Friday, August 14, 2020

Looking forward

 For a couple of years now, in my annual goals was figure out what I want to do when I grow up, actually growing up is optional, when I grow old, I have already passed by the option of dying young, and certainly past point of leaving a beautiful corpse, what am I going to do in retirement.  Here are some current thoughts: 

  • I want to write a cookbook.  Now my idea here is a book that talks about basic techniques, a whole chapter on getting sauced.  Not on drinking, but on basic sauce making and how to use that to build great cooking.  You get the idea.  It will be a labor of love, and will take time. 
  • I want to create a couple of books of photos.  I am loving my morning walks in the marsh along the Potomac River, I am collecting photos, it will take time to collect the images, identify the birds, bugs, trees, and flowers (turtles a couple of mornings recently.) Writing and editing the text will take time, and I hope to have time.  
  • I want to spend more time in England and Wales, to revisit France, and Italy.  We have never been to Spain and Portugal, or scandinavia. 
  • I need to check off the last two US states.  Maybe publish a list of my experiences in all 50 US states.  There should be an association for people who have been to all 50 states.  
  • All of that and laundry, and shopping and I will stay busy.  

What am I missing?  

14 comments:

  1. Portugal is just wonderful. Make it a priority once you can travel again. Spain is pretty good too.

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  2. you could visit mitchell & jerry in spain!

    I can see you creating a cookbook and a photo book.

    lovely blue flowers up there, BTW.

    have you googled to see if there is not already an existing 50 states association? if not, you could start one!

    you are missing "loving my sweet bear".

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  3. Whatever you might be missing (if anything) you’ll discover along the way.

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  4. Those are all great projects to undertake! What are the last 2 US states which you need to visit? I bet one is Alaska. Would the other be Hawaii? I pick those only because they're the most remote ones.

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    1. Idaho and Wyoming, been Alaska and Hawaii on work

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  5. It's six a.m. here in Livermore right now, and seventy-three degrees. We will hit 108F today, and I'm already exhausted just reading this! I suppose goals are good to have, especially while playing hockey.

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    1. My ankles are to wonky to play hockey.

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  6. I love your cookbook idea but the travel part is what appeals to me. Even though I've been to London many times, I'd love to wander around the rest of England. There is so much to see there. I think you have a good list.

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    1. The closer I get, the better ideas I have of what I will do with the rest of my life

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  7. I made a cookbook using a do-it-yourself- website. This is easy to do - if you provide the recipes. I love a good sauce! I would get your book.

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