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Discussion in 'All Other Discussions' started by Earth Wind and Fire, Jul 22, 2010.
How would you spend that time?
I think the only thing I'd change is doing housework. I don't want to feel like I lost any time doing housework. LOL
Otherwise, I'd do much of what I'm doing now. Being with my family, homeschooling my children, doing ministry, horseback riding, spending time with friends.
You don't specifically say 'only a few months to live,' but I will go by the inference.
I would do a lot of writing. Some of it for anyone who may be interested; some of it personal for indviduals. I haven't smoked a cigar in quite a while, but with less time remaining than it should take for them to harm me, I would enjoy a few a day. I would do some traveling on a small scale, but I wouldn't want to waste too much of my resources, which could do other persons some good later
Wasn't this the idea of a 60's TV show, Run for Your Life, starring Ben Gazzara? I don't remember much about it from old reruns, but I do remeber when the speculative history movie, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, was being filmed in my town, quite a few people said Lorne Greene was nice for big-name actor, but Gazzara was a real jerk.
I would spend much time in prayer, spending as much time as possible with my family, recording myself talking to my wife 4 year old son and 2 year old daughter about things I want them to grow up understanding, getting financial things in order, and looking at my itinerary for my journey :
A childhood friend of mine who is a believer is unfortunately going through this very thing. She has battled breast cancer on and off the past 4 - 5 years, and while on vacation last week she became dizzy fell and hit her head. An MRI showed a golf ball sized tumor on her brain surrounded by other tumors. They told her without surgery she has weeks to live, and with surgery (which she had this morning) she will have only months to live. She is 40 years old, her name is Janet and she has 3 young children. Please pray for her and her family during this time and that if it be God's will the doctors are wrong about her prognosis.
Ann....thats right you ride. We used to raise horses & my wife used to be best in show @ NJ Fairs......what do you ride (meaning type of horse & do you do any eventing)?
I see your from Cleveland. Assuming your not a Lebran fan (now).
Loosing a mother is hard at that age. Janet & family are in my prayers.
Alcott, now your jogging my memory about that "Run For Your Life" show. The one I recall was when a young lady asked Gazzara why he was wearing a watch.... I don't wear much jewelry but I always wear a watch, even while sleeping. I think I'm going to break that habit. I can also get Monte Crisco's @ Nat Sherman's in Manhattan, but naaa. My mouth would taste bad afterward.
I ride Whirl, a Hanovarian/TB cross who's 17.1 hands. We're trying to do dressage but he has a death wish even though he's the sweetest horse around. He kicked down his stall wall a few years ago and severely injured his leg and now he has stringhalt and bad arthritis in that leg. So when I rode today, he was VERY stiff on that hind left so that I had to work on him a lot with flexibility and getting that leg moving. Right lead canter is great - left lead canter is really stiff and he needs a LOT of work to keep it going.
Here's a pic of the two of us from a couple of years ago: http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e110/annsni/Img_2077.jpg
Wow, he is a big guy! What does the vet say about the stringhalt?
Regarding my animals, Im down to 3 bulldogs (two are blind) & my chickens & Rooster that I get in trouble for.
My wife is the equestrian, but she is down to supporting Maddie Pickens & saving wild mustangs from the the Bureau of Land Management. Ken Salazar sees no problem with rounding them up & sending them to the killers so Maddie recently bought 135 Mustangs & puts them on her ranch, god love her.
With my wife, daughters, church and telling everyone I can about Jesus.
Yea, this is a "Bucket List" as in kick the.:thumbs:
I've been on "borrowed" time for some 13 years and I take each day as it comes. I know it will come and it could be to-day. As far as living is concerned, this shows the importance of living as we ought according to the word and in tune with the Lord.
There's really no treatment for the stringhalt. It doesn't hurt him at all and it's just more annoying than anything else. It causes him to lift his leg higher than normal in the walk and he stomps it down a bit harder than the other legs (so you hear "clip, clip, CLOMP, clip"). But he's a doll. He's such a good boy and other than this bothering his gaits a bit (which would hurt us if we ever showed him in dressage), he's fine for flat work and low jumping. I love him though. You couldn't get a sweeter horse at all. I let my 7 year old walk him around and groom him - as high as she can reach. LOL She tends to do his legs. He's so good that I was sitting on the floor about 6" from his back legs directly behind him to trim the hair on his fetlocks and at the top of his hooves. He's THAT good.
I'd go on a ice cream pecan pie diet with Chinese style roast pork and geoduck for dessert.
At the risk of sounding morbid..... I might die today. I know I will not die skydiving, mountain climbing, deep sea diving, train wreck or a plane crash. That leaves countless other possibilities for an untimely demise. Who knows what the day will bring?
Thirty-something years ago, when madre and I were young and moon-eyed, we vowed to never part company without a kiss and an, "I love you." Why? Just in case. We decided life would be much richer if we had to remember the last words as "I love you" instead of a shouted "You're an idiot!" and a slamming door.
Forget the bucket list. Today was not promised so I will rejoice and be glad in it. I will serve the Lord to the best of my ability, love my wife and family with all my heart and try to make a difference in a life. It might not be as exciting as "going seven seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu" (from Tim McGraw's Live Like You Were Dying in case you missed the inference) but so be it.
Padre - There was a study that I read somewhere that couples who kiss regularly live on average about 5 years longer. So hubby and I will ask for our "5 years" meaning a kiss. We also always make sure we kiss and say "I love you" when parting and always an "I love you" when we get off the phone. You just never know.....
Cool! Ive raised my son around horses & all types of animals....thats good for their soul & they gain a heart for amimals.
Why wait Bill! Anyway I like the Peking duck idea....ice cream not so much. LOL!
With all due respect....I do like the bucket list for things you never did & you really would like to do.....but your right that relationships are more important. My wife & I are so there as you've described with your own wife (and you are to be commended for your insight & your enviable position with your spouse) we should all be so fortunate.
As for the Bucket List......piloting a glider....so what if you hit the mountain!
PS: Little thing I like to ask folks from Upstate NY......"is it snowing yet" LOl ( I have family from Syracuse to Buffalo)
Jim, the Welsh don't die....they go to a coal mine somewhere in Pennsylvania....nobody knows where though. You can hear the singing "Guide me oh thou Great Jehovah"