Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Wish List

I was tagged by BLMOM over at Dandelion Dayz for this meme. I'm kind of excited because it's the first time that someone I don't know has asked me to do something like this (So now all ten of you who faithfully read this blog know how truly exciting my life is). I'm supposed to write two wish lists, one completely materialistic and just about stuff. The other more spiritual or altruistic. So here it goes....

Wish list number one....

1. I wish for a mud room. My house currently looks like this...

Don't you love all the little gloves sticking up on the tops of the chairs? Very Pottery Barn.

and will until the snow melts. There is just no place to put all the wet stuff. If you have a mud room, I hope you are thankful for it.

2. I wish for a lens for my new camera that's more powerful than the 18-55mm kit lens that I got. After spending hours on the phone with Bethany I decided to go with a cheap telephoto and splurged on a 50 mm 1.4 prime lens. I love it, it's fast and sharp...no regrets. However, for the last 20 years I have been a point and shoot kind of girls and I'm missing my zoom...I have no idea which lens I'm wishing for, I was thinking 18-200 until the photographer I took a class with advised against it....Okay, I know you're bored...no more lens talk (bit if you have any suggestions, please let me know. Someday I may have money and be in the market.)

3. Okay, this isn't really a thing but I wish I could wear a bikini and look good in it again....and I wish that it could become possible by sitting on the couch watching tv and eating warm chocolate chip cookies.

4. I want a housekeeper. I want someone to do the laundry and put it away. I want my bathrooms cleaned, floors washed, vacuuming and dusting done and beds made daily. I want Alice.

5. I want a house at the beach with panoramic ocean views where I can sit on the beach in my bikini, drinking margaritas and reading whatever I want without interruption. I want to be able to go there whenever I want.

Believe it or not, this was harder than I thought. I really have just about everything that I want. I'm sure my wardrobe could use an updating (read this if you want to know how uncool I am), but there isn't much that I am really wanting. I. Am. Blessed.

Wish list number two...

1. I wish that people everywhere loved their neighbor as they love themselves.

2. I wish that people everywhere respected and valued human life.

3. I wish that I had more faith in hard times.

4. I wish that my children come to know and love Jesus Christ.

5. I wish that I was better at and more willing to take every opportunity that I have to share my faith.

So there you have it. I tag Bethany, Jenn, Beth, Michelle and Kiki.


BLMOM said...

Oh, I love it! That was very fun reading yours, too! Thanks for playing.

I would also LOVE a mud room with my renovation. The more I add the longer it is going to take for it to get done,though!

Michelle said...

Hey... I've been shooting with the Nikon D70 for years. I have a few lenses but find that I rarely switch them out anymore as I stick with my good ol Tamron 28-300.

Since it's not a digital lens (got it when I was still shooting film), it has a conversion value which means it zooms to even more than 300. That's pretty dang far. So since it goes from wide angle to super-spy zoom, you can see why I rarely need to switch it out.

Now, the flip side of having this convenience lens is that photos aren't as crisp as they would be with a fixed lens. Do I mind? Nope. 'Cause for the most part they look great and I've decided that I'd rather have a near perfect shot than a missed shot.

That's just my 2 cents.

Oh and did I mention it's macro too?

Bethany said...

oh I will work on this when I have a moment ...nursing again surfing on the phone. Loved your photos...I too would love a mud room and we don't get too much mud around here but I hate the piles that end up on the floor by the front door or on dining room table as we walk in

Anonymous said...

ok, I just saw that you tagged me, I'll jump on that.

Zoanna said...

I wish I had your D80.

Michelle said...

Hey... not ignoring your tag or anything but, dang, it's really hard to come up with this list. I also don't want to come off preachy with my altruistic stuff (I've been getting a lot of flack for that lately). But I'll keep trying. :)