Sunday, December 31, 2006

I want to

be on time*never have call waiting*understand the scriptures *visit every temple in the world*not be ethnocentric*not yell at my kids*cook well*teach people to manage money*avoid debt*be a reader*know how to do my hair*take a risk with my hair*have a clean house*laugh*attend the temple frequently*be good at Scrabble*not be jealous*have a good relationship with my family*have a good relationship with Steve's family*not be offended easily*not offend*organize my life*document my children's lives*stay abreast of current affairs and world events and politics*establish confidence in my children*support my husband's ambitions*not get mad at my husband when the house is a mess and there are no groceries and he invites someone to dinner with 30 minutes notice*travel everywhere*exercise*eat healthily*play the piano*be productive*vote*know current music*have a fuel-efficient vehicle*not criticize*not be taken advantage of*love people who are difficult to love*share the gospel*serve selflessly*be financially literate*have some decorating skills*try difficult things*give gifts generously*receive gifts and service graciously*have faith*not be controlling*make close friends*not label myself*hike*follow the NBA*stand up for myself*stand up to racist people*garden*dress well*find good deals*seek the Spirit*slow down*play games*facilitate relationships for my children with their grandparents and cousins*be honest*be bold*be original*have original thought*not care what people think*live abroad*be independent with tools and technological things*go to concerts and plays*be accessible*teach reverence by example*be in a book club*have eclectic style*take classes*do family history*not compare myself to anyone

8 comments:

lys said...

Is this all for 2007?

I'm especially impressed with your desire to follow the NBA. A few times it has crossed my mind to do that, but my aspirations last about two seconds. Then again, I live in a state that has the LAMEST pro b-ball team ever: they are called THE JAZZ (yes, yes, I understand their origins, but it is still a STUPID name), they have a bear as a mascot (. . . and that has WHAT to do with JAZZ?), their colors are teal and purple, and they suck.

Austin said...

I commend your ambition.

n said...

the jazz are actually very good this year.. and the suns have a gorilla for a mascot.

n said...

relatedly, will the suns soon be playing home games at the delta center?!

Emily said...

Excellent point, N. Seems as though Delta wants nothing to do with hostile takeovers, though. Would've been funny. I don't even know what the arena's called these days.

Steve said...

Wow. Good luck--and I don't mean that sarcastically. But I'm not sure you can do all of it and still "slow down"--they seem mutually exclusive. But if you can, then I hope I can too. I always desire to slow down, but I'm always doing that which makes us speed up.I won't post my list, but it would be very long as well--so probably no slowing down any time soon.

However, perhaps I should add to my list that I'll only invite people over for dinner when the house is clean and we have groceries. But, if I did that, it would deprive you of the opportunity to focus on the "not getting mad at your husband" attribute when that occurs--and thus negate one of your goals. So, since I also want to support my spouse in her new years goals, perhaps I'll just continue in my current MO.

I would just like to point out to your readers what a complimentary couple we are. For example, I have no desire to follow the NBA; so it's good (at least for the sake of dinner conversation with friends) that I'm married to someone who doesn't get lost on that topic.

Neil and Diana. said...

You two are pretty adorable.

Pepper said...

I love that these are your wants. So many of them remind me of the Emily that I love already. Sorry we missed you in California. We will be in Arizona the first weekend in February. It will be a crazy weekend, but maybe we can stop by.