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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Spring Bucket List Update

A month in and I'm joining in on updates. Check out the links below to see what everyone else has been up to.

COMPLETED:
Spend Easter weekend with family: 
     It was a fun weekend:
-     We did go see the wedding to be venue on Saturday morning. It will be held at a large house near the Rose Bowl (son and his fiancĂ©e live in Pasadena) with a back yard set up for outdoor entertaining. 
-     Saturday night ham dinner with homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting my contribution. I used a recipe from The Prudent Homemaker’s carrot cake with sour cream frosting. (http://theprudenthomemaker.com/carrot-cake)
-     Easter morning was brunch with egg decorating. I contributed a coffee cake made from a recipe I won’t use again but almost all of it was eaten anyway.

Try out a book club: 
-     Tuesday morning library book club: This group meets once a month at the library. I attended the April 10th meeting for a discussion of Norwegian at Night by Derek Miller.

Bonus social activity: Go to a meeting of the Somis Thursday Club (a women’s club) and decide whether to pursue being a member.
-     I attended the local chapter of the Greater Federation of Women’s Clubs. Their monthly luncheon meeting was April 12th. I have decided to join and see how it works out. I went to the monthly movie get together and that was fun. They have a book group too that I will try out.

Celebrate our anniversary: 
-   We combined this with our theater outing on April 15th: Going along with the theme of trying new things we went to a new to us restaurant and had a fabulous meal and talked about what we might like to do in the next year.

Go to a play: 
-     Live theater is my thing: As mentioned before we saw a laugh out loud play, Sylvia, which was a great experience.

ONGOING:
Three 21 day challenges: 
-    Challenge 1: I did it except for one day! I walked at least 1.5 miles a day. Onward to keeping it up and starting Challenge 2: Stretching/flexibility which will mean yoga at least once a week + stretching at home for a total of 3 days a week + keep on walking other days (minimum).

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 Genghis Khan exhibit at the Reagan Library: May or June will be the target for this. I have a longtime friend who lives near it so we will see if she wants to join us.

POSTPONED: 
Throw a party to celebrate one year back in California: We moved into 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???


5 comments:

  1. It's fantastic that you're doing your 21-day challenges and planning more social activities. I look forward to reading your updates.

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  2. Sounds like you are really branching out and finding groups and activities to participate in. Yay!! Happy one year anniversary back in Cali. Looking forward to reading about your celebration.

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  3. What a great list, and it sounds like you're making good progress on it. Enjoy your spring!

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