Thursday, June 20, 2019

Spring 2019 Bucket List End-of-Season Update

Today is the last day of spring and, while I'm far from accomplishing everything that I had hoped to, it's time to give an end-of-season update! So here goes!🌷

My Spring 2019 Bucket List

1. Write my spring bucket list
2. Plan my spring menus (these will be posted each Monday in my weekly Happy Homemaker Monday posts)

3. Observe the full moon (the third and final "supermoon" of 2019) on the spring equinox 🌕
4. Celebrate Purim by reading the book of Esther, eating hamentashen, and watching One Night With The King

One Night With The King (the story of Queen Esther from the Bible)
is one of my favorite movies. I try to watch it every year at Purim. 💗
5. Schedule eye exams for dh and I (get new glasses)

(I got new glasses; dh ended up having to have cataract surgery.) 

6. Dye Easter eggs
7. Host an egg hunt for the grandlittles

8. Eat a Russell Stover's Maple Cream Egg with my oldest daughter on her birthday (it's tradition!)

9. Host a breakfast before church on Resurrection Sunday 🥓🥚🍞
10. Pick a bouquet of pretty yellow daffodils 
11. Celebrate spring birthdays with the grandlittles 🎂

(I did it again! I just assumed that, with 19 grandchildren, at least one of them would celebrate a birthday in spring, but, nope! No spring birthdays in this crowd of young 'uns!) 😄

12. Go to Jamesport with our youngest daughter
13. See a prairie chicken
14. Plant a tree for Arbor Day (I'm really wanting a sugar maple for the front yard) 🍁

(I wanted a sugar maple, but ended up planting a white pine instead. The Missouri Department of Conservation was giving them away free for Arbor Day! I told myself, "THINK CHRISTMAS!" It's doing really well, too!) 🌲😆🎄 

15. Observe Indian paintbrush blooming on the prairie

Indian Paintbrush
16. Plant a vegetable garden 🌱
17. Celebrate May Day with a basket of fresh flowers 🌷
18. Eat fresh strawberries
19. Plan and complete spring programs at work -

     A) Native American Trade Beads (HS) 📿

Native American Trade Beads

     B) Grow As We Go (Library) 🐣🐤🐓

Grow As We Go
     D) Monarch Magic (HS)🦋

Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly
     E) First Impressions (Library) 🐇🐍🐁

First Impressions

     F) Aqua Charades (Library) 🌊🤽

Aqua Charades

20. Celebrate Mother's Day by sharing flowers with the ladies at church, my daughters, and daughters-in-law 🌺
21. Eat fresh asparagus
22. Listen to spring peepers 🐸
23. Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a cookout 🍔
24. See a brand new baby bison 
25. Lead a wildflower walk at Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site
26. Include fresh dandelion greens in our spring salads 
27. Celebrate Father's Day with my dh 👨
28. Observe a bird's nest with eggs in it and watch until the babies hatch 
29. Attend Spring Training at Knob Knoster State Park
30. Put up a new hummingbird feeder
31. Make violet jelly
32. Take a walk in the rain
33. Go camping with my husband
34. Smell lilacs

35. Empty the car port of stored totes

(It's not empty, but it's close! I actually have about 2/3 or more of it done. Another day or two out there and it will be finished!) 

36. Free the young cherry trees by removing the pile of boards and tin stacked behind the garage
37. Take down the wind generator
38. Re-roof the front porch
39. Replace broken window glass in sun-room and solar heater 
40. Edge the moon garden in sandstone and fill it with white river rock

(The moon garden isn't finished, but a lot of progress has been made on it, including edging it in sandstone and adding white river rock in the center. This will be an ongoing project over the course of the summer.)

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

Until next time...

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  1. Your lists are always so inspiring. I don't think I made a spring list, would have to go back and look. You managed to clear so much off your list :) Smelling lilacs is one of my favorite spring things.

    1. Mine, too! I ordered a BUNCH of Mrs. Meyer's lilac-scented dish soap and all-purpose cleaner, so my house can smell like lilacs year round! LOL! :D


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