Makin’ Plans

I’ve been giving some thought to my 2010 Goals, now that it is April and Grace is no longer brand new and I’ve had some time to think about things.

Here’s my new list:

1. Have baby. (Keeping that one, obviously, since I accomplished it! Even if I did it ahead of schedule, at the end of 2009.)

2. Write. Anything, as long as it makes me feel like a writer again. (And if I happen to finish that MG novel, I will show it to Nova.)

3. Knitting goals: finish design that was accepted (done), submit at least one more proposal (one down, two more being written), and self-publish one pattern (I have a few partly done and will pick one to finish).

4. Go rollerskating. (What? It seems pretty doable.)

5. Get another tattoo.

6. There is nooooooooo number six!

7. Teach someone to knit. (Done! And hopefully I’ll also teach K, since it’s on her 30 by 30.)

8. Do at least one of the food-related items on my Life List.

9. Dye my hair blue.

10. Go on vacation with my family.

I had been thinking I’d have to give up that last one, but my mom decided for me! She is coming out here in June to meet Grace (circumstances made it impossible for her to come sooner) and we are going to drive up to NorCal (that’s northern California) with the kids and my sister to see my Grandpa. I am really hoping Will can get a few days off work and join us.

I’m trying to plan the trip in such a way to make it the best possible for everyone, but especially Sam. Mom wants to go to Half Moon Bay, which K and I loved when we were there in (OMG) 1989 and I think Sam will enjoy. And I want to detour to Gold Rush country! As I mentioned over here, I bought a travel book on the subject. Sam saw the picture on the cover and asked to go there, so I think it’s probably a good bet.

So what else to do? We’re probably going to drive up the 101. Doesn’t it go across the Golden Gate Bridge? I hope so. That would be awesome. Who wants to meet us at the Japanese Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park?

9 thoughts on “Makin’ Plans

  1. Sara

    April 28, 2010 at 10:45am

    If you can, take the 1 instead of the 101–the drive along the coast will take you through San Simeon, Big Sur and Half-Moon Bay and it is just gorgeous. 17-Mile Drive in Monterey is also absolutely beautiful. You skip over to the 101 in Monterey. I think it’s one of the most beautiful drive in the world.
    .-= Sara´s last post ..Viv & The Bunny =-.

  2. Annika

    April 28, 2010 at 10:53am

    Ooh, that sounds good. I’ve only driven up the coast as far as Santa Barbara, but I definitely prefer the 1 to the 101. If it’s possible, we’ll probably do a combination.

  3. Katherine

    April 28, 2010 at 4:38pm

    I will have to look at a map and see th route we took on our last road trip. It was awesome. I’ll make a Google map version of it for you!
    .-= Katherine´s last post ..A Vision… Realized! =-.

  4. oslowe

    April 29, 2010 at 4:02pm

    there is ALWAYS a #6, you just can’t find it.

  5. allison

    April 29, 2010 at 4:25pm

    Definitely take Hwy 1 as much as you can. I don’t think you need to take 101 at Monterey at all, just continue on to Santa Cruz,(be sure to stop at the Boardwalk and take a ride on the Giant Dipper)then up the coast through Half Moon Bay and through Pacifica. At Pacifica, you will go over to Hwt 280 and then into SF onto 19th Ave. That will take you right to Golden Gate Park. After eveyone meets you at the Japanese Tea Garden, you can drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the first exit after the bridge and drive up into the headlands to see the best view ever!
    .-= allison´s last post ..This post is entirely for Jenn =-.

  6. Karafaerie

    April 30, 2010 at 9:04am

    I’ll meet you at the Japanese tea garden! Sounds like an awesome trip!

  7. Kirk

    April 30, 2010 at 9:38am

    Hey, if you do get up to SF, you’re not too far from us. Depending on the timing and such, we could maybe meet up. I’ll email you.

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