Oh, MY, What HAVE I Done??

Last week, I listed 22 things I have NEVER done.
This week, it's time to spin it around and list 22 things I HAVE done.

This should, theoretically, be easier; however, I'm going to try to keep it clean & family friendly, so maybe notsomuch. Heh.

1. I have gotten three tattoos. I love all three of them and want more.

2. I have gotten 3 piercings besides my ears (nose, belly button, and labret). They have all closed up but I'm ready for more (nose again, and I'm thinking about a Monroe).

3. I have cruised to the Bahamas.

4. I have learned what true love was, when my firstborn child was placed in my arms.

5. I have met Tim Tebow. And got his autograph, pics, and shook his hand. HE TOUCHED ME, people. *Swoon* I heart him.

{I tried SO hard to find a pic of him wearing a shirt, but I just couldn't do it. I got...distracted.}

6. I've flown on an airplane, ridden a train, a charter bus, sailed on a ship....guess I should ride in a helicopter next.

7. I have had surgeries....several of them. Appendectomy, three cesareans, gastric bypass......

8. I have sang karaoke, but it took me until I was 38 years old and had a few drinks to do it. And ya know what? I pretty much rocked it. Booyah!

9. I have gotten a divorce.

10. I have helped to prepare deceased people for the morgue (placing toe tags, putting them in body bags, etc.).

11. I have seen a woman react to the sudden death of her child. It was the most heartbreaking, epic meltdown I have ever seen. Her husband had to carry her out of the Pediatric ICU, cradled in his arms like a baby. I will never forget watching that.

12. I have received a terrifying phone call: "the results of your son's MRI are in, and the pediatrician would like to speak to you in person". (followed by: your son has
Chiari Malformation and needs brain surgery.)

13. I have received the most fanastically wonderful phone call of all time: when the nurse called me immediately after my son's brain surgery to let me know all was well, and then PUT MY SON ON THE PHONE. Incredible.

13. I have met bloggy friends, which was so much fun and I hope to do a lot more of that.

14. I have fallen in love.

15. I have fallen out of love.

16. I have learned that I am so much stronger than I ever realized.

17. I have traveled to the hospital via ambulance after a serious injury.

18. I have learned my strengths, my weaknesses, my passions.

19. I have swam in the ocean, river, springs, lakes, creeks, just about every body of water you can think of.

20. I have owned a cow, goats, and chickens, as well as many other pet animals. I bottle-fed the cow; he'd been abandoned by his mama.

21. I have been in the crowd during an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition filming, watching the building & the big reveal, and met several of the celebs on the show.

22. I have started a blog and maintained it for over 4 years; in fact, my 4th bloggiversary blew right by me in September. I love blogging and hope to keep it up for a long time to come.

Linking up with Mama Kat!


Tara R. said...

A very impressive list... except the Tebow thing. I kid!

Galit Breen said...

I adore the way you wove your highs and lows here.

And adding meeting bloggy friends here? Love that, so very much!

Kat said...

What a great list! I think it is a great idea to do I Haves after doing I've Nevers. Keep it all in perspective. :)

April said...

OK, I might be the only one here, but I have to ask...what is a labret and where is it located? Inquiring minds want to know!

Dumb Mom said...

Yum #5. Ew #10. And I don't even know what a labret is? Gonna have to Google that. Only, maybe I don't want to?

Shell said...

Your #11 terrifies me.

Congrats on 4 years of blogging!

Anonymous said...

10-13 were hard to read. Wow. I'm sorry for all of that but you've realized how strong you really are. That's beautiful!

Karen said...

Love your list & can relate to several pieces! You must have been happy after Tebow's performance last weekend. Now, if only my Seahawks could climb back up...they need to play Whitehurst & have him throw to Baldwin!!! :> Also, love that you've met bloggy friends...so cool! :>

Helene said...

Your list is amazing...was it thrilling to read it and realize just how much you've done so far in your life??

I had to click on Monroe to see what it was...is it stupid for me to ask how does the piercing stay in place?

I cannot believe you worked in the morgue...wow! I bet you saw some pretty gruesome crap!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

There are a few things I hope I never have to do. ((HUGS))

blueviolet said...

Some of these just gave me chills!!!!

Sharon @ mamadoitall.blogspot.com said...

Sounds like you have a lot of strength to get through this list and still be as fun and upbeat as you are. Congrats on 4 years of blogging. I'm looking forward to reading more, and thanks for dropping by my list as well (and oh, in answer to your question, having the kid. Crocodile pond was cake compared to kid. :-)

Brandy@YDK said...

wow - you've been through a lot of stuff.

Kimberly said...

Mmm, Tim Tebow... ;)

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

My BFF has Chiari, for whatever reason she is not correcting it with surgery. My former step-mother-in-law's daughter-in -law (follow that?) had it as well and did successfully have the surgery.

MamaWise said...

Great list! I thrive on making lists - it's the OCD in me. I may have to borrow this Meme from you if you'd allow me :)

Myya said...

The only thing I remember was Tim Tebow....

I kid, I kid.
I'd love a tatoo. Sadly I will never get one, the hubs doesn;t really like them.
I used to have a belly ring, now just my ears.
I've cruised to the Bahamas too :)
I've done a lot of the things you have but luckily I've never had to deal with #9,11 or 12. WOW that is heavy stuff!!!

Happy 4 yr bloggiversary to you!!!