Bucket List Revisited


Well, I’ve finally gotten up the courage to edit my bucket list.  Seeing that I wrote this bucket list back in my early twenties, my priorities have changed a bit.  You can see my bucket list on some previous posts (Bucket List Part 1 and Bucket List Part 2).

So, here’s what I’m removing from my bucket list:

  1. Kill Bill (um, for obvious reasons…and that damn Quentin Tarantino stole my title)
  2. Eat 1 pound of grape jelly beans (don’t enjoy puking)
  3. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone (again, with the killing…but I have succeeded in what it means, not the literal sense)
  4. Meet Brad Pitt. (meh…)
  5. Convince Janelle she’s not fat (haven’t seen her in years…)
  6. Marry a rich man (but like I said, we can still become rich ;) )
  7. Drive on the autobahn (I’ve had my moments of driving 100 mph.  That was enough)

So, I didn’t really take that much off.  Here’s what is still ON the list.  And yes, some of them are pretty odd.  I kept some on just because I figured that if I wanted to do it then, why not just follow through?

  1. Skydiving (I MIGHT do this soon)
  2. Learn to play the harmonica (I’m planning this when I’m retired and not chasing around children)
  3. Ride the skycoaster at Kennywood
  4. Snow skiing
  5. Water skiing
  6. Visit New York City again
  7. Play paintball again
  8. Ride a dolphin
  9. Go to Idaho (hey…why not?)
  10. Blow a bubble bigger than my head
  11. Milk a cow
  12. Surf
  13. Parasail
  14. See Pearl Jam in concert
  15. Build a cool sand castle
  16. Pet a giraffe
  17. See Letterman
  18. Go to Vegas
  19. Learn how to fix a car
  20. Be in a talk show audience
  21. Quit smoking
  22. Go to Fiji
  23. Get a degree
  24. Scuba Diving
  25. Get a bitchin’ car
  26. Be on a tv show
  27. See a volcano
  28. Go to Seattle
  29. Paint a picture

I figure that if I start planning shortly, I can knock out New York City, seeing Letterman and talk show audience all in one.  Now, here’s what I’m adding to the list:

  • Be at my daughters’ graduations/weddings/important life events
  • See my grandkids
  • Live on the beach
  • Either 1. Sell the restaurant or 2. Open another (Neither of these will happen for another three years or so.  I’m not quite sure which one we will ultimately decide on)
  • Accept that I don’t have to be right ALL OF THE TIME!!!
  • Weigh 130 pounds again (this may not happen until I’m in my seventies…..)
  • Develop closer relationships with my family and friends.
  • Hire a cleaning lady
  • Replace everything in my house that is stained from the kids and dog
  • Stop screaming at the kids so much
  • Make enough money to afford all this crap

That’s what is in my brain right now.  I may add more.  I may take some off.  I should have my associates degree in December.  I’ll keep you posted on any updates ;)

Categories : Heather Downey, life


  1. Megan says:

    Love it! And a little piece of info…I clean homes for extra cash,fyi:D

  2. Denise says:

    Okay, my response, I can’t believe you’ve had two preschoolers and never been forced to milk a cow. I have, TWICE! It feels like pulling on a balloon with a little bit of water in it. Don’t worry, you’re not missing much.

    Isn’t the Pacifica “bitchin”? I thought it was! :)

  3. Heather says:

    Nope…never been forced to milk a cow. I think I tried it once when I was little, but I barely remember it, so it doesn’t count ;)

    The Pacifica is the most bitchin’ mom-mobile, but not bitchin’ in general.

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