Last week, I listed things I haven’t done. This week, I’ll list 3 things I have done. C’mon, play along.
I have . . .
1. ridden a cable car in San Francisco. In 2002, then-baby Caleb and I flew out to meet my husband, who was in San Francisco for a trade show. While there, we rode the cable cars, ate at Rainforest Cafe’, saw the sea lions off Pier 39, smelled the fish at the markets by the Bay (and I was in the early stages of pregnancy, so that wasn’t a good thing), and walked Lombard Street, the famous crooked/curvy street. I also spent plenty of time shopping at a HUGE Old Navy that had gobs of maternity clothes marked way down.
2. been on CBS’s The Early Show. When we were in New York City five years ago celebrating our tenth anniversary, we stood outside The Early Show on a Friday morning. We decided to do this because they gave away Dunkin’ Donuts donuts and coffee for free. And we love free stuff! Especially free donuts! While there, we stood behind that Dave guy who does the weather and acts goofy. He handed Patrick a donut live on TV. And we waved to our kids (4 of them at the time).
3. gone skiing. Once. And only once. I was in high school. It was icy. I am not coordinated. I was even less coordinated then. I was going down the bunny slope — ski a few inches, fall down, ski a few inches, fall down, fall down again trying to get up, etc. Then I looked up, and -to my amazement- a group of blind skiers was coming down the slope. They had on bright orange vests, and they were schooling me! Blind skiers! Then a little later, I was falling down again when I saw a boy I knew from state 4-H camp go zooming by on his skis. He had one natural leg and one prosthetic leg and only one arm. OK, so I couldn’t AT ALL keep up with the blind skiers and the one-legged skiers. So, I sat in the lodge by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and the boy from our group who broke his collarbone earlier in the day and was waiting to mention it until we left because he didn’t want to ruin everyone else’s day.
That is a true story.
How about you? What have you done?