Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A List for the Ages!!! Well...Not Really

As I sit here listening to the rain, sipping tea and munching Cool Ranch Doritos, I'm thinking life doesn't really get a whole lot better than this. Maybe I've just reached a point in my life that I feel a sense of satisfaction in the way things are turning out. If you'd asked me to make a BUCKET LIST a couple of years ago, my answer would have been oh-so-easy. PUBLICATION. I lived for that moment and now I'm actually living my dream. Lucky me!!! Funny. Today I was sitting out on my back patio and a Cardinal flew up and perched on the fence. Grandma always said red birds were for wishes and you should make one every time you saw a Cardinal and I've done exactly that for my entire life. Today, I watched that bright bird for a good twenty minutes and couldn't think of a damn thing I wanted for ME so I gave my wish away and it made me happy to do it. So...that being said here's my Bucket List. The things I'd like to do before I KICK IT!

1. See my children grown and happy with their lives.

2. Travel to England. I'd love to visit London and travel the countryside. As a writer who loves regency stuff, it's a place I've always wanted to go.

3. Travel to Italy. Rome, Florence, Milan (for

4. See my name on the NY Times Bestseller List

5. Write a movie screenplay. Well, I just think that would be the coolest!!!!

6. Visit Ireland and Scotland. This is the home of many ancestors and I might even see a faery or two. Ireland seems such a mystical place to me.

7. Have grandchildren. Yep. Love kids and the children of my children would be a blessing.

8. Rent a little house near a beach and have a week long slumber/writing party with my friends (who are ALL writers btw). Bring laptops and junk food. Brainstorm plots and talk. That would be the BEST.

9. One day I want to move to the mountains. My greatest dream is to live there among the aspens and pinon pines and look over valleys and snow-peaked mountains. I want to breathe that fresh air and enjoy the solitude. I want to write my days away in a little cabin. Sit outside and just look at things. That would be food for my soul. It would be just me but I wouldn't be lonely.

10. Nope. Don't have a ten. At least not that I can think of now. Nine, for me, will have to do!

Till tomorrow....happy living. Happy life!


  1. Wow, that's a great list, Regina. :D

    #3, is one of my few regrets. When I was living in Germany, I had a chance to go to Italy (all the way down to Sicily was the plan) with a group of friends, but we got sidetracked on the train by a group of people we met and wound up spending the whole vacation in Berlin.

  2. oh, and #7 just gives me a warm and fuzzy. :D I may have to add that one to my list as well. :D

  3. Crap. Left out #8...sign me up for that one too!

  4. HAHAHA. You guys crack me up!!! It's actually kind of challenging to come up with a list like this. I'd never really thought about it before.

  5. I'd go for #8 and #9. Yep. I would.

  6. For all of you who want #8, can I invite you for a weekend of fun at the beach? I don't have a house on the beach, but a little apartment.

    And I have one more wish to add to my bucket, good health.

  7. We might have to take you up on that, hon. We had a lot of thumbs up for that particular wish!!! I can't think of anything more FUN, can you???

    Yep. We take our health for granted. I join you in that one!

    Hugs, darling!


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