My Bucket List

This page is also a post, but I can edit it, as I accomplish things, easier from making it into a “page”.  Thanks for bearing with me!

      1. Go to Hawaii (3.11.17)
      2. Learn to hula dance. (3.14.17)
      3. Go to a volcano. (3.12.17)
      4. Go to Italy
      5. Go to Grand Canyon
      6. Get a tattoo    (2.26.15; 3.14.15; 1.17)
      7. Learn to pick locks
      8. Go to Washington, D. C. (5.15.15-5.25.15)
      9. See a beaver (it was a dead beaver, but a beaver none the less 12.29.14…its tail and feet were HUGE!!!!!!!!! And because the Lord is sweet, I not only saw ANOTHER beaver, but it was in my friends truck, at church.  He let me have the tail.  I totally have a beaver’s tail!  Thanks, Lee!  Oh, and I have my picture taken with the beaver. 2.4.15)
      10. Kiss Big Daddy under a waterfall (American Falls 3-16-14)
      11. Ride in a horse and carriage
      12. Read books for a year…when one ends another begins.  Let’s see how many I can read!
      13. Faithfully read Scripture for a year (began 12.27.14 and finished 6/2016
      14. Find a mentor (Ms. Jo Cox beginning 10/14)
      15. Do an Advent calendar (Dec. 1-Dec. 25, 2014)
      16. Blessings/prayer journal for a year (began 12.27.14-12.31.15)
      17. Go to a restaurant where Big Daddy has to make reservations. (Patti’s Settlement, 11.13.14)
      18. Go to Niagara Falls (6-15-14)
      19. Ride a trolley
      20. See the world’s largest gavel (6-14-14)
      21. Be someone’s mentor (11.12.14)
      22. See the world’s largest rubber stamp (6-15-14)
      23. Get married to the love of my life (6.25.94)
      24. Write a letter to my favorite teacher (5-5-14, Glenda Bittner….my art teacher through middle and high school)
      25. List 10 things I am thankful for for an entire month (11-1-14/11-30-14)
      26. Be present at a birth
      27. Serve food a soup kitchen
      28. Paint something at a ceramic shop (created a plate that says “Joy Comes in the Morning” with a tree in the middle 8.7.14)
      29. Master a new language
      30. Go to an island (6-15-14 Grand island, NY; Goat Island, NY 6-16-14)
      31. Go on a skyway (6-15-14 NY)
      32. Learn CPR
      33. Take a makeup lesson
      34. Be debt free
      35. Learn to use chopsticks (2/14/2014…dinner out at Jasmine’s…learned but not mastered)
      36. Contact someone with my own name (1/5/14…I’m pretty sure she thinks I’m crazy LOL…she even had my middle name, though it was spelled differently).
      37. See a Broadway (went to see the Lion King.  It was a Mother’s Day gift from Big Daddy 2013)
      38. Go to New York (6-15-14 – 6-21-14)
      39. Take a trip with mom and my sisters
      40. Daily Christmas activities with kids (12-1-13/12-25-13)
      41. See the one remaining ancient wonder of the world, The Great Pyramids of Giza
      42. Read Bible in chronological order
      43. Make something homemade (new) (yogurt, granola, cleaners, there is a whole category for the things I have been making)
      44. Go to Jerusalem
      45. Go to Ireland
      46. See the 7 Wonders of the Modern World (Channel Tunnel, CN Tower  (June 2014), Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge, Itaipu Dam, Netherlands North Sea Protection Works, Panama Canal)
