Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Bucket List

Three times in my life I have created a bucket list. The first was when I moved to Los Angeles with my family from New Jersey in 1971. I honestly can’t remember every item on the list but I know it included going to Paris, getting married and having a daughter. I was rather dramatic back then and wrote out the list on the inside of my closet door using a big, thick, black magic marker. I did achieve the above, but another item on the list is still yet to be crossed off – the hot air balloon ride.

When I got divorced I made another list. As before, I wrote it on my bedroom closet door and as before I again wrote - take a trip on a hot air balloon. As all of you know who saw my video I still have that damn hot air balloon trip on my current bucket list. They say that 3rd time is a charm and I am determined to get my ass off the ground and take that trip before I kick the bucket!!

Hearing everyone’s list has been awesome. You ladies are all so talented and creative and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing a bit of yourself with me. I have been humbled, I have laughed and I have even gotten a bit teary eyed. Seventeen of you ladies did a video which makes $17 but I felt that I needed to make the prize a bit more substantial so I added 8 dollars and one lucky lady is going to get $25.00. Not enough to fulfill any of your bucket lists but certainly enough to put a smile on your face.

The husband picked the winner and his response was
"Green is my favorite color!"
Ms. Green Flamingo 717 come on down and collect your paypal $25 gift certificate! Send me your email address and I will put the loot in your account. To all the other ladies please know that you are all winners. You have made your dreams a reality by writing them down. One day.....


  1. OK, within 6 months I want to see a layout about a hot air balloon ride! You've clearly waited long enough. This is the time!

  2. Well, my 89-year old mother just went on her first hot air balloon ride this past summer in Arizona! She, too, said she was crossing it off her "bucket list". I get chill just wondering what else she has on that list!

  3. hi, loved this so much. i didn't have time right now but have to put it no my bucket list to do, heehee. thank you Miss EllenBee for prompting us :) yay msgreen! laura lulu

  4. Woo Hoo - good on you. This was a fabulous challenge and I am still watching all the responses. Every video I watch adds another item to my bucket list!! Congrats to Green flamingo
    and Thanks to you xx Michelle

  5. Congrats to the winner and to everyone who entered for putting your bucket list down on paper!
    Thanks Ellen, this was fun!
    Now lets check off 'visit Ikea'!'

    Rhonda Lee

  6. OMG I can't believe I won! Thank you so much!

  7. Congrats to the winner. I have already added more to mine. Thanks Ellen for this challenge. I enjoyed it so much.