Spring has sprung. And I have a created my 2019 spring bucket list to celebrate. As I type this, the balcony door is open allowing this gorgeous day to stream into our bedroom. Welcome spring!
In last year’s spring bucket list post, I shared a video that explains the benefits of creating bucket lists or activity lists. They inspire me to make goals and achieve them, to have a purpose in life this season. I read some of my earlier spring bucket list posts here and here before creating this year’s list. Reviewing those earlier lists helped me decide what I want to try to accomplish and experience this spring.
2019 Spring Bucket List
This spring’s list is a mix of entertainment, exercise and fun.
First Half of the List
In alphabetical order, here are my activities and a little more about them,
- Attend Easter church service at Abundant Living Faith Center. And maybe brunch to follow at the Ft. Bliss Centennial Club on post? Maybe even the Lord’s Supper Production, too.
- Create a spring craft. Want to come up with something especially unique and then blog about it for the #pinterestchallenge blog hop in April. You can join, too! Just register here to be part of the hop and get crafting.
- Discover ways of finding peace. Peace is my word for the year. Read more about that choice, here. Happy to report, I am getting a little more proficient at building moments of peace into my days (can you say wine?). Had planned a blog post to talk about my progress seeking peace and to share my March goals but being out of town last week threw a wrench into the works.
- Finish a section on my mosaic/finish scrapbooking Germany. I scrapbook like I read…like a sloth. Have enjoyed scrapping my photos from our 10.2017 trip to Germany but am anxious to move on to another theme. Moved my mosaic to the dining room table in hopes that will prompt me to spend a few moments a day working on it.
- Frolic in the poppies. A G-rated frolic. This weekend is Poppy Fest, which should provide an opportunity for said frolicking. Or we can just meander among the poppies at the Franklin Mountain foothills.
- Go on a backwards date. This was on my winter bucket list but didn’t happen. I had a plan for it but let’s just say a marathon got in the way. We’ll get it this time!
- Hike. Have wanted to try one of the women’s hikes, there’s one on 04.07 on the Thousand Steps Trail. We usually take one hike together each season. Maybe we could try the Copper Prospect Mine Tour. What do you think, PC?
- Indulge myself with a spring mani or pedi. Get myself spring-wardrobe ready.
Last Part of the List
So far, so good. Let’s see what the second half of the list has in store.
- Open my fashion haus. And then share some of the pieces and looks from the Get Your Pretty On 2019 spring capsule wardrobe challenge. If you are interested but haven’t registered yet, please consider using my affiliate link to do so. And, if you have never heard of the GYPO challenges but would like to know more, watch this quick little video clip and then use my affiliate link to sign up!! They, and the friendships I made through them, are what got me out of bed when I first retired. Truly.
- Pay it forward. Self-explanatory.
- Picnic with my PC. Would like to do this up in a big way. My brother is sending my grandmother’s picnic basket, so I could use it. Hope to fill the basket with lots of goodies and find some little corner of the world in which to enjoy them.
- Run a 5K. Already registered for the Braden Aboud 5K but would like to do the Wicked Wine Run, too.
- Spring cleaning. Have already begun. Check out my tees and tops, in color order no less.
- Try art in the park, hosted by Franklin Mountains state park.
- Take a class or course. Might try to get in a piano class again. Or photography?
- Update our outdoor space around the pool. Our furniture is falling apart and we need new outdoor ‘rugs’ or mats. Also want to get some talavera pottery. But with PC’s job situation this might have to go on a back burner or heck, in the refrigerator!
So, that’s it. My shortest spring bucket list yet. Maybe I can hit this one out of the ball park.
2019 Winter Bucket List Final Update
You know what, I am going to go ahead and give myself an A+ for effort on my winter bucket list. I was away from home for over a month total and had company twice when I was home. As of my last update in February, I had given myself an 8 out of 10 on my progress.
The 2 activities that were lacking was taking a course or class of some sort and having professional photographs taken. I did make an appointment with a photographer but LIFE and we had to cancel. Going to count the One Sisterhood women’s event and vision board activity as my course or class. And just like that (snaps fingers), we are done! 100% completion on my winter bucket list. I attempted or completed everything on my list. Round of applause.
Thank you, thank you!
Have you given any thought to making a 2019 spring bucket list? As you can see from mine, it doesn’t have to be anything too wild and crazy. But having a list makes me accountable and helps me remember to try new experiences. If you are a blogger, please link-up your bucket list post below. If you don’t blog, share a couple of activities you’d like to accomplish in a comment below. Then mark your calendars to check on our progress and report on your own on 04.21.2019 and o5.21.2019.
I would like to take a sec to update you on my mom. She is still in the hospital but will probably be released tomorrow. What a 3-ring circus that is the fourth floor of St. Joseph Hospital Main in Lexington, Kentucky. And, who knows, maybe everywhere these days? One example – they took a stool sample yesterday (TMI?) but no one knows what happened to it or who requested it.
The oncology surgeon said there is no surgical necessity, but the fluid remains in her pelvis/around her ovaries. We are fine with that but no one seems to know if the fluid is actually a mass. They are treating her for VRE, an antibiotic-resistant bacteria and she will go home with IVs. Or to a rehab facility. The oncology surgeon (why an oncology surgeon…does she have cancer? No one knows.) said she had pain in her abdomen when she got there, so that’s nothing new and is sending her home. Thank you very much. His bill is in the mail.
Today is mom’s 92nd birthday. Mom has a wonderful caregiver through Senior Helpers who is taking some of her little friends to visit her at the hospital. We ordered Bundtinis to be delivered for them to enjoy together. The Lexington Nothing Bundt Cakes store threw in the delivery free-of-charge. There are still rare instances of good customer service in the world.
Enjoy these first days of spring…why, heck, enjoy the whole season! Thank you for spending a few moments here with me.
Hugs and kisses,