Happy Birthday to me! I am 33 today and would like to shout a big “thank you!” to my dear Mutti who birthed me. I think it took giving birth to my own little birdie to realize what a true gift this whole life thing is. 33 is also a really lovely looking number, isn’t it? Furthermore…, 33 is the largest positive integer that cannot be expressed as a sum of different triangular numbers. Whatever the hell that means. Thanks, Wikipedia.
I’ll be celebrating with food and family in our nest. We’ll be ordering in Thai food so I don’t have to cook or clean (much). Yahoo!
So it seems like a good time to make one of those “life lists.” I know these are trite, but also fun so here goes… 33 things I’d like to do before, well, you know.
make a teardrop trailer | travel to South America | train travel across India | climb a real mountain | win a race | bake amazing cakes | complete an Ironman-length triathlon | make a film | have an encyclopedic knowledge of wildflowers | play the cello | make cheese | bike across the United States | visit Prince Edward Island | have a successful business | advance beyond first series Ashtanga yoga | visit all fifty states | raise a strong woman | travel across country in an Airstream | kayak the Outer Banks | ice climb | design and build our own house | live overseas again | see the Great Wall of China | eat sushi in Japan | have a big vegetable garden with enough stuff to give away to all our favorite neighbors | grow artichokes | go dog sledding | Safari in Africa | sail the Great Lakes | write a book | get an advanced degree | give A LOT of money to a charity I love | perfect my butterfly stroke | uh oh! That was 33. I guess I’ll keep going because I hope to live a long, adventurous life… | replace 90% of the lawn with plants | backpack with my husband | have a dog again | scuba dive | visit hot springs you have to hike in to | winter camp | run the entire Pictured Rocks trail | have a successful cut-flower garden with lots of Bells of Ireland and big orange and green Zinnias | wear an itsy-bitsy teeny tiny polka dot bikini | have zero debt to anyone or any institution | go to a Craig Ferguson show | see Madonna live in concert | visit Madurodam with Wren | raise pygmy goats and lots of different varieties of lavender | paint regularly | have a family meeting like the Cosby Family | celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans | floss every day | sleep under the stars at Joshua Tree | race the Vasa | run the Boston Marathon | swim with dolphins | have excellent posture | have a cottage on a lake somewhere | do one scary thing every day | make great stuff that people other than family and friends want to buy | simplify | sew well | live in Canada | sweat daily | waste less food | live big.