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Happy New Year

blogged by me domestic goddess On 12/31/2006 09:45:00 PM


I hope 2007 brings you all good health, wealth, creativity and happiness.

I was going to reflect on 2006, but I don't need to, my blog does that, and most of you knwo it has been a pretty tough year, from major back surgery to the passing of my Daddy, BUT I am going to look forward to this New Year which is so nearly upon us. the girls are tucked up in bed, the champers is chilling and Peter and I will hold each other tight, remember our dads and shed a tear, then get happy on Moet and start stripping...................................................................................

the living room, mwahahahahahhaha, so instead I shall leave you with this a list of 150 things, I have and have not done as posted on Chrissies blog and 2 peas. A great way to end the year. I have highlighted the things I have done. Copy and paste these questions and highlight your answers and leave me a link, there are some interesting questions!

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7 Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said “I love you’ and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game (and survived the crush afterwards)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played DVD for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children (or…raising children)
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane 109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

Have a good one wherever you are. Tomorrow I will be uploading my Review of 2006 layout, wohoo I shall scrap!!


Anna xxxx

11 Response to 'Happy New Year'

  1. Anonymous Said,'> 11:38 PM

    Here's mine
    Have a wonderful 2007 sweetheart xoxox


  2. Anonymous Said,'> 12:38 AM

    It was a fun list wasn't it! :o)

    Here's hoping 2007 brings you and yours plenty of health, wealth, happiness and of course plenty of creativity!

    Love Gems xxx


  3. Mel Said,'> 1:32 AM

    Happy New Year to allt he Bowkis family. Let's hope 2007 brings lots of fun, laughter and happiness. Mel xx


  4.'> 3:40 AM

    Happy New Year to all the Bowkis Clan - here's hoping this new year will bring you all health and happiness.

    H xx


  5. lee woodside Said,'> 6:37 AM

    Happy New Year xoxo


  6. Anonymous Said,'> 9:10 AM

    Happy New Year hun, maybe 2007 be a fab year for all of us! xx


  7. Laura Said,'> 10:02 AM

    I hope you and your family have a Happy Healthy New Year Anna, it can only get better from here :)

    Looking forward to reading your blog in 2007! Enjoy that stripping ....go easy mind!! hehe

    Hugs xXxXxXx


  8. Chrissie Said,'> 10:38 AM

    *Cue stripping music* da-da daaa daaaaaah, da-da da daaaaa...

    Happy New Year Anna

    Great list!

    Chrissie x


  9. Chrissie Said,'> 10:39 AM


    Didn't know you were divorced. Does Peter know? Bwaahaaahaaa. And kangaroo meat...bleuh!


  10. Beth Said,'> 2:10 PM

    Happpppppy New Year to you too Anna. It WILL be a positive and healthy and happy one too. Beth XX


  11. Anonymous Said,'> 9:25 PM


    I hope 2007 brings you, Peter and the girls all you wish forxx