Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Five: the Big To-Do

The list maker in me loves today's Friday Five!

Kathrynzj writes: Greetings from the land of the Big To-Do! It seems like every year I enter into the summer with a growing list of HUGE projects/events/trips that seem to have a permanent place on the 'to do' list. This year I have a huge move pending so that takes up an entire list all on its own, but it doesn't take a big event like that for me to make plans bigger than my summer can hold!

How about you?Is this the third summer in a row you have made a pledge involving your garage and actually getting a car into it?Did you once again miss the registration deadline for the continuing education event of your dreams ?Are you starting to think you couldn't even find the tents, let alone get it together to pull off a camping trip?Here is your chance to get it out into the open and OWN your Big To-Do! Who knows? Maybe making the list will help you move the Big To-Do to the Big Ta-Da!

1) What home fix-it project is on your Big To-Do?
I would love to paint my kitchen cabinets and put on new hardware, but I am so afraid of mucking it up. I wish I just had the money to re-do the whole kitchen: floors, cabinets, counter tops, back splash, appliances...but, you know.

2) What event (fun or work) is on your Big To-Do?
My church is named after the big, important reformer who is having a special birthday this summer. I would love to do something for our Presbytery, but I'm letting myself off the hook because 1) I'm still pretty new here (office isn't even all put up yet) and 2) there is no enthusiasm in my congregation for such a thing. So, this is very helpful...I am officially scratching that off my mental to-do (or "ought-to") list! Yay!

3) What trip is on your Big To-Do?
We are taking the first two weeks in August to go to Colorado, as usual to see our families. However, we are going to first hit Southern Colorado to go camping near the Sand Dunes. We also plan to go to this cool mountainside stations of the cross and also see the Royal Gorge. Then, my in-laws will come to pick up the children and my husband and I will spend a couple of nights at a fancy B&B. Then it will be off to do the family thing in Colorado Springs and Ft. Collins...probably stopping by Iliff School of Theology along the way.

4) What do you wish was on someone ELSE's (partner, family member, celebrity, etc...) Big To-Do?
I wish Dick Cheney's to-do list included getting the *bleep* off my television screen!

5) Getting inspired? What may end this summer having moved from the Big To-Do to the Big Ta-da?
By the end of summer, I seriously would like to get rid of at least 1/3 of our stuff. We have decided to remain in our itty-bitty house, so we need to stop accumulating, which is harder and harder as the kids get older. So, there will be lots of crap...er, treasures available for FREE on the curb at Iris' house this summer!

12 comments:

Purple said...

I was at Royal Gorge, for the first time, last summer. Such an awesome place...as are many in Colorado. Enjoy.

Sophia said...

Good for you crossing off the ought-do! And have an awesome time with your sweetie while kids are at Grandma's--we just did that for our twentieth anniversary and it was marvelous.

Towanda said...

stop by and say hi! and i'm totally with you on cheney. why is he still talking???

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Auntie Knickers said...

What a great idea to cross something off! And you know, someone will do it, so Big Important Theologian will not be forgotten. Good luck with the decluttering/"unstuffing." It's hard but worth it.

revkjarla said...

Very impressive, the letting go/crossing off. Doesn't that feel good????

Hear you on the kitchen. We did however, paint our kitchen walls and switch out hardware, and it made a lot of difference--feels swankier now!

And yes. yes. yes. to the DC comment.

mompriest said...

Oh, what a great trip you have planned! Enjoy it. And, yes, I really do wish DC would retire and be quiet.

revkjarla said...

I have the most GLORIOUS iris blooming in my garden right now.
I wish I could SEND it to you!!!

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Iris said...

Enjoy it for me, revkjarla!

revhipchick said...

i'm totally with you (and everyone else) about DC!

we are going to CO in mid-July and trying to make it more of a vacation since the kids have seen little other than Denver and the Springs. we are planning to go to the Sand Dunes as well! too funny!

good to see you blogging again!

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