Tuesday, March 27, 2018

My Spring Bucket List 2018

As I am beginning to feel better, my thoughts are filled with ways to enjoy life. A year ago, I didn't know if I'd see another spring. I want to seize the day and enjoy the life God has blessed me with.
My Bucket Lists help me to focus on the things that I want to do that aren't part of my daily routine.  I know I won't do it all, but it gives me ideas when I have a bit of time. They also remind me to have a little fun and enjoy the season! 

Here's my Spring Bucket List 2018.

  • Write my Spring Bucket List
  • Take a meal to someone recovering from surgery
  • Enjoy a new Easter Lily - Thank you Lowell!
  • Knit with friends
  • Celebrate Resurrection Day
  • Spend a few hours with an audio book and my knitting
  • Food Truck Friday
  • Pedicure 
  • Finish Emily's quilt - I know, it's been on lists for ages.
  • Paint the Kitchen - with lots of help of course!
  • My son's high school graduation 
  • Knit a Sock Head hat 
  • Sew with friends 
  • Blow bubbles - great stress reliever
  • Sonic happy hour run for peach water
  • Destination unknown picnic
  • Start working on school plans for next year for (gasp) only one child!
  • Go to a few yard sales ~smile~ I'm looking for candles (love them) and a medium size glass mixing bowl. I used to give each child a dollar, and you'd be surprised how much they could get for a dollar. The youngest wanted hers in nickles! This is mostly something to do with the kids. I don't buy much
  • Go to the drive-in with the kids... I couldn't go last year because of being sick from chemo.
  • Flowers to enjoy outside the door 
  • Plant some spring flowers in my window box ~ My family did this for me for my birthday!
  • Picnic in the park
  • Ice cream run with the kids
  • Wash windows
  • Make cookies for the kids on a rainy day
  • Double Feature Movie Night
  • Sew a new apron
  • Sew a new skirt
  • Invite friends for dessert
  • Help Emily and Amy practice hospitality
  • Invite friends for dinner
  • Visit my friend, Laura, in St. Louis
  • Celebrate my 53rd birthday on May 12th! The last year has taught me to be thankful for each year I have to love God and love others.

I may add or subtract as I go, but it's a start! My bucket lists inspire me and help me to enjoy life and get things done. I hope this list will inspire you to make your own list! I know some items will be passed on to my summer bucket list, but it is motivating!

What will you put on your bucket list?

Be blessed!

...doing what I can with what I've got where I am 
on a short shoestring budget!


  1. I enjoyed reading your spring bucket list, Laura! You've got some great ideas and lots of good stuff planned! Am looking forward to our next visit. Love you, friend! <3

  2. I’m so happy you are feeling better.
    I like your list. I just blew bubbles this weekend with the grands.
    You do know yard sales and real estate investing cancel each other out, but I’ll be doing both as well. I’m looking for scooters, old metal kitchen things for our sandbox as our puppy chews up the plastic toys and brass candlestick holders.
    Again, I am so thankful you are recovering.

  3. Those are some great ideas! I would thoroughbred enjoy the frozen lemonades at Sonic! ‘half price* yea! So glad you are feeling better! And stronger!

  4. Hi Laura,
    Wow! It sounds as if you are going to have a very busy Spring...that's a great bucket list! I hope you are felling better and am sorry to hear that you have been through so much. My sister went through surgery and chemo for ovarian cancer so I have some understanding of what you must be going through. Good for you for blogging during all this! Have a Happy and Healthy Easter! ~Cheryl

  5. That is a great list. I think I might steal some of those ideas.

  6. Happy to hear you are feeling better. That is some bucket list. Hope you get to do it all.
    Marion and Family

  7. I am so very happy and thankful to read this bucket list.. Just knowing what you have been through this pass year..What a blessing. God is so good!! Laura, I feel so blessed to know you and you have so built up my faith , just watching your road to recovery..
    Hope you have lots of fun and enjoy each day..[as we all should..] Living each day for God and His glory.
    Happy 53rd birthday..Hope you have a wonderful one.
    Hugs, Judy

  8. Laura, we've been praying for you and hope you're feeling better now. My Mom put on her bucket lists for the last 5 years of her life to ask people one question: "Can I tell you what God has done for me?" Almost every single person said, "Yes!" Then, Mom asked if she could pray for the person, and asked if they had any special prayer needs. Bless her sweet heart, she prayed for people in Dr.'s offices, even Dr.'s, people at the grocery store, and just about everywhere she went. Blessings! Bev

  9. You Go Girl... I loved reading it, and love your ideas and the heart to enjoy and be happy and you know very well, every day is a gift!!!
    It is wonderful to hear the expectation and desire to go and do my friend!!!
    Hugs, Roxy

  10. Sounds like a wonderful list.
    So glad you are starting to feel better.
    Prayers and blessings.

  11. Laura, As I read your post, I smiled..and thought how thankful I am to be reading your post. What a wonderful blessing you are to so many people. Happy Birthday Dear Lady..may you be blessed with many more to come. Sending gentle hugs across the miles. Karla

  12. Laura, It is so good to see that you are feeling better!!!! I have been away for a bit and didn't check anyone's blog. Yes- God has granted you another spring and, hopefully, many many more!!!

    My bucket list? I have been so busy and stressed out lately that I haven't had time to even thing about creating a bucket list. I guess THAT will be my bucket list---to create a bucket list. lol

    Love to you-hope you continue to feel better day by day! xo Diana

  13. I love your list! I think my favorite was blowing bubbles. :) I'm going to have to dig my bubbles out and blow some tomorrow for my youngest grandson who is coming over with his mommy to play. :)

  14. Your list definitely screams SPRING! I'm excited for you and hope that you will cross off every single one of these things from your list. My mother in law gave me 8 crochet dish cloths yesterday from her stash... I was so excited, as I don't crochet!

  15. Laura,

    I am so happy to hear that you are feeling better! Spring is my favorite season. What a blessing to enjoy sunshine and flowers after a long winter. The lemon cake recipe looks incredible! I love citrus recipes. All of the ideas on your spring list sound wonderful. I hope this spring will be filled with precious memories and fun times for you and your family!


  16. Sweet Laura, what a delightful Spring Bucket List. I truly hope you're able to cross off many, if not all, of the things :)

    Wishing you a blessed Resurrection Sunday. Love