      47. Visit all 50 states (TN, IL, OH, KY, TX, CA, GA, MO, IA, PA, IN, AK, NY, DC, MD, MI, MS, OK, VA, WV)
      48. Ride in a limo
      49. Write a book
      50. Get my doctorate
      51. Fly first class
      52. Learn photography (what a pain in the butt this one is)
      53. Stay at a Bed and Breakfast
      54. Raise my own meat (pig…check; laying chickens…check, meat chickens…check)
      55. Kiss Big Daddy in front of the Eiffel Tower
      56. Be in two states at once
      57. Buy someone’s groceries just because (2010)
      58. Pay for the person behind me at the drive thru (2012)
      59. Have another cat and name it dog (5-1-14, Shirley had kittens…one is black and white and named Dawg)
      60. Go cheese tasting (7.21.14 Amish Country, Ohio…it was wonderful!)
      61. Put our shoes on the MSU shoe tree
      62. Stand in the middle of Stonehenge (so far I’ve only been to CornHenge and Foamhenge)
      63. Visit 10 capital cities (Frankfort, KY; Little Rock, AR; Nashville, TN; Oklahoma City, OK; Columbus, OH, Richmond, VA )
      64. Perform CPR on a chicken (2-14-14).
      65. Watch 26 Movies I’ve Never Seen Starting With Each Letter of the Alphabet (started 2011 and finished 2013)
      66. Hug a redwood
      67. Discover all the uses for hydrogen peroxide (5-25-14)
      68. Float in the dead sea
      69. Be a grandmother
      70. See the albino squirrels in Olney, IL
      71. Go to Canada (6-17-14)
      72. Go to Disneyworld (June 2009)
      73. Go to Disneyland
      74. Complete a 365 project (currently working on since 1-1-14 and finished 12.31.14)
      75. Drive Route 66
      76. Lose more than 50 lbs
      77. Go to the Louvre
      78. Learn chess
      79. Ride a train
      80. Write my will (2010)
      81. Visit an orphanage (2009, 2011)
      82. Go to Africa  (2009, 2011)
      83. Adopt a child (2007, 2009, 2016)
      84. Get my Master’s (2013)
      85. See the ocean (2009, 2011, 2014)
      86. Explore a cave (Mammoth)
      87. Stay up 24 hrs. (2013, watching Boo in the hospital)
      88. Spend the whole weekend by myself (2013…didn’t leave the room.  It was fantastic)
      89. Vacation alone  (2009  CA)
      90. Be an organ donor  (since I turned 16 and got my license)
      91. Sponsor a child  (2013)
      92. Send care packages to soldiers
      93. Teach someone to read (everyone of my children)
      94. Create a photo journal
      95. Teach a class (taught college Sunday School Class 2015)
      96. See Petrified Wood Park in Lemmon, SD
      97. See the World’s Largest Ball of Twine in Darwin, MN
      98. Go to Holland and walk through the actual tulips
      99. Send a card to every family member for their birthday (Began 1.1.15-12.31.15)
      100. Learn how to cut hair (boys hair mastered and not just with clippers!!) (2015)
      101. Graduate all my children (#1 kid 2013, #2 kid 2016)
      102. Have a vehicle emergency kit for all vehicles (Big Daddy’s truck 5-23-14)
      103. Go to cornhenge (6-14-14)
      104. Create an emergency kit for home
      105. Wear a mustache while grocery shopping (6-7-14)
      106. See a lighthouse (11-1-14…Lighthouse Landing)
      107. Create a family tree for two of my “born in the heart” children (2016)
      108. Get copies of my family tree (2016)
      109. Ride a segway

