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September 13, 2011

fun fall to do list
posted by soe 11:39 pm

Yesterday, Sarah wrote up 13 things she’d like to do between now and Thanksgiving. I thought I’d join her in making such a list, but will stick to ten things since I failed to make the admirable progress on my summer goals that Sarah did on hers. Please note I’m only including fun things I want to do, rather than things I have to do on this list:

  1. Attend the National Book Festival — With the exception of the years we were in England or Salt Lake, I have attended every one of these since we moved down here in 2003. This year it’s two days. That’s twice as much fun!
  2. Finish a sweater — I was hoping to do this over the summer, but then I never picked up anything larger than a sock.
  3. Play volleyball every week — I have joined a rec league. It’s partly to get me playing the one sport I ever really loved taking part in (rather than viewing, like baseball) and partly to introduce me to some new people. Tomorrow night is the first scrimmage, and, frankly, I’m mildly terrified.
  4. Attend weekly yoga classes — I have signed up for classes at four different studios. I have no excuse for not getting to at least one each week.
  5. Pick apples — Both John and Sarah have mentioned it, so one of these next couple weekends should find us at an orchard.
  6. Spend a weekend in Connecticut — I’m overdue for a trip to see the family.
  7. Catch up on my classics — I’m woefully behind on my classics reading challenge.
  8. Find/make a Halloween costume — Because it’s fun to dress up.
  9. Learn twenty useful phrases in a new language — Which leads us directly to …
  10. Go to Iceland — And have a fun time!
Category: life -- uncategorized. There is/are 7 Comments.

Good luck w/ volleyball! That’s fantastic! I’d be mildly terrified too, but I bet once you’re there, you’ll be so happy to be there. Have fun!

Comment by jenn 09.14.11 @ 6:19 am

I’m keeping my expectations low this fall. I’d like to acquire some locally grown apples and bake a pie. I’d like to get out for a walk at least a few times a week. I’d like to take Marshall to the petting zoo and to the airport (so he can watch the planes taking off and landing).

Good luck with your list of 10! I’m interested to see which 20 phrases you choose to learn 🙂

Comment by Karen 09.15.11 @ 5:52 am

@Karen: Those sound like great goals, particularly the plane watching. I have (as does Rudi) remarkably fond memories of watching planes — both at the Meriden airport and up in Cape Cod. To this day I associate Dr. Pepper and Wendy’s french fries with watching airplanes.

Thanks for the positive linguistic wishes! I will learn all the appropriate polite phrases, like “Hello” and “Good bye” and “Thank you.” And of course some necessary sightseeing terms — “Where is the nearest bathroom?” and “I would like a cup of tea, please.” And then maybe I’ll move on to “I’d like to buy some Icelandic yarn. Where should I go?” or “Nice geyser!”

Comment by soe 09.15.11 @ 5:24 pm

@Jenn: Thanks! Of course, I found out last night when I was the only person to show up at the rec center that it doesn’t start until next week. I’m hoping I got all the stressing out of the way this week so I can just enjoy it next week when it definitely is on.

Comment by soe 09.15.11 @ 5:25 pm

I hope so! Next week, no terror! 🙂

Comment by jenn 09.16.11 @ 1:44 pm

@jenn: Agreed!

Comment by soe 09.19.11 @ 1:14 am

Wow, your number 10!! I have had this affection for Iceland ever since seeing the movie, The Girl in the Café. And then it grew by leaps and bounds after I began reading the Arnaldur Indridason books. And then of course, there’s Sigur Ros. I look forward to visiting vicariously through your many posts and photographs!

Comment by Nan 09.27.11 @ 10:08 am