- Meet Tim Gunn
- Build a house on the farm in Kansas where my dad grew up
- See the Rose Parade in person
- Travel to Italy
- Travel to England, Scotland, Ireland
- Take a summer vacation at Tyler Place Family Resort in Vermont with all my children/grandchildren
- Spend a summer on the coast of Maine
- Take a tour of lighthouses on the Atlantic Coast
- Attend the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Tour the White House at Christmas
- Watch 4th of July fireworks from the mall in Washington, D.C.
- Sleep in a glass igloo in Finland to watch the Northern Lights
- See a whale in the wild
- Vacation on Macinack Island
- Have a car customized by Count's Kustoms
Probably very similar to many people's lists. But, this morning, something sparked the thought that there's a problem with this list - a "hole in my bucket", so to speak. These are mostly big-ticket, wildest-dreams ideas. Unless I win the lottery or inherit millions from a rich, reclusive relative I'm not aware of, most of these things aren't going to happen. At best, a small portion of them will - given I live long enough, the stock market doesn't take another huge hit, and our children eventually graduate from college and become self-sufficient.
So, I have been rethinking my bucket list and decided I also need to have a smaller-scale, more attainable list of things I want to accomplish, or at least try. I'm calling it my Mason Jar LIst:
- Camp overnight at Indian Cave State Park
- Hike all eleven trails at Indian Cave State Park (2 done)
Buy/rent a camperand take a wandering vacation - no plans or itineraries
- Make an Americana quilt for my bed
- Read all the books in my house
- Make a quilt for each of my children/grandchildren
Buy a baby doll, make a wardrobe for it, and give it to a total stranger.
- Host a family reunion for my cousins on my Dad's side (coming in April)
- Start a Little Free Library
- Hike to Hanging Falls Lake in Colorado (not hike all the way to Colorado, just from the road to the lake)
- Start a book club
- Write a book
- Serve a meal at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen
- Have a best friend again
- Make and keep a gratitude journal for a year
- Decorate my kitchen in Vintage 50's decor
- Have a different themed Christmas tree in each room of the house
- Win a blue ribbon at the county fair (sort of, but there were only 2 entries in the category, so I'm not counting it)
- Meet a fellow book blogger I only know on-line
- Have an article published in a magazine
I'm sure this will be a fast-growing list, and hopefully I'll be just as quick with marking things off. I'll update it as I go along. What's on your list?