Like most of us, I have two lists, my Bucket List and my To Do list. The Bucket List holds all of the things I want to do in my life and it’s pretty long, because every time I cross something off I find a thing or two or twelve to add to it. I still have not caught a fish from my Sea Eagle kayak or off a pier in salt water, I haven’t taken a ferry to Alaska, or performed a standup comedy act. And I think I’m going to have to delete that one with Meg Ryan. I just don’t see it happening.
Then there’s my To Do list. While the Bucket List holds things I want to do, my To Do List is filled with things I need to do. It’s a long one too, because there are some things on there I that I really have no interest in or am just too lazy to get around to. But there are some things I plan to get to now that I have the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished, except for having Terry proof it and making any last minute corrections.
One of the things I’m really looking forward to is getting back to work on my next book. Big Lake Blizzard, released last week, is selling well, and I’d like to be able to turn out at least two more books this year, and hopefully, three.
I also need to get familiar with the Rand McNally TripMaker 7710 GPS I bought last winter. It’s still sitting in the box and we have been using our Garmin 465 Trucker GPS . The Garmin is a fine unit for anybody driving a big rig, but the Rand McNally GPS is supposed to have even more features especially designed for RV owners.
Cleaning and organizing our storage bays is also on my To Do List, but before I do that I need to install new lift support struts so I won’t bang my head. I guess I should add installing them to my To Do list.
Another chore on my list is replacing the Winnebago’s windshield wiper blades. I think I’ll order a set of the Denso wiper blades from Amazon. Greg White bought some recently and seems to be happy with them. We hope to travel up to the Pacific Northwest this summer, so it’s a pretty sure bet we’ll get rained on somewhere along the way.
I’m sure that Miss Terry thinks cleaning and organizing my desk drawers should be on my To Do List, but what she sees as a mess is actually a carefully organized form of chaos (there’s an oxymoron for you) and I’d never get anything done if I could find things when I need them. Sorting through the piles of paper, tangled cords, dry ink pens, paper clips, and other junk in my drawers is part of the creative process for me. That’s the story I tell Terry anyway, and so far she’s bought it.
Thought For The Day – Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.