Speaking of Bucket Lists

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by klmno, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    How about a thread of things we each would like to do before we die?

    Suz's post on JoG's thread about her vacation and the other thread on a Bucket List made me think of this.

    I'll have to think on my wishes!
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Oh, that's going to be a tough one. How long can this list be? Top 10?
  3. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    1. Travel to Europe.
    2. Bungee jump.
    3. See my children in careers they are passionate about.
    4. See JJ and Violet graduate college.
    5. Move husband's grandparents house out to the river and redo it.
    6. Sky dive
    7. Ride down the Grand Canyon on a horse.
    8. See Wicked on Broadway.
    9. Write a book
  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    1. Visit all 50 states.
    2. Remodel our house to better suit the two of us (once Miss KT leaves the nest).
    3. Own a cabin in the mountains.
    4. Travel to Ireland, Scotland, England...
    5. Learn to dance. Ballroom, salsa and Irish step.
    6. Learn to speak Italian. And Gaelic. I just think it would be cool.
    7. Drive a cute little red 2-seater convertible (probably with my little old lady walker tucked in the passenger seat!)
    8. Have purple hair.
    9. Ride in a hot air balloon.
    10. Increase awareness/donations for our local animal shelter.
  5. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    In no particular order:

    1. Swim with dolphins
    2. Get over my height phobia :redface:
    3. Do a zipline
    4. White water rafting
    5. Go to Paris with someone I'm nuts about
    6. Hang glide (please see #2)
    7. Marry Richard

  6. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    In no particular order

    1. New Years Eve in Times Square
    2. Fireworks over the Hudson
    3. See the boys all productive and happy
    4. See the grandkids grow up
    5. Travel with Tony more
    6. Go to Disneyworld with the grands
    7. Fix up my mobile home
    8. Lose weight so I am healthier
  7. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    For today...

    1. Alaskan cruise to see (what's left of) the glaciers.
    2. Drive across country on no time schedule and see as many places as I can.
    3. See my grown kids happy, well adjusted, and supporting themselves comfortably.
    4. See my grandkids long enough to spoil them and point out the karma to their parents.
    5. Be more fit.
    6. Have a consistently clean house.
    7. Visit more of Europe, this time with husband.
    8. Volunteer for people who truly need my help.
    9. Visit Asia.
    10. Visit Africa.
  8. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    You ladies did better than me at condensing your lists. EW: You are much braver than I am. (There is a machine that provides pseudo-bungee jumping in MB, by the way)

    Here's my list in order of my priorities if I could choose today.

    1) See difficult child be a happy, law-abiding citizen with his own friends/family that will always be there for him and us having a good relationship

    2) Make a small dent in educating the public and changing the systems to better help those with mental illness/substance abuse problems, kids in the Department of Juvenile Justice system, and families that are struggling

    3) Hold at least one grandbaby that, hopefully, was conceived after #1 transpired

    4) Quit smoking

    5) Attend a CD get-together

    6) Travel more, including visiting Seattle and Bermuda one more time

    7) Be involved in animal rescue/sheltering

    8) Meet Neil Diamond over a drink at that pub in Manhattan

    9) Get out of debt and retire from a regular job so I can open a Mom & Pop store (without the Pop) that is open when I want it to be

    10) Read all those books I've bought

    11) Have a flower garden and be able to keep it alive

    12) Live in a home or have a second home that I designed

    13) Know where everything is in my home that is always clean

    14) Like Suz, hang glide after I am no longer deathly afraid of heights

    15) Own an antique, convertible jaguar before I am so old that they take my driver's license away (I have no doubt that I will have purple hair by this time)
  9. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Hmmm. I have been blessed in the last 10 yrs to have done and have many things I would have on a list.

    1) Make it to austrailia and New Zealand for at least a month.

    2) Spend more time with husband doing things we enjoy and with people we
    care about.

    3) Watch all my siblings move to driving distance from us so we can share holidays and rites of passages with the kids.

    4)To see my son's in a committed relationship with someone who appreciates them for their individuality and who laughes a lot with them.

    5) Read more books.

    6) Continue to learn and get more proficient with riding horses.

    7)Have less household responsibility

    8) to own a place where the kids, sibs, nephews, neices will gravitate every summer because they like each other and share a place that is special to all of us.

    9) continue to be of service to the causes and needs of family and friends.

    10) To always have a part of my life that is mine. No mommy hat, wife hat, daughter hat, neighbor, sister hat.

    11) Be able to meet my maker at the end knowing I have no regrets and that I did the best I could with what was given to me. Hopefully, I fulfilled my role as was expected.

    12) To live as long as my body can keep me independent then go peacefully to sleep and never wake up.
  10. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    My first thought was to be a Grandma. However, I really don't think I have any control in that area do I? Nothing I do would make it happen.

    So, things I could make happen (in no particular order):

    1. Help in a pregnancy center
    2. Visit the East Coast of United States
    3. Be debt free (hopefully once school starts I can start chiseling away that bill)
    4. Write and direct another Christmas program for our Sunday School
    5. Remodel our home
    6. Take annual family vacations (I know it is hard to get all your kids together at the same time when they leave home but I think a vacation with grown up kids and grandkids would be so much fun)
  11. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    One thing is funny. If someone had asked me 5 years ago about my bucket list, Having grandchildren would never have been on that list. Now, I cant imagine my life without them.

    I used to only pray for the day my kids were far, far away and I never wanted any more little kids in my life. Now I can barely go a week or two without Keyana. Life is funny.