Updated Bucket List

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Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:


Secret Subject Swap


http://www.BakingInATornado.com                          Baking In A Tornado

http://themomisodes.com                                       The Momisodes

http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/                          Spatulas on Parade

http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/                      Stacy Sews and Schools

http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com                   The Bergham’s Life Chronicles

http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com                       Evil Joy Speaks

http://dinoheromommy.com/                                      Dinosaur Superhero Mommy

http://www.silenceofthemom.blogspot.com                    Silence of the Mom

http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com                                Climaxed

http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/                                  Sparkly Poetic Weirdo

http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                           Someone Else’s Genius

http://www.crumpetsandbollocks.com                       Crumpets and Bollocks

http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/                        Confessions of a part-time working mom

http://www.smalltalkmama.com                            Small Talk Mama


My subject is “What is on your bucket list, and why?” It was submitted by:  http://www.silenceofthemom.blogspot.com


About a year ago I did a bucket list post for Finish the Sentence Friday, you can find it here.bucket list

So, instead of reinventing the wheel, I’m going to update the list…cross off things I did, delete things I changed my mind about, and add new things.

1. I want to visit Italy with my hubby. YES, STILL WANT TO DO THIS

2. Learn how to change a tire. YES, STILL WANT TO DO THIS. 

3. Get a tattoo of Dinosaur’s birthday on my shoulder. I DID get a tattoo of our fur baby, balboa, who passed this summer. I STILL plan on getting a dinosaur and his name, Anthony, on my arm. 

Dear Balboa Post

PicMonkey Collage  1002141051a

4. Learn Italian so that if I ever go to Italy I will understand some of the language. YES STILL WANT TO DO THIS. 

5. Go sky diving from a plane. NOPE, this was one of my jokes. I will NEVER do this.  

6. Crochet a poncho for myself and all of Dino’s hats and fall jackets…at least for a few years. While I have crocheted MANY things, I have not crochet any jackets for Dino. He DOES love the blanket I made him though. 

crochet collage

7. Eat more (not ALL) vegetarian meals and even buy organic foods if I can afford to do so. I have gone completely organic and NON-GMO. While it is expensive, I see differences in our health and feel better about what we are eating. 

8. Go for laser hair removal, you ladies know what I’m talking about right? YES, STILL WANT TO DO THIS…one day when I have spending money. 

9. Travel to every state in the US and get a picture participating/next to what that state is known for. YES, STILL WANT TO DO THIS. 

10. Buy Dino an iPad, that will be all his. He has a Kindle Fire right now and that seems to be good enough. He can use our computers for ABC Mouse, so we’ll hold off on that iPad. 

11. Swim with the dolphins. While dolphins are majestic and amazing animals, I don’t want to be in ocean with them. 

12. Win the lottery and buy a house with three bedrooms, and eat-in-kitchen, and a pool. YES, STILL WANT TO DO THIS. 

13. Watch Dino graduate with honors from college. YES, THIS WILL HAPPEN…or graduate from a technical school and open his own successful business….AS LONG AS HE’S HAPPY! 

14. Dance with Dino at his wedding….and hold his MANY children… YES, THIS WILL HAPPEN. 

15. Have Jackson Rathbone serenade me while I get a full-body massage. YES, THIS WILL HAPPEN…even if it’s in my dreams

16. Learn Karate…that would be cool While I haven’t learned karate, Dino has and now has an orange belt! GO DINO! 

17. Learn how to pole dance. YES, STILL WANT TO DO THIS. 

18. Get to my ideal weight and still LOVE to eat. , NO…who cares about what I weigh???? It’s all about being strong! I can squat 115 pounds. I have gone down three dress sizes. I recently put on dresses that I couldn’t even get on months ago…now I look smoking hot in them. BESIDES…I DO EAT LOTS OF FOOD…but it’s all real food, no chemicals in this house. It’s not about eating less, it’s about eating right. 

19. Just once ride on a roller coaster with hubby NOPE, this was one of my jokes. I will NEVER do this.

20. Run a marathon. I DID want to do the TriAtholon…but don’t think I’ll have the time to train…maybe I’ll change my mind.     



Updated Bucket List — 11 Comments

  1. Hey Karen,

    I remember reading the post about Balboa, and I am so sorry for your loss. I was going to respond, and then had a very big mental lapse. I’m sorry.

    I do love your tattoo though. I have always wanted a tattoo. I know that Balboa is looking down very proudly and fondly at you and Dino.

  2. Love, Love, Love the tribute tattoo for your furbaby. I think I’ll have to do that myself when two of mine pass on… My great dane is getting up in age and I know I’ll never be the same when the day finally comes. And I have a chiweenie I rescued that I am so close to… If I ask her if she’s my best friend, she gives me a kiss <3 A tribute tattoo is so fitting though. Epic high-five on that awesomeness.

  3. Such a great list! I wouldn’t go skydiving either, so…

    I’m currently getting work done on the tat for my daughter. Already have one for oldest son – youngest son is next. The kids love it – I’m sure Dino will, too.

  4. Karen woman your list is awesome. Adore the tat you got for your sweet Balboa.

    And hell yeah to choosing and making healthier lifestyle to you and your family! You are so right it’s not about a number it is about how you feel and how healthy you are.

    Great list, here’s to hoping it comes true and you get to cross some of those off!

  5. GOOD FOR YOU on being healthy!!! That rocks! Come on – jumping out of a plane is on my 40 before 40 list….you know we could do it together – I just have to decide if it’s going to be a 40th bday present meaning it’ll happen when it’s warm (my bday is in January) or a pre-bday present and I’ll do it when I’m 39?!?!?!?!

  6. The blanket looks cozy. I’d love to travel all the states, and would love to actually do this by getting an RV and taking a year to homeschool and just travel with the family. If only we didn’t need the husband to work to afford such things… I have swam with dolphins in the ocean, and it was amazing, but it wasn’t like I was up close and personal. I’d love to do it again somewhere like Sea World (do those still exist?), And the ipad, my kids have an ipad and the Kindle, and the Kindle I think is better. It seems to hold up to the children’s destruction better than the ipad. The screen on the ipad cracks too easily. But the Kindle is weak at the charging system. We have a Kindle we can no longer charge. I will also say the ipad seems to be harder to lose. The kids can never find their own Kindles (my husband bought them each their own last Christmas behind my back), but they can find the cracked up ipad.

Would love to read your thoughts