My daughter and I were in the kitchen yesterday, I was making dinner and she was cutting paper. Not into any specific shapes or with any plan in mind, just cutting paper with her monkey scissors. She said “Mommy, I have something to tell you….
…I don’t have anything on my bucket list.”
This really seemed to bother her five-year-old self. I assured her that she still has time to create the bucket list and that it’s a work in progress. Then I realized I don’t really have a bucket list. Sure, I hear people talk about them all the time but I’ve never thought twice about it. It’s funny too because I am a list maker. I have lists for everything. I have a to-do list, a travel-packing list, a menu-list for the week, a gift ideas for other people list and a list for things to clean when I’m done cleaning the regular stuff. The latter was created years ago and frankly, I’m not sure I’ve ever crossed anything off the list.
I figure if I start to make a list, I’ll become overwhelmed with all the things I’ve just decided I need to accomplish before … you know. So I got to thinking, do I have anything to put on a bucket list?
– I want to go to Tuscany and walk down a gravel path, surrounded by rolling hills with a loaf of bread, a bunch of tomatoes and a bottle of wine. Like in the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun.”
– I want to find my waist again. I lost it about 11 1/2 years ago when I had my son and haven’t seen it since. It was replaced by a muffin top. Most unattractive when you have company over and have to reach up to the highest shelf and it makes an appearance when your shirt creeps up.
– I want to go to New York and see a Broadway show with a well-known actor in the cast. I don’t know why there has to be a well-known actor. When I lived in Chicago I went and saw ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and Donny Osmond was the lead charactor. They even worked in the “I’m a little bit Rock-n-Roll” line. If you know the play, you know that sentence totally doesn’t fit, which made it really funny.
– I want to grow a garden. Successfully. I tried to grow a garden once. My husband framed out a square in the back yard with 2x4s and I planted lettuce, onions, tomatoes and cucumbers. I used little white ‘T’ sticks to label each row. It dried up and looked more like a hamster graveyard that a garden.
One thing I really wanted to do was remake my eyeballs on a fork. A few years ago I made these…
COMPLETE disaster. This was long before I discovered cake pops and Bakerella. These were donut holes dipped in melted white chocolate which made them really heavy. I used ready-made frosting in a tube and stuck a chocolate chip in it for the pupil. They were so heavy that once decorated, I couldn’t move them because they kept falling off the fork. This year I tried again with cake pops.
Ahhh, much better, don’t you think?