Friday, January 20, 2012

Mine and Avram's bucket list

(I'll let you decide whose goals are whose, and which ones are joint.)
Bucket List:

1. Become a full professor
2. Have six children
3. Visit the five sacred places (to Avram): Jerusalem, Rome, Karnak, Jackson County, Missouri, and Nauvoo.
4. Live in Jerusalem
5. Get a PhD
6. Buy a house I love
7. Get published
8. Get a tenure track job
9. Go to Gen-Con
10. Go back to school, get a Master's and maybe a PhD
11. Visit England again, and go to all the touristy places; watch a Shakespearean play, Stonehenge, Wayland's smithy, lake country, Cornwall, Ireland, London, Monthly Queen's college dinner, walking (as the national hobby), etc.
12. Visit the Continent, especially France and Italy.
13. Visit Alaska
14. Go on a holiday, where we rent a beach house for a week, and feel like amazing people.
15. Read the Three Musketeers in French
16. Decorate a house (my house that I love - #6)
17. Go scuba diving
18. Go snorkeling again
19. Attend my children's Temple weddings/sealings
20. Finish the Hebrew bible in Hebrew
21. Read the Greek New Testament
22. Go on a biking trip in Europe
23. Teach a course on Biblical translation
24. Visit the Grand Canyon, specifically go down inside the Grand Canyon. Ideally raft it.
25. Visit Maine, stay by the ocean
26. Have a flower garden
27. Take the family to Disneyworld/Disneyland
28. Go river rafting
29. Visit the Berlin Museum
30. Do a seminal camping trip with the family
31. Have all natural births (3/3 so far)
32. Nurse all children (unless they're adopted)
33. Do foster care
34. Be a temple worker


  1. Great list! But I noticed a mistake. On number 12 you accidentally forgot to put "Poland" after France and Italy. Oops! Or maybe you were planning to bike here as part of number 22?

    I loved this. Very revealing. It reveals that you guys really are the awesome people I've suspected you were. :)

  2. Well, biking in Poland is very tempting - because of course you said that Poland is flat, and me plus biking on flat surfaces, is a very good thing (I'm not good at hills). But regardless, if I ever, ever make it to Europe when you're there, I promise I'll come to Poland - and then you could show us around, and we could pretend we're natives (mute natives?) and not tacky tourists, and it will be awesome.

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  4. So, about half of your list would be on mine too! I should probably make one. I love your blog and would love if you would stop by mine and say hello!
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  5. Gen-con is easy... my hubby did it last year. Which is 4 years after we moved away from Indy, where it is held. If you run some games, it costs less and you even make some money.

    Being one of a family of six, I'd warn you-- your kids don't want to be one of six. Really!

    Peace, Mari

    1. Sorry sorry, Thora, but Mari's right. Your kids probably want to be one of 11, like me. Especially that 10th child/7th daughter named Carol that you're goin to have.

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