Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Ultimate Bucket List? meme

Thank you for your prayers about my father's funeral. It was a lovely, warm service, a fitting tribute for Daddy, and I know he would have loved it. I sang . . . some of the song. :-/ Most of it came out, and what didn't come out . . . well, everyone understood. But all in all, it was a wonderful tribute for a good and godly man. I so appreciate your notes and prayers. I had a great time being with aunts, sisters, brother-in-laws, and cousins I haven't seen in a long time.

And now, on with the pre-scheduled meme . . . enjoy!


Meme of "what I've done... so far." This one comes to us from Lisa Samson. Directions: Put an asterisk next to the things you have done in your life, and then feel free to pass it on in your blog! (Also feel free to add a couple at the end, if you like.)


*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 Disneyworld
*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
*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 - drawn I think that counts!
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. Got 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 (book!)
*70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
*71. Eaten Caviar
*72. Pieced a quilt
*73. Stood in Times Square
*74. Toured the Everglades
*75. Been fired/laid off 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. Seen Mount Rushmore in person
*101. Learned to play an instrument
*102. Kissed the Blarney Stone
*103. Ridden a camel

~~Angie

6 comments:

sara said...

Angie, I have been out of the blogging world for a bit and had no idea your father had passed away. I am so sorry and praying for you. I am thankful that the service was so wonderful and that your sweet dad is now walking with Jesus. I will continue to pray for you and your family this holiday season.

Kathy said...

You rode a camel and kissed the Blarney Stone but haven't seen Mt. Rushmore????

Well, I only did because the military stationed us there!

Mocha with Linda said...

I have led quite the dull life compared to you! But I have been to the Grand Canyon!

I'm glad yesterday was a sweet time with your family. Though I know you grieve your dad's absence, what a comfort to know he's in a better place!

Megan DiMaria said...

Angie, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I pray God will hold you in the palm of His hand while you grieve.

A prisoner of hope,
Megan

Accidental Poet said...

It is a comfort to know that you have said goodbye properly. I recited Tennyson's Crossing the Bar at my father's funeral - it felt like one last thing I could for him.

I spent a lot of yesterday praying for your family.

The Koala Bear Writer said...

Angie - sorry to hear of your father's passing. May God be with you and your family during this time.