Monday, January 7, 2013

It's not a bucket, it's a can

I think something is wrong with me.  Other people have have goals.  Bucket Lists.  Must-do things.  I don't really have that.

Well, I sort of do.

I've been thinking about this for a few weeks, ever since Alissa over at came up with the idea of doing a post about our bucket lists.  I feel like there's something wrong with me.  I have never had a bucket list.

Now, that said, I've had a few things that I've always wanted to do.  I've come up with three I'll make public and one that is a secret.  When I make that one happen, I'll announce it from the rooftops.  Trust me.

My bucket list items are pretty simple.  They all involve travel.  I would like to go to three places: Prague, Puerto Rico and Croatia.  In that order.  I'd actually like to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, too.

I don't want to jump out of a plane, climb a mountain or find the world's biggest roller coaster and not throw up on it.  I just want to see a few things, places in my dreams, before I die.  I'd also like to be conversational in French.  But that might have to wait.

Oh wait, I thought of a few more.  I'd like to finish scrapbooking my life.  I have all the stuff I need but not the time.  I'd like the time and motivation.

I'd like to get a metal detector and find my treasure at the Jersey Shore.

I'd like to write something and get it published or get one of my photos sold.  That would be awesome.

Now I'm on a roll.

I'd like to meet Paul McCartney and confess my undying love for him.

I'd like to have an organized, normal, traditional life.  Just for a little while.

I'd like to walk all 39 miles in the Avon walk for Cancer.  Before I'm 50.

Boy, once I get thinking, it all starts flowing.  I like this.

I would like to reduce my possessions by half.

I'd like to take my kids to Disney World.  And Paris.  Not necessarily in that order.

I'd like to find the mother of all shark teeth.

I'd like to complete my secret wish.

And that, my friends, is all.  Actually, it's not.  But it's enough for now.

What's on your list?  Link your blog or leave a comment (here, not on facebook please).  Or tell me what you've already completed.  I have a few of those.  They'll be in another post this week.  Hopefully.


  1. Ooh I like the idea of stuff I have completed. Maybe I'll do that next Monday. And could you please video the Paul-undying love-confession bit when it happens. :) Great list!

  2. It will be videoed and played at my funeral because as soon as I meet him, I will faint and that will be that. My kids will want a memento :).

  3. Wow, reducing your possessions in half is a REALLY good item I may just have to add to my list. Love how we both have Sir Paul on our lists... you did one-up me on that one though! I do believe I would faint and die if I ever met him too.

    Love your list, Judi!! Cheers!

  4. I love the reducing possessions. Oh, definitely. I'm trying to clear clutter now and SO not even close. Great list! And I've always wanted to see Prague!!

  5. Couldn't agree more on taking my girls to Paris and Disney, and I'd probably say Paris BEFORE Disney.

    And I would love to see you meet Sir Paul. Someone out here in the blogosphere has to know someone that knows him, right? Wishful thinking maybe?

  6. "I'd like to take my kids to Disney World. And Paris. Not necessarily in that order."

    Could you kill two birds with one bucket by taking them to Eurodisney? And hey, the original Legoland is only a few hundred kilometers from there, in Denmark.

  7. I thought about Eurodisney. I hadn't thought of Legoland. I better start playing the lottery. Now I REALLY want to do that!

  8. Ha! You got on a roll! Great list. If I ever have the opportunity, I hereby swear to help you meet and declare your love for Paul McCartney.

  9. I'm so with you on many of these, especially the travel and publishing goals! :-)

  10. Hi! Love your list! I've always wanted to do the Avon walk as well!