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February 25th | thoughts



i wish it was saturday and we had no where to be.

and we would make chocolate chip pancakes

drink lots of yummy coffee

and stay in our jammies until noon.




i wish we could go to LA for fun (instead of doctor visits)

and see the city sights

and take lots of pictures at cafe 101.

and i wish i had a private plane, and pilot at the ready




and i wish all french toast was heart shaped.

and i could hang out at my sister’s house

(that’s her blue lantern in front of a cool mirror over her fireplace).

and with my last wish i’ll wish more more wishes!

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nothing wrong with wishing!

what do you wish for?

33 Responses

  1. mandy snow says:

    my son always asks me the same question, and i always say…wish you didn’t get croup…thats what he calls what he gets…, wish all my family a healthy happy life, wish for a castle and lots of money so i didn’t have to do housework ever again…lol….love this question…xxx

  2. Peggy says:

    I wish I had more time for scrapping and blogging and sorting thru all the stuff that’s in this house so that I can lead a more simplified life. I wish I had tons more time with my grandsons because they renew the child within me. I wish that I could have one last conversation with my dad, although the last one I DID have with him was one that I hold dearly in my heart. I wish I wouldn’t feel stuck with my writing. I love that you post something like this. It inspires me. Thank you!

  3. Southern Gal says:

    I wish I could take some of the burden from my husband with another income. I wish my son’s tonsillectomy didn’t have to be. I wish I could blink like Jeannie and my house would be clean and organized! I wish my home decor reflected more of me; same with my fashion. Haven’t wished for anything in a long time. This is a grown up wish list, eh?

  4. Ros says:

    for a couple hours of sleep.
    one of my littles decided to wake up every 15 minutes from 1 a.m. until 4:45 a.m.
    then decided he wanted to be up for the day and watch CARS (disney movie).
    how can he be so wide awake?
    it’s now a little after 6 a.m. and my other 3 will be up soon, so my normal day is about to start
    …..and with a 2 and 3 year old still at home, that leaves no time for a nap! (the 3 year old slept all night and has decided to give up on naps, that means no nap for mommy either!)

    i see lots of coffee in my near future!

  5. Kathy Caplinger says:

    I wish all french toast was heart shaped too! That is what my boys made me for valentines and it sent a smile to my face when i saw your post! I wish I had new jeans that really fit or I wish i fit in my old jeans! hee hee

    thanks for bringing smiles Lisa!

  6. Melinda says:

    I wish that I could afford to be a stay at home mom, at least for a while. My heart is ripped into a million pieces everyday when I have to leave my son at day care and truck off to work.

  7. Melissa says:

    I wish that we could afford to put on the addition to our house…so the girls had some more room to play and be kids and I wish winter would end soon…it has been too long and we all need some more fresh air and to see green!

    Love your list! And chocolate chip pancakes are had every weekend in our house!

  8. Heather says:

    I wish for a more simplistic life. I wish to have palm trees in the back of my yard (not SNOW!!!). I wish I could be a stay at home mom. I wish that we could afford to adopt another child. I wish that I could sew like people on some of the blogs that I follow (or sew at all – have no clue!). And, I wish for a Lisa Leonard necklace (that one might come true in October on my birthday). Thanks for starting this post. Looking forward to reading the rest of the posts :)

  9. You sound wistful this morning with your wishing. Hope your wishing soothed a few of your sadnesses away.

    I would wish for an end to suffering in the world…

    And for kindness…

    And that people would realize that hope is something that can never be taken away from them…

    No matter how confusing and sad and unexplainable life feels.


    I wish some cleaning fairies would come and magically make everything sparkle in my house.

    And that sweets made you lose weight…

    And that the American Pickers would hire me for an apprentice!

    And that “sad just because” would disappear from the radar of everyone on the planet!

    But, perhaps, all this is just because the coffee isn’t brewed yet and my brain is asleep!

    Good morning!

  10. Wow…too much to write down, I guess. I like the wishin’ for more wishes idea. I do wish I could be more craftsy like some of the women who’s blogs I follow. Maybe I should spend less time wishing, more time making that wish come true!

  11. Bonnie says:

    I wish for time to get everything done while still having plenty of time to do nothing at all!

