99 Things I Ought to Have Done


I'm on my own tonight and saw this on Jenny's Blog. It seemed like a fun thing to do.
Instructions:
Copy the list, bold the ones you've done (with explanations if needed), share with friends.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (I'm not counting middle school band.)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon (No but I would love to at least do a half)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (I don't like what this one implies.  I'm trying to be satisfied with all that we are blessed with.  We may not be rich but we definitely have more than enough.)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (I haven't been the patient but was with one of my kids, I think that's a hundred times worse.  So, it counts.)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing (Got the sea sickness to prove it.)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (We lived in Guam for two years.)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Matt Damon, George Clooney and Robin Williams all while we lived in Turkey.)
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

I've done almost half.  That's not too bad considering there are some I will never do.  Many, especially the travel related ones, are on my dream list.  Someday.

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99 Things I Ought to Have Done

I’m on my own tonight and saw this on Jenny’s Blog. It seemed like a fun thing to do.

Instructions:
Copy the list, bold the ones you’ve done (with explanations if needed), share with friends.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (I’m not counting middle school band.)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a Marathon (No but I would love to at least do a half)
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (I don’t like what this one implies.  I’m trying to be satisfied with all that we are blessed with.  We may not be rich but we definitely have more than enough.)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (I haven’t been the patient but was with one of my kids, I think that’s a hundred times worse.  So, it counts.)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing (Got the sea sickness to prove it.)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (We lived in Guam for two years.)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Matt Damon, George Clooney and Robin Williams all while we lived in Turkey.)
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

I’ve done almost half.  That’s not too bad considering there are some I will never do.  Many, especially the travel related ones, are on my dream list.  Someday.

The Long Winter

I’m just going to say it. This winter has kicked my butt and I wish it would move on.

Not only have we had more sickness in our home than I ever remember but it has been bitterly cold and dreary. The gray has gotten to this native Pacific Northwesterner. I’ll be honest, as I’ve mentioned in the past, that part has me a bit concerned. Our plan is to move “home” to WA when Jeff retires and it’s pretty gray there much of the time.

Blah.

Anyway, that’s what’s new around our house. We’ve been sick and when we weren’t sick (actually, aside from a cold I’ve been spared so far) we’ve been in the cold gray.

On the brighter side, my mom was here for a week which was awesome. We all so enjoyed having her here. To top it off, Jeff and I were able to get away overnight for the first time in over a year. (!!)

::I’m still plugging away on my 365 project. It’s kind of turned into a project done on my iPhone because that’s what I have with me most of the time but I’m hoping to move back to my camera. I’ll be updating Flickr with new pictures over the next few days.

The Long Winter


I'm just going to say it. This winter has kicked my butt and I wish it would move on.
Not only have we had more sickness in our home than I ever remember but it has been bitterly cold and dreary. The gray has gotten to this native Pacific Northwesterner. I'll be honest, as I've mentioned in the past, that part has me a bit concerned. Our plan is to move "home" to WA when Jeff retires and it's pretty gray there much of the time.
Blah.
Anyway, that's what's new around our house. We've been sick and when we weren't sick (actually, aside from a cold I've been spared so far) we've been in the cold gray.
On the brighter side, my mom was here for a week which was awesome. We all so enjoyed having her here. To top it off, Jeff and I were able to get away overnight for the first time in over a year. (!!)
::I'm still plugging away on my 365 project. It's kind of turned into a project done on my iPhone because that's what I have with me most of the time but I'm hoping to move back to my camera. I'll be updating Flickr with new pictures over the next few days.