Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Have You Done This????

Life sure has it's ups and downs and this week has been a roller coaster. I had a co-worker commit suicide after being diagnosed with early Alzheimer's; Baby Cora, who I didn't know except from blogging friends, lost a short battle with cancer; Betty, another blogging friend lost her son.........Lots of good things happened this week too but all this randomness has made me aware of the short time we have here on earth. My plan is to review my life more often and check off more items on the list below as things I've done.

Jan at had this fun "meme" on her blog...and asked for others to play I am!!! This questionnaire relates to things we all have done/not done has got me in "DREAM MODE". I've done a LOT of things in my life, but there are still many, many more left undone. My answers are in COLORFUL PURPLE!!!

Started your own blog

Slept under the stars

Played in a band

Visited Hawaii

Watched a meteor shower

Given more than you can afford to charity

Been to Disneyland/world

Climbed a mountain

Held a praying mantis

Sang a solo

Bungee jumped

Visited Paris

Watched a lightning storm at sea

Taught yourself an art from scratch

Adopted a child

Had food poisoning

Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

Seen the Mona Lisa in France

Slept on an overnight train

Had a pillow fight


Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

Built a snow fort

Held a lamb

Gone skinny dipping

Been to a Broadway show in NY
Ran a Marathon

Been in three states at once

Ridden in a gondola in Venice

Seen a total eclipse

Watched a sunrise or sunset

Hit a home run

Been on a Cruise

Seen Niagara Falls in Person

Visited the birthplace of your Ancestors

Seen an Amish community

Taught yourself a new language--(IF PIG LATIN COUNTS)

Had enough money to be truly satisfied

Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

Gone rock climbing

Seen Michelangelo’s David

Sung karaoke

Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
Visited Africa

Walked on a beach by moonlight

Been transported in an ambulance

Had your portrait painted

Gone deep sea fishing

Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

Kissed in the rain

Played in the mud

Been to Grace Kelley’s grave in Monaco

Gone to a drive-in

Been in a movie--no but been in two commercials

Visited the Great Wall of China

Started a business

Taken a martial arts class
Swam in the Mediterranean Sea

Visited Russia

Served at a soup kitchen

Sold Girl Scout cookies

Gone whale watching

Gotten flowers for no reason
Donated blood, platelets or plasma

Gone sky diving

Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

Bounced a check

Saved a favorite childhood toy

Visited the Lincoln Memorial
Eaten Caviar

Pieced a quilt

Stood in Times Square

Toured the Everglades
Been fired from a job--I've been laid off

Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

Broken a bone

Been on a speeding motorcycle

Seen the Grand Canyon in person

Published a book

Visited the Vatican

Bought a brand new car

Walked in Jerusalem

Had your picture in the newspaper

Read the entire Bible

Visited the White House

Killed and prepared my own meat

Had chickenpox

Saved someone’s life

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 Great Salt Lake--actually dipped my hand was WINTER!

Been involved in a law suit

Owned a cell phone

Been stung by a bee

This was fun. If you'd like to play along, let me know so I can read your list.

What's on this list (on NOT on it) that you HOPE to do? I Want to travel the Paris, Monaco, Russia, London, Greece, China, Asia, New York, etc. etc.etc.!


  1. You sure have done a lot of things! I want to know what 3 states you have been in at one time...

  2. I love you rlist. I will post mine. In the past six months I have had three friends have terrible losses, of a mother, a father and a brother. It has been very hard on my little group, but it is good to have friends. I thik that is does make one realize the finality of things...and all left to do on our own bucket list.

  3. Wow, I am impressed! You have lived a full life...already! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I will be checking you out again, enjoyed my visit.
    P.S. I would love, love, love a 70 degree day right now!

  4. I have already done this but come and visit me and scroll down some and you will find it!

    If I could make one good trip to Italy, I could cross a lot of things off my list!

  5. So nice of you to introduce yourself to me. I am enjoying your blog very much.

  6. Hi Susan,
    Wow, you have been a busy person. I would not have many things to say that I have done on that list! (I have never been out of Texas as an adult.)

  7. Hi Susan,
    Those are really sad things, your co-worker and baby Cora. I loved reading your list. Cindy

  8. It has been a rough week for a lot of people..I love it though that every day when we get up it's a new day and a new adventure...thanks for reminding us that there is still a lot left to do do and to see...I enjoyed your list....blessings, Leslie ;)

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your co-worker..many prayers for his/her family.. I love your list.. I have to say I have "never" gone skinny dipping..thanks for sharing...I appreciate the visit today. Hubby is doing great.. even got in on part of the shredding not impressed with the Big White have a super evening..hugs ~lynne~

  10. Man I hope we really don't have to kill and prepare our own meat! That list made me realize I'd better get busy. Then of course I would have things of my own to add to my list.

    I know what you are saying about bad things happening sometimes. The economic situation is overwhelming enough right now. We have to have faith and keep going.

  11. You have been busy! Sorry about your coworker. There has been so much sadness lately. My husband cannot take me talking about sick and dying precious babies anymore. What is going on?

  12. My list is up. And you inspired me to do another post. Thanks!

  13. You have really done a lot! Not to mention traveled a lot. :o) How exciting!
    I am very sorry for the loss of your co-worker. Last night I spoke to a friend whose daughter in law was going into a critical surgery this morning and all I could think of was how sorry I am for her and of course praying for their entire family. But also, giving thanks for the breath I breathe and the day ahead. So much can change in just a split second!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  14. There has been a lot of sadness...I don't even know baby Cora's family but it broke my heart and Becky's son has been an extremely tough week. I am just so glad that I have a relationship with Jesus Christ. I'm so sorry about your co-worker. That's tough. Your list was awesome.


  15. That is a fun meme. And it looks like you've done plenty! And your "things to do list" is a great one too...I'd love to travel to all of those places.

  16. It gets me to thinking maybe I need to make a list for myself.

  17. It gets me to thinking maybe I need to make a list for myself.

  18. Hi susan, nice to meet you.. thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm glad you liked it. I am impressed by the list of things youve been able to do! my life is nowheres near that interesting. I'm just not a traveler... which you definitely are!
    I'll be sure to come back soon!
    have a sweet weekend! (yay!!tomorrow is friday and a three day weekend !!!)

  19. Hi Susan:
    I am so glad you stopped by my blog and left a comment. Miss Nikki is a hoot isn't she? Love reading her blog.
    Sounds like a sad week for you. I came across the blog (Betty) I think, by accident. I don't remember her blog name, but I'm sure it was the same gal. Her son had died.
    The picture of your dog is precious.

  20. Enjoyed reading your list. The losses in blogland certainly do make us look at our lives. I'm sorry to hear about your co-worker too.

    Love the picture of your dog on the sidebar. He is just adorable.

    Thanks for stopping by our blog. I've enjoyed visiting you.

  21. I love your list. I put it on my blog too... with a link back to yours.

    Thanks for the idea.


  22. WOW...I didn't know you did this!! I think this was alot of fun!!

    I've been here a while, trying to catch up.

    Some interesting stories!!!



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