This week Cee is getting REALLY up close and personal with our “bucket lists”, not that I have one. I suppose, if I think about it, I could come up with some things I’d like to do before I die.
Almost everyone has heard of a bucket list which is a list of things you want to do before you die. List 4 things off your bucket list that you would like to share with us. Assume that money is no object. Have a lot of fun with it. Would you like to fly to the moon, dive to the bottom of the ocean, live a month in India or learn how to tap dance? What is on your list?
I’d like to travel maybe for a month or so. My highest priority would be to see Germany, home of my ancestors. I’d also like to spend a few weeks in somewhere like Borneo… someplace tropical and very remote.
I want to purchase a sports/muscle car. Preferably a Mustang. It would have to be painted emerald green and it would need to be a convertible.
I’d love to travel to all 50 states in the U.S. by car/motorhome. I’ve already been to Alaska and Hawaii, so I can scratch them off. Let’s just say the “continental US”.
Oddly enough, I’d like to have our entire 3 acres of front and back yard completely redone: landscaped and tilled up and planted with real grass! We put our house on property that used to be farmed… or, I should say “over-farmed”. Our dirt is so deprived of nutrients that we can’t grow anything worth a damn. Even our grass is all weeds. I’ve planted perennial after perennial, tree after tree, vegetables, flowers etc. The only thing I can count on to thrive are hostas! I’d just love to enjoy a really nice yard for a couple of years before I go!
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Until we blog again… TTFN.
Has it been another week already? Time for Share Your World, shall we get to know each other?
Is your hair short (total neck and ear showing), medium (covering ears and neck), long (below shoulders) or extra long (at least halfway down your back)? Currently my hair is medium, and completely natural. I used to color it to hide the gray, but WTH? I decided to grow old gracefully and not fakefully. (no offense to anyone who colors their hair, just my thing)
What is your favorite color of hair? You can name your hair color or a color that you just like. I like red hair… like Sharon Osborne red. Would’ve liked to have tried that color myself, but I just know I couldn’t pull it off.
Which bad habits, if any, drive you crazy? People “tapping” things… like drumming on tables or other objects. Not only drives me nuts, but it’s plain rude.
What are some of your favorite type of proteins to eat? (meat, eggs, soy, cheese, nuts) I’m a bacon person. My bad. My favorite meal is bacon and eggs, and bacon plus more bacon. I could eat bacon and eggs for each meal of my day. I DON’T, of course. In reality, I only eat bacon on average one meal per week or two weeks. Then only about 4 slices. *sighs*
Cee is starting 2013 off with some fascinating questions… food for thought.
1. Do you prefer shopping or going to a park? How about shopping while at the park? No? Then I prefer going to the park as of late. Best photo ops there.
2. Music or silence while working? Depends on the mood, but I like music for the first few hours at work, then silence in the afternoon till quitting time.
3. If you could have three wishes granted for you alone, what would they be? Tough one! Most would wish for better health, more money etc., but that’s all in God’s hands. It may sound corny, but my first wish would truly be world peace. This place is going to hell in a hand-basket, and I’m afraid to see what’s going to happen each day I wake up! Next wish would be to feel joy ~ I’ve been through so much crap in my life, I’m not sure what true joy would feel like. My third wish would be to have three more wishes!
4. Are you a collector of anything? Ummmm, yes… a few things. Office supplies. May sound weird, but I like designer file folders, staplers, mouse pads, etc. *Confessions of an Office Accessory Junkie* Since I’m an avid quilter, I do *collect* quilting fabric, piles of it! I also collect Siamese cat memorabilia, state spoons and ceramic/metal collectable bells.
Do you make New Year’s resolutions, or not? If so, what one have you made and kept from the past? I used to make New Year’s resolutions, but never kept them so gave up. Now I just resolve myself to be a better Christian each and every day of my life. Why wait till New Year’s?
Do you prefer Nuts or no Nuts? Depends on what the item is that incorporates the nuts. I like most nuts on their own merit, but I’m not a big fan of nuts “in” anything.
Do you like winter, or not, and why? I love winter in Upstate New York. I love the snow, and am looking forward to the huge storm currently on its way to us. I particularly like virgin snow covering an open hilly field at twilight, with just a touch of snowflakes coming down to make everything sparkle and magical.
Do you prefer to receive gifts or give them? I much prefer to GIVE than to receive! I tend to personalize gifts that I give, and find it a unique challenge to try to give something that the receiver would never think to buy for him/herself, but you know they would love because it incorporates a hobby or a sport or something they really like.
Thanks, Cee and Caddo for these thought-provoking and challenging questions for this last week of 2012. Merry Christmas and a Happy 2013 to all!
1. If you were to move and your home came fully furnished with everything you ever wanted, list at least three things from your old house you wish to retain?My mother’s china hutch has a lot of memories for me. My father built it for her and I “claimed it” when she passed away. Of course, I would have to bring all of my quilts, fabrics and sewing machine! And there are two things from OUTSIDE that I’d bring: my swimming pool and my newly-planted red oak tree that commemorates a very special person in my life. (Forgiven & Set Free)
2. Are you mostly a clean or messy person? I keep a very clean, organized mess! In all seriousness, I keep a clean, comfortable home. I’m not hyper-clean, and not everything is kept in its place all the time, but you can come here and kick off your shoes (or not) and not be concerned that my table linens don’t match!
3. What is the most enjoyable team or club you have belonged to and what was it that made it so? In 2000 I participated in the Kona Marathon, Kona Hawaii. I was part of a team of marathoners that raised money for the American Stroke Association as part of the participation in the marathon. There were 15 of us from New York state that raised at least $4,000 each (the minimum required to raise in order to participate) and we went to Kona and were part of a country-wide team of participants. The team spirit was incredible! The marathon was incredible! And afterwards, my best friend and I stayed on in Kona for an additional 4 days to sightsee.
4. What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $50? Why? $50 doesn’t go too far nowadays. I think my husband and I would enjoy having either a lunch or dinner at some undiscovered restaurant. We like “discovering” new eateries and new shops and sharing the experience.