Saturday, July 17, 2010

50 in 50

AI turn 50 this year- half a century! (as my kids like to remind me ever so gently and kindly). It is knocking me around mentally and emotionally right now.

I am developing a list of 50 things I would like to do in my 50th year. It's growing, slowly. I've already accomplished one item - with the help (eager help, I must add) of our dear friends, the Bennetts. This past New Year's holiday I shot a .22 pistol and a 22 gauge shot-gun, because shooting a gun is on my list. Here's the rest. I take suggestions for filling up the remaining spots.

1. Shoot a gun
2. Visit Chicago
3. Have a pedicure
4. Have a manicure
5. Fly in a hot-air balloon
6. Buy an expensive wine (it's relative, expensive for me is anywhere between $20-30) and drink it!
7. Karaoke!
8. Dance lessons with Dave
9. Go to a movie alone
10. Go to a restaurant alone
11. Visit the wine country of Missouri
12. Teach Liam to ride a bike
13. Lose 30 pounds
14. Learn how to can and don't be fearful about it!
15. Quilt
16. Knit
17. Learn the bodhran (Irish drum, which I purchased 7 years ago with the intent of learning!)
18. Read all of CS Lewis' writings

19. Smoke a houka - yes Rachel you have inspired me!


dianadelascasas said...

visit di in chiapas :-), add it to the list, we will even let you go to a restaurant and movie by yourself while you are here :-)

Paul Merrill said...

Memorize a meaningful chapter of Scripture. (Sounds like work - but it could be worth the effort.)

Anonymous said...

i was going to say visit us in KL. . .but I saw diana beat me to it (at least the visit part). But I still think it's worthy of your list! and you could do the restaurant, movie & hooka (shisha in our town) all right there too!!

love you & thankful for you!! julie