The Pleasure of a Good List

I love lists. My life is oragnized in lists:

  • Daily and weekly to-dos neatly categorized by topic
  • Contacts (because who remembers phone numbers anymore?)
  • FB friends
  • Recipes that I have reviewed and want to cook
  • Books I want read
  • Playlists on Spotify
  • “My List” on Netflix
  • Travel bucket list
  • Affirmations and intentions
  • Wish lists
  • The never-ending grocery lists

I also take great pleasure in reading a good list. I recently found a list, written by Dr. Watson describing Sherlock Holmes, that appeared in A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. Can you see the essence of their entire relationship captured in this list? Continue reading “The Pleasure of a Good List”

Wanderlust and Motherhood

Last year this time we were in Ushuaia as part of our two-week sojourn to southern Patagonia. Today I complete 30 weeks of my pregnancy. My baby is 10 weeks away and I have months of late nights, breastfeeding, poop patrol, diaper changes, loud cries, yawns and sweet smiles to live through but I’m already thinking in terms where I can go on vacation with my baby. I’ve already ruled out a few on my list of places to see. Cambodia (Angkor Wat specifically), South Africa, and Morocco can wait. It doesn’t help that I subscribe to Travel and Leisure, or have a new liking for travel writing or that Chan Brothers advertises in the newspaper every single day or that to top it all Silk Air has set up a reservations office in the lobby of my office building.

How will motherhood affect my wanderlust? Continue reading “Wanderlust and Motherhood”