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Happy Birthday to me!

Another birthday and a check-in with the bucket list I made when I was 40.  I did visit a new state and have managed to raise a pretty cool almost 5 year old and am getting ready to celebrate another year of marriage.  But I really need to pick something to mark off my list by next year!

1. Write and publish a novel.

2. Open my own bookstore.

3. Spend a night in an English castle.

4. Visit Ireland.

5. Meet a US president.

6. Learn to start a fire without matches. (this probably comes from watching too many seasons of Survivor)

7. Learn to play the piano.

8. Raise a happy and successful son.

9. Celebrate my 50th anniversary. (almost 17 in)

10. Make exercise a daily priority.

11. Get back to my wedding weight, just once.

12. Try a vegetarian diet for a year.

13. Drive across the country.

14. Visit all 50 states. I got to mark off Indiana this year when I spent time at the University of Notre Dame, giving me 23.

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15. Stay in an overnight car on a train trip.

16. Fly first class.

17. Take Gage to Italy.

18. Ride a boat down the Mississippi River.

19. Trace ancestry to when all branches entered the US.  (we’ve been here a long time so this will take many more years of research)

20. Tour Napa Valley.

21. Live somewhere warm year round. (As a midwestern girl I love my seasons but I’d like to see if I’m missing anything :))

22. Volunteer on a political campaign.

23. Sit on a jury.

24. Buy only American for 1 year.

25. Have a library with wall-to-wall built-in bookcases.

26. Write and mail 1000 letters. These can include cards if I include a personal note.

27. Be an extra in a movie.

28. Watch a play from backstage.

29. Go skiing.

30. Attend a murder mystery dinner. 9/2013

31. Volunteer weekly.

32. Read all the books I own.  (I’d like to have no TBR pile just once.  I can give away books to reach this goal)

33. Start my own book club.

34. See all 4 tennis majors. (2 down, Wimbledon & Australian Open to go) A few throwback pics for fun.

US Open 2005

French Open 2010

35. Give blood.

36. Sleep under the stars.

37. Have a hammock.

38. Fire a gun.

39. Own a B&B.

40. Do a random act of kindness every day.

October 11, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

13 Comments »

  1. Happy, happy birthday Stacy! Great bucket list.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | October 11, 2015 | Reply

  2. Happy birthday!

    Comment by Beth Hoffman | October 11, 2015 | Reply

  3. Happy birthday, Stacy. I don’t know if I could come up with 40 bucket list items. Very impressive.

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | October 12, 2015 | Reply

  4. Happy Birthday, Stacy! Love your list.

    Comment by Mary | October 12, 2015 | Reply

  5. Happy Birthday! Yesterday was my sisters birthday too.

    Comment by Vicki | October 12, 2015 | Reply

  6. Happy birthday, Stacy! I hope you have a wonderful day with your guys.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | October 12, 2015 | Reply

  7. Happy Birthday Stacy! I thought about a bucket list over the years, but I figured I’d get too depressed if I failed to follow though LOL – Yours is a great well-rounded list.

    Comment by Diane | October 12, 2015 | Reply

  8. Happy Birthday! Very impressive and ambitious list!

    Comment by Alison Doherty | October 12, 2015 | Reply

  9. Happy Birthday, Stacy!!

    Comment by lakesidemusing | October 12, 2015 | Reply

  10. Happy birthday!

    Comment by Word Lily | October 12, 2015 | Reply

  11. Happy belated birthday, Stacy! I hope you had a great day. I still don’t have a bucket list of my own.

    Comment by Literary Feline | October 13, 2015 | Reply

  12. Love, love your bucket list! Spending a night in an English castle was on mine and I got to do it last year. If you moved to Australia you could live somewhere warm all year around and do the Australian Open lol

    Comment by Teddyree | October 19, 2015 | Reply

  13. Happy birthday! Hope you had a good one.

    Why don’t you start an online book club through your blog? You could get through you TBR list at the same time and cross off two things at once. 😉

    Comment by clicksclan | October 25, 2015 | Reply


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