It’s time to come clean about my progress to this point on the 30 activities on my summer bucket list. Read the summer bucket list reveal post, here. For the first time, I printed my bucket list out and posted it on the refrigerator. But really haven’t looked at it that much.
That being said, I am not certain how I am doing at crossing things off my list. Let’s find out together, shall we?
Summer Bucket List:
Attend baseball game- pending
Attend “Music Under the Stars”:
We spent the evening of the 4th of July at the Chamizal National Memorial Park listening to Neon Circus, a Brooks and Dunn tribute band. My feet were itching to dance. We have to take line dancing lessons this fall. Have to.
Begin Bible journaling*-pending
Collect school supplies for donation-pending
Decorate for summer:
Have been all over the map with this. You know that I like to decorate my raggedy wheelbarrow for different seasons/holidays. So I put out summer things for June, then traded them out for patriotic-inspired rockets, stars and stripes.
Going to change back to summer at the end of July.
I always decorate my mantel and above my kitchen cabinets, too. Decided to go with a cactus/cacti for summer. We planted cactus around the pool then continued the theme inside. Read the how-to for my summer garland, here. Picked up the artificial succulents in pots at Walmart on clearance this week. I think they are perfect with my breezy garland.
Ordered these bright, reversible place mats from Revisions Designs at Etsy.
PC and I painted cactuses with I Painted That. Added a few metal…plants and some old cross stitch pictures I made years ago and called it ‘done’.
Donate treats to animal shelter-pending
Eat on the patio:
For this activity you probably envisioned us savoring some kind of grilled dinner on our patio. Which has happened and will no doubt happen again. But recently we picked up some Panda Express and enjoyed it pool side while soaking our feet in the cool water.
Feed some ducks*-pending
Finish elephant cross stitch-pending
Get a make-up makeover+-pending
Go out for dessert-pending
Have yogurt outside-pending
Hike and picnic*-pending
Make homemade bread-pending
Master a summer cocktail-pending
Put love lock on bridge-pending
Random act of kindness:
No photo proof for this but last week, I did buy lunch for a soldier in line behind me at Walmart. He had a industrial-sized jug of Gatorade and a deli dinner of mashed potatoes and meatloaf. His name was Purdy and he was an E-3 in the Army.
Run a 5K-pending
Shoot our guns-pending
Slow dance (with PC through an entire song)+-pending
Summer photo challenge:
A work in progress. Have stumbled a time or two in taking my photos. In fact, today I am behind! But will catch up TOMORROW. Check out (and maybe follow me) on Instagram, here.
Take photo with all my girls:
As I write, all of my girls are visiting. We did get an informal picture of all five of us last night before going out to dinner. But I want something a little more professional looking than a shot on the patio. Maybe one where my hair doesn’t look like Donald Trump’s and one where Lucia is looking at the camera. But this is a great shot of Brennyn Lauren and Cady! And according to the immortal lyrics of Meatloaf (singer from the 80’s and ’90’s), 2 outta 3 ain’t bad. Or in this case, 3 outta 5.
Use good camera for My Fashion Haus:
I have used my Sony camera twice ow for style photos. Most recently for pictures of an outfit I put together for my interpretation to a “Style Imitation Art” prompt provided by Jen at Librarian for Life and Style. Hope to share it in an upcoming post soon.
Viva El Paso with the girls-pending
After the “Music Under the Stars” concert on July 4th, we enjoyed a dazzling fireworks display.
Work on my mosaic*-pending
Write on my book:
Another item I am going to just ask you to trust me on, at least for now. But I have written on my story twice. Once at 3:00 a.m when ruminations about our swimming pool kept me from sleeping.
Well, how do you do; that’s not half bad for the first month! I have fulfilled about a 1/3 of my activities. At this rate, I might just cross everything off by September. With the girls here a few more days, I hope to complete a couple additional bucket list activities. Then life will return to our crazy normal, here at the castle.
I am so pleased that a number of entertaining, interesting gals from all walks of life are joining up for the bucket list series. Hope you will take a few minutes to visit their posts by clicking on the links in our InLinkZ link-up.
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We will share another update 8.21.2017. Our fall bucket list reveal post will go live 9.21.2017. So, if you haven’t joined in for this fun series, start thinking about joining us in September.
Off to bed. Am enjoying these days of being a hands-on grandmother but I am collapsing at night. Have a blessed weekend with someone you love.
Hugs and kisses,