  12. my wishes………..
    one more day with my mother on earth

    to live the true gospel of love one another with humility and patience

    to learn to knit

    for my boys to remain healthy, safe, and oh so happy!

  13. jeannett says:

    a dslr. more time to spend with friends. :)

  14. I wish your sister would want to part with her mirror! :) I wish there would be no more snow this year. I wish the breaks in my truck would fix themselves. I wish I had unlimited flyer miles to travel at whim! I wish I cold push pause on my kids, so they won’t grow up so fast. I wish Chris Ann (my co blogger) didn’t live thousands of miles away. (I wish jammie, coffee time, was a daily ritual!)

  15. Kristi F says:

    I wish it were Friday (I don’t work on Fridays) and I wish I were in D.C. with my hubby this week and I wish people were nicer to each other and that I had more time to scrapbook and my house was totally organized and looking picture perfect. But more than anything I wish that children around the world would all be loved, fed, and safe each and every day of their lives.

  16. I wish for one more week before we head back to California for Deployment Day. I wish my Marine could be two places at once.

  17. Michelle says:

    I wish for love. I wish I could take a tropical vacation getaway to some uber goregous relaxing resort with all my close girlfriends for a week. I wish human-trafficking would end. I wish I could travel the world. I wish Starbucks was in my building and I could have it everyday :) I wish I could eat whatever I want and never gain a pound. I wish I had an inexhaustable bank account and could help all the people I love. I wish my dad and extended family knew Jesus.

  18. Shannon says:

    I wish I could take a day to do nothing but play with my beads.
    I wish I could have eggs benedict for breakfast every day.
    I wish I could take trips to NYC more often.
    I wish I could get another puppy.
    I wish I lived in the little cottage that I’ve dreamed about with the ice sculpture of Buddha and the ribbons hanging from the trees.
    I wish I could give my friends wishes.
    I wish I didn’t have 12 chins.
    I wish I could dye my hair pink again.
    I wish I could get more than 6 hours of sleep every night.
    I wish I could afford to buy one of each of your necklaces.
    I wish for more alone time.
    I wish for more productive time.
    I wish for more time! :)
    I wish for more love, and less negativity in the world.

  19. Michelle says:

    I wish I lived in Manhattan so my creative energy would overflow.
    I wish I could snap my fingers and have my book published right now.
    I wish people wouldn’t stare at kids who are different or who make strange sounds like my son.
    I wish I could feel less frazzled – even just for one day.
    I wish I had red, red hair.
    I wish I could stop my brain sometimes.
    I wish I could have a one day unlimited shopping spree at Anthropologie!

  20. Philippa says:

    Today I really wish the birds would stop eating my ripening grapes! (love the birds though, very much!!)
    Mainly though: I wish my sister and I could be close (she’s 4 years older than me) but she just doesn’t ‘get’ me and always makes me feel I am phoning at the wrong time (we live in different cities). I am too passionate about life, laugh too loudly and am just too ‘me’. Mostly I wish she didn’t make me feel sad!
    I wish my hubby didn’t often make me feel I am doing the wrong thing the wrong way!!
    I wish I could see my brother more, he lives overseas. Haven’t seen him for over 3 years now.
    I REALLY WISH MY DAD WAS STILL ALIVE.. he was such a lovely man, and always listened to me and really appreciated who I am. I am who I am, because of him. Thanks Dad!!
    I wish my 82year old mother wasn’t having such a hard time with technology… she does really well with her computer except she hits strange buttons and it goes haywire at least once a week so she has to get a techno guy in and she can’t afford it!
    Ooooh I wish I had access to all of the beautiful scrapbooking embellishments etc that are in the rest of the world. We are pretty cut off here.
    As I get older I REALLY wish I could have had children but it wasn’t to be. Oh to have a little girl!
    I wish I wasn’t such a softie, it makes me hurt inside a lot.
    I wish I could just shake off other people’s expectations of me.

    Hmm reading back over this list, I wish I didn’t need to wish most of these things! Smiles.. always manage to find something to smile about several times a day no matter what!! Thanks Lisa for your blog… I truly love it and can’t wait to check it every day!

