Ah, I do miss this tree at our former home in Atlanta. Not a S Cal sight but I love it. I used to go stand under it on a sunny day and the whole world had a rosy glow.
But onward to 2020 and my Fall Bucket List!
My desire to stay healthy and other people’s desire to take the risk and just party on means a bucket list limited to my home, safe exercise options and mostly family social time plus more use of media to stay in touch and in the world.
So if I am going to continue to be home almost all the time I’d better:
Do some nesting activities
1. Try out different recipes and ways of cooking. I’m thinking low sodium BBQ sauce, sheet pan meals, air fryer sweet potato fries, pumpkin spice latte, gingerbread, flat bread and scones or small biscotti as possibilities.
2. Add to our safety at home and for emergencies. I’m considering a non slip mat for main shower, head lamps for power outages or emergency evacuation, and more pantry stocking up. We also need to put up one more smoke alarm.
3. Figure out where to store the equipment used while recovering from foot surgery. Small home but other foot will have to have same surgery in a year or two. Sigh.
4. Clear out guest closet of stored items not needed. See above for why needed.
5. Improve our cyber security. Focus on a password manager and backup system decisions and activation.
Help others affected by the pandemic
6. Make larger than usual donations to targeted charitable and cultural organizations. I’m targeting Foodshare, Family Justice Center (abuse has increased), and public radio.
Spend time with MY important people
7. Experiment with ways to be more social and to have date nights while keeping risk low. Try eating outside? Drinks on the patio?
8. See our granddaughter, son & DIL in person again if safety permits. I need to find out what their plans are for celebrating her 4th birthday and Thanksgiving in November.
Explore the world in many ways and entertain myself from my home
9. Read more widely and intelligently. Now to figure out what that means. One of my aunts used to set a reading subject focus for each winter. Might have to try that for Fall.
10. Utilize media in different ways. Try digital magazines, podcasts, etc.
11. Make art. Since I can’t visit exhibits in person now which is a favorite activity, I need to spend more time being creative myself. First step will to be to use the art journaling subscription box I just ordered. I also ordered a small folding table to use for sewing and creative projects.
12. Find a series/show to binge watch and get hooked. Hubby got hooked on Ozark so I need to find one too.
So there you have it! Onward to the actually doing them.