I wasn’t sure why this would be a bucket list item. But when I got a box of raisinets and opened them, I understood. Shaking out into my hand, I had a whole bunch and I just wanted to throw them into my mouth. It takes patience and control to just pick up one little chocolate covered raisin and put in the mouth. I solved this by putting them into a bowl and leaving it on the kitchen counter. Whenever I go by it, I pick one raisinet up and eat it. Doing it this way is taking a lot longer to finish the box but it’s kind of fun.
How would you get yourself to eat one piece of candy at a time when you would rather throw a mouthful in?
I was volunteering with my Active 20-30 club at a children’s home. We brought games to play and lunch for the kids. We also had sports stuff like kickball and hula-hoops that we donated to them. Hmm, what a perfect opportunity to borrow a hula-hoop and spin it around.
Of course I did this as a kid, but I am taking photos and videos to officially check the items from the book. So I had to do this again. I didn’t even make it 3 seconds. Apparently I don’t have the rhythm down anymore. I will have to work on that so I can make a video.How long can you hula-hoop? And can you hula more than one hoop?
1317 Be on “American Idol”
1315 Boogie on down
1298 Break a tradition
1302 Buy everyone in the diner a cup of coffee
1301 Buy the house a beer
1305 Drink the healing waters on Margaret’s Island in Budapest
1313 Eat one Raisinet at a time
1318 Fill your bed with rose petals
1307 Get on the cover of a Wheaties box
1306 Give the delivery man some coffee
1293 Hire a personal shopper
1312 Inhale helium before saying “I do”
1319 Leave loads of munchies for the baby-sitter
1309 Leave work early and take your family to dinner and a movie
1320 Listen to the sound of love
1300 Picket something
1316 Plant a whoopie cushion in the boardroom
1299 Pop a wheelie
1311 Read transgressive fiction
1295 Read, and live, the Kama Sutra
1292 Take a flying leap
1291 Take a flying lesson
1304 Teach an old dog new tricks
1310 Train to be a flight attendant
1314 Videotape yourself eating and then play it backward
1296 Wear lipstick to bed (both of you)
1294 Wear stilettos
Every month I am taking 30 items from the 2001 Things to Do book and creating a short checklist. I am using this as inspiration to work on crossing things off the list, maybe not particularly from that month, but overall to do something different. This is not necessarily a “bucket list”; it is a goal that by doing something new (or doing something I’ve done before but hadn’t documented it with photos or journaling) I will keep from feeling in a rut. I will be able to look back at the little, big, sad, happy, joyful, or heart thumping moments and feel my life has value.
One of my favorite quotes is:
“A good life is a collection of happy moments” by Dennis Waitley
This is a reminder to myself of why I have this blog. I’m working through posting all the items from the book and beyond, to keep in mind to do something. To get out there for experiences and adventures.
I’d love to hear if you have done any of these. Or if you have other ideas to try.