I spent Canada Day with my sister-in-law and over a cold beer and some sour and not-nearly-so-ripe cherries from their cherry tree, I told her that one of my pipe dreams is to rent a villa in Tuscany, complete with a pool and a housekeeper who will come once or twice a week to make me an authentic Italian dinner and who won’t laugh when I practice my Italian.
It made me think that I should add this Tuscan dream to my growing bucket list….
To date, my bucket list looks like this:
1. Learn to tread water
I can swim…well, okay, maybe I should put a caveat on that one. I can swim for 2 minutes and then I get tired and I stand up. So, I’d better be able to touch the bottom and stand or else I’m in trouble!
My daughter, Olivia, swims like a fish. I think it’s because of the fact that I am not a swimmer that I put her in private swimming lessons the minute she turned 2! She can tread water like it is no big deal.
Well, I think it is a big deal….
So, now that I think of it, perhaps I should take proper swimming lessons and work myself up to treading water…?
2. Go on a week long silent retreat
Imagine not speaking for a week.
3. Go to Fiji or Tahiti
I’ve always loved to be around water.
Dang. I really need to get going on those swimming lessons ….
I wonder how many years it would take to say “That’s me in the picture”….?
4. Learn Tai Chi
Actually, I was so close to signing up for tai chi lessons a few years back….then work got in the way.
If you haven’t heard of Tai Chi, it can be best described as a moving form of yoga and meditation. It is actually quite fascinating, especially for someone like me who tends to rush around…Tai Chi forces you to slow your movements down.
I should start looking at this again….maybe I can strike this off my list sooner rather than later!
5. Go on a road trip
I once asked Olivia if someday she would want to drive across Canada with me and along the way, stop and learn what our wonderful country is all about…from Halifax to Vancouver Island and perhaps see the Northern Lights in the Yukon.
She said NO. “It costs a lot of gas and is bad for the environment”. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be able to convince her if we get an electric car…?
Be that as it may, I will keep this on my bucket list…
What is on your bucket list?
Have a good weekend, everyone!
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