Wednesday, October 26, 2011

22 Things I Have Done - Writer's Workshop

Mama’s Losin’ It


This week's Prompt:  1) Write about 22 things that you HAVE done.

I didn't choose last weeks prompt of 22 things I haven't done... because at my age that is kind of depressing. So this week I went all POSITIVE and made a list of 22 things I have done. I kind of impressed myself... but then again it just shows my age. Oh well... enjoy!


I am, gulp, 40-ish and I have:

1. Experienced the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat..
2. Been a step-parent and a step-grandparent.
3. Been to the top of the Empire State Building and seen a Broadway play.
4. Driven from Guadalajara, Mexico to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico... and back (with small kids).
5. Been at the bedside of a loved one when they took their last breath.
6. Body surfed in two different parts of the Pacific ocean.
7. Been to a Superbowl.
8. Been to a World Series.
9. Been to a World Cup Soccer match.
10. Been to a Stanley Cup Playoff Game.
11. Taught 2 people how to drive.
12. Laid both of my grandparents to rest at the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punch Bowl in Hawaii.
13. Had a broken bone.
14. Water skied in Lake Havasu, Arizona.
15. Experienced the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989.
16. Saved someone's life.
17. Nursed someone after surgery.
18. Cried when someone broke my son's heart.
19. Ran in the Bay to Breakers (SF, CA)
20. Participated in, and finished, a mini triathalon.
21. Seen U2 in concert.
22. Had my dog kidnapped.

18 comments:

Rae Wright said...

WOW I love how you turned that around. You have seriously inspired me to write more today.
Thank you

Nina Kunni said...

Hello, following back from 99% exposure blog hop. thanks for linking up.

Trisha said...

Hi there! New follower from Give a Hoot! I look forward to reading your blog =)

Trisha
http://www.MommaTandBabyE.com

insomnia said...

Cool list. That's a fun idea:)

Andrea (ace1028) said...

What a great list. Thank you for sharing. Now you've made me think of all the sporting events I've been to, too!

Alison said...

Great list! Did you ever get your dog back? I know how much that sucks because my sister's neighbor stole my cat (and still has him).

Galit Breen said...

Your heart and your sense of adventure are all right here on this list- love!

waytenmom said...

I loved your list!! And being a HUGE NYC fan, #3 was especially exciting to me. :-) Stopping by from Mama Kat's.

Val Curtis said...

Oh, I REALLY love this. Thanks for stopping by Mental Chew!

mmbear said...

Stopping by from the Wednesday Blog Hop and now following you thru GFC. I would love a follow back when you get the chance. Thanks so much for your help and have a great weekend! Especially the Trick or Treating!

Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

Party Of Four said...

Love this list of accomplishments! By the way, how horrible that your dog got kidnapped! Did you get him returned? And I like how you said you broke "a" bone. That's weak. Try 13! Sigh..ha ha.

Thanks for stopping by and following. Following you back, Have a great day!

Michelle Brown said...

Great list. I admire anyone who can drive a distance with small kids, but in a foreign country to boot...wow!

Following from Cafe Friends.

Tania B said...

Wow. great job! Hi! I am a new follower who found you through the Thursday Friends Cafe Blog Hop. I hope you will swing by Horseshoes and say Hi along with a follow-back.

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Leigh Ann @ Genie in a Blog said...

What a full list! Some difficult things, yet lots of wonderful things.

Dumb Mom said...

Your dog got dog-knapped?! That's insane! Who does that sort of thing?!

Jackie said...

World Series, World Cup, & Super bowl! I am so jealous!!
I have seen U2 twice (though the first time I passed out 1/4 of the way through) but they do such an awesome show!

Kim @ This Belle Rocks said...

Wow, that's a lot of things to have done, and such good, meaningful, memorable things, too!

Just here again via Mama Kat's :)

Jenna said...

What an adventurous list! It would be fun to see how many of these you could turn into blog posts of their own! I saw U2 in concert in 1992, the Zoo TV tour. Would have rather seen Joshua Tree or previous, but it was still really amazing :)