My Bucket Runneth Over

I credit my post today to Sylvia Morice, over at; she wrote a wonderful post on the items she could check off her bucket list if she had one. It also got me to thinking, this is so true. We read about people’s lists and think, wow, I’d like to do that too, and then we realize….hey, wait a minute, I have done that. And that, and that too.

When one gets to a certain age you can pretty much know that the bucket runneth over.

I can cross the following off my list:

1. Taken multiple train trips from Texas in to Mexico City and Guadalajara.

2. Worked for the Olympic Committee in Mexico City when the Olympics were there in 1968. I was an editor for the information put out for the cultural events, pre-games.

3. Lived in Guadalajara during my sophomore year of high school, attending a Mexican school.

4. Lived in Mexico City for one grade school year.

5. Spent almost every summer in Mexico with relatives before I married.

6. Spent one summer in Paris during 1967.

7. Rode horseback on the beach in Ensenada.

8. Rode horseback into the jungles of Puerto Vallarta on my honeymoon.

9. Spent two weeks in Tuscany.

10. Given birth to four children, three of them at one time (yes, triplets).

11. And, like Sylvia, married the love of my life.

My bucket brims over. I don’t need a list. I’ll just add on as the opportunities present themselves. I love adventure, change, and surprises. I think I need a bigger bucket.

Thanks, Sylvia, for the inspiration.

About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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12 Responses to My Bucket Runneth Over

  1. Carola Musso says:

    Hey friend can i publish some paragraph of your article on my little blog of university.I have to publish a good articles out there and i really think your post Fits best into it.I will be grateful to give you an source link as well.I have two blogs one my own and the other which is my college blog.I will publish some part in the university blog.Hope you do not mind.


  2. eof737 says:

    Awesome and it is true that we mature/age/grow in strength 😉 we can check things off. Now, I didn’t know you are the mom of multiples… fabulous! I’m the mom of twins… 🙂


  3. notquiteold says:

    It’s nice to have a list of all the things we’d like to do, but it’s nicet to have a list of all the wonderful things we have accomplished.


    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, so true. Writing this post was a wonderful exercise in rememberiing what a wonderful life I’ve had, and that I have done quite a few things that have been quite wonderful.


  4. Love your list! And thanks for mentioning me in your blog. Much appreciated. Isn’t it something how much we really have done when we sit and think about our lives for a bit? We’ll have to make sure we keep updating our lists as we embrace new experiences. So keep on writing!


  5. A bucket full of fun, sun, and endless adventures. If you got to pass Texas, you
    know I’m just around the corner but I won’t be in cowboy boots. I hope you get to have all that’s in the bucket. God bless you and yours dreams.


    • Angeline M says:

      What! No cowboy boots? Add it to your list. I wonder if they make nursing cowboy boots, hmmm…..
      Thanks for the blessings, those are always appreciated. And my blessings are for your dreams also.


  6. jo says:

    Well you know that I love this post, for several reasons, say I, smiling……
    I am just now getting around to a bucket list, having been unsure for a long while that I would ever get around to my own. Life is just never dull, is it?


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