Bucket List

When I recently read Jessica’s Bucket List I realized I hadn’t looked at mine for a long time. First I’d like to wish Charlie a very happy birthday today. See you tonight at the party.

I’ve had buckets in my life.

Having just had a birthday myself I decided it was a good time to monitor what I wanted accomplish during my life.

Travel is high on my list.

To that end here is my Bucket List: Items in grey have been on the list for awhile; items in orange are new to the list; items in blue have been accomplished.

  1. See the pyramids in Egypt

    I’d like to visit Egypt.
  2. Inspire somebody to do something great
  3. Own my house 

    The Glade is my home and I own it.
  4. Write a book and have it published
  5. Visit the Louvre in France 

    I’ve seen the Mona Lisa.
  6. Ride in a hot air balloon
  7. Take a ride in a gondola in Venice

    Venice would be the start of a great adventure.
  8. Go on a cruise
  9. Audition for a movie
  10. Own a beach house

    I’d love to live nearer the ocean.
  11. Invent something
  12. Have a million dollars
  13. Go whale watching
  14. Buy a stranger a meal
  15. Do something I know is reckless!
  16. Fly in a helicopter
  17. Read the Bible

    I will finish this in May of this year.
  18. Save somebody’s life
  19. Fly 1st class
  20. Make and sell a product
  21. See the Southern Cross in person

    The Southern Cross.
  22. Visit Greece
  23. Visit London
  24. See the Northern Lights
  25. Visit New Orleans

That’s 25 items.  I reserve the right to add more.  As I was looking at other people’s lists and trying to add to my own I realized I had already done quite a few things in my lifetime that would have been on my list had I made one earlier in my life.

There’s a big world to see out there.

I have a lot to do and see in this world.  I better get busy.

Number 1 on your bucket list? Accomplished or on deck?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

4 thoughts on “Bucket List”

  1. Happy birthday to Charlie, too. That’s quite a bucket list. I would be much shorter. I’m pretty happy right where I am.

  2. Thanks for the shout out! I hope Charlie had a great birthday. There were a lot of things that I had already done as well, so my list was a lot different than it would have been even a year ago. Your list reminds me of things I left off too.

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