Thursday, December 21, 2017

Winter Bucket List 2018

Autumn is over and winter is upon us. Warm days and cool, crisp nights have given way to colder temperatures and the possibility of snow is in the forecast. I have been thinking about some of the things that I'd like to experience and accomplish over the winter months ahead. I know that, in reality, I probably won't get to all of them, but having a list will certainly help me to focus on the season and remind me to enjoy it to the fullest! 

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8:22).

My Winter Bucket List 2018

1. Write my winter bucket list
2. Plan my winter menus (have done this week by week and may be viewed in my weekly 'Happy Homemaker Monday' posts)
3. Celebrate the Christmas season with family and friends

Our Christmas Tree 2018
4. Ring in the New Year with family and friends
5. Attend winter interpretive training (decided not to go this year as classes were irrelevant to my job position)
6. Celebrate Burns Night
7. Invite family and friends for soup and bread
8. Celebrate Valentine's Day 
9. Celebrate John and I's 30th wedding anniversary (The girls planned a surprise anniversary party for us and, even though we had had an ice storm AND a new granddaughter born during the night before, it turned out absolutely lovely! 💗)

John and I at Our 30th Wedding Anniversary Party
10. Taste a snowflake on my tongue 
11. Drink hot cocoa
12. Make peanut butter pinecones for the birds
13. Play in the snow

Taken at Gayfeather Trailhead at Prairie State Park
Winter of 2018
14. Celebrate winter birthdays with the grandlittles

15. Build a snowman with treats for the birds (never got enough snow to really build a snowman)
16. Plan and complete winter programs at work -

      A) Birds of a Feather (Library)

Making Peanut Butter Pinecone Bird Feeders
      B) Winter Wildflowers (Public)

Winter Wildflowers
          C) Owl Pellets (Library)

Dissecting Owl Pellets
      D) Wild Dogs of the Prairie (HS)

Supplies to Make Plaster-Cast
Footprints of Coyote and Fox
17. Make snow ice cream (never got enough snow to pull this one off either)
19. Make chili
20. Watch the winter birds at the feeders
21. Drink hot tea
22. View frosty-breathed bison with snow on their backs
23. Take a winter hike
24. Enjoy a full moon on a snowy night
25. Hold baby shower for d-i-l
26. Throw a snowball
27. Break icicles off the edge of the roof
28. Finish current unit in Rhema
29. Start going through totes in storage (didn't happen, but spring's on its way!) 
30. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with family and friends

That's what's on my winter bucket list. What's on yours? 

Until next time...


  1. Oh you have some good ideas I hadn't thought of. Mind if I add them to my list? I won't publish mine until January. I go for my radiation set-up on January 4th.
    Blessings to you!

    1. Thanks, Laura! No, I don’t mind at all. Feel free to use anything I write at anytime however you want. Keep me posted as to the radiation dates. Blessings! 💕

  2. Hi, when you plan your winter menu, will you share it with us all? I'm always trying to figure out what to eat....Thanks


    1. I sure will, Coleen! I usually post my weekly menu in my Happy Homemaking post on Mondays and I'm planning another Dollar-Stretching, Cabinet-Clearing, Clean-up-the-Food Project in January ( so that should be interesting. Stay tuned! :) And MERRY CHRISTMAS! <3

  3. I am loving your winter bucket list.. I too am thinking of adding some of your points to my list that will never get written down but I am cataloging in my mind.,... I am terrible about writing things down now that I'm retired such a bad girl I am!!!Perhaps I'll buy a new journal for taking more copious notes of things I need to do! My first resolution! Wonder how long I'll keep that one! hehehehe .... so bad!!!!

    1. Thanks, Schotzy! I'm glad you're enjoying my winter bucket list. Feel free to use as many of my ideas as you want...but, please...write them down so you will remember what they are! LOL! :D I'm just kidding! You do whatever works for you! Happy New Year! <3

  4. Your clean up the food project sounds like what I need right now!!! have a beautiful week!

    1. Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment, Joanna! My husband and I are definitely looking forward to another clean-up-the-food project! You have a beautiful week, too, and great year ahead! Happy New Year! <3


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