Sunday, December 31, 2006

My 150 list....things Ive done and things Ive yet to do

Highlighted in green are things Ive done, in red things I would really like to do and in black things I have yet to do.

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive - not personally driven but have driven in one.
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said “I love you’ and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game (and survived the crush afterwards)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach - maybe not quite midnight but close enough
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain

65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married- almost there
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest - cant remember if it was first but won a prize

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage

85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (or…raising children)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds (cumulatively, if you count pregnancy! lol!)
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari - not sure about the photo part
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school - Im a teacher
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident- just a minor one thank goodness
150. Saved someone’s life

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Merry Christmas

I know its a bit late but MERRY CHRISTMAS
The page above is the first page I've done of Tom and Jerry. It is for our team challenge and Im very happy with how it turned out. Sorry about the bad picture but I'm still getting the hang of my new camera which isn't very easy when you have a big cat trying to jump on the page while taking the pic. Tom just loves paper, he loves playing with it, sleeping on it, hiding under it, infact he just loves anything to do with paper.
The holiday has been very quiet so far. Havent really done too much but then thats what holidays are for. Went to a friends for Christmas day. Thanks to Audrey and her family for a lovely day.
The only other eventful thing is that the lock in my car door has packed up. One night last week the alarm kept going off. I'm sure the neighbours love me. To cut a long story short I now need to climb in through the passenger seat and have to open the doors manually. I hope to get it fixed next week and we are seriously thinking of getting a new car. This one has done very well but has now reached the stage that things are starting to go wrong. We might keep it as Fran is going to take some lessons and get his licence.
Off to tennis tonight for the first time in weeks. Not too sure how many are going to turn up but hopefully enough for a game. Tomorrow Im playing in a tournament so could do with the practice.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

On Holiday

Im on holiday and am enjoying the freedom of not having to get up early every morning.Fran is off too so it is nice not having to go to the station every day. The last few weeks at school were extremelly hectic. We had our school production which went very well except very few parents turned up for the second performance. I think next year we are only going to do one performance. We also took the children to see the Wind in the Willows which they enjoyed.

But for the next two weeks school is not going to enter my mind. Nothing too exciting happening. We are going to friends on Christmas day and going for a pub walk on Friday BRRRR. I am also playing in some tennis tournaments. The first one has come and gone already and I lost a close 3 set match. I really need to play more matches so I can win the close ones. The other tournament starts after Christmas.

The picture is of a Layout I did on the weekend. It is of all the animals we saw at the Cango wildlife ranch. It is part of my South African album which is close to being finished. I just need to locate the last few pictures which I seem to have lost (again). This time it is because a whole lot of photos got lost transferring between old and new computers.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Time roles on

Oops, didn't realise I haven't posted for soooo long.

It is now two weeks till the Chritmas holidays and I can't wait. I have close to two and a half weeks off school and have entered two tennis tournaments and plan on doing lots of scrapping. Also Fran will be off for much of the time as well.

Talking about Fran. I found a lovely wedding dress on Saturday. I'm not going to post a piccie here as Fran might see it. I wasn't even looking. I went into the fabric shop in Maidstone to get some ribbon and headed upstairs to where the craft stuff used to be.....but it was gone and in its place were a whole lot of wedding dresses. So of course I had to have a look. They had a sale rack and the was a dress there in the right style and the right size. And with the right price tag. So it is now at home. It will need to be shortened and possible altered slightly but not much.

I havent been playing much tennis. Too cold and miserable out there if you ask me. I have played a few tennis matches though and have another one next weekend. Last Sunday we went and played in Canterbury (for the 1st team and won)

It was Egyptian day at school on Friday. Here is a picture of the Year 3 teachers and TA's all dressed up. Thanks to one of our TA's for making our outfits.

The second picture is a digital page Ive just done. Im still getting the hang of this digital scrapping but am getting better all the time. The page is of our lunch break on the way to Wales in the summer.

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