GOOD WORDS TO LIVE BY:
This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise
riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate
tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown
or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families,
read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or
church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem ....Walt Whitman
I am Theory Girl. I am the List Queen. For years my favorite lists have been
1. If I had Extra Time
I had Extra Money
Clearly, this allows one to fantasize. I have heard, and have come to believe, that dreams of
winning the lottery or early retirement, while usually patently remote, serve as a useful focal point for our priorities.
So: you would give to charity, travel the world, buy a Hummvee, _______(fill in your fantasy)? These can all be done on a
realistic, albeit often smaller scale in real life if planned and carefully accomodated, if such dreams are cherished enough.
What I want to be when I grow up:
My bizarre and unrealistic thought is that in 3 or so years, when Lu is out of college & on her own entirely, give her
the suburb life and move to Poetry, Texas, raise goats and develop boutique goat cheeses for a small craftsman style restaurant
located on the farm to market road where I've developed a menu showcasing my cheeses and a small giftshop with tasteful inventory.
And win Culinary plaudits all around from salivating local food critics....
Or, be a freelance Magazine Article
Or be a rock star.
|Alyssa Goes Duck Hunting...
|Sure they're cute but enough's enough
What I want for Christmas:
Tx Mountain Laurel or Possumhaw Holly Plant
Cheap Gas Grill
Black short socks
Microwave w/variable power levels
Cheap Kmart Tool Kit
1/2 Price Books Gift
Music Box from Victorian Trader Catalog
Caller ID unit
Do Not Even Think
of Getting Me:
Jewelry ( I lose it)
Do I want More Kids?
Undecided. I love kids. Raising Lu was probably the my favorite thing I've ever done. But it's not all a carnival,
of course. Depending on the preferences of who else was in on the decision, I think I would probably go for it, take the
Catholic approach but not go nuts w/ science & test tubes if it didn't happen. After all, hopefully someday I will
be a grandmother and I hear that's more fun anyhow.
As this whole exercise has made clear, a friendship
with a a think-ative gentleman would be nice.....Less reading, more play....
I really don't have a lot of ambition or unmet needs or discontent so this isn't a big long section. More subjects will
be added later if they occur to me.......but, here's where I'd like to be in 26 years or so....