Monday, December 28, 2009

List Making

        We got home last night, after being away for almost a week.  We had such a great Christmas visit at Daughter 3’s house.

        An added treat for me is that our two grandsons (ages 2.5 and 5.5) came home with us for a visit this week.

        As I write this, Grandson#1 is eating Sister Schubert cinnamon rolls- which are TO DIE FOR, if you follow the package directions exactly.

        So my blogging may be intermittent, but I can work on my list.

        Here is ITEM #1.

Be Intentional.

        I always  encouraged my students to consider the lofty, the grandiose, the outside the box- to extend themselves in their thinking.

        However…they still needed at some point to ANSWER THE QUESTION with accuracy, substantiation, and a dash of wit. That is what I call BEING INTENTIONAL (I have no photographs today so I am using lots of caps).

        Being INTENTIONAL, for those of us who are at another end of the age spectrum, adds the focus that my distracted ,dice-throwing living seems to have adopted.

        While shopping last week, I saw a pre-made To Do List that listed categories for you. All you had to do was check the item off the list.

        If I made one such list, mine would look like this- in no particular order:

Do Something

*Spiritual (using one of my many devotional books on my shelves- I think the winner is

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers


*Intellectual (this should not be a scary word- we all have intellects)


(to continue without parallel structure)

*Heal something/someone

*Edify someone

*Clean something

*Organize something

*Purge something

*Cook something

*Save something for the future

*Give away something

*Read something

*Write something

Couldn’t these be my learning objectives? My TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) if you will?

Just a thought…

Right now some INTENTIONAL grandson tending calls!




Blondie's Journal said...

This is a tough one. I was thinking more in terms of aspirations for myself...Perhaps I am taking the easy way out. Your list is tough, but I think that is a good thing... I wish you luck.

Have a wonderful week with your grandkids!!


Deb said...

enjoy those babies...we expect lots of photos when they are gone

Blue Creek Home said...

I am trying to become a better list maker. My youngest daughter has been making lists since she was a small child and she always seems to be up to date with her life. I should follow her example!
Have fun with your babies!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Oh, now I see how BUSY you actually ARE! Love your list, I need one of those checkemoff kinds too! Call when you are lonely, ha ha, may be a few days!
love ya,

Unknown said...

What fun for you! Enjoy, savor, treasure each moment ... tomorrow you'll be going to their graduations!

Happy New Year! May your year be full of joy & blessings ~ TTFN~ Marydon

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Great post. Have a fun time with your grandsons. I bet the time will fly!

Theresa said...

Enjoy those grandsons and I'll work on the list. I believe in lists, I think a lot more is accomplished when there is a list. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with your Daughter. Have a fun week!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Lists are good, yours is great! Have fun with those boys and have a Happy New Year.

trash talk said...

I wanted to let you know you can scratch off edify someone. I looked it up and now I am illuminated!

Dixie said...

Laura... your list is thought provoking...(I'm trying to be edifying here)... Let me know how you do! LOL

okay... now I'm off to do some sorting, organizing and purging before giving a great deal of thought to making my own list!

New Year's blessings. Dixie

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Great List!! Purge something is a definite for me! Our choir did the musical My Utmost for His Highest and it WAS so inspiring to be a part of that! Good luck and keep us posted as you move through this! I know you will succeed!

Your comment on my blog made me laugh out loud!! A high pressure washer! Love it!!

Have a great day and enjoy those little ones!!

Lou Cinda :)

Anne Marie said...

that's alot of work Laura!! but you can do it - just stick to your list - and give yourself a reward when you accomplish one of them - like those cinamon roles :)

Merry Christmas a bit late - my intentions were there though...I swear!

Tracy said...

Love your list! I am a list-maker myself. :)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Great post! And thanks so much for letting me know "where you are." I look forward to catching up with everything that's been going on in your blog. Going to follow RIGHT now!

Vickie said...

Great list! My word for this year is "unfurling". (long story) But there are a bunch of items on your list that are already on mine, too!

Inspired Comblogulations said...

I think I need to make a list too.
Good idea...stretch myself.
Happy New Year Laura!

June said...

What a great list my friend. If I did just those things everyday my life would have been well spent.
enjoy the g-babies!

French-Kissed said...

Love the list, Laura. I hope your Christmas was wonderful and that your visit now with your Grandsons is delightful {my those cinnamone rolls sound good}. Wishing your peace, joy and abundance in the New Year. ~jermaine~

Made In The South said...

What a list. That could become a little over whelming...Enjoy your visit, Happy New Year.

Anne Lorys said...

What a wonderful list. Well, you certainly edified me...I just wanted to thank you so much for your kind words of support and encouragement on my blog.
It really meant a lot to me, and with God's help, I'm doing better.

God bless you abundantly,

Unknown said...

Hi Laura. I just wanted to stop by and check on you. I had you on my mind tonight and was spending time with the prayer list from a day in the life. I hope your husbands shoulder is doing better and just want to let you know that I'm thinking of you and praying for you both.

I love the list. I could use one. Enjoy those precious Grands.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Queen "B" said...

Aloha Laura, love your style, enjoyed your blog and I am looking forward to sharing 2010 with inspiration and it!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yep! When my grandson is here I don't dare go barefooted. GI Joes & Transformers and all their accessories are very hard on the feet. Then he comes up gives me a great big hug and tells me how he has missed me and loves me - and everything is right. :) Love that boy!
Happy New Year!


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