Sunday, February 3, 2008

Fun Monday

Tiggerlane is our fab hostess this week. She has told us to make a Bucket List. Apparantly there is a movie by this name and it is a list of things we want to do before we die. Well, this is kind of a bugger for me. I am not much of a plan for the future kind of person. Now, don't get me wrong, I am not spontaneous by any stretch. I am just kinda sit still and read a book. My husband is a big goal setter. I would like to think that I am supportive and part of the team when he gets his goal notebook out. Reality is that my eyes start to roll back into my head and somehow all that I can hear is lalala. I am just greatful that he is so patient with my lack of maturity on these things. Since we have gotten married I have figured out that money does not grow on trees and that it is better to not put off for tomorrow what should have been done yesterday but I still have a long way to go with actual planning.

So this is almost like goal setting. A list of stuff I would love to get to do someday. Hmmm... I have a hard time deciding what to do with tomorrow. But, I am up to the challenge.

  1. Learn to play the piano
  2. Live in a cottage overlooking the windswept Cardigan Bay in the town of Cardigan. It is a small town in Wales that my ancestors lived in before they emigrated to the U. S. in the 1600's. Blogger seems to NOT want to let me upload a picture right now, so you are going to have to follow the link to enjoy the beauty of the area.
  3. While living in this windswept cottage I am sure that I can write an amazing mystery. I have started it a hundred times, but I really think being in Wales will make all the difference in getting my creative juices flowing.
  4. I want to be librarian. This one is a little scary to me since being a librarian will require getting up and going to work, something I have never really done for more than a few weeks at a time.
  5. Adopt a baby from overseas. I used to live in Hong Kong when I was a teenager and we would spend our Saturdays on the outer islands volunteering in the Vietnamese Refugee Camps. Hong Kong agreed to be a staging country for the refugees and then the U.S., Canada, Australia, etc were suppossed to take them. There were families that had been on those islands for 20+ years! Whole generations born and raised in the camps. It was crazy. We would bring groups of the kids to our school on Saturdays and play games and make crafts. I have always felt very connected to the Chinese and Vietnamese children. My husband has not made that connection. YET!

Well, Tiggerlane said that we needed to list at least 5. That is about all I can think of.

Now head over to Tiggerlane and see what everyone else wants to do someday!

27 comments:

janet said...

good for you! your list is wonderful.

Alison said...

great list Cynthia....can I visit you in your cozy cottage in Wales?

Hootin' Anni said...

#5 is very very interesting!!

And to be a librarian, I'd get no work done myself. I'd go to work prepared to sit and read all day. LOL

My Fun Monday is posted. I had a good time this week, voicing my opinions on Fun Monday.
Happy week to you.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I think you plan ahead better than you give yourself credit for.

Great list.

-Ann said...

Fabulous list. I hope you achieve it all and that your cosy cottage has double-glazed window, fireplaces in every room, and good insulation!

Robocop said...

Learning to play the piano would be interesting.

Lil Mouse said...

what an interesting life.. boy am i boring! but i hope you get to achieve your goals!

susan said...

This looks like a great well thought out list. I had no idea that there were families and generations living in refugee camps. How sad...

Sandy said...

Books and libraries and pianos? Count me in! Meet you in Wales.

Simply Jenn said...

Unique list. I like it!

Karmyn R said...

Well, you know, starting piano lessons doesn't have to be expensive!
There are usually unadvertised people out there who give them for pretty cheap!

Carrie Sue said...

Cardigan looks lovely! I want to go now, too. Great list.

kelly bee said...

well, you knew that #5 would get a comment out of me. DO IT!!! it's wonderful. contact me if you want further persuasion!

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

Do they get snow in Cardigan? Just wondering. That is a beautiful place!! I'll make you a trade: I'll teach you piano if you let me visit you in Wales. Deal?

Michelle said...

I can most definitely see you as a librarian!! Would that be your ultimate dream job??

Joy T. said...

I've always wanted to play the piano too, but not bad enough to put it on my bucket list. Good for you! This was a great list, especially the sounds of that cottage!

Pamela said...

I play the piano, just not often anymore.

I hope the windswept cottage in Wales has a guest bedroom (:

ChrisB said...

Wales has some beautiful places, I haven't been to Cardigan Bay but it is a very popular holiday destination. Your no 5 would be a wonderful thing to do.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

I used to live in Cardigan! It is a fantastic place and you'd love it!

Tiggerlane said...

I am an adoptee who could teach you to play the piano....great list! Thanks so much for participating!

kitten said...

Very good list. I like mystery books! #5 would realy be cool. We support a little boy in India and just doing that much is exciting.
Good luck!

Kaytabug said...

Love the variety! You know it's weird, as I was reading your #4 I thought "you know what? I would love to be a librarian." I haven't had to get up and go to work for 8 years! Except for the Full time Mom gig I've had for 10 years... ;)

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

I haven't worked for nearly 16 years (although I'm raising two children and have done loads of volunteer work), and I'd like to be a librarian too. Except a friend who's a librarian says it's a bad time for libraries. Your no. 5 is very interesting too.

Peter said...

There is some variety in that list, should keep you busy enough to put off kicking the bucket.

Crown Princess said...

what a good list, i love the adoption one.

You are signed up for next weeks.

Laura McIntyre said...

Great goals, you know i have always loved the idea of working in a libary , would love to be surrounded by all those books

Debs said...

Great list. Learn the piano...it is fun to play.