Authentic Compassion

Friday, January 9, 2009

Absolutely more than you ever wanted to know

Dropped by One Thing and she had posted a life reporting blog game thingie which was along the lines of" y'all don't know enough about me so here is more." I think it is just the right post for me this Friday evening .
If I've done an item - it'll be in bold letters - exciting - oh yes it is!

1. Started your own blog (this one is kind of a DUH? this is my blog )
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity (I choose to interpret this as sacrifical giving so I'm saying yes - although what I give obviously I can afford.)
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo ( no unless you count what my Dad used to say - singa so low nobody can hear you).
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child ( no but we sponsor through Compassion's Child Sponsorship )
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill(not proud of this one but I'm keeping it real here on Buhlaland)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping -started to explain and decided the explanation was absolutely TMI

27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29 Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset (almost every day)
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33 Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (times 3?)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60 Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64 Donated blood, platelets, or plasma (every 58 days - easiest good deed in the world)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (again - not a proud declaration and mostly done by stupidity not intent)
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar (but I can honestly say I did not enjoy it)
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74.Toured the Everglades
75.Been fired from a job (I sorta quit about the time they were firing me - very bad match)
76. Seen the changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79 Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life (by donating blood I'm claiming this one!)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one(times more than I want to count)
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
I cannot imagine how intense this experience has been for you! I'm laughing as I type so can't be all bad. Also watching Bruce Almighty on tv which always makes me laugh. Great end to a day which has been a challenge - beautiful weather, some physical pain (I'm getting better it isn't a big deal I promise) and a mental fog which seems to be lifting. The picture of a tree in our back pasture shows wintry bare branches of an oak tree - dramatically beautiful even without leaves - at least that is how I saw it on Buhlaland today.

Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. 16 You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 19 So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. 20 Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions. " amen and amen


KathyB. said...

I so enjoyed this post, and learned some interesting things about you. 3 businesses ? Skinny dipping? I am interested, I have done neither of those things. I do see in what you write that you are someone who loves life and loves God, and i love to read your blog.Keep on posting sister !And I hope you are feeling better.

LindaSueBuhl said...

KathyB - I (to my embarrassment) am often abrasively honest - DH tries to keep in mind don't ask something you truly don't want to know. I'm working on tactfulness but at my age it might not come in time! Businesses: Bed and Breakfast Inn, Gift Shop, Real estate brokerage (of the 3 - the brokerage is still viable - hooray!). The skinny dipping - in the long ago I was extremely foolish and in the more recent -previous home had a swimming pool - no kids and no neighbors close enough to "see" - not exactly Girls Gone Wild video material. I do love the Lord and yes I'm better today - back problem so not terminal but tiring. Thanks Kathy - our lives are different in many ways, I do treasure your blog and your comments. Hope you dry out for a day or two (rains have been so heavy in WA)

Jenni said...

Did you see any whales when you went whale-watching? It's something I'd love to do someday...

I also thought later I might want to explain my skinny-dipping experience, but nah; some things are better left alone!

Thanks for playing along!


LindaSueBuhl said...

absolutely on the whales - many times - usually humpbacked whales - one of the few times I think the word awesome can legitimately be applied to something other than the Lord!

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hi Linda, so enjoyed learning more about you! lol. I love the movie Bruce Almighty. Enjoyed reading your words. blessings, Kathleen

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...
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LindaSueBuhl said...

No Kathleen ( lovely lady that she is) didn't say something naughty! I deleted her comment because goofy blogger had it show up twice. I appreciate comments and only removed the duplicate. Yep Bruce Almighty is one of my favorite Jim Carrie movies - so often he goes past funny into dumb - but B.A. was delightful. B-E-A- utiful (one of his slogans in the movie)

Dani said...

I enjoyed this post too and was delighted to see how many things we had in common and at the same time, had different experiences too.
great post!