Monday, January 30, 2012


today is my birthday.
yes.... and its a big one~ but, if you know me... any birthday is a big one.... really.
I just love birthdays.

but with the big 4. 0.  I am now at the peak of the hill- looking at all I have seen, done, passed... and have ahead of me.
(can I say this????)...
but, it's all down hill from here (which is a good thing... right?)

a blogger friend of mine, Lori...(she and I share the same birth year).... she posted a "bucket list" as she looked over her life and pondered accomplishments of sorts....
and I thought, what sort of things would I like to do in the years to come????
I really don't have grand adventures on my mind,
nor do I feel like I need to achieve anything.

but, a wish list of things..... that would be cool..... it isn't a bad thing to kinda have around!  I mean, there are some great things out there~ that just might happen for me!

so, here is my bucket list (of sorts)
  1. experience family life (or should a say... doing!)
  2. travel through South France (Provence area)
  3. Travel through Greece and Italy (the whole Mediterranean area, really!)
  4. Live in a flat in the Netherlands
  5. tour and sing with a band
  6. Open a small restaurant that serves homemade baked goods and soups.
  7. enjoy a Hot Air Balloon ride.
  8. be a mentor to college kids 
  9. volunteer at an orphanage/medical center in Africa.
  10. knit a sweater
  11. teach piano lessons
  12. have lunch with Colin Firth
  13. see O ~ Cirque De Soleil
  14. hang out in Hawaii with Jack Johnson and his family.
  15. Take the kids to Walt Disney World
  16. visit the Grand Canyon
  17. be a host mom (a billet) for a Portland WinterHawk's hockey player.
  18. snowboard in Whistler, BC (or just hang out in the village)
  19. win big in LasVegas, NV
  20. visit and dwell with the Amish community for a weekend or two.
  21. London, England
  22. learn to spin wool.
  23. take a pastry class at Western Culinary
  24. go to a NHL Stanley Cup finals game
  25. work on a local farm for a week during the springtime.
  26. be on the Martha Stewart Show (okay-so this one if far fetched~ due to her show being cancelled this season!)
  27. learn the ukulele 
  28. graduate from college
  29. Niagara Falls, New York
  30. Snowboard in Mammoth,CA
  31. own chickens
  32. walk the streets of Dublin, Ireland (in platforms ~ and tripped!)

I know, I know.... some are a little "out there"... like #12, 14 and 26.... but, it's my bucket list... so I can do whatever I want!  so... bite me!  tee hee!

today has been a great day.... laughed all morning, over coffee, with a great friend.  Had a Vietnamese lunch with the hubby. Another friend dropped off a little chocolate treat (just for me!).  Just got off the phone with my mom (who really deserves the credit for this day!).... and I dont plan on cooking tonight!
Happy Birthday to me!


  1. Happy Birthday! I love your list. Keep working on crossing those off! I think you should consider snowboarding in Park City, Utah . I just happen to know somebody who could show you around ;) Good health, continued happiness and much prosperity to you on your day and for years to come!

    1. I could totally do Park City Utah! sure'd be great to have you show me around... we just may get into a bit of trouble though! you up for that????

  2. Happy, happy 40 Tif! I am a year ahead of you and I have to say the 40's are doing ok so far! Love your list, I have a few to match you (especially that learning the ukelele!) keep celebrating, Lots of love Em xx

    1. maybe we could learn together...... I could learn at your house- and cross off a few of the things on my list!

  3. Woo hoo! Happy Birthday!!!!!

    Great list! It feels good to have things crossed off the list, doesn't it?

  4. So if you ever get the opportunity for #12 I better be invited!!!

    1. absolutely! he is super dreamy!!!! it really was between him and Ewan McGregor~ heck! we could have them both for lunch.... it IS MY list, right?!?!

  5. When you get around to number 6, I'll be up for a visit. (also number 23)

    Happy Birthday!

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