  21. Kristin says:

    I wish for a tropical vacation….Hawaii, where I’ve been twice before, but not for such a long time…or maybe somewhere I’ve never been yet….yep, I’m the one in the ads I keep seeing during the Olympics of the lady in the white robe throwing open the doors of her room onto her deck and a gorgeous view of ocean and palm trees….
    and not the snow that I would open my door to here right now!!

  22. karlee says:

    oh the things i could wish for! bills to be paid, love to be found, a house to be clean, and a world to be seen. now if only all the wishes would come true! many thats what i’ll wish for…. :)

  23. Holly says:

    I wish my outdoor cat would poop like normal cats and not in the grass like dogs do so that I wouldn’t have to go on “poop patrol” and gag every time.
    I wish my dog were still around because the cat poop wasn’t an issue then since the dog ate it. (My husband did poop patrol for the dog. I guess the cats are mine.)
    I wish I wasn’t allergic to yeast so that I could eat a cinnamon roll every morning. I exercise so I know I wouldn’t gain weight from it. 😀
    I wish I had a buddy to hike with on Saturdays since my husband works Saturdays.
    I wish every day was Summer!

  24. denise says:

    well i wasn’t wishing for anything until you mentioned chocolate chip pancakes! :-)

  25. Jennifer H says:

    I wish I could give you a hug to thank you for the incredible Open Circle necklace! My husband ordered it for me for my 40th birthday and it arrived today. He and my 3 boys gave it to me this afternoon and I am wearing it now. It FAR exceeded my expectations! It is just lovely, and I thank you so much for making it.

  26. Myshel says:

    I wish no one’s children or loved ones were ever hurt or sick. I wish all my friends and family could be happy and healthy and healed of all their hurts. I wish I was healthy, though I am very happy. I wish my hubby and I could take our awesome son to Paris to stand under the Eiffel Tower – he wants to see it so badly.

  27. Susan Bowen says:

    I wish my (nearly) adult children were little again, just for awhile, so I could hold them in my lap. I would smell their milky smell, read a story and listen to them sigh as they fell asleep. I would watch them sleep and then feel the peace that settles over the house when a child is napping…. then I would wake them up again, because I don’t want to waste a moment of the sunshine outside (hey, it’s MY wish) and we would go to the pool and the park and then find some dirt to play in. I wish I could feed them a strawberry just for the pleasure of seeing the juice overflow out of their rosebud mouths…. I wish I was the most important person in their lives again, just for a day.

  28. Whitney says:

    I wish for a baby to come into our lives so my little girl can have a friend for life. I wish that all the birthmothers out there will give US a chance. I wish them comfort and peace in their decision.

  29. Denise C. says:

    Right now I’m wishing for my truck back. It’s getting a new engine and I’ve been without it for 3.5 weeks.

    I wish this stupid baby weight would disappear. I run, and eat right and am cutting out sugar. Nothing seems to be making a difference.

    I wish summer would get here. Actually I wish it could be summer all year long. 😉

  30. Shawna says:

    I wish for Summer….. no more 18 inches of snow, no more shoveling, no more waking up an hour early just to get the car out of the driveway to take the kids to school….. just sleeping in, wearing shorts, swimming, picnics, fishing, lazy lazy days of summer….. OH AND MOST OF ALL…. WISHING YOU NO MORE DOCTOR’S VISITS AND SOME PEACE OF MIND…..I know with all of my kids nothings is more stressful than worrying about your babies. Blessings to you lisa and your family!

  31. Abby says:

    I wish I could figure out how to relate better to the college girls in our ministry.
    I wish grad school was finished instead of just starting.
    I wish I could see my closest girlfriends more than just on Facebook.

  32. Jenny says:

    I wish my husband could do music full time like he has always wanted to.
    I wish that we lived within walking distance of our daughter’s school instead of having to drive the highway to get her there and back each day.
    I wish I was more patient with my children (this one I can work on, huh?).
    I wish I had been more self confident as a teenager.

    Thanks for explaining the photo of your sister’s house… I had NO idea what that was! :-)

  33. Christine says:

    I wish for more time to relax at home. I wish for more cuddle time with the kitties and my boyfriend all together on the couch. I wish for no more sicknesses, at least for a while. I wish for warmer days and sunshine. I wish for a big mug of hot fresh coffee, a blanket, and a new book.

    Thanks for making me think about my wishes!

    I also wish for you to get all your wishes as well.

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