of balance. It's not advancing age if you never had it to begin with ;)

    Since I'm still trying to think of a resolution, and I'm terrible at making lists (albeit admire those who can and do) my will-do list is pretty simple: I will count my blessings every day.

    Happy New Year's Eve!

    December 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    I don't have a list and don't usually make resolutions but I do want to find a new project that involves doing something for others during the coming new year.
    I would also love to do some line dancing and attend a concert at Red Rocks.

    December 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeanie

    What a great list. If you perfect those cinnamon rolls, send me one! Happy New Year to you.

    December 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Greenthal

    Your list looks daunting but upon reading, is achievable. I'm going to learn to let go as my resolution. That's it. "Let go" It is the one thing that will benefit my life holistically.

    But I'll probably break it the first time someone cuts me off in traffic.

    December 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Cassara

    I've asked God to. somehow, make me a blessing to all my family, all my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They are my blessings, for which I'm very grateful, and I want to return the favor to them, more than anything else.

    Happy New Years to you and all your readers! And, best wishes to you for all the things you plan to accomplish during the new year; it's a very worthy list.

    December 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Good post! Last year I was very motivated to get back to some of my old and better habits, I had a list of things I wanted to go back to doing. Some of them I have accomplished and a few others will be continued (some started) that were not completed in 2013. I even went back and read my comment from last year to see just how good I had done. Oops -- forgot one entirely! Happy New Year! May it be a huge success!

    December 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    wishing you good luck with your worthwhile list. I think organizing your thoughts and writing down your goals can be helpful. I could never roller skate--good luck with that one!

    December 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBelinda brock

    Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOlga

    Love love love this, and hope you get to do every single one of these. Wishing you a happy new year. Maybe we will both end up sleeping in the same city we've never been to before -- would love to hang out with you agan! xo

    December 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLois Alter Mark
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