My Wish List
Sandra Peterson Ramirez
Posted on June 14, 2011
Ok, here’s my list of things that I want to work on; culled from the endless loop of things that run through my mind saying “Me!me!me! I need attention!”
Not that I want wine. (Ok, I do. That’s entirely beside the point, but feel free to send wine.) I really enjoy a good glass of red. Or two. The problem is, when I order a glass or buy a bottle of wine, it’s sort of a crap shoot for me. I’ve had Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots and Syrahs that I loved. I’ve had Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots and Syrahs that I hated. For years I’ve meant to keep a log of what I liked. I even thought about taking off the labels and making a journal. But. I persist in this guessing game: Will I like it? Didn’t I like a Cab that had “Red Something” in the name? Well that’s a pretty name for a winery…
For years, no for decades, I’ve dabbled in yoga. When I go to a class I try to find a spot near a wall where I can see a mirror but only if I make an effort. I try not to have eye contact with anyone. If someone speaks to me, I generally smile wanly and mumble. I haven’t made a lot of friends in yoga classes. And I haven’t improved much over the years. Could be because I don’t go very often and when I do I’m torn between a sinking feeling of “not good enough” and ridiculous competitiveness. Must remember: yoga is not a competitive sport (probably).
Oh Container Store, I love you. I hate you. I come to you with my organizational needs and you sell me things that need to be organized. And stored. I dream of kitchen drawers that aren’t a jumbled mess, of closets with nothing on the floors, of garages where I could actually find the Christmas lights.
My iPhone has 651 photos on it. My “old” laptop has approximately three times that many. My external drive has seven years worth of photos. Might be nice if they were somewhere where they could be seen.
Let’s just say it needs a little exercise. I like taking classes and learning new things and really feel like it keeps the brain agile (much like yoga does for the body). I had planned to take a couple of computer classes this summer, but that got sidelined by life. I think in the fall I need to take a class. Maybe something that involves organizing photos while drinking in a yoga position.
One more thing that I want to make a priority is being more consistent here. Maybe make (keep) a schedule. So that’s my Summer/Fall plan. What are you working on?