Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams

Happy New Years! I home and mostly unpacked. We are waiting just now for the airport to deliver the last of our luggage. Nothing too important, just my Christmas presents!

Christmas was wonderful. We met Baby Abigail and she is a charmer for sure. I was struck by how smiley and confident Abby was just two weeks after her adoption and move to the US. We met also met my brother Joe's new girlfriend, Annie, and she is also charming and smiley. I think she adjusted very well to our "adoption" of her too.

While catching up with my friend Kate, she told me about the movie The Bucket List. She and Piper went to see it over break and enjoyed it. They decided that a "bucket list" was a bit morbid, so they adapted the concept and made a "Champagne List."

The idea of the Champagne List is that the items on it are adventures for the year...until the next time you have champagne, which for most of us is New Years. Piper has a visit to the Statue of Liberty on her list and Kate wants to go to the top of the Empire State Building and to take a class. Their items are not resolutions or "must dos", but something with less pressure and more emphasis on fun.

Hmm??? It got me thinking about my own Wish List for the year. So much of 2008 will be spent with big events. Cliff has a big birthday and he will be celebrating with a trip to Scotland. My parents celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. My mom has a big birthday too. My cousin is getting married in Houston and who knows, maybe Joe and Annie will tie the knot?

With all of that I feel that the year is pretty laid out. My biggest wish is to be there for all those important celebrations.

In the meantime, I am going to be thinking about that Champagne List. How about you? What fun goal or adventures do you want to set for the year?


Anonymous said...

I want to go skydiving (doubt that will happen in '08 though). But one of my dreams is coming true...Disneyland in 2008!!! I'm so excited!!

Jodi Ohl said...

I like the idea of "Champagne" list, too :) Cool.

I'm going to start getting involved in the North Carolina Mixed Media Artist Guild this year. My first meeting is next Thursday so I think for my champagne list, I'd like to learn new things from other artist in my area and perhaps attend a few classes some of the local artist may be teaching. My far fetched dream would be to go to Artfest in Hampton Va this year in the Spring but it's a little out of my budget right now.

jodi said...

We are planning a family trip to Germany. First time to Europe.