the bucket list


  • Head to a berry farm to pick my own, fresh strawberries. (June 2015)
  • Have "pizza on the farm" at A to Z Produce Farm.  I read a review on a different blog and it sounds great.
  • Golf with my husband at St. Andrews
  • Give birth in a foreign hospital (i.e. not in the U.S.) (Feb 2011)
  • Go on a hot air balloon ride
  • Go to a taping of "Ellen" 
  • Participate in a flash mob
  • Go on a ropes course
  • Learn how to ski
  • Go Jet-ski'ing
  • Host an Oscar viewing party
  • Go to a bingo hall; play game with real bingo cards & bingo daubers {and yes, I did have to look that word up on online.  ha}
  • Do a geocache
  • Keep a plant alive!
  • Explore Minnesota treasures I haven't in the past


In Scotland
  • Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh (June 2013)
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Glasgow (March 2012)
  • Lochness 
  • Loch Lomand
  • Golf in Scotland
In the U.S.
  • Go to a concert (or something) at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Go to a concert (or something) at Red Rock Ampitheater in Colorado
  • New Orleans
  • Charleston, South Carolina (again, for a longer time)
  • Alaskan cruise
  • Lake Jenny, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Lake Joseph, Catskills, New York

In Europe (& other)
  • London (December 2010)
  • Paris, France (April 2011)
  • Ireland (May 2011)
  • Scotland (May 2011)
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Munich, Germany (again)--for Oktoberfest 
  • Amsterdam (February & March 2011)
  • Rome, Italy (December 2012)
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Scandinavia (July 2012)
  • Greece
  • Go on an African Safari
In Holland
& more...
  • Visit each of the continents (although probably not Antarctica)
    • North America
    • South America (Argentina, Brazil, Peru or Chile)
    • Europe
    • Africa
    • Asia
    • Australia

Cooking & Eating
  • Learn how to bake my own bread
  • Successfully create a Thanksgiving dinner (pretty much on my own)
  • Learn how to make jam
  • Learn how to make omelets (December 2011)
  • Finally make popovers (I have had a pan for like 5 years & they are one of my favorite foods!) (March 2011)
  • Try to eat oysters
& All these other things too!
  • Learn how to take better photos (August 2011)
  • Create my own blog and keep it active for at least one year (January 2012)
  • Write a book  (November 2011)
  • Learn how to sew (at least pillow covers)
  • Participate in an organized sporting event (i.e. biking event, 5K walk/run) (Thanksgiving 2011)
  • Participate in a race where I can get a medal for completing
  • Go on a run through Central Park, NYC
  • Read through the bible in 90 days (July 2011-October September(!) 2011)
  • Learn how to play the piano
  • Complete a 14-day Sugar Detox (November 2014)
  • Fit comfortably into a size 14


  • None of these are in order of priority (just as I thought of them)
  • Those items crossed out are done & I have noted when I finished them.  Yeah!  

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