Day 3: Bucket List

Honestly, it’s easy to come up with a list of your hopes, dreams, wishes, and desires. The hardest part is sharing it for fear of ridicule, laughter, and the like.ย  I mean, really does learning to surf count if I’m from Hawaii? But honestly, I’m excited about this list. There’s definitely challenging items, possibly unrealistic ones, but many are achievable. I don’t think I’ve ever put them down to paper until now. It’s been a meditative process, and reminds me so much ofย  filling out Lululemon’s life plan questionnaire. Except I’m pretty sure I never completed theirs. Kat and Linds, you should be proud.

  1. Ride a horse. My uncles had a ranch in Oregon and I remember as a kid wanting to ride them and being told no. To this day, I have yet to ride a horse. Everytime I see one, I remind Kyle of my wish.
  2. Travel in a hot air balloon. Who doesn’t want to do this?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jubyfc/1017673672/

    Photo Courtesy of @Pixilinthebox. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jubyfc/1017673672/

  3. Summit Mt. Rainier. Does Camp Muir count? Didn’t think so. And I was “this” close.
  4. Join La Tomatina (tomato smashing fesitval in Italy). Do as the Italians do.
  5. Run a marathon. One day I will get there.
  6. Race in a triathlon. Thanks Mark Clark for the inspiration. If you can do it, I can do it. Side note: key word is triathlon, NOT Ironman.
  7. Get a French Bulldog and name it “Stitch.”

    Stitch from Lilo and Stitch

    Stitch from Lilo and Stitch. Photo Courtesy: DeviantArt.com


  8. Get a brown Labrador and name it “Bubbles.” Yeah, you know where I’m going with this.
  9. Get a Weimaraner and name it “Henry.”
  10. Own a house with a garden.
  11. Bikram Hot Yoga 30-Day Challenge. Anything less is unacceptable. kidding.
  12. Live in London. Dream job.
  13. Work in London. Dream home location.
  14. Vacation in Costa Rica at a Treehouse Community. Secretly we’re hippies.
  15. Learn to surf. I’m Hawaiian but that doesn’t mean I’m cool.
  16. Learn how to cook authentic Thai Food. Because Google just can’t get it right.
  17. Backpack through the Scotland Highlands and Isle of Skye. Tim and Rich, double date?

    Isle of Skye Fairy Pools, Scotland

    Isle of Skye Fairy Pools, Scotland. Photo Credit: John and Tina Reid. http://www.flickr.com/photos/catchlightsa/5933316355/

     

  18. Start my own dessert shop. Totally unrealistic but a dream. Kyle’s already working on adult liquor popsicles.
  19. South of France-Spain-Italy-Greek Holiday. Yes.
  20. Morocco- Portugal- Egypt- Turkey Holiday. Yes. Yes.
  21. Australia-New Zealand-Fiji-Tahiti Holiday. Yes. Yes. Yes.
  22. Germany-Switzerland-Prague- Czech Republic Holiday. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
  23. Backpack Patagonia. Priceless.
  24. Rock climb…again. Need I say more?
  25. Hood to Coast relay race. Dream race.ย 
  26. Learn how to sew. Is it bad that Kyle knows how to use the sewing machine and the only thing I can think of is sewing my fingers together?
  27. Learn how to work on Kyle’s 1966 VW Bug. Because at this rate, it will take f-o-r-e-v-e-r to get it done.

    1966 VW Beetle

    1966 VW Beetle. This is what Kyle’s car used to look like. Photo Credit: VantageSportsCars.com

  28. Learn how to make cheesecake. It’s Kyle’s favorite dessert. Perhaps I can try a vegan version?
  29. Get a masters degree. MBA. Digital Media. I’m indifferent.
  30. Learn graphic design. I always wish I double-majored…even to this day.
  31. Learn pottery. The Swedes inspired me on our recent holiday.
  32. Fix our 1964 VW 21-window bus. Secretly I want to paint it hot pink.
  33. Century Ride with Kyle (100 miles on a two wheels). Because any competition with your spouse is bound to be awesome.
  34. Read a book a week for the year. Thanks @TacAnderson for the inspiration.
  35. Be certified to be a mountain rescue volunteer. Let’s be honest. Mother Nature is the worst place to be when you really need help.

Day 1: Something New…. Day 2: Something Two…Tomorrow, Day 4: Pet Peeves.

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have pots, will garden.

i know, i know. we don’t have a 12×7 foot plot of land with hundreds of pounds of dirt and compost and fertilizer. we most certainly are not surrounded by other like minded individuals who have a passion for gardening or at least the courage to see if something will survive under our watch.ย  we don’t have the chance to chit-chat with our fellow gardeners under the sun. or scream at the infestation of spiders in our massive tomato plants.

but what we do have is an roomy balcony,ย  a handful of pots, awesome starts from seattle tilthe, and the excitement, dedication and passion that we had last year when we first broke ground. just this time around, we won’t need the huge shovels and rakes.

getting everything prepped.

getting the plants and herbs potted.

now we wait.ย  we’re not sure how this will turn out.ย  we’re a little nervous since we haven’t done this before. but then again, we remind ourselves that is what we said last year. and we ended up with this….

granted i think our balcony would collapse if we did have this outcome. but at least we’d have an abundance of kale, tomatos and lettuce!