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99 Things on a Wall ~ And My Bucket List for 2009

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Resolutions

Foremost, I’d like to wish everyone a Prosperous, Happy New Year for 2009!

While blog hopping, I came across this Meme on a blog at Vanilla Domesticity.

All of the things in Bold, I have done, or tried at least once.

1. Started your own blog (several)
2. Slept under the stars (well, we camp & were boaters)
3. Played in a band (took piano lessons when I was about 12 & suffered through a recital, does that count?)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (and I’ve seen the Aurora Borealis over Greenland, too!)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world (Disney World, in Florida)
8. Climbed a mountain (no, but trekked up many lighthouses, which to me is the equivalent of climbing a mountain)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (No way in the world, I’m not good at extreme sports, I got hurt playing golf)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (Quilting)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning (Thank you, Mickey D’s)
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (Multiple Times, including all the way to the arm when I was a child, before it was shut down)
18. Grown your own vegetables (had a garden when I was a kid, and planted tomatoes as an adult)
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 (Prefer to call it a ‘mental health day’)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (Close, but no cigar~sat in a dingy while my husband rowed ashore when we boated)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (both)
31. Hit a home run (again, Extreme Sports are Not.My.Thing)
32. Been on a cruise (This will probably never happen, as long as I stay married to the same guy I’ve been married to for 35 years)
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person (Multiple Times)
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors (Chaperoned my DD26’s 8th grade French class on a trip to Quebec City)
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (I can speak enough Spanish to get by, since I’d studied it since 4th grade, but can read it better than I can speak it) See this post
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied (Ha)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (Does climbing down to the beach from the road in Block Island, Rhode Island count? If so, then…yes)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt (Um, no, but DH is known to blow off steam on occasion Disclaimer: See married for 35 years above)
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant (No, but paid for someone’s purchases in a Thrift Shop as a RAOK)
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance (Not myself, but have ridden in one when several near & dear to me were being transported)
47. Had your portrait painted (In Charcoal, in NYC, when DH [then BF] and I were 20 & still spring chickens ~ luv it & it’s in my dining room~in my mind I still look the same)
48. Gone deep sea fishing (in Bermuda, on our honeymoon)
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain (can’t remember)
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 (currently have 3, my Shoppes site, eBay store, Virtual Assistant business, plus DH is self-employed)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (when I was a GS, plus what parent hasn’t?)
62. Gone whale watching (from Provincetown, Massachusetts)
63. Got flowers for no reason (from the Hubster)
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (never weighed enough, but I do now, but haven’t, sorry to say)
65. Gone sky diving (see disclaimer re Extreme Sports)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (not on purpose, of course)
68. Flown in a helicopter (I don’t have any death wishes)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy (original 1960s Barbie Dolls & Tiny Tears)
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (Do frogs legs count?)
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square (Many times, plus spent many a New Years Eve in NYC)
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job (guess I wasn’t cut out to work in a dry cleaners as a summer job when I was 16)
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (Went solo to England when I was 17 to meet my pen pal in 1969)
77. Broken a bone(s) (Try wrist, in Bermuda ~ see this post)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle (Crashed one into a tree while I was driving that was my brother-in-laws)
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. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House (outside the gates only)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (does fishing count?)
88. Had chickenpox (only measles as a kid)
89. Saved someone’s life (life, maybe not, but a**? Then, yes, I guess)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous (Carly Simon & James Taylor, on Martha’s Vineyard, at “The Roof” when they were married)
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one — (many dearly departed relatives)
94. Had a baby — (two, actually)
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 (and wasps, much worse)

To celebrate the New Year, here’s the short-list of things I’d most like to add to my Bucket List of Resolutions (no particular order.) We can all wish, can’t we?

