Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Get 'er Done, Done Did!

Put the items you've done in bold. I've italicized things I want to do.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies (Campfire Girls' mints and peanuts)
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chicken pox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Kids were out of school today. It was enjoyable. I actually spent the day doing laundry and cleaned out the frig. I baked an apple pie for Thanksgiving. My daughter and I prepared dinner together and then baked some pumpkin bread. My daughter, my husband and I watched Polar Express for the jillionth time!

As crazy as it sounds, it was a great day.

I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving tomorrow. Wish our son was going to be with us, but he is spending it with his mom. We have invited our neighbor to spend Thanksgiving with us because she was going to be spending it alone.

Here's to wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 24, 2008

"Are you Afraid"

"Say it, say it out loud"....."Vampire".

Yes, I am a Twilight freak! This weekend my youngest daughter (11) and I went to Nashville to meet my other daughter (24) to see the premier of Twilight. We went to the 7:00 p.m. showing and it was sold out. We arrived one hour in line and our group took up almost a whole row.

The teenaged girls at the theatre cracked us up! They were screaming and carrying on whenever Edward's or Jacob's face came on the screen. So hilarious.

I think they did a great job choosing the cast for this movie. Even though it was impossible to do the book justice - the movie was still great. I really loved it. I loved the humor they put into the movie as well.

I am looking forward the New Moon. As you Twilight junkies know, the next one is in the works. Can't wait!!!!!

We had a great girls weekend. We spent Saturday shopping....trying to get some ideas for Christmas, bought some wonderful bagels at Panera Bread - yum. That evening we watched the movie Wall-E with the grandkids. It was a really cute movie. Sunday was spent at my daughter's inlaws' house for lunch then we made the drive back home.

It sure was nice to sleep in my own bed and get a good night's sleep. Then back to reality and work!

All in all a great weekend spent with my two favorite girls.