Monday, August 1, 2011

Experiment hiatus: the list and YOU

For those of you who have known me for any length of time, know that I have a tendency to dive head-first, eyes closed, mouth screaming into whatever new-fangled idea I cooked up. Then, in anywhere from a few hours to a few months, the novelty wears off and my awesomely awesome idea fizzles.

That will not happen with this blog.

I'm writing this more for me than anything else. I feel the need to explain why there has been a several week silence from Kristin's cyberspace, because I need to convince myself that this time will be different.

At any rate, it has been an exhausting and exciting few weeks. We traveled over 1300 miles by car, cycled between sick kids and sick husband, Nick officially finished his first year of graduate school, I took my first trip to Chicago and ended up completing some unexpected short-term consulting work for my former employer. Whew.

A thoughtful and exciting post on feta cheese is in the mix as well as some exciting surprises from some guest bloggers. But in the meantime, a friend had asked me about the list. So I thought I'd share.

When this currently infant blog was in its fetal stage, I was discussing it with some friends and mentioned that I had created a list of 32 things I wanted to learn to do myself. The list. Sara wanted to know what was on it. So I thought I'd share.

The list is getting crinkly and well-loved and sits in a place of honor in the kitchen. It is up to 55, so I won't list everything. Here are a few of the more ridiculous, interesting or random things on my list:

2. Fruit leather
6.  Indoor living potpourri 
12. Lip gloss
20. Sunscreen
23. Cheddar bunnies
32. Bra
35. Shampoo
37. Touch-n-feel board books for kids
38. Diapers
43. Light bulb
47. Glue
49. Clock
54. Soda
55. Wind turbine for "creating" electricity

So here's my question. What's on your list? What are you most interested in? What have you tried? Please share! I'd love to see what everyone else is thinking and doing.

1 comment:

  1. Kristin,
    I would like you to make me a stable boy and some gold bars. :-) I don't see them on your list, but I have confidence in your "do-it-yourself" abilities.