Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chapter 3, Our International Blog Party



 Welcome everyone to Chapter 3 of our international blog event


This month we are inspired to tell everyone
 something we always wanted to do,
but have never done.

I have a little story, a true story, to tell you about today.

About 13 years ago, when I had only just met my husband, he asked me to invite
one of my girlfriends to be a blind date for his next door neighbor,  a man I hadn't met yet.
This was to be our 2nd date, so I was  excited he wanted me to meet a friend of his so soon.

 As we all settled in around the table, a bit after dinner, his friend suggested that
we go around the table and describe 
"something we have always wanted to do, but have never done."  
Money was no object, this was supposed to be fun & enlightening.

 OK.  I wanted a few minutes to think about this...I mean, after all....

 so my girlfriend started, then it was to pass to the 2 gentlemen, and I would
be last, thankfully.


I had thought often about how much I would love going on the hot air balloon rides over the Loire Valley in France.
Truly, something I had imagined doing, fantasized doing even, but probably would never do.




Ever  the adventurous, glamourous,  romantic damsel, I even thought of saying,
"going on the Orient Express from Paris to Venice"
another dream of mine for certain...



Mind you, I'm thinking thinking thinking, and hardly even hear what anyone else says.


Really.


Drinking champagne obviously had some impact on my dreams and thoughts that evening.



And, when it came my turn I said proudly,
"the thing I've always wanted to do, but have never done is" .....



I went completely blank for a second.  Nothing was in my mind!



Then, I said,
"I want to sit on the 50-yard line at a University of Texas Longhorn football game!"



I gasped !    Surely, I hadn't actually said that ?   But, yes, I had.
Never had I thought about going to a Longhorn football game.  NEVER.


Photo above of the University of Texas Longhorn Stadium.
Me, there?

The next door neighbor asked if the 52-yard line would be OK.  I said no, and the
seats had to be on the shady side of the stadium.

Everyone just about passed out laughing.  Really loud laughing.

What I didn't know was that Ned Scott loved Longhorn football more than life,
and had tickets on the 50-yard line.
At that exact moment he had found his dream woman, someone who would
go with him to EVERY SINGLE FOOTBALL GAME PLAYED and be
happy about it.

He asked me to marry him a few months later.


So, you see, dream big...don't be afraid to share what seems outrageous...
and a tiny little thought in the far recesses of your mind could lead you to
the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.



"BY INVITATION ONLY"  Members    
Participants are "linked in" below the roster,  just click on their icon to read & see their dream...





TISH JETT an American in France





YVONNE PRATT    USA



CHARLOTTA WARD in Sweden

GREET LEFEVRE in Belgium (not participating this month)

CATHERINE ROBINSON in London (not participating this month)

ANNIE BOUTERSE USA

COTY FARQUHAR in Australia

DEBORAH PETERSON  between Houston & Scotland

DUSTJACKET ATTIC, Debra in Australia

SHARI MILLER  USA

TINA   USA

MONA THOMPSON  USA

FIFI FLOWERS   a French artist in the USA

JACQUELINE MUMFORD  England

KARIN JANSKY  France

VICKI ARCHER  an Australian in France

CECILIA GONZALEZ   Spain (out of town & not participating this month)
ceciliagonzalez@hotmail.com

RENEE GRANIER & ANGELA FOSTER   USA  (not participating this month)

LISA    USA    not participating this month

FRANCINE GARDNER   a woman of the world in NYC

CHRISTINA FLUEGGE   USA

STACEY BEWKES    USA  (not participating this month)

LEANN BROWN   USA
linenandlevender@gmail.com
LENE  Norway  

SHARI MILLER   USA
http://www.littlebluedeer.com/


SANDE CHASE  Canada
sandechase@agiftwrappedlife.com
www.agiftwrappedlife.com



SHARON SANTONI   France
http://myfrenchcountryhome.blogspot.com/

KAREN MALAN  UK

Pas Grand-Chose Blog






LISA PORTER    USA  (not participating this month, husband is ill)


thelisaportercollection@windstream.net 


lisaportercollection.com

Deja Pseu   USA
Une Femme d'Un Certain Age   
unefemme.net.

Isa Chandler






Those members who are participating in this post, 
please link-up below.








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