Friday, March 19, 2021

Winter Bucket List 2021 Update

The Creek @ Prairie State Park in Winter

Between political upheaval, COVID-19, inclement weather, and record cold temperatures that plunged our nation into the deep-freeze, Winter 2021 turned out to be a hard one for many and, personally, I'm glad it's over! I've never looked forward to spring more than I have this year!

We didn't get to do a lot of the things on the list this year and, even those that we did do, we didn't do justice to or do them as we normally would, but I will update as best I can as follows...

Things that were accomplished will be crossed through like this and any notes that I want to add will be found in parenthesis and in bold type (like this).

My Winter Bucket List 2021

1. Write my winter bucket list
2. Plan my winter menus (this will be done weekly through my  'Master List and Menu Plan Monday' posts) 
Celebrate the Christmas season with family and friends 🎄

4. Ring in the New Year with family and friends 🎉
6. Celebrate winter birthdays with the grandlittles 🎂
7. Go stargazing (don't forget the warm blanket and hot tea!) 🌠
8. Celebrate Valentine's Day 💘

9. Go out of town or do something special to celebrate John and I's 33rd wedding anniversary 💞

(Due to the fact that we were both still recovering from COVID and he had just gotten out of the hospital, we didn't do a whole lot. Each of our children did something to make it special though and we did go out to breakfast one morning on a gift certificate that we received, but we still hope to make that out of town trip sometime soon.)

10. Hang a new bird feeder 🐦
11. Invite family and friends for soup and bread 🥣🥖
12. Drink hot cocoa ☕
13. Have a movie marathon 🎥
14. Play in the snow ⛄

I couldn't resist slipping out in my robe and clogs
to see just out deep it was at that point!  

This was the deepest snow we've seen since moving to 
Southwest Missouri nearly a quarter of a century ago.

15. Make peanut butter pinecones for the birds. 🥜
16. Work a jigsaw puzzle 🧩

(I've worked several puzzles over the winter, but this is the latest one and one of my favorites.)

17. Catch a snowflake on my tongue ❆
18. Spend a night in a cozy cabin 
19. Throw a snowball ⛄
20. Make chili 🥣
21. Watch and photograph winter birds at the feeders 🐦

22. Drink hot tea ☕
23. Cut out paper snowflakes ❅
24. View a frosty-backed bison 🐂
25. Host a winter pizza party (February 9th is National Pizza Day) 🍕
26. Start a nature writing project 🐾
27. Enjoy a full moon on a snowy night 🌕
28. Host a coloring contest for the grandlittles ✎
29. Make snow ice cream 🍨
30. Follow a favorite musher or two in the 2021 Iditarod 🐺
31. Take a winter hike 🥾

32. Break icicles off the edge of the roof 🧊

33. Plan the 2021 vegetable garden (order seeds early!) 🌱
34. Shampoo carpets 
35. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with family and friends 🍀

St. Patrick's Day 2021

Until next time...

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  1. In spite of the troubles, you made a grand season of it! I, too, am ready for spring! Maybe you can add me to your spring bucket list!

    1. Amen! John's still having trouble. Please keep him in your prayers. And, yes! I'd great enjoy a spring visit with you! Blessings, my friend! <3


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