Lovelies, spring has sprung in El Paso! As I type, there is a gentle breeze bobbing my screen door back and forth. I can see the branches of our neighbor’s tree dancing and hear the birds singing praises for this beautiful morning. It is the perfect day to share my “Spring Bucket List” with you.
My bucket lists keep getting longer. “Autumn’s Bucket List” was a meager 16 activities. You can revisit it here. For winter, my list grew to 20 proposed pastimes (shouldn’t that word have 2 Ts?). Will submit my final progress report for it this week. Reread that list, here. I am feeling renewed and energetic with the arrival of spring and this season’s bucket list reflects just that … topping off at a hopeful 25 diversions! But enough of this dilly-dallying, let’s get to the list, shall we?
Spring Bucket List
You know how I like to alphabetize everything, right? Like the subjects for the “Currently” posts I do with some of the gals…I have to alphabetize our points for discussion. But apparently, I don’t feel the need to do that with bucket lists. Ha! However, I am going to break this rather ambitious list into categories – or, in librarian lingo, subject headings. And alphabetize those.
Craft and Create
- Finish section on mosaic
- Paint a spring-themed painting
- Scrapbook Easter
- Work on elephant picture and cross stitch on elephant picture
Home Sweet Home
- Declutter room by room (now that’s ambitious)
- Decorate for spring and Easter
- Decorate wheelbarrow for spring
- Make a spring garland
- Work in the yard, gardening around the pool
- Get season’s first pedi
- Get highlights or lowlights or some kind of sparkle
- Inaugural dip in pool
- Play catch
- Run for the Fallen 5K, 4/1 (for our wounded warriors at Ft. Bliss)
My Inner Piece
- Donate to the food pantry at church (Abundant Faith Living Center)
- Pay it Forward
- Start Bible journaling or gratitude journal (with Bethany at Southern Couture)
- Watch a sunrise or sunset
PC and Me
- Feed the ducks
- Hike and picnic
- Go to a Chihuahuas game (baseball, of course)
- Read on the balcony or patio
- Start reading a new book together
- “Tequila, Taco and Cerveza Fest” at Cohen stadium, 5/6
- Watch “Sleeping Beauty” movie
And that’s my list. I thought of a 26th activity in the shower this morning but had already created my graphics using “25”. But just between you and me, I really have a 26.
- Take pictures in the poppies.
Making New Friends
I decided to invite some of my blogger buddies to join me for this “Spring Bucket List” series. I created a graphic to post on Facebook with an invite and asked the gals at The Blended Blog to see if someone might be interested in playing with me. Make that playing along. Was delighted to have adorable Whitney from Whitney à la mode (and a TBBer, too) say she was “in”. Then fun-loving Michael Ann from Out and Back jumped in. Next came Danielle, a new mama who has been taking a blogging break, and has just decided to get back to her blog, Family.Love.Inspiration, this month. So glad to have her participating. And then two friends and bloggers new to me this year are sharing their spring bucket lists with us. Ashley from Perks of Ponder and Tamara from My Retirement Project 101. Hope my sweet readers will show them some love by stopping by to read their plans for the season.
If you are a blogger and would like to jump in here with your own spring bucket list, please do! We will be posting a couple or three updates/progress reports over the next weeks; you can join us anytime. We could make this a link-up or blog hop! And even if you don’t blog but just love spring activities like we do, we are inviting you to play along, too. Share photos of your activities on Facebook, here, or Instagram, here, and use #springbucketlist17 on your pics.
Linking-up this post with my new friend Sue at Sizzling Towards Sixty for her “Over the Moon Link Party”.
So glad to making new friends in the blog world.
Winter Bucket List Final Update
Later this week, I will post my “Winter Bucket List” final update. Think I came out pretty well. But the proof is in the pudding.
Have a wonderful first day of spring, my friends. Hope there are birds singing and warm breezes blowing where you are, too.
Hugs and kisses,