  • Visit Hawaii
  • Visit Ireland
  • Go on a Cruise
  • Take a 2-week vacation and actually go somewhere, out-of-state (or the country)
  • Purchase a Timeshare ~ someplace warm, with Palm Trees visible from my window
  • Move out of the town I’ve lived in since I was 4
  • Move into an in-law apartment with my DD26 and Charming Son-in-Law
  • Be Debt Free
  • Visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina
  • Move to Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Visit the Wisconsin Dells
  • Visit Mackinac Island
  • Visit California
  • Visit Disney World (again) with the whole family, including Grandkiddos
  • Totally become a WAHM in 2009 & give up the day job

Any ideas of what you think I should add to my Bucket List? Leave me a comment if you decide to play too. And I’ll come read yours!

About Cindi Moomettes

New England blogger from Connecticut and author of the multi-generational Moomettes Magnificents where she writes about Family, Grandparents and Grandchildren, home decor, Crochet, Knitting, DIY, crafts, family travel familiarization trips (FAMs), photography, social media and reviews. You can also find her at Moomettes Magnificents on eBay for the latest Fashion trends, Home Decor and Vintage Collectibles. Also at Moomettes Crochet for Handmade Crochet Wash Cloths & Accessories. For food and recipes visit at her blog Frugal New England Kitchen ***Products and/or companies featured on Moomettes Magnificents may have provided product samples and/or compensation for consideration. All opinions are my own. Posts may contain affiliate links. See also Disclosure***

11 comments

  1. Wow! Now that is some list!
    Happy New Year!

  2. I just got around to seeing the movie The Bucket List and told my husband that we aren’t too young for one of our own. Now you’ve inspiredme to actually write it:)

  3. Oh wow. I’ve seen this list being circulated. I should perhaps do this as well.

  4. I love it. I’m 30 and after seeing the Bucket List and losing a very good friend who was only 42 yrs young, I felt that it wasn’t too early to start one.

  5. Fun list… but a little biased towards France and Italy! What about Central and South America? And most of Asia is missing, too. You can hold a panda in China, or climb a live volcano in the Philippines. And in Australia you can pet a kangaroo or play a digeridoo (if you're a guy, technically). Maybe I need my own list. =}

    By the way, my husband hates to travel, but I guilted him into a Mediterranean Cruise for our honeymoon (and thereby checking of half a dozen things on the list). He didn't want to go, didn't want to go, and then had such a fabulous time that he now recommends it to everyone. We visited 6 countries without having to change hotels & repack bags. He could eat food he was comfortable with, but felt ok stretching out of his comfort zone a bit. We mini-golfed on the ship, played pool, sat on our balcony and dabbled in the casino. And, ahem, I blogged the whole thing. =}

  6. Cindi ~ Moomettesgram

    More Than Mommy ~
    I’m not the original creator of the Meme ~ just reiterated the List of 99 questions. Glad your DH had a great time on the cruise ~ It’s probably #1 on my Bucket List if I had to re-order it! Thanks for commenting.

  7. Great list. Making me think!

    Just dropping by. I found you through Mom Bloggers Club Technorati Group and I just faved you!

  8. Hi Cindi!

    I just spotted your blog on the “Over 50” team roster … welcome!
    For my own Hubby’s first cruise, we did the Alaskan waterways .. never venturing too far from the coastline. I think was an enormous comfort.
    OK, your cute essay’s convinced me to pen my own Bucket List. Thanks for the push!
    Hugs,
    Myra

  9. Roxy's Best Of... Duck, North Carolina

    Happy New Year, Cindi!

    We visited the Outer Banks/Duck, North Carolina for my birthday this past October. It was a great trip, and I have a list of stuff to do there for you when you’re ready.

    Check out Roxy’s Best Of… Duck, North Carolina… though I am way behind in updating the content there.

    All the best,
    Roxy

  10. Roxy's Best Of... Morris County, New Jersey

    I have been amazed every time I see one of these “bucket lists” — I find it impressive to even put the list together, never mind doing lots of the stuff on it!

    Roxy

  11. Roxy's Best Of... Duck, North Carolina

    Oops… I got the URL wrong on my link to Roxy’s Best Of… Duck, North Carolina (and the Outer Banks).

    Here’s the right one…

    Roxy

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