Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The List

I'm going to take a little vacation soon, to Vancouver. Lots of people have been asking what I want to do while I'm there. I started making a list, and realized that some of these things seem small and trivial. Things I used to take for granted. So here's my list, in no particular order:

* Watch a movie in a theatre
* Eat Japanese & Thai food
* Hug my Dad
* Drive on roads where the traffic lights always have electricity
* Look at the mountains in the distance
* Go shopping with the girls
* Listen to my Grandma's stories
* Talk on a land line telephone
* Cook some tofu (and eat it)
* Drink water from the tap
* Use my debit card to buy something (I hope I remember the code!)
* Walk down the street and not see any garbage or litter anywhere
* Use a public restroom that actually has a toilet seat, paper, soap and water. I have yet to find one here that meets these criteria. Lucky to see just one of these things here in any given place!
* See my friends
* Do something meaningful on Canada Day.

There it is. The list. Just a few things. But I will not define my visit by doing these things. If I don't get to do some of them, I'm not going to stomp my feet and have a hissy fit, and say that my vacation sucked. They are just things that I would like to do. I am fortunate enough to have done them all before. And if I have the opportunity to do them again, I will.


Anonymous said...

Janet, it's Adam. Helloooo from the Solution Center.
I haven't been here for a while - wow, nice pics. You look like you're having a great time.
You should come back for Canada Day, I'll bet it's hard to get Canadian beer in the Dominican Republic.
If you're back on June 30th it's the SolCenter BBQ that day. Stop by.

Janet said...

Hey!! I'm in Vancouver now, until July 5th...not sure if I'll be here or Quesnel for Canada day though. I'll try to make it to the BBQ, it would be great to see y'all again!