Category Archives: making lists

1. Make Lists


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Here is my list this week of things to do on my project. I know – boring, but boring — well — These are the mundane details that lead to the next thing –

  1. Pick through already written work, decide what goes in the book what gets tossed
  2. rehearse new pieces for recording
  3. set up times  for recording
  4. decide if I’m going to have any instrumentation on the disc
  5. set up site for hosting audio recordings so qr codes can go right in the book
  6. start thinking about cover art
  7. CD art?
  8. double check prices on cd reproduction?
  9. Talk to printers in town about binding options
  10. edit
  11. keep editing
  12. schedule a launch, a reading, a something –
  13. test out some new pieces at other open mics

Tomorrow, I will tackle something from the todo list and something from the creative list — Be creative with me – then talk about it, and then tell some one else to come along —

No excuses.

Kai and Mama’s list of 100 things to do this summer (and Keegan too)

Kai and Mama’s list of 100 things to do this summer (and Keegan too)

1. Catch fireflies
2. Roast marshmallows
3. Go tubing
4. Watch a movie outside, at home
5. Go to the DriveIn
6. Go to the ocean
7. Go to the Brattleboro Toy Museum
8. Pick strawberries
9. Pick blueberries
10. Pick raspberries
11. Camp in the yard
12. Camp at a campground
13. Rainbow tag the bike trail
14. Go see the Sox
15. Go see a Cape league game
16. Watch some Hopkins summer soccer
17. Take swim lessons
18. Watch The Goonies
19. Start reading Harry Potter
20. Finish the tepee
21. Learn to skip rocks
22. Tie dye
23. Go fishing
24. Go to Boston
25. Watch clouds
26. Watch planes take off and land at the airport
27. Read Charolette’s Web
28. Watch a meteor shower
29. Go on hike
30. Watch fireworks
31. Play hop scotch
32. Have a water balloon fight
33. Plan a nature walk
34. Build a fairy garden
35. Plan a pajama party on a rainy day
36. Go to the Highland Games
37. Make homemade bubble wands and homemade bubble solution
38. Make ice cream
39. Ride a carousel
40. Go to a church carnival
41. Play in the rain
42. Build an indoor fort
43. Make popsicles
44. Find a four leaf clover
45. Make homemade pizza
46. Go to the farmer’s market
47. Go to the movies in the middle of the day
48. Play croquet
49. Read James and the Giant Peach
50. Fly kites
51. Make a sundial
52. Make and fly paper airplanes
53. Track the moon
54. Plant flowers
55. Keep the bird feeders full
56. Keep a log of all the birds we see
57. Go on a picnic
58. Have a midsummer celebration just for fun
59. Have a lemonade stand
60. Make a summer music CD
61. Go to the flea market
62. Learn to fold oragami
63. Make tin can stilts
64. Go to a concert in the park
65. Watch a parade
66. Make puppets and put on a puppet show
67. Plant a terrarium
68. Build a flower press and press flowers
69. Go bowling
70. Make root beer
71. Go mini golfing
72. Go to Friday Arts Night Out
73. Make a time capsule
74. Go to the zoo
75. Do a treasure hunt
76. Make dilly beans
77. Go to a farm
78. Make pinwheels
79. Eat breakfast outside for a week
80. Watch a sunrise
81. Go to Puffers pond
82. Take a day trip to Mass MOCA
82. Paint rocks
83. Go to the spray park
84. Bike the rail trail
85. See a hot air balloon launch
86. Go to the upper valley music fest
87. Go at least a day without screen time (mama too)
88. Go to Yankee doodle Days
89. Find a new waterfall
90. Walk through a cave
91. Go to the Hartford Science Center
92. Find a bridge to play Pooh sticks on
93. Read Danny Champion of the World
94. Check out the Trolley Museum in Shelburne Falls
95. Go to the West Stockbridge Zucchini fest
96. Check out as many soft serve stands as possible. Decide which one is best
97. Bake a pie with local fruit.
98. Bake cookies
99. Play in the sprinkler
100. Learn how spot constellations
101. Launch wish lanterns
102. Make hula hoops

30 Days of Lists – Day Sixteen


Yah, I’m a little behind – That’s okay – this one though, I needed to do – because  if I could learn how to do everything – well I would. But now, now I have a list of four things I want to do – and that’s enough for today.

How to:

Build a Tiny House

Do Calculus

Learn the Constellations

30 Days of Lists – Day Seven



A bit ago I came up with this list — 

But then, when actual midnight rolled around, I had none – NONE of those things on hand.  But I did have what I needed to make these.


What are those?  Those delicious, toasty, things are just a few ingredients, thrown together, smooshed on  top of cheap grocery store bread, and broiled for a few minutes.  And look, if you have any – I repeat, any- squeamishness about calories,  or fat content or you know, mayonnaise do not look at the recipe. If instead, you indulge your gluttonous side from time to time, and want to know the secret of the best midnight snack ever — by all means — click-through.