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…but change is certain.

2020 sounds so cool


I don’t know how it can possibly be 2020 already. Wasn’t it 1978 just yesterday? Or maybe the day before. At the most.

But we’re already more than half way through January of 2020 and if I’m going to put together a list of stupendous things to do this year I had better get going. Oh, I know, I know, I didn’t get everything on the 2019 list done.

I guess I should start with those things I didn’t get done but that I still want to do. That would include:

*Camping in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

*Improve my night photography skills.

*Spend a week in the Southwest.

*Ride my bike on some of the rails-to-trails around here.

*Spend several weeks in Alabama and invite friends to join me.

Wow! That’s a lot of stuff still to get done, but I’m sure there are more fun things I can do in a year with such a cool number.

How about:

*Walk in at least 3 5K races.

*Travel to Florida to meet the baby sheltie boys.

*Purchase a set of extension tubes for the Nikon and explore macro photography.

*Make more vegetarian or vegan meals, goal being at least one per week.

*Take a drawing class.

*Take Katie camping at least twice this summer.

Glad I got included, mama!

And here’s one that was accomplished from the 2019 list but needs to be on the 2020 list as well:

*Meet up with other sheltie moms for doggie adventures. Because everyone needs more adventures.

I feel like I’m missing some fun stuff…what else do you think I should add to this 2020 list of stupendous fun stuff to do?

Obviously any adventures should include me mama!

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

33 thoughts on “2020 sounds so cool

  1. Good list! I haven’t really thought about a list. But hey, it’s the roaring 20s all over again.

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  2. Okay, you should come camping in Porcupine Mountain State Park in July. I’ll be heading out west and plan to stop there for three or four days.

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  3. Sounds pretty full to me. You know, me, the one who mostly stays home.

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  4. on our list is to enjoy efurry moment… and we hope 2020 will be a wonderful year for all of us…

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  5. Great post!! The start of it had me giggling as I feel the same way? How can it be 2020! Haha 🤣 and 1978 is the year I graduated highschool so that should date me a bit!! Haven’t thought about high school in long while! Your list sounds like great FUN!! 😃 I haven’t thought of a list, but am already heading to Hawaii with my daughter and hubby in February. My daughter planned this trip, so thankful for her and for her LOVE for travel!! ❤️ ~Diana

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  6. Your list is wonderful as is. If you do all those things then I’m thinking you’ll need to add a line item for frittering. Just hanging out at home doing nothing. Frittering.

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  7. Your list sounds wonderful, but aren’t you going to play in community band anymore??? Surely there’s a want-to-do there! I’m looking forward to your meeting those Sheltie boys in Florida though!

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    • I’m still playing…though I’m thinking about taking some time off so that I can go to Alabama for a more extended time. But it’s hard, given that I’m the librarian, and plus I sort of committed to this set of concerts we’re playing. On the other hand there are a TON of clarinets….so maybe I can miss one concert.

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  8. I’m with you on the drawing class. I was never terribly good in high school art, but I loved watercolors and architectural details. Can’t wait to see what you choose.

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  9. That’s a great list of goals, Dawn. I wish you success and fulfillment.

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  10. That sounds like a wonderful list! Retirement is surely conducive to such adventures.
    I find it so hard to believe that we’re20 years into the 2000s already. In 2018 and 2019 I kept catching myself dating things as 1998 and 1999. Pretty sure that this year it’ll be something like 2010 or 2002… Just crazy. Brain won’t accept it.

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  11. As godmother to the boys you have to come and see them and Katie has to meet her nephews …and don’t forget the beach …the wonderful glorious beach

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  12. Was the cello playing this year or 2019? I thought that was pretty major. Your list sounds like realistic goals Dawn. And fun!


  13. Your list already seems pretty full to me! Lots of fun stuff on there. I’ve been thinking about macro photography, too.

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    • I’m going to order some extension tubes because that’s cheaper than a full blown macro lens. I took a 3 hour class with a professional photographer and he suggested starting with that. You remind me that I need to get those ordered.

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  14. Great list, but I was especially taken with your Sheltie. Our dear Liam, a Sheltie, died two years ago, and how I miss him. So nice to see yours.


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