Apparently, I wasn't the only one to watch the movie, The Bucket List, the other night. The Apron Queen was so inspired that she has started a neme centered on the theme. By writing up your own Bucket list and linking back to hers, you can enter to win some vintage aprons. How cool is that?
Jack Nicholson is a rich guy - owns the hospital, even - and is rooming with Morgan Freeman, just a regular guy. They both have cancer with only a short time left to live. Sounds like a depressing movie, right? Well, it has a few sad moments, but it's also very funny. These two guys become good friends - predictable because it IS a movie, but it's still worth watching. Morgan Freeman starts writing his Bucket List - things he wants to do before - yeah, before he kicks the bucket. Jack Nicholson gets in on it, and the list gets longer, and they actually decide to try to do the things on the list.
While watching it, I can't help but think, what would be on my list? Some things are going to be on there, no matter what: See my son happily married, see my grandchild(ren). But what else? What are the things that I've always wanted to do? Realistically, of course. Unrealistically, I'd like to win a gazillion (it is too a word!) and share it with everyone I know that needs a little help. But, the lottery doesn't go that high, and I don't seem to be lucky where it's concerned. Anyway, here are a few things I'd like to do sometime in this lifetime:
Take a hot air balloon trip
Run a 10k (and be in good enough shape to finish!)
Visit Napa Valley
Visit the Scandinavian countries
Spend a month at the beach
Spend a month in the mountains
That's the list for now. But it can, and probably will, change over the remainder of my life.
What about you? Besides winning a gazillion dollars, what would you want to do?