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  • Good Morning,

    Many people have never done the research on eating pork. Not only is it against scripture, eating pork makes your body believe it is eating itself. People can never get well and stay well when eating pork. It causes numerous parasitic problems and autoimmune diseases. Matthew 5:17 says Jesus came to fulfill the law, not for us to forget the law. So, what is the “law”? Some believe it is the old testament. (There is scripture in the old and new testaments to NOT eat pork.)

    Also, how is getting a tattoo representing Christ? Do you really think Jesus would get a tattoo when we are instructed to NOT get tattooed? Your liver cannot process the ink!

    NEVER use VACCINES. They are full of aborted babies, animal parts, pork, metals, aluminums and more. And, not only do they bypass the immune system the liver cannot process.

    If you are going to use essential oils, use ones that have absolutely no adulterants. That includes using essential oils with NO coconut.

    It is amazing to me when people think they are feeding their family well, giving them the very best health advantage by having insurance while loading themselves up with toxins and poisons.

    Using essential oils, and herbs, changing diet, teaching your children what Christ really would eat and drink, no tattoos, and more, is what Christ would do. Isn’t it?

    By the way, your Pinterest account needs to be checked. When someone wants to click on your pin they can’t. The panel that drops down to save falls behind the photo.

    The Amygdala is the gland that is considered your filing cabinet. It keeps records of everything! What records are you keeping?

    All the blessings and love to you and your family.

    • thebarefoothomeschooler

      You are correct, in that in the old Covenant, the Mosaic Covenant, and the Abrahamic Covenant, they did not eat pork, as well as, Armadillo – Ass – Badger – Bear – Beaver – Boar – Camel – Cat – Cheetah – Coyote – Dog – Donkey – Elephant – Fox – Gorilla – Groundhog – Hare – Hippopotamus – Horse – Hyena – Jackal – Kangaroo – Leopard – Lion – Llama (alpaca, vicuña) – Mole – Monkey – Mouse – Mule – Muskrat – Onager – Opossum – Panther – Peccary – Pig (hog, bacon, ham, lard, pork) – Porcupine – Rabbit – Raccoon – Rat – Rhinoceros – Skunk – Slug – Snail (escargot) – Squirrel – Tiger – Wallaby – Weasel – Wolf – Wolverine – Worm – Zebra

      Unclean Birds

      Albatross – Bat – Bittern – Buzzard – Condor – Coot – Cormorant – Crane – Crow – Cuckoo – Eagle – Flamingo – Grebe – Grosbeak – Gull – Hawk – Heron – Kite – Lapwing – Loon – Magpie – Osprey – Ostrich – Owl – Parrot – Pelican – Penguin – Plover – Rail – Raven – Roadrunner- Sandpiper – Seagull – Stork – Swallow – Swift – Vulture – Water Hen – Woodpecker


      All insects except some in the locust family should not be consumed.
      Reptiles and Amphibians

      Alligator – Blindworm – Caiman – Crocodile – Frogs – Lizard – Newts – Salamanders – Snakes – Toads – Turtles

      Unclean Fish and Marine Animals

      Abalone – Bullhead – Catfish – Clam – Crab – Crayfish – Cuttlefish – Dolphin – Eel – European Turbot – Jellyfish – Limpet – Lobsters – Marlin – Mussels – Octopus – Otter – Oysters – Paddlefish – Porpoise – Prawn – Scallop – Seal – Shark – Shrimp – Squid (calamari) – Stickleback – Sturgeon – Swordfish – Walrus – Whale (

      Thankfully, we are under the New Covenant (after Jesus’s death, burial, and resurrection) and therefore, we are under grace, not the Law. Grace is such a beautiful thing.

      Acts 10:9-16 is Jesus talking to Peter, through his dream showing him that he can eat of any meat. He can do this because God gave His only Son to die for our sins. He died under the Old Covenant and He adhered to the laws. Once Jesus died, the New Covenant began.

      9 About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” 14 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” 15 The voice spoke to him a second time, “Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.” 16 This happened three times, and immediately the sheet was taken back to heaven.

      Again, the tattoo reference is also in Leviticus 19:28, which says,”You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord.” This is also under the Old Covenant….again, we are under grace and the New Covenant. Tattooes are a personal choice/conviction an individual. Thank you for kindly sharing your thoughts on it.

      Vaccines are another choice made by an individual or their family. Some choices are outside of the parents choice (ie foster care when you do not have a choice until adoption is made). I am very careful with my essential oils, but did not know the coconut thing. Are you referring to coconut oil?

      Christ loves us all….we are all born sinners and when the Holy Spirit woos us to Him and we make that step of salvation, our lives change from the inside out. It is a process that will never be fully complete until we are with Him. We will be complete in Him and our sanctification when He calls us home. Until then, it is an obedience/trust journey that we are on.

      We teach our children to love and accept everyone because when God looks down on each person He created, He sees the face of Jesus. What a beautiful example to love without judgement/condemnation. It is a process. I pray that I can continue growth in that department and that my children continually seek His face and spread the Good News.

      I have been working on my Pinterest stuff. It is overwhelming to me. Thank you for letting me know. I’ll take a look at it.

      Amygdala…..sister….I keep records of EVERYTHING LOL…..Much to my husband’s dismay 🙂 Homeschooling/adoptive mama!

      Blessings to you! Thank the kindness in all that you said. I appreciate it.

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