Bucket List #28

#28 can only be reasoned by the fact that I have a child who was recently teething and then immediately ill (he is better now and has 4 shiny new molars to show for it). This has led to more sleep deprivation for everyone, except the kitties. In the last 18 months I’ve gotten about 3-4 months of regular sleep. Those sweet times always came after we did some sleep training, will it ever end? It can’t all be blamed on the baby though. We travel a lot, which throws off the regular schedule. And I’m a night owl and that just doesn’t jive with a child who wakes between 6-7am everyday. Even Saturdays! Alas, I signed on for this sleeplessness, but I can still dream.

  1. Travel to 6 of the 7 continents. Let’s be honest, Antarctica is a long shot. So far I’ve been to North America (Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica) and Europe (France).
  2. Spend time practicing yoga at an ashram in India, with my brother.
  3. Join a choral group and sing with them regularly.
  4. Tour all 50 states in an RV.
  5. Visit Monet’s Gardens at Giverny.
  6. Take ballroom dancing classes so I can ballroom dance for fun.
  7. Travel to a far away destination by boat.
  8. To be exceedingly generous to my family and friends.
  9. Write a book.
  10. Complete all three courses designed by BKS Iyengar in his book Light On Yoga, over the prescribed 300 weeks (5.7 years). 
  11. Go hang gliding.
  12. Catch a baby being born.
  13. Champion a cause – out of hospital midwife assisted birth.
  14. Have a garden worthy of a Sunset Magazine photo shoot.
  15. Fit comfortably into a coach class airplane seat.
  16. Throw a huge party and invite all of our friends and family. Dancing included.
  17. Go on an epic solo adventure. 
  18. See Alaska by train.
  19. Blow glass.
  20. Visit Lapland, Finland to celebrate the Solstice with the Midnight Sun.
  21. See the Aurora Borealis.
  22. Be debt free. With the exception of a house mortgage.
  23. Visit The Farm and hear Ina May Gaskin speak. Better yet, meet her in person.
  24. Treat common colds/illnesses/ailments holistically, before resorting to pharmaceutical drugs.
  25. Live next to a body of water (ocean, lake, pond, river, whatever).
  26. Visit, meet and learn from the Amish.
  27. Be in supreme physical shape.
  28. Go to bed when I want and wake when I want. Everyday.
~If you need to catch up on any of my bucket list items, find the corresponding post # in the June 2012 list at the right hand side of this page.

Porter got my old baby doll stroller today and we took it for a test drive. Turns out, it was a little un-wieldy and veered to the left.


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