Thursday, July 8, 2010

Writer's Workshop...Bucket List

I have always loved to write, so when I saw this weekly meme, I thought why not!
Mama's Losin' It

Out of the 5 prompts listed for the Writer's Workshop, I'm think I'll go with the listing 100 things I want to do before I turn 100.  Otherwise known as a Bucket List...I probably won't get to 100, but we'll see!
  1. Learn to ballroom dance
  2. Go to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina
  3. Take my children to Disney
  4. Visit an Amish community
  5. Visit Maine or Rhode Island to see the lighthouses
  6. Eat lobster on the beach one one of the above locations
  7. Take a trip to Spain
  8. Read all the books in my library
  9. Instill my love of reading in my children
  10. Take piano lessons, again
  11. Run a 5k without stopping, then
  12. Run a 10k without stopping, and then
  13. Run a half marathon (no desire for the full)
  14. Open a used bookstore/succulent nursery
  15. Run all the above races with my oldest daughter
  16. Write a book
  17. Dance in the rain with my husband
  18. Take off on a Girls Only adventure with my mother
  19. Another Girls Only adventure with my best friend
  20. Yet another Girls Only with my girls...not in our house!
  21. Climb a mountain
  22. Master Zumba and become an instructor
  23. Teach piano lessons to children
  24. Volunteer at a crisis center for young girls
  25. Volunteer at a women's shelter
  26. Visit Graceland
  27. Watch my daughter's marry the man of their dreams
  28. Visit Holland and get my picture in a field of tulips
  29. Loose 15 lbs and keep it off
  30. Watch my daughter's grow in their love of their Heavenly Father
  31. Read my Bible through from cover to cover
  32. Live closer to my parents
  33. Gain control of my temper
  34. Take a summer off to spend with my girls
  35. Teach my girls to drive like their mother
  36. Help my mother make a blog
  37. Take photography lessons
  38. Get as close to mastering the Fruits of the Spirit as I possibly can
  39. Learn to belly dance
  40. Make a scrapbook for each of my girls
  41. Get season tickets to the Majestic Theatre
  42. Become season ticket holders for the San Antonio Spurs...for all 4 of us
  43. Pay off all debt including the house
  44. Be the best friend I can be to my current friends and ones I've yet to meet
  45. Own a Westie
  46. Stomp grapes
  47. Learn to sew
  48. Redo my bathroom and put in a whirly tub
  49. Have a miniature, pot-bellied pig to call my own
  50. Attend a Broadway production of The King and I, Fiddler on the Roof and a number of other musicals
  51. Get a reduction...I'll leave it at that
  52. Put together a cookbook of my girl's favorite recipes to give them when grow up and leave me
  53. Visit Hershey, Penn.
  54. Learn to rollerblade
  55. Take tennis lessons and play with my youngest
  56. Go skydiving with my husband
  57. Learn how to grill more than hotdogs without burning i
I didn't think I'd make it to 100, but I did suprise myself by getting to 38!  I was at 38 and then took my bath and realized I'd left off belly dancing!  Cut the bath short to fix this...I think I'm good with 57.  I'm really content with a book or working with my plants, so this has been a good exercise in realizing that a little adventure wouldn't hurt me!

If you'd like to try, head over to Mama Kats and join in the fun!

Have a great night!


  1. Mandy, this is fantastic! I'm new to this Writer's Workshop and tried the Bucket List. I did not make it as far as you. I scratched the list and moved on to try a different prompt.

  2. Jo Anne,

    I'm glad I'm not the only one! Only, I'm such a nut that I came back to add to it! This is my first time here, so hoping that next week isn't as daunting!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. #14 sounds great!!! LOL!!!
    I always wanted to have a library for teens...a really groovy place with a juice bar and cool music. I wanted to have myself and a social worker who could be available to talk if they wanted to talk about anything on their minds. I still think that would be a wonderful hang-out for teens!!!

  4. I like that you have "Visit Graceland" on here. That is something fun I would like to explore one day too!

  5. I like the Amish community wish, but, what's a succulent nursery? Good that you didn't feel the need to reach 100 on your bucket list. I like people who do things their own way. I did the workshop too but on a different prompt.

    gaelikaa xxx

  6. Gaelikaa,

    A succulent nursery is just a garden center/nursery for just succulent plants. They're like cactus, only without the spines. I love them!

  7. stopping over from Mama Kats...what a fun bucket list! I visited an Amish community a few years ago and loved it...bought some really cool rugs and learned a lot about their lifestyle.

  8. Wow great bucket list! I have completed a few on your list, going to Spain, taken my kids to Disneyland, danced in the rain with my hubby (so cool), learned to sew in high school, roller blade (badly roadrashed) ha!,
    and last but not least I can BBQ anything (some burnt, some not) depends on my attention span at the time.

    By the way (this is going to sound weird and I hope you don't think I sound snobberly, and you may already know this) but all cactus are succulents but not all succulents are cactus. The way to tell the difference between the spiny cacti and other types of prickly succulents is that cacti have areoles, or spine cushions. The spines of a cactus will grow only out of these spine cushions. It looks like a patch of cotton from which spines, flowers, and roots grow. While some succulents may have spines, they will not have areoles.

    And now class that is our lesson for today! Hee hee!

  9. Candy, way! You should hear me when my friend calls a Calibrochoa a mini-Petunia! That's neat to know, because I just thought it was the pricklies that separated them! Thanks for the lesson! :)

  10. Stopped by from Mama Kat's. I love #17! And 27 is so true for me too...I hope I can see my daughter get married to the man of her dreams one day.

    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Great list!
    #1 would have been on mine, had I been able to finish it, before the ER and all the following shenanigans,