I am in recovery mode today, as we spent yesterday partying it up for Maevie baby! As the girls play with the plethora of new toys, I have a moment to sit back and write feverishly until one or both start beating the shit out of each other over bongos or a puppy guitar. (Because that's how they roll here. Why hit with your hands, when a drumstick or plastic guitar could cause more damage?)
When I read this week's prompt, I figured many following will go global. Ally from Two normal moms said we should write a list about “10 things you’d like to see happen before you die” and really how can I not want a cure for AIDS, clean water for all, and such?
6 Things I'd Like to See Happen Before I Die
1. Politicians who actually do what they promise.
2. Children not having to go without: food, health care, shelter & love.
3. Clean water and access for those in areas where sources have been depleted.
4. Cures for AIDS, Cancer, and other lethal diseases, with a reasonably priced tab.
5. True equality for all.
6. The Eagles winning the Super Bowl.
But I'm also going to be a bit selfish.
I'm turning this one into a bucket list of sorts.
6 Things I'd like to see, hear, smell, taste, or feel before I die.
1. Publish Something
I think this is the wish of many of us bloggers. To create a piece that is worth publication and circulation, and found in a library. I'd love to write either a series of vignettes or dare I say, a young adult novel? I have quite a few ideas running around my head that I feel are "story worthy", if only I could sit down and write.
2. Compete (and complete) in an ocean swim
I have had a crazy fear of swimming in the ocean growing up. Bryan has helped alleviate most of this fear, but deep down I would love to finish an ocean race.
No, I'm not swimming across the English channel or anything crazy like that. Just a simple open water swim down the shore.
3. Attend the Summer Olympics
Yes, I'm biased.
I prefer the Summer games:
Swimming, Track, Soccer, Gymnastics, Basketball, Diving.
Watching any of these events in person and attending the medal ceremony after, is but a dream.
4. Dine at the French Laundry
Everyday they offer two distinct nine-course (yes 9!) tasting menus using the freshest produce and proteins.
Just might be the closest thing to heaven on earth and I want to eat here, with Bry of course.
5. Sport a Pixie cut
First, I need to lose a little of the face fat, but this cut is something I'd love to be brave enough to sport. The ease in the morning, the air on the back of my neck. Sigh....
6. Witness my Children find their Success
|Yes, they're a bit wacky, but I do love 'em!|
I'm leaving this one fairly broad, as I don't know what or how success will be determined for them. Could it be following a passion, completing a degree(s), or having a family of their own?
I don't know.
But, I want to be here for it.
I want to be around to see them get their own happily ever after.