Saturday, January 10, 2009

Late as Usual for EVERYTHING!

The hurrier I go the behinder I get! That's what Momma used to say when she was running late for something--especially if one thing caused her to be late for something else. It seems my life is more like the old Clairol hair color commercials--for those of you 40 and under, you won't remember this--you tell 2 friends and they tell 2 friends and so on and so on! If I'm feeling like I'm running behind on one thing, it sets me back on 2 more things, then that sets me me back on 4 more things, etc.

So here I sit, days after I said "I'm in" for the “I’m-Making-This-Up-As-I-Go-Along” Quilt! from the You Can Make This Blog ( and I'm still sitting here with NO squares cut out, NO squares joined, and have spent the morning going through adding blogs to this one to watch to see what progress others are making on their quilts. Only problem is, some of the blogs have been so interesting to read, and they have links to such cool places I have done nothing but surf blogs!!! Not very good for me as far as getting things done.

I have come across a few more websites and blogs along the way that I want to keep tabs on, if for no other reason than I have gotten a couple of good ideas from them. Do I remember what they are? Well honestly? NO. I guess I need to get my "book of lists" (as Kim from Embroodles would call it) out and start noting what these good ideas are. But there was one thing that I saw on one of the blogs that I really thought was kind of cool. It was a list of things (I guess I could call it the Bucket List) that you print in bold the things you have done in your life. I was amazed at how many of the list I had done in my life. So that is one thing I think I'll add to this blog this morning and see if any others pick up on it as well. It would be interesting to see how many of us have done what.
'Cause you realy want to know......
I thought this looked like fun!
Let me know if you do this on your BLOG, so I can see how exciting your life is compared to mine.
Just bold face the items that you HAVE done, and leave the rest normal….
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band (sang with one, does that count?)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world (both)
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
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
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29 Seen a total eclipse (both sun and moon eclipse)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33 Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (does sign language count?)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person (walked up to the top before they closed it)
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41 Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45 Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris just didn't get to go to the top, ran out of time before our train left!
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
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 (does Etsy count?)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60 Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64 Donated blood, platelets, or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66 Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67 Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt (helped my grandmother, started one for daughter, never finished it)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79 Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (my kids say I should--Mom's Recipes!)
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
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee


Sonja said...

You have done so much in you life, and yet three is so much more to take part of in life to come.At least that is how I feel, my life is only starting!
I have been wanted to start the quilt too! I haven't even gone and cut the squares out yet.LOL

Dragon's Dolphin said...

Sonja, I totally agree, the list needs to be longer! LOL I have yet to reach the 1/2 way mark (you know, year 50), and I still feel like there is a LOT I have left to accomplish. I have just finished cutting the squares (and cut too many--go figure, I might have to have 2 in the process going! LOL). So IF I can do this, so can you!!!! Glad to meet you Sonja. I'll be keeping up with you and your progress. Hope you'll do the same with me.

jaya pratheesh said...

wow! you have done sooo much in your life..say i could not check more than 3!

i am just cutting out my squares yet, my camera's out of batteries, the baby's crying, the 4 year old has flu, so my days are full . i will try to post my progress on my blog, thanks for being so nice!