Life List

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  • Take sunflower girl photos of Isobel
  • Take another unconventional family portrait
  • Make a list of daytrip destinations
  • Take the kids to see the redwoods
  • Take the kids to a warm beach
  • Stay in a hotel in SF for a few days
  • Take the kids to the Exploratorium
  • Take the kids to the Planetarium in SF
  • Take the kids to Delores Park
  • Take the kids to Golden Gate Park Conservatory
  • Have a weekend away with just Anthony
  • Try Anthony’s favorite dim sum place
  • Visit the basque restaurant again
  • Try the new Thai place in town
  • Eat some local Indian food
  • Take Isobel and Elias to the Aquarium in Monterey
  • Visit the Assyrian market
  • Return to Alemeda flea market

MY LIFE LIST

  • Pimp my closet
  • Write eBooks
  • Decorate Elias’ nursery
  • Own backyard chickens
  • Teach Elias to cook
  • Teach Isobel how to cook
  • Take a thrifting roadtrip with friends
  • Sing with Stefalynda
  • Learn to make his grandma’s black beans & chile mole
  • Learn to make my grandma’s fudge sauce & carrots and wine sauce
  • Create a Family of Isobel & Elias book
  • Visit a local you-pick farm
  • Participate in Family Kite Day in the mountains
  • Bike the Virginia Corridor Trail with family
  • Xerescape part of my yard
  • Visit the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve
  • Get business cards
  • Get my business license
  • Swim in a turquoise sea
  • Participate in a drum circle
  • Tour a European castle
  • Teach Isobel to cook
  • Teach Elias to cook
  • Turn a wall into a photo gallery
  • Learn to edit video
  • Speak basic Spanish
  • Walk on an English moor
  • Research our family tree
  • Have a family snow day with sledding
  • Visit the UC Davis arboretum
  • Have a campfire at the beach
  • Plan a getaway to the cabin with friends
  • Try on wedding dresses (since I missed my opportunity)
  • Grow my own mushrooms
  • Help a needy family have a bountiful holiday
  • Cook a food for a homeless shelter
  • Bathe in a hot spring
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Taste ice wine
  • Try new cheeses
  • Go camping
  • Try Geocacheing
  • Learn to work my GD sewing machine
  • Have an English-style tea
  • Walk on the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Knit a fancy scarf
  • Make homemade bagels
  • Fly First Class
  • Take family photos at the beach
  • Create a coloring book for Isobel with my friends
  • Sing a karaoke duet to Shoop with Stefanie
  • Craft family Christmas stockings
  • Learn to bake truly excellent bread
  • Perfect my punch
  • Prepare for the apocalypse
  • Eat at a Michelin-starred restaurant
  • Take a trip to NYC
  • Record my Grandma’s life story
  • Record Anthony’s Grandma’s life story
  • Create a car emergency kit
  • Explore the Tikal ruins in Guatemala
  • Cook a campfire meal
  • Become proficient at building a fire
  • Learn basic and advanced embroidery techniques
  • Crochet an amigurumi animal
  • Plant a dwarf orchard in the backyard
  • Learn to make preserves
  • Visit Hong Kong
  • Get a meaningful tattoo
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Set up a compost bin and a rain barrel in our yard
  • Visit the SF MOMA
  • Hike Vernal Falls in the Spring with family
  • Visit Japan and eat ramen
  • Meet as many of my online friends in real life as possible
  • Stay in a woodland cabin
  • Explore the Badlands
  • Visit a Viking museum in Sweden
  • Visit a natural history museum
  • Visit the Rosicrucian Museum
  • Visit as many museums as possible
  • Photograph my favorite local sites
  • Throw my parents an anniversary party
  • Renew our wedding vows
  • Witness a huge lightning and thunder storm
  • Host a dance party for Isobel
  • Watch a caterpillar turn into a butterfly
  • Grow a fabulous herb garden on my patio
  • Visit San Juan Bautista Yard Sale Festival
  • Fondue party!
  • See Rifftrax live
  • Contribute financially to our family
  • Help Anthony get his game published
  • Display my photography in a gallery show
  • Visit a giant planetarium
  • Look through an observatory’s telescope