Things you haven't done and don't want to - leave in plain font
1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars. Does a nap count? then I headed for the tent!
3. Played in a band. Does Rock Band the game count? 4. Visit Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity. 7. Been to Disneyland/world. At age 35 with my kids!. 8. Climbed a mountain. 9. Held a praying mantis. No thanks, I will just look! 10. Sang a solo (in the shower). 11. Bungee jumped see # 9. 12. Visited Paris. 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea. 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. Kniting!. 15. Adopted a child. 16. Had food poisoning. 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty 18. Grown your own vegetables. did this as a kid 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 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. does Pig latin count? 37.Had enough money to be truly satisfied. hmmm 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing. 40. Seen Michelangelo's David in person. 41. Sung Karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt. 43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant. 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight. 46. Been transported in an ambulance. .47. Had your portrait painted. 48. Gone deep sea fishing. 49. Seen the Sistene 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. Gotten flowers for no reason 64. Donated blood. 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 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt Does doll size count? 73. Stood in Times Square 74. Toured the Everglades. 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guard 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. Three! 95. Seen the Alamo in person. 96. Swum in the Great Salt Lake. 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone. 99. Been stung by a bee. Nice list- maybe I will add a few.........
I received my first swap quilt in the mail today- I was not expecting it as I thought it was a book I had ordered and it was sooooo much better than a book!
I quickly unwrapped the tissue and realized I should have documented the moment, but I couldnt go back! It is a gorgous quilt with a super little snail in the corner! The blocks are in my favorite colors and the back is even great! In the package was also a pack of beads for my next knitting project- What motivation to get back to that and practice!
Thank you Maggie! It is so special, I will hang it on the wall in Cordelia's room!!
One day at a impromptu stop at a little old fashion bakery that I used to go to with my dad when I was a little girl, Cordelia spied a Doll cake on the display shelf. I told her my Auntie Val made me a cake just like that when I was a little girl. She asked many questions about the cake as we sat and ate our bismark. "Dad, do you think they sell those cakes here?" "Mom, do you know how to make one of those cakes?" " What do you think the recipe is, Mom? " Do they bake the doll in the oven?" "Do you eat the Doll?" And Finally, "I am having a birthday SOON, Do you think You could make me a DOLL cake, Dad?" I told my Sweets, that I could not make her that cake but, our good friend Kim was a baker of great cakes, MAYBE she could bake one for you! "Mom,....Could we call her?" "Mom, do you have your cell phone with you?" "Do you know Kims number, Mom?"
So, I dialed the number and Cordelia left a message for Kim, who later needed translation- all she could make out was some thing about a cake and her 4 year old birthday party. The cake arrived- Kim spent many hours on the cake and great efforts to find the right doll. The first Cinderella doll was too tall and the cake went only to her knees.
It was a beautiful cake for a very excited 4 year old! Thank you Kim- she will dream of this for a long time and probably tell her children about the doll cake she had for her 4 year old birthday!
I got my secret swap partner today-I am so excited but now very nervous that my inexperience in quilting will show. Maybe I will attempt 2 quilts simultaneously hoping the mistakes will be on the practice quilt! Best laid plans.... I am going shopping for material Friday, drawing plans, and virtual shopping.... so many options, so little time! Work in progress posts are coming soon!