Sunday, January 11, 2009

maybe it's more than you ever wanted to know...

i was "tagged" by my friend AVT coach, over at this abundant life. it's a list of 100 things- and I'm supposed to indicate what I've done. I've highlighted the things I've done in red.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
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
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run (on a Wii maybe)
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
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at 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
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
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
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
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 law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Acted in a play

I've done only 38 things on this list- pretty measly, i was thinking. then i was thinking some more, and figured that this list is asking the wrong questions! so here's another list- and I've done ALL these things!

1. taught a child to read
2. swam in the pacific and Atlantic ocean
3. treated a goat (unsuccessfully) for mange
4. brushed a pigs teeth
5. seen Thunder Hole
6. learned to can on a woodstove
7. met my husband on e-harmony
8. worn wading boots to get to the outhouse
9. taught a child to tie their shoe
10.ran out of gas
11. bought a 50 pound bag of rolled oats
12. picked a coffee can full of potato bugs
13. knitted a pair of socks
14. saw the Bay of Fundy
15. been close enough to touch a Chincoteague pony
16. went canoeing over 10 miles in one day
17. rushed a child to the Emergency Room
18. picked rocks all day
19. slept outside in a thunderstorm
20. went coon hunting with the coon hound
21. ran a trap line
22. learned how to speak pig latin
23. drove on the wrong side of the road
24. watched a lamb being born
25. eaten a meal that we raised or grew the entire thing
26. failed a class in school
27. butchered a chicken
28. fell asleep in a tree
29. cried myself to sleep
30. ate an artificial apple
31. made maple syrup
32. eaten an egg that was right out of the chicken
33. burned my hand on the stove while dusting
34. rode on an elephant
35. flown cross-country
36. waved to a helicopter in the buff
37. floated in an inner tube down a creek
38. picked apples on shares
39. laughed coffee out my nose
40. moved twice in one year
41. had 3 babies in diapers at once
42. taught myself to sew
43. taught my daughter to sew
44. cut my own hair
45. learned to juggle
46. taught my son to juggle
47. sat with a sick child in the hospital
48. made a prank phone call
49. stayed up all night
50. changed the oil in my car
51. learned to drywall
52. installed 18 new windows
53. painted an entire house (on the inside)
54. made a snow angel
55. bought a cordless drill
56. i know how to drive stick shift
57. cried my way out of a speeding ticket
58. shot a muzzle loader
59. was saved from drowning by my mother
60. was sassy to a rude lawyer
61. memorized a poem
62. bought chickens through mail order
63. taught myself to play the saxophone
65. spilled a whole gallon of paint
66. slammed my finger in the car door
67. had a Dorothy Hamill hair cut
68. made (and wore) a crown of hitch hikers
69. had a baby in a blizzard
70. driven around with only a blind man to give me directions
71. delivered 300 newspapers every Friday for 7 years
72. rented a pressure washer
73. eaten a lobster in Nova Scotia
74. read the whole series of little house on the prairie
75. rode down the steps on a sled

that's all i can think of for now- my life has been full, interesting and happy. I'll add more as i can think of stuff. if you'd like to know more details about what I've listed here, leave the number in the comments, and I'll try to get around to it sometime soon! if you have a blog, and would like to participate, consider yourself tagged!


Angie said...

I think you would have blog fodder for a whole year just by elaborating on those life accomplishments. I am curious about some of those :) especilly the artificial apple.

avtcoach said...

What a great addition to add to the list, the awards on the same post were for you too! Be sure and grab them and put them on your blog! I'll keep you in prayer, I remember the helplessness and the fear. Hang in there, there is much we can't be in control of, I'll pray you will get an opportunity for a connection soon!


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