One of those bucket list things
Maggie Mason of Mightygirl.net did this list of things she wanted to do before she "went." I thought it was a nice idea... I haven't gotten around to doing my own but now am thinking about it.
The funny thing is that a bunch of stuff that pops into my head are things I want to do again
. Like swim with manatees, skydive, and go to the Galapagos. I guess I liked that stuff. :)
I'm excited that a bunch of stuff that I've come up with on my mental list is tangible, some even for this year... I think 2009 will be a big year. San Francisco is in a couple weeks, where I'll get to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium which I've always wanted to do. Costa Rica is in a couple of months. CR in general isn't on my "again" list although I'm really excited to go back.. (It's hard to explain that.. It would
be on my to-do list, but I feel like it's such a given that I'll go back again - and again - that it doesn't really need to go on the list.) However, a night tour of the forest is
, and I plan to cross that off on this visit. I really want to see the sloth orphanage, too, but that probably will not happen this trip as it is on the opposite side of the country (Caribbean side) as most of the other good stuff.
One thing that is in my head for when I have an income again is that I want to pay for a surgery through Operation Smile. You know, those poor kids in poor countries that were born with cleft palates and it completely affects their lives and for a mere $250 you can pay for a surgery to have it fixed. But that's definitely for the when-I'm-employed list.
Oh, also, I want to take Amanda somewhere cool. I asked Kamille if she would prefer someplace naturey like I would or someplace like London or Paris. She said the latter, definitely. So that's something else I'd like to save up for.. I have a couple of years to give it to give her a trip for her high school graduation or something. :)
There are a couple of other big things that may happen this year, but I won't go into that.. Yet. :)