Saturday, November 10, 2012

Bucket List for When the Bucket Moves Closer

On the episode of the Office, when Kevin finds out he may have skin cancer, Pam contemplates what she would do if she found out she had a week to live. 
“If I knew I had a week to live, I would probably go to Europe…and South America…and the Grand Canyon…and I would want to see the Pacific Ocean. It would be a busy week."

Like Pam, there is quite a bit I want to do yet in this life, and like Pam, I assumed there would be plenty of time to do it.  Now I'm not so sure.  Most of my bucket list involves travel, but not all.  Please indulge me while I list some things I want to do before I die:

  • See a moose in the wild
  • Visit Scandinavia, especially Norway
  • See the rain forest
  • Learn how to throw pottery and blow glass
  • Take a gastronomic trip through India
  • Swim with a marine mammal
  • Have an occasion to dress in a princess ballgown
  • Slovenia, Slovenia, Slovenia
  • Raise a chicken
  • Pink Forest, Ireland and Green Lake, Austria
  • Quit my job and have a successful business
  • Cinque Terre, Italia
  • Have an extended family vacation on the beach
  • Become a grandmother
  • Have a goat farm
  • Live in France or Germany with my daughter
  • Visit the Far East
  • Have a crazy difficult hike/scramble up a mountain
  • Visit Polynesia and Hawaii
  • This...

Okay, the last bucket item does not need to necessarily be GC, but any funny, polite, handsome, smart, wealthy man will do.  Is there a Make-A-Wish Foundation for middle-aged moms?  If I live to 88, I am exactly middle age.  I have, at most, 20 good traveling years in front of me, and then it's time to raise goats and have a pet chicken.  So what am I waiting for?  Like most people, it is too expensive, my husband is too difficult to sway, and I figure I still have time.  But, the list above is not comprehensive.  It's time to book the trip to Fiji, NOW!


  1. Goats, Linda?? Goats???? Save me some cheese.

    It's a great list. Go get 'em! Thinking about you all the time.



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