Saturday, April 2, 2016

B ~ Bucket List

I happen to love making lists for all sorts of different things. Goals, dreams, you name it and I probably have a list for it somewhere. I have lost track of the amount of lists floating around our house. Among all those lists, I have an ever changing bucket list that seems to have things added much more frequently than I get to check items off.

Here is a sample of the things currently on the list:
  • Become fluent in another foreign language (Working on this one.)
  • Make every recipe in a cookbook. (Working on this one.)
  • Visit the Grand Canyon
  • Learn how to play the piano
  • Tour a chocolate factory
  • Read 365 books in a year.
  • Visit the Library of Congress
  • Get to attend the Kentucky Derby
  • Eat at the places featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives
  • Have Christmas Lights
  • Become really good at sign language. (Working on this one.)
  • Write at least four books per year. (Working on this one.)
  • Throw a dart at the map and travel to where ever it landed.
  • Visit a zoo.
  • Have season tickets for our baseball team.
  • Visit the Creation museum.
  • Memorize entire books of the Bible. (Working on this.)
  • Make homemade vanilla.
  • Visit Prince Edward Island

41 comments:

shortybear said...

like your list.

Suzanne Sapsed said...

Great choice for B - last year my whole A-Z was about my bucket list, places to go, things to do etc! New follower :)
Suzanne from
Suzannes Tribe

Jo said...

You've never been to a zoo. That does surprise me. I like your bucket list.

It's me. said...

I really like your list! Everyone should have a bucket list.

Whenever I watch Diners Drive-ins and Dives, I pay attention to the name of the place and where it's located and then look them up on YELP, most of the time they don't have very good rates so I cross that one of my list.

You should really make a point of visiting the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone! They are both amazing. Yellowstone is my favorite.

I'm visiting from the A to Z Challenge
Shelly @ http://hangryfork.com

Marie said...

Really like your list. Some things are the same as I would have, but not writing even one book. :) The Creation Museum is really great. Hope to go this summer to see the Ark. Love your blog.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Thanks.

A Joyful Chaos said...

That would have been a great theme for this challenge! I'm going theme-less this year.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Nope, never been to a zoo. Someday. :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

That's interesting, and something to keep in mind before driving out of the way to try one of those places.

A Joyful Chaos said...

I hope you enjoy your visit to see the Ark when it opens this summer.

J.H. Moncrieff said...

I love bucket lists! Mine keeps changing, but it's filled with places I want to travel and animals I want to cuddle.

I *will* hold a koala bear before I die!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Holding a koala bear .... that's not something appearing on a lot of bucket lists. :)

Enelinwen said...

Hello. I've never actually made a bucket list - I don't think. There were things I wanted to do, I recall, but I'd not put them on a list. But having read your very wonderful list, it feels like something to do. Thank you for that post. :)

Note: Enelinwen is my Blogger name, but I'm doing the A to Z Challenge over in Wordpress as Fimnorawestcaw.wordpress.com aka Quantum Hermit.

Sue McPeak said...

It's a Good Thing...making Lists! Your Bucket List is inspiring and thoughtful. Learning to speak a foreign language at all is a challenge...fluently is a commitment to excellence. Good for you! Thanks for visiting my Button post. Enjoyed your 'B' post.
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

Stacey Schneller said...

You have a nice list. I hope you get to achieve all. I make a list every month so i can accomplish something even if it's something small like blowing bubbles with my son. I put down for this month. :) I hope you have a great weekend.

handmade by amalia said...

A good list! I made one at the beginning of 2016, we're in April and I've yet to cross anything off. It just sits there and looks at me.
Amalia
xo

Lisa Boyle said...

What a great list! If you decide to visit the Philadelphia or Elmwood Park Zoos one day, let me know. I could meet you there! It would be much fun. :-)

Anna Tan said...

That's a cool list. I would like to tour a chocolate factory too!

Anna
ATSP @ Deeply Shallow
@natzers

Mary Aalgaard said...

Your list intrigues me. Where is the Creation Museum? I'd like to go there, too. How is it even possible to read 365 books in one year? Maybe if they're children's books. Good luck on the list!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Mary at Play off the Page

Jazmin Ruiz said...

I would like to visit the creation museum. That is a cool idea.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Thanks for stopping by.

Somehow things I actually write down on a list have a much higher chance of actually getting done. Maybe that's why I like making them so much.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Fluently ... is why it's taking me so long. :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

I'm hoping to get all of them accomplished in my lifetime. My full list looks a little more daunting though.

I love making shorter and more easily achieved lists of goals as well. A list that includes blowing bubbles with your son sounds like fun. :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

I have a few lists like that too. :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! I'll have to keep it in mind if we ever go to Philadelphia.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Chocolate factories have always fascinated me.

A Joyful Chaos said...

The Creation Museum is located in Petersburg, Kentucky.

I'm a fast reader. I can read an average length book in a matter of hours, if I'm uninterrupted. Doesn't happen much with a family to care for. :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

Thanks for stopping by.

Betsy said...

That is a very challenging bucket list. You have a LOT more energy than I do, but I love all of the items on your list. I would love to learn Japanese, but I forget it almost as soon as I learn something. I think it has something to do with my age. :-)
Blessings
Betsy

Samra said...

Throw a dart on the map ! I like that !! Hope it falls someplace interesting .

Samra said...

Throw a dart on the map ! I like that !! Hope it falls someplace interesting .

Lady Anne said...

Well, as I posted once before, I'm fairly fluent in Cherokee, and I can *probably* make it across the street in either German or French. I took ASL when I worked at the hospital, but The Squire wasn't interested, and learning another language (which that is) is very difficult if you don't have anybody to talk to.

I've been to Yellowstone and Yosemite; you'll love them!

Nonnie said...

Your goals are amazing! We had very few books in our house, so I made many trips to the library to check books out. In the summertime, a bookmobile would come to our school and I would make my weekly visits, bringing home a stack of books to read, then return for more. I loved reading.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Japanese seems like a hard language to learn.

A Joyful Chaos said...

I hope so too. :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

Yes, learning another language with no one to talk to is a lot more difficult. Rosebud is studying French, I think I should study it with her, as of now she has no one to really talk to.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Getting books from the library used to be such a treat. We were a family of bookworms.

Trisha Faye said...

Great choice for 'B'! I loved seeing some of the items on your bucket list. Hey, there's a few there I'd like to borrow for mine too!
Good luck with A to Z...and for finding success with many of the items on your bucket list.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Feel free to borrow any that you would like.

Linda from KY said...

That's a fun list. I've never been to a Kentucky Derby myself, even though that's in my state. However, I've been to the Creation Museum several times since it's only about 20 minutes from my house. In fact, our church used to meet there before moving to a church building. I hope you get to visit. The Ark Encounter opens this summer, which is a life-size replica of Noah's Ark, also run by Answers in Genesis which runs the Creation Museum. You should definitely plan to visit both places. You'll love it!

Linda from KY said...

That's a fun list. I've never been to a Kentucky Derby myself, even though that's in my state. However, I've been to the Creation Museum several times since it's only about 20 minutes from my house. In fact, our church used to meet there before moving to a church building. I hope you get to visit. The Ark Encounter opens this summer, which is a life-size replica of Noah's Ark, also run by Answers in Genesis which runs the Creation Museum. You should definitely plan to visit both places. You'll love it!