Life List: Progress Report

That c25K program that I’m supposed to start Monday? Yeah, , I need to talk to you about that.

We’re friends here, right? Promise you won’t try too hard to picture me if I tell you I have a raging infection in both eyes. Odds are middling that I’ll even be able to leave the house as soon as Monday, and nil that I can go get my running shoes by then. One week deferral?

I’ve never had pinkeye, corneal scratch, detatched retina, or anything else occular I can muster. Why now? Who knows? I place the blame on preschool. What I do know for sure is that it’s gross and when Damon sees me standing in the shadows (which is always since the light hurts my eyes) he says I look like a vampire or a demon.

There are two other Life List items pending. The herb garden, I confess, is dead. I did grow the herbs, but then I got discouraged when I learned that the cilantro has such a short life. And more discouraged when I started harvesting basil leaves and soon wound up with a little stick plant. I did something wrong there.

It leads to the question: How do I consider an item on my list complete? I know I don’t think I did the garden thing properly. I think I need to start over and trust that I’ll know when it’s accomplished.

As for the recipes, I have a documentation issue. I started by just recording the recipe, the cookbook, and the date. That’s not very satisfying. Do I take a picture of each one? Do I record who ate with me? Tell a story? I don’t know.

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12 responses to this post.

  1. Yes, that’s cool. The underwire of my favorite sports brassiere snapped, so I need to order another anyway.
    I think you should make notes in the actual cookbook. You know, for your kids for later. Or make a copy of the recipe and put it in a binder and make the notes there – whomwas there, changes you made, noteworthy events that day, like a journal of sorts.

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  2. Yes, that’s cool. The underwire of my favorite sports brassiere snapped, so I need to order another anyway.
    I think you should make notes in the actual cookbook. You know, for your kids for later. Or make a copy of the recipe and put it in a binder and make the notes there – whomwas there, changes you made, noteworthy events that day, like a journal of sorts.

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    • That’s a great idea. Maybe my kids will want to keep a few of our favorite books.
      Want to start this coming Monday?

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      • They might not, but thrie children certainly will. Some of my most treasured things are slips of paper with my grandmother’s recipe notes. I don’t even know what some of them mean, but they still smell like her kitchen.
        I will if you will.

      • Right now I’m feeling very resistant. Which means I definitely need to just do it. Monday it is.

  3. How are your eyes?
    For the recipes – it seems to me that the point of a life list is to enjoy doing the things on it, so it would be best just to document whatever you enjoy documenting about each. Might be different for each. Some recipes will likely be gems, and for some, I imagine, the result of preparation will merely be grim satisfaction and a checkmark.
    For the herb garden – do it again, but plant more basil next time.

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  4. How are your eyes?
    For the recipes – it seems to me that the point of a life list is to enjoy doing the things on it, so it would be best just to document whatever you enjoy documenting about each. Might be different for each. Some recipes will likely be gems, and for some, I imagine, the result of preparation will merely be grim satisfaction and a checkmark.
    For the herb garden – do it again, but plant more basil next time.

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  5. That’s a great idea. Maybe my kids will want to keep a few of our favorite books.
    Want to start this coming Monday?

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  6. My eyes are much better, thank you.
    Yes, I like your idea and will combine it with the one above. Thank you again.
    More basil. Check!

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  7. They might not, but thrie children certainly will. Some of my most treasured things are slips of paper with my grandmother’s recipe notes. I don’t even know what some of them mean, but they still smell like her kitchen.
    I will if you will.

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  8. Right now I’m feeling very resistant. Which means I definitely need to just do it. Monday it is.

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