Last night, we rented some movies. We stayed up too late, and watched two. The second one was Bucketlist. It is with Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, and Sean Hayes. The first one was dumb and not worth mentioning really.
It's a story about two men (Nicholson and Freeman) who learn they have cancer and make a bucket list (a list of things to do before they kick the bucket). They left the hospital and began to fulfill their list.
I went to bed last night thinking... what kinds of things would I put on my bucket list? That's hard to do. I tried to come up with something.. one. thing. to do before I turned 40 and couldn't come up with something. But, if I knew I only had 6 months to live, what would I want to do?
Surely, it would be some of the obvious things... call my mom, make amends with my sister, make sure my brother knows how desperately I love him, hold my girls for hours and hours, make love to my husband a million times, drink starbucks until I vomit... but beyond that... the things you don't know about me.... what would I do? I can only think of two places I really want to visit... Tuscany and Scotland. There really isn't anything I'm suuuuuuuper passionate about that I HAVE to do. I'm not overly spontaneous and daring. I don't think I want to skydive or swim with dolphins. I'm not into hang gliding or bungee jumping, bodysurfing or sea kayaking. Yet, isn't this the list of things people make?
The only things I really desire to do have to do with people. Spending time with people I love and care about. Doing dumb stuff like barbqueing and sightseeing with my friends and family.
This weekend, we are going to an amusement park with my girls and my brother and his family. I think I will add that to my list and then cross it off. It is sure to be a lot of fun.