6 TBSP cocoa, 1/4 C butter, 1 C sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/3 C flour, 2 eggs, Cook 350 - 25 mins.



My friend Heather has actually made a list of 100 things she has done or wants to do in her life before she dies. I am following her example and making a list of my own.

These are things that I have done or want to do before I kick the bucket. Some of the things listed are not necessarily things I WANTED to do. They may be things that are out of the ordinary or things I find interesting enough to put on the list. At any they are...

Things listed in bold are done.

Those listed in maroon are still to be done.
Those listed in blue are in the process.

1. Go to Hawaii/Maui
Get married and stay HAPPILY married - 19 years this June

3. Shoot an oozie or any gun that blasts round after round. (dldldlldldldldl)

4. Give Birth
5. Adopt children
6. Live a year without television hook-up or any free channels (we had a vcr though)
7. Come very close to death
8. Break a bone
- went a little overboard on that one
9. Walk and Play in the rain
10. Hold an alligator
11. Go to Disney World
and stay on grounds and buy every picture available from every ride that offers a picture

12. Drive through a Redwood Tree and slow dance with Brian on the stump of one (Sequoias)

13. Attend a Luau
See Niagara Falls
15. Get pulled over by the cops
16. Graduate from College

17. Tour a Navy Ship

18. Ride a train overnight
19. See Paris

20. Swim in the ocean
21. Go deep sea fishing

22. Get baptised in a river

23. Be too skinny

24. Be too fat

25. Ride a bike with no hands

26. Be a church youth group director
27. Drive over 100 miles an hour with a police escort leading the way

28. Touch a stingray

29. Be a foster parent

30. Learn fluent sign language
31. Have a speaking part in a big screen movie

32. Homeschool my children
33. Be a Radio DJ

34. Be completely debt free

35. Learn to play an instrument - Clarinet
36. March in a school band
37. Ride in the bucket of a Backhoe
38. Confront a hooker and her john
39. Shoot a rifle, pistol, shotgun

40. Give a hard working low income family enough money to pay off their home
41. Write a novel

42. Visit the Great Wall of China

43. Teach a child to read (done a few times)

44. Invent something and patent it

45. See the Whales in migration (Beautiful! If this isn't on your bucket list, it should be. Head to Maui in January and you'll even be able to see them from the shore.)

46. Go to the airport one Friday with my husband, hop on a plane to a random place in a foreign country, eat there, see one of the sites and then hop back on the plane to come home on Saturday or Sunday.
47. Ride across America Coast to Coast in a huge, decked out RV with all of our children for a month or two.

48. Actually see the end of a rainbow - In Ky from our porch. It ended in the Ohio River and then expanded into Ohio. I also saw many Rainbows in Hawaii but I don't remember seeing the end of one per-se while there.
49. Fly first class

50. Visit Australia and see a Concert in the Australia Opera House

51. Go Skinny dipping

52. Be a member of a TV sit-com audience

53. Go horseback riding

54. Be on a jury

55. See a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse
56. Ride down a Mountain on a sled in a drain ditch
57. Attend a Rock Concert (Cinderella, Winger and the Bullet Boys)
58. Watch a Broadway Musical (Les Mis..twice, Mamma Mia, Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera)

59. Shower in a waterfall
60. Visit a concentration camp
61. Step foot on all 7 continents (Antarctica?... maybe 6!)

62. Attend the Olympics

63. Hit a homerun
64. Make the game winning out
65. Be on TV - Mr Cartoon
66. Ride an Airboat in the Everglades
67. Publish a short story
68. Witness parents losing all rights to their children forever - I've seen this twice.
It's very hard to witness.
69. Live through a rollover car accident
70. Witness a car vs. motorcycle accident - That was a bad one
71. Tell a terrible employer where to shove it - I didn't say shove it but they got the picture
72. Speak with a woman who would later kill her own child. (TWICE! One woman was a parent at the school I taught in and the other was a vendor at a flea market where I worked on weekends)
73. Learn to rollerblade/ride a bike/ice skate/rollerskate
74. Ride a monorail/ski lift/skyrail
75. See a shooting star and make a wish
76. Ride a roller coaster (The Beast, Magnum, Space Mountain, Mouse Trap, Corkscrew, Big Dipper, The Racer, Vortex, Blue Streak, Gemini...I think there's more but that's what I can remember)

77. Build a foundation for young adults who are aging out of foster care
78. Become a Psychologist in my later years of life

79. Surround myself with children and laughter

80. Have sex 30 days in a row, in a different location every day
81. Have sex outdoors

82. Learn to cook an authentic Italian dish
83. Plan and Host a Homeschool Prom Cruise!

84. Chat with a couple of Authentic Rockettes
85. Ride an elephant
86. Own my own business

87. Help my children get a college degree before they turn 18
88. Help a hooker get out of that lifestyle
89. Foster a teenager

90. Learn to drive a Stick Shift
91. Own a 15 passenger van as a family car

92. Go somewhere where nobody knows me and dress up however I want and hang out and watch everyone else live as if they are someone else also.

93. Snorkel where the locals snorkel in Maui - My family had the beach all to ourselves!

94. Convince 90% of Americans that Human Life begins when the sperm and egg unite, thus it is human, thus worth saving even if the mother is poor and may raise the child differently than we would raise our own.

95. Have a backyard that is an oasis to relax, BBQ, play games and enjoy the family easily and privately
96. See all of our children happily married and making a living following their bliss
97. Go to Italy with Brian
98. Ride the London Eye
99. Raise Twins

100. Feed a giraffe a carrot

There's more but that's a start....and also some of the reasons I Can't Beleive My Life. :-)


Kim @ What's That Smell said...

What a great list! I should do this myself, as moms we often forget about our own hopes and dreams, no matter how simple.

2TooManyHats said...

Wow, that is quite a list!

Becoming Me said...

Very cool list and even coler that you have already done so many!!

Roxy's Best Of... said...

Wow Shelly, it's ambitious just to put a list that long together, nevermind getting after it! Ya never know, I just might be inspired. Wishing you the best of the holiday season and a happy and healthy 2009.


Erin Tales said...

You got some buzz at Ohana Mama!

sandyatyourservice said...

What a great list. I'm amazed at all the things you've already done.

I've added you on BlogCatalog. I hope you will visit my site some time -
Have a safe and happy New Year!

~Sandy G.

Mom2my9 said...

I have no idea how I found your blog, but I LOVE your list! I want to start my own. Great job and you have a beautiful, masculine family!

Stacy said...

This was fabulous Shelly! I'll have to get started on mine. Thanks for sharing with us!

blessedmom said...

hi there! love ur list! i got to know more about u...ur an amazing person...excellent job! im truly impressed :)

have a prosperous new year! take care :)

Toni said...

I may have to steal this list! Hope you and your fam had a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!