I know I have a lot of lists. The Bucket List, however, has no ending date except the obvious one.
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.
See the pyramids in Egypt – hoping also to cruise on the Nile and ride a camel.
Inspire somebody to do something great — not sure that if I do inspire anyone I may never actually know it.
Own my house
Write a book and have it published — I don’t know what the actual subject might be but I think I would write a fictional story.
Visit the Louvre in France — I have been to the Louvre and have seen the Mona Lisa, Winged Victory, and Venus de Milo.
Ride in a hot air balloon
Take a ride in a gondola in Venice
Go on a cruise — I’m making plans to leave from Baltimore Harbor and cruise to Bermuda.
Audition for a movie — I would have to check the local casting calls. Getting the part is not as important as auditioning.
Own a beach house — I have been regularly checking real estate ads for a run down fixer-upper. I don’t know if this will happen but it is not impossible.
Invent something — I’m hoping I could invent something that would be useful and bring in some cash.
Have a million dollars — working on it.
Go whale watching
Buy a stranger a meal
Do something I know is reckless!
Fly in a helicopter
Read the Bible — I read the entire Bible in a year. Very inspirational and enlightening.
Save somebody’s life
Fly 1st class
Make and sell a product
See the Southern Cross in person
Visit London — Planned for Fall, 2018.
See the Northern Lights — I’d like to view the Northern Lights — the Aurora Borealis — from Iceland.
Visit New Orleans
Learn to Tango
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.
I have a lot to do and see in this world. I better get busy.
Charlie and I have had Dash our dachshund puppy for a month.
I have been taking him back and forth to work with me everyday. He has been sitting in a box on the front seat which he did very well except that he wanted to be with me in the driver’s seat. I never let that happen.
We had a problem with the harness because Dash could get his short little leg out of it and basically could take it off. We went to a local pet store which sells the same harness where a knowledgeable representative helped us put the harness on Dash to no avail. This harness wasn’t meant for him.
We bought instead a Ruffwear harness in XXS which fits very well and makes Dash look like a service dog.
He tried it this morning and we had the best car ride yet.
In the meantime I emailed EzyDog about our problem with the Quick Fit harness and I received a prompt response that said they were sorry and would indeed refund our purchase price. In addition, instead of mailing the harness back, we should just donate it to a local animal shelter. Our funds have been refunded and I will donate the harness on Thursday when we go to the vet’s office.
Have you found a company that has great customer service?
We’re finally looking at consistently warm weather this week. Charlie has been re-configuring and planting his garden. He enjoys working outside in our yard which is totally beautiful at this time of year.
Charlie is planning to finish the grading and seeding of the front yard and the area between the house and his vegetable garden
This is heavy, gruesome job is on-going for Charlie but ultimately he is a careful worker.
I’m still focusing on making housing arrangements in London.
We have the added excitement that Sug might join us while we’re there.
We’re planning to meet friends at a favorite restaurant.
And we’re taking little Dash out for our coffee excursions.
We have tickets to see a practice flight of the Navy’s Blue Angels.
Everything arrived quickly except the willow dog bed which was mailed from Bosnia-Herzegovina on March 14 and arrived at our house April 19.
I was hoping the 60-centimeter-long bed would be a good fit for Dash as a puppy and also as a grown dog. At last count he weighed 7 pounds at 11 weeks. He shouldn’t grow to much more than 10 pounds.
When the bed arrived I padded it with an old feather bed pillow. Dash knew it was his and he hopped right in it.
Actually I ordered two baskets exactly alike just in case Sug decided to get a puppy, too. After much consideration she is getting a puppy born April 17. We’ll be picking him up in the middle of June. So exciting.