I found this meme on Ali Edwards's blog, though she credits her sister. I thought it made a nice variation for my Monday morning check-in. Today's photograph is of the apple tree which is finally starting to blossom.
What's On My . . .
VANITY: Toothbrush and toothpaste; Decleor skin care products; Deva Curl hair care products; our wedding Budda.
PERENNIAL TO DO LIST: Clean up my art desk; Clean out the garage; Clean up my office at work; Edit the vacation pictures from last summer; Work on my heritage/genealogy scrapbook.
REFRIGERATOR SHELVES: Lots of leftovers; milk; sparkling water; apple juice; cheese; cauliflower; asparagus.
ITINERARY: A trip to Detroit at the end of week to do some work for the United Auto Workers; Gypsy gets a much-needed grooming on Thursday.
FANTASY ITINERARY: Australia; Greece; Hawaii.
PLAYLIST: The Avett Brothers new album; Rebel Beat by the Goo Goo Dolls; Aint Messin Round by Gary Clark; 93 Million Miles by Jason Mraz; Tightrope by Walk the Moon; San Francisco by the Mowglis; Modern Love by Matt Nathanson; Stubborn Love by The Lumineers; and Hero by Family of the Year
NIGHTSTAND: A bottle of Smartwater (my favorite); my jewelry box; a heart shaped rock from Deb Turtle; a guardian angel shrine.
WORKOUT PLAN:Strength and stretch class at my gym; power blast class at the gym; long run (10 miles) on the weekend; medium run (6 miles) on Wednesday.
IPHONE: MLB.com At Bat; Splice; Shazam; Fandango; Snapseed; Instagram; and Netflix.
TOP 5 (To Do) LIST: 1. Make sure Henry gets his homework done. 2. Write exams for my classes. 3. Fold the laundry. 4. Talk to Henry about a college decision. 5. Prepare for the last week of class.
BUCKET LIST: To see wildflowers bloom in the desert. . . and a few other things.
MIND: The value of spending time focusing on Clara, first-and-foremost as a parent, but occasionally as a friend. Planning for Henry's 18th birthday.
BLOGROLL: Most of you!
WALLS OF YOUR FAVORITE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE: Nothing but yellow paint on the walls of our bedroom; prints by Thomas Killian in our living room.
LIQUOR SHELF:Dark rum for Rum and Cokes; Stoli Vodka for martinis; and Sapphire Gin for Gin and Tonics. We're always short of the mixers, though!
LAST CREDIT CARD STATEMENT: Dinner out way too often!
SCREENSAVER: An awesome baseball portrait of my son taken by the amazing Becky Ruppel is on my phone; a cute picture of Gypsy on my computer. I change my phone screen saver all the time, but I rarely change the one on the computer.
TV EVERY NIGHT: San Francisco Giants baseball; we watch almost every game. And then, whenever I get a chance - Mad Men; Top of the Lake; Nashville; CSI; Body of Proof; Vegas; Project Runway; Grey's Anatomy; Chicago Fire. Yes, I'm a bit of an addict.
1. A "wild heart" - a naturally occurring heart (like the rock above, but it doesn't have to be a rock) 2. A footprint or pawprint 3. A skeleton, bone or x-ray 4. A book or magazine read during 2016 5. A porch or deck 6. A camper (caravan) 7. A family gathering 8. A drawing, art project, artistic photograph, scrapbook page, greeting card, or art journal page created by you. 9. Someone playing with, in, or around water. 10. A bicycle 11. Fresh produce 12. A window 13. The moon 14. A buffet of food 15. A team logo 16. A map showing a trip taken during the time period 17. Twins 18. A supermarket cart, basket or trolley full of groceries 19. A seasonal cocktail or beverage 20. Someone laughing 21. A photograph of you with a newspaper or calendar page from the time period covered in the Hunt. Note: you may not use a substitute for this item. Alternatives - if you're having trouble finding any of the above, you may substitute from this list (but you may not substitute for item #21): alternative 1: a lighthouse alternative 2: a baby (human or animal)