Saturday, June 19, 2021

Spring Bucket List 2021Update it is...the last day of spring 2021. With everything that's happened with John this year, my spring bucket list certainly didn't go as planned, but that's okay. Despite all, I did manage to mark a few things off my list. 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). 

“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).

1. Write my spring bucket list. ๐Ÿ“œ
2. Plan my spring menus (these will be posted each Monday in my weekly Master List and Menu Plan Monday posts) ๐Ÿ“‡
3. Observe a bright and beautiful full spring moon ๐ŸŒ•
4. Get back to doing programs at work ๐Ÿž๐Ÿพ๐Ÿข

(Due to the COVID pandemic and the closing of the nature center, the last program that I presented was over a year ago. The nature center reopened April 1st , but, due to my husband's illness I've been unable to work since the middle of March.)  

5. Enjoy a Russell Stover's maple cream egg with my oldest daughter on her birthday (it's tradition!) 
6. Pick a bouquet of pretty yellow daffodils ๐Ÿ’›
7. Dye eggs 
8. Make a traditional Pana di Pasqua (Italian Braided Easter Bread - It's been many years since I've done this and, since I don't remember what recipe I used to use, I've got a couple of new ones that I'm considering.) 
9. Host an egg hunt for the grandlittles
10. Celebrate Resurrection Sunday (church and lunch with family and friends afterwards) ♱
11. Listen to spring peepers ๐Ÿธ
12. See a prairie chicken 
13. Plant a vegetable garden ๐ŸŒฑ
14. Celebrate spring birthdays with the grandlittles ๐ŸŽ‚
15. Attend KCM's Branson Virtual Victory Campaign (April 8th through the 10th) ๐Ÿ’ป
16. Observe Indian paintbrush blooming on the prairie
17. Eat fresh asparagus 
18. Celebrate May Day with a basket of fresh flowers ๐Ÿ’
19. See a brand new baby bison ๐Ÿงก
20. Include fresh dandelion greens in our spring salads ๐Ÿฅ—
21. Celebrate Mother's Day by sharing flowers with the ladies at church, my daughters, and daughters-in-law ๐ŸŒธ
22. Eat fresh strawberries ๐Ÿ“
23. Honor my husband with something special on Father's Day and wish our sons and sons-in-law a Happy Father's Day, as well ๐Ÿ‘ด

(I didn't realize that Father's Day fell on the First Day of Summer this year. I will be moving this over to my Summer Bucket List shortly.) ๐Ÿ™ƒ

24. Observe a birds nest with eggs in it (and hopefully observe the babies until they fly away) ๐Ÿฆ
25. Put up a new hummingbird feeder 
26. Take a walk in the rain ☔
27. Spend a few days at the lake with dh for a belated anniversary getaway ๐Ÿ’‘
28. Smell lilacs ๐Ÿ’œ 

(At least I tried to smell them; since having COVID I can't smell much of anything.)

29. Start a 2021 nature journal and record at least three new things in it ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
30. Spend a couple of days with our youngest daughter and her family ๐Ÿ‘ช
31. Visit a state park that I've never been to before
32. Hike a new trail ๐Ÿฅพ
33. Create and complete a spring cleaning list ๐Ÿ“œ
34. Put up a new clothesline ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘•
35. Get on a serious walking schedule ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ
36. Lose 20 pounds ⚖
37. Schedule eye exams for dh and myself (get new glasses) ๐Ÿ‘€
38. Lay tile in kitchen, hallway, and bathroom ▩ 
39. Shampoo carpets (has been on my list for a while now) 
40. Reroof the house (at least check into the costs of doing so and coming up with a plan) ๐Ÿก

That's it for this season! I hope you and yours have had a lovely spring and are looking forward to the warm summer months ahead!

Until next time...

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  1. I have your bird nest and now 3 tiny birds at my house. I will have too snap a picture. The circle of life. Have a great week.

    1. That's wonderful, Lisa! Yes! I'd love to see a picture! Enjoy! <3


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