Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Spring Bucket List 2023 Update

Wow! I'm so not 'with it' at present that I didn't even realize that it was the first day of summer until someone said something about it on the radio this morning! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

I will post my Summer 2023 Bucket List soon, but, in the meantime, here is an update on my spring list. Pictures and comments (in bold type and in parenthesis) have been added where applicable. 

1. Write my spring bucket list. ๐Ÿ“œ
2. Plan my spring menus (these will be posted each Monday in my weekly Master To-Do List and Menu Plan Monday posts) ๐Ÿ“‡
3. Celebrate spring birthdays with the grandlittles ๐ŸŽ‚

4. Listen to spring peepers ๐Ÿธ

5. Observe a bright, beautiful, and magnificant full moon (April 6th, May 5th, and June 3rd) ๐ŸŒ•

6. Pick a bouquet of pretty yellow daffodils ๐Ÿ’›

7. Eat fresh asparagus
8. See a brand new baby bison ๐Ÿงก 

9. See a prairie chicken
10. Plant a vegetable garden ๐ŸŒฑ 

11. Take a walk in the rain ☔
12. Celebrate the kittens' first birthday (Tiger and Bear's) ๐ŸŽ‚ 

13. See Indian paintbrush blooming on the prairie

14. Observe eggs in a bird's nest ๐Ÿฆ
15. Pick a bouquet of purple violets

16. Eat fresh strawberries ๐Ÿ“
17. Smell lilacs ๐Ÿ’œ 
18. Go geocaching ๐Ÿงญ
19. Paint, hide, and, hopefully, find rocks ๐ŸŽจ
20. Go on a picnic ๐Ÿ—
21. Shop at a farmer's market ๐Ÿ…
22. Plant flowers ๐ŸŒท

23. Go camping ⛺
24. Dye eggs ๐Ÿฅš
25. Celebrate Resurrection Sunday with family and friends ๐Ÿ•†
26. Visit a state park that I've never been to before ๐Ÿž

(Actually visited, at least, eight new-to-me state parks and historic sites this year!)

Wallace State Park
Locust Creek Covered Bridge
State Historic Site
Pershing State Park
General John J. Pershing
Boyhood Home
Long Branch State Park
Mark Twain State Park and
State Historic Site
Union Covered Bridge
State Historic Site
Van Meter State Park

27. Hike a new trail ๐Ÿฅพ
28. Celebrate May Day with a basket of fresh flowers ๐Ÿ’
29. Attend Spring Training

Spring Training at
Knob Noster State Park

30. Go fishing ๐ŸŽฃ
31. Visit Hannibal, Missouri 

Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse
Tom and Huck Statue
Lover's Leap
Tom Sawyer Fence
Becky Thatcher's Home
The Mississippi @ Night

32. Go on a Mississippi Riverboat Cruise ⼮

33. Explore a Missouri cave 

34. Visit the Dalton Museum at Coffeyville, Kansas ๐Ÿค 
35. Spend a weekend with friends at the lake
36. Visit the Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City (again)
37. Move stuff over from shed on Pedro 

(Am still working on this, but have made a good deal of progress.)

38. Get lattice repaired on front porch and have a solid floor built 
39. Clean out north shed and refurbish
40. Have my car serviced and readied for summer ๐Ÿš—

(Got the new van, too, so am in the process of selling now.)

41. Wash the windows inside and out 
42. Get a chaise lounge or a zero gravity chair (something to recline in outside) 
43. Put up bamboo shades on the west side of porch
44. Pick a new color and repaint the house ๐Ÿก
45. Get a hanging plant or two for the front porch ๐ŸŒธ

(I purchased petunias at the Amish greenhouse and potted them myself. Unfortunately, the plants died. I think it was due to the soil I purchased.)

That's an update on my Spring Bucket List for 2023! How did your spring go? Did you get to do and accomplish a lot of the things that you had hoped to?

Until next time...
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  1. I can't say we got anything done on our project list this spring. We haven't built the new raised beds, so half the garden was not planted. He's working so many overtime hours it's crazy, so we have not built the new chicken coop, nor put in gym flooring for our home gym. Sort of depressing really. So glad to see you got so much done on your list.

    1. What materials will you use to make the raised beds with, Kristina? This five-gallon bucket garden is the closest thing to a raised bed garden that I've ever had and I love it! I'll probably never plant directly in the ground again. I know it can be depressing to get to everything we want to, but we've got to just keep at it. We'll get there and, if we don't, in the end, it will all come out okay anyway. Blessings!

  2. You marked off a lot of things. The Mark Twain trip looks like so much fun. Have a great weekend! Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

    1. It was fun, Laura! Was so glad to finally get to do it! Blessings for a great week ahead! <3

  3. You got a lot done!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 117. Pinned.

    1. Thank you, Dee, for hosting such a great link party!


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