Well, I thought, that's right up my alley...
So, here goes:
Ten To-do's in June
(This is also right up my alley -- I'm a list guy. At any given time I have five to seven lists in my back pocket. I can't remember what's on them but whatever it is, it's important -- or I wouldn't have written it down. Duh.)
1. Plant the Garden.
(I can do better than that)
2. Learn to play one song perfectly on my ukulele.
(I have a theory that ukulele music makes people smile, and smiles fix just about anything. Except cars.)
3. Go somewhere beautiful.
(I live in Utah, where beauty abounds)
4. Mark the anniversary of the day I proposed.
5. Love my wife more tomorrow than I did today.
(That's a tall order)
6. Take someone's breath away.
(Truthfully, the one whose breath I've taken away most often is my own -- Life amazes me)
7. Honor the memory of my father, and the life of my son.
(The two never met. My dad passed away six months before my son was born, but I feel him -- I really do -- when Matthew and I play catch, or shoot baskets. I feel his approval. I feel a circle completing)
8. Start writing that book.
(You know, that book that's been writing itself in your head for ten years. That homage to your hometown. That love letter to your generation. That book where you reveal all the things you did that will give your mother a retroactive heart attack).
9. Follow my own advice to my children: Get to know my world. Hold it, taste it, feel it, take it apart, put it back together (disregard the left over pieces), conquer it, stand in awe of it.
(Time's ticking, and there's so much to see)
10. Stain the fence.
(I may not get to this one)