Life with Ladybug: To-do list for 2011

By Shannon Magsam

I know it’s not even Christmas Day yet, but I’m already thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. Instead of resolving NOT to do something, this year I thought I’d resolve to DO some of my favorite things more often. What’s on your list?

The top 25 things that make me giddy with pleasure, more creative, more energetic:

1.       Reading a great book in bed

2.       Reading a great book while it’s raining outside

3.       Riding horses

4.       Digging my toes in the sand at the beach

5.       Going out to eat at a favorite restaurant

6.       Chatting with a good friend

7.       Watching dramatic movies

8.       Savoring chocolate

9.      Hiking in a beautiful area

10.   Hanging out with my husband around town

11.   Having an adventure with my family trio

12.   Being greeted by my poodle

13.   Buying something I love on sale

14.   Telling Motherlode winners they won!

15.   Kissing my husband

16.   Snuggling with my daughter on the couch

17.   Eating a just-right piece of watermelon or peach

18.   Drinking Dr. Pepper

19.   Listening to awesome music on my iPod while running

20.   Eating food that makes my body function better

21.   Talking to family on the phone when we can’t see each other in person

22.   Driving with the windows rolled down and the music turned up

23.   Coming up with a new idea for Motherlode with Gwen

24.   Taking pictures with my new camera

25.   Sitting down to eat with the whole family at my parents’ house

Shannon Magsam is mom to 8-year-old Ladybug, married to Ladybug’s dad, John, and co-creator of To read previously published installments of Life With Ladybug, click here. Leave a comment if you’re so inclined. I’d love to hear your deep thoughts!