Daily Archives: January 1, 2014


winter bucket list update

There are three months left to this frigid season and after rereading my bucket list posted in November, I was pleased to discover that I’ve actually checked off a few items:

  • Go sledding
  • Make a gingerbread house
  • Build a snowman
  • Decorate cookies
  • Celebrate the birth of Jesus
  • Read through the Christmas story in all four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
  • Give someone a secret gift
  • Decorate the tree
  • Drink/Make loaded hot cocoa
  • Drink/Make some  “clean” eggnog
  • Look at Christmas lights
  • Watch Christmas movies…there’s a whole list – including the new ones aired on the Hallmark Channel
  • Watch It’s a Wonderful Life simply because I haven’t seen it
  • Watch Charlie Brown’s Christmas
  • Watch the classics from my childhood
  • Play in the snow – make snow angels – haven’t done that since I was a kid
  • Make and deliver treats to neighbors and friends
  • Go caroling
  • Sit by a fire and read a book  Sitting by a crackling candle counts, right?
  • Read through my holiday collection or pick up a few new ones from the library
  • Start a new book series…any suggestions?
  • Volunteer
  • Donate food
  • Attend a winter festival…St. Paul anyone?
  • Have a snowball fight
  • Watch a play or a musical
  • Attend a Christmas concert
  • Go ice skating
  • Trim the tree
  • Decorate for winter
  • Host a winter dinner
  • Learn to knit/crochet
  • Take too many photos
  • Send out Christmas cards
  • Maybe learn to ski…cross country
  • Go on a horse drawn carriage ride
  • Listen to Christmas music…starting November 1
  • Bundle up and go on a city walk
  • Take a walk while it’s snowing

Here’s to the rest of the season and may I seek adventure in completing that list! What’s on your list?

this year…

I found this cool, short list and thought I’d share it with you all:

  • A bad habit I’m going to break: my spending habit
  • A new skill I’d like to learn: crocheting/guitar
  • A person I hope to be more like: My mom
  • A good deed I’m going to do: start volunteering on a regular basis somewhere
  • A place I’d like to visit: Colorado? I would also settle for the North Shore
  • A book I’d like to read: All of Tim Keller’s books…or I’ll be reading more period.
  • A letter I’m going to write: I’ll be turning 29 this year…29 acts of kindness will include letter writing at some point.
  • A new food I’d like to try: Something Indian
  • I’m going to do better at: Building/Maintaining relationships – Amy, this one’s for you.