Accept that there are only 24 hours in the day, and that I seem to have allocated every last one.
Build more robots. Our LEGO Mindstorms set was gathering some dust over the winter and Claire is starting to get it, I think.
Clean up the back yard. Spring! Spring! Spring!
Dig up the garden and get it ready for planting. It’s not frozen anymore.
Email the folks who we’re hoping to visit on the West Coast this summer when we go for a long, long driving vacation. Yeah, did I mention we’re doing a road-trip this summer?
Finish reading my next novel. I’m enjoying it, but “The Circle” is not quite as light as I originally expected.
Geocache a few more times with Claire before the bugs come out and hanging out in the forest is an adventure for reasons besides the hidden treasures.
Hike through some more wilderness with my daughter who has a sudden (and possibly temporary) affinity for nature these days.
Invite some random people to our house for something social. That BBQ is just yearning to cook up some party grub.
Join a photography group, or take another photography class, or just get out and take some more photos… something!
Keep up with my cross-training. It’s been a contest to see who’s been riding our stationary bike more: Karin or I? Admittedly, I’ve been running a lot, but it’s not like I’m pushing out daily marathons!
List out something interesting or useful here. Week of lists!
Mow the not-dead-anymore-grass. It looks like it needs some attention.
Negate the looming question of backyard wasps. September was not fun, what with the mysterious hive lurking somewhere just out of reach of my perception. A repeat is not welcome.
Open the garage door and get to cleaning. It’s a mess. No really. It’s well past time to do a thorough cleaning… and possibly a bit of construction in there this summer.
Plan out my summer running and training schedule. After April 26th I’m just flapping in the breeze and jogging along in improvisation mode. Not the best kind of mode, actually.
Quit being a fence-sitter and take a more active position in local politics. It’s election year and I have some very strong opinions about how stuff has been going down lately.
Register for some more half-marathons. Technically, in a few days, I’ll only have one more (officially) on my paid-and-scheduled docket. I said I was doing twelve this year!
Sit down and actually file out income taxes. April is almost over. And, hey, we’re getting a refund so… what’s the hold up?
Take a bunch of old crap to the EcoStation, including that stupid little fridge in the basement we haven’t used in five years and the rusting remains of our old BBQ.
Update a few other blogs that I’ve been neglecting lately.
Visit my grandmother. Yes, I know it.
Water all the trees in our yard. I was a wet winter, but the snow has been melted for a couple weeks now.
X-plain my crazy summer running scavenger hunt to everyone. I’m being deliberately cryptic, I know. But I don’t want to rush things.
Yell a little more at the dumb people from the condo down the street who park in front of my house. I get that it’s a free spot, and that I don’t own it, but (a) parking on the grass is rude and (b) leaving your car there for more than a day or two is gonna get you towed. You’re welcome.
Zip up some more sales on my book, by running another round of promotion on Baylee the Bee. It’s been a little stale for a couple weeks.