The 29th Birthday Life List* ** ***
 Run a half marathon.
 Knit and donate 25 scarves and hats. (Update: Begun – 12/18/2013)
 Take fencing and/or archery lessons.
 See a shark and/or manta ray while scuba diving.++ (Done! Shark, Great Barrier Reef, 6/2/2014)
 Take Peter to the White House.
 Donate to my high school and college five years in a row. (Done!)  Hike in New Zealand. (Done! 5/2014)
 Ride a horse.
 Milk a cow.
 Join a string ensemble.
 Write in a journal three times a week for six months.
 Take Peter to Niagara Falls.
 Taste five foods I’ve never seen before. (Done! 5/2014-6/2014)
 See the Northern Lights.
 Eat mussels on Prince Edward Island.
 Visit every state in the U.S.
 Go to a drive-in movie.
 Write a letter to a favorite author.
 Learn enough of another language to get around (except Mandarin).
 Build a piece of furniture.
 Visit a monastery in Tibet.
 Be on TV (for something positive – no arrests, please). (Update: Done – 12/12/2013)
 Photograph a giraffe in the wild.
 Visit the Gullfoss in Reykjavik.
 Read 100 books outside my usual genres.
 Go back to the Isle of Lewis and kayak off the coast.
 Try a popular extreme fad diet and write about it.
 Make yogurt.
 Volunteer at a food bank.
What do you have on your life list?
(Click here for last year’s birthday post: 28 Things I’ve Learned in 28 Years)+++
* I reserve the right to amend, add to, or delete from this list.
** List is truncated version of original list, which contained way too many travel destinations.
*** This is more of a “wish list” than a “life list”; a gal can always hope.
+ Dog pictures inserted to add visual interest.
+++ I originally planned to do a “29 Things I’ve Learned in 29 Years” list like last year’s post, but after approximately 0.116 seconds of thought, I realized I haven’t learned 29 new profound things in the last year (and no, learning Maddie makes an adorable fuzzy wuzzy sound as she’s settling down to sleep doesn’t count).