Well, it isn’t really a hat. It is a box. A bucket box, I guess you could say.
We made it together a couple of years ago, my partner-in-crime and I. A chocolate box covered with pasted, cut-out images and words that give inspiration to our dreams.
Periodically, we remember and will sit down to both archive our already shared memories of fun and adventure:
- hike slot canyons in the Utah desert
- attend an Easter Vigil Mass in Valladolid, Mexico
- raft a class 5 river in Ecuador — on inner-tubes
- dance in the kitchen
And to record those experiences that we would still like to share with one another:
- learn the Salsa, in Argentina
- ride a gondola, in Venice, Italy
- volunteer at a wolf sanctuary
- ride the Chepe Train through Copper Canyon
- walk around town with shoes on your hands
They are not listed in any order, either the “Done” or “To Do” lists, but are on separate slips of cardstock, individual achievements and dreams that, when picked at random, always surprise and delight.
I am missing my son this week, as he spends it with his dad, and this was where my mind was when I picked up that box trying to determine how I would be able to order them in any way. Should I actually try to prioritize them into a list? Choosing the eleventh most desirous activity I would like to do? Or should I just pick out eleven slips at random, writing about the last one?
And then I got a call from S, my most precious soul (my son). “Mom,” he said,”look up YouTube! Do it right now! Look up Running Errands with my Mom. Click the first one.” Now, I don’t know about you, but I can’t easily refuse anything my teenager is so excited about that he will call me up, let alone something about errands and moms so, order executed, this is what I came up with:
So, there it is. The eleventh thing on my Bucket List. Running errands with my son. I figure place eleven is a good place to be. Eleven is where you put something that you aren’t in a necessary rush to do (errands 😦 ), but something that you know you will get to and it will be done.
And it is just how many slips I might have to pull out of the box before I find something I really want to do today.