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Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Bucket List is Back for Spring

I was overwhelmed with to do lists for a while and stopped doing these seasonal bucket lists, but since they really did help me have more fun and get more done I've decided to give it another whirl!

Spring in our coastal part of Southern California is not that different from Winter, but the temps do warm up a bit which will make being more active easier. We also have both acknowledged that we are a bit bored and need to find more activities we enjoy. Add in some adventures and lots of family time and we should have a happy Spring.

Spend Easter weekend with family: This event is why I was asking for help with coffee cake recipes. We are going to spend the weekend with our local son and his fiancee. Dogs included and thank goodness they are friends. Hopefully a field trip to see the fall wedding venue too.

Throw a party to celebrate one year back in California: We moved in to this house on April 19th although we owned it starting March 22nd. We are thinking a snacks and drinks kind of event to which we will invite DHs pickle ball friends, my Pet Club friends, a few other people we have met or reconnected with, and family. That is a lot of people. Ideas for menus and how to stage this???

Celebrate our anniversary: April 12th it will be 37 years. We will probably go out to eat.

Three 21 day challenges: If you can do something for 21 days it comes close to being a habit that you miss if you stop. Not sure that applies to not drinking wine but I went 3 years without drinking back when I had heart problems so I know I could do that too if motivated. Challenge 1: Walking. Challenge 2: Stretching/flexibility. Challenge 3: Lose the sugar/snacks.

Try out a book club: There are two book clubs at my local library. I've got the Tuesday morning one on my calendar for April. I'm also going to research a nearby women's club that has lots of interesting activities.

Visit a tide pool: We keep talking about this and simply need to find out when is a good time to do it and if we can join a ranger walk one day. Leo Carrillo State Beach here we come.

Go to a play: I bought the tickets so April 15th we will try out the local, all volunteer playhouse. It could provide me with a volunteering option so will be looking at that too.

Go to Ghengis Khan exhibit at the Reagan Library: May of June will be the target for this. I have a long time friend who live near it so we will see if she wants to join us.


15 comments:

  1. Would you consider merging the one yr anniversary of being in your new home with your wedding anniversary? Congratulations on 37 years of marriage. Anything else to celebrate? Menu suggestions - appetizers in place of a meal.

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    1. We like to celebrate our anniversary as just a couple so that will be a slightly better than usual dinner out probably. The party is a stretch for us and will be appetizers/easy to eat items.

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  2. I love your seasonal bucket lists. They remind me of things I can add to our schedules too! Our anniversary is April 17...42 years this year! And they said it wouldn't last. :)

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    1. PS: Meant to say congrats on your 37 years!

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    2. Thanks and Happy Anniversary to you too!

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  3. Welcome back to seasonal lists, Juhli! Spring is the perfect season to do it, and you have a few special occasions to celebrate soon. Look forward to reading your update.

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    1. Thanks Natalie. It was good to take a break but I'm ready to do this again!

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  4. Yay, welcome home! You were missed. But I know we all get overloaded with blogging commitments and life, in general.

    Great goals for your three 21-day challenges. I am trying to do a little of that myself. Hope you enjoy reading with a book club. I am doing a couple of online reading challenges but have never participated in a real life book club. Attending a play is on my list, too. Not sure which play but some play!!

    Thank you for joining up with us. Glad to have you back!!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! I had to spend some time letting go of my book club (wine and food mostly lol) and friends of 18 years standing in my former location. Now I'm on the hunt for a club and potential new friends.

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  5. I like your seasonal lists. I might try the wine drinking one and walking more when I get home from Oaxaca. I'm missing my book clubs this spring break but I'm volunteering in the Oaxaca Lending Library so I'm with lots of "bookish" people. congratulations on your anniversary.

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    1. Wow, Oaxaca sound lovely and volunteering in a library is perfect.

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  6. Thanks for inspiring me to have our own "open house" to celebrate our new home. I had out that off after moving in (due to other life issues to focus on)... and it completely fell off the radar screen. We moved in Sep 22... which was first day of fall. Maybe I should plan it for first day of summer - since I already missed first day of spring :-) Could be on my summer bucket list!

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    1. You will be way ahead of us on throwing your open house. We will be celebrating one year in this home. We did have parties for family in the meantime though.

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  7. Congratulations on 37 years of marriage. That's quite an accomplishment. And welcome back to the seasonal bucket list link-up. You're a brave woman giving up sugar for 21 days. I look forward to hearing if that is long enough to end the cravings. I have a serious sweet tooth myself. Enjoy your bucket list activities. Happy spring!

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