The Bucket List

January 25, 2009 at 11:05 pm (Lists, Tags)

Tagged…Bucket List

My sister-in-law Ingrid tagged me with a list of things you’re *supposed* to do in your lifetime!

You indicate which ones you’ve done by colorcode
The ones I’ve done are in GREEN
The ones I haven’t done but would like to are in BLUE
The ones I will probably never do are in RED.

Started your own blog
Slept under the stars
Played in a band (I rocked the elementary school music world!)

Visited Hawaii

Watched a meteor shower

Given more than you can afford to charity
Been to Disneyland
Climbed a Mountain (I don’t think anything in Nova Scotioa would qualify as a mountain, and I was shamefully uninterested in mountains while I lived in Utah!)
Held a praying mantis
Sang a solo
Bungee jumped

Visited Paris
Watched a lightening storm at Sea 

Taught yourself an art from scratch

Adopted a child

Had food poisoning
Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
Grown your own vegetables
Slept on an overnight train (Halifax to Montreal 2003)
Had a pillow fight
Hitch hiked
Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (I considered it a “stress day!”)
Held a lamb
Gone Skinny Dipping (I’m pretty sure I’m the biggest prude out of all of these I’ve read!)
Run a Marathon
Seen a total eclipse
Watched a sunrise or sunset
Hit a Home Run (that would require some sort of athletic ability! )
Been on a cruise 
Seen Niagara Falls in person (thank goodness for youth temple trips!)
Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Oddly enough, I’ve been to Ireland, but not Newfoundland!)
Seen an Amish community
Fired a rifle, shotgun or pistol (Does a  BB gun count?)
Seen Michelangelo’s David (Not unless there’s a copy at the Louvre!)
Sung karaoke
Seen Old Faithful Geyser erupt
Bought a stranger a meal
Visited Africa
Walked on a beach by moonlight
Been transported in an ambulance (I was accompanying my sister, but still no fun)
Had your portrait painted
Gone deep sea fishing
Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (the latter)
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Gone to a drive-in theater
Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Taken a Martial Arts class
Visited Russia
Served at a soup kitchen
Sold Girl Scout Cookies (This was in Canada, so they were actually Girl Guide cookies, but I think it counts. I actually like the Canadian cookies better!)
Gone whale watching
Got flowers for no reason
Donated blood, platelets or plasma
Gone sky diving
Visited a Nazi Concentration camp
Flown in a helicopter
Saved a favorite childhood toy

Visited the Lincoln Memorial

Eaten Caviar
Pieced a quilt 
Stood in Times Square
Been fired from a job
Seen the Changing of the Guard in London
Been on a speeding motorcycle
Seen the Grand Canyon in Person
Published something
Bought a brand new car
Walked in Jerusalem
Visited the White House
Had chickenpox
Sat on a jury
Met someone famous
Joined a book club
Lost a loved one
Had a baby
Seen the Alamo in person 
Swam in the Ocean 
Owned a cell phone
Been stung by a bee
Seen Mount Rushmore in person
Learned to play an instrument (Violin, piano, flute, and fourth grade recorder, plus the handbell choir… too bad I can’t play any of them well!)
Held a tarantula
Touched an iceberg
Changed a baby’s diaper
Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment 
Had a food fight
Had a snowball fight
Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
Ridden a roller coaster
Visited all 50 states
Taken a road-trip
Milked a cow
Been in a movie
Crashed a party
Made cookies from scratch
Gotten a tattoo
Rafted on the Snake River
Performed on stage
Been to Las Vegas
Eaten Shark 
Bought a house
Been in a combat zone (Unless my living room counts when my boys are going crazy)
Walked the Golden Gate Bridge (I have walked the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge.)
Touched a stingray
Broken a bone
Ridden a horse
Eaten sushi
Had your picture in the newspaper
Gone back to school
Eaten fried green tomatoes
Killed and prepared an animal for eating
Dyed your hair
Caused a car accident
Saved someone’s life

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What Exactly Does This Mean?

January 21, 2009 at 10:51 pm (Family, It's a Girl)

 

I love my boys. I love having boys. When people ask me if I’ll keep trying until I get a girl, I don’t even really think about it. I want healthy babies, and because I’ve been listening to my 5 year old for too long, I was pretty sure that I wouldn’t get a girl until baby number 5. My husband has also told me that I’ll keep on having boys until I become a better daughter-in-law. All these boys will eventually have wives, and that is how I’ll know what I put my mother-in-law through!

So, imagine my surprise when we saw this:

itsagirl1

Okay, so you can probably only tell that it’s a baby from the picture, but my excellent foreshadowing should have clued you in!

So, what does it mean when the doctor says that you’re about to have a girl? I don’t know what to do with girls. I don’t even brush hair! My kids don’t get baths every day, and I woudn’ know what to do with a bow to save my life! I like boys; they’re easy. I’m a girl, so I know girls aren’t easy!

I’m still not even sure I one hundred percent believe the doctor. Since when does, “I don’t see anything,” equal proof that there’s nothing there? Plus, I’m fully prepared for boys. I don’t have to buy anything but diapers. Oh my, this could be long few months … at Baby Gap!

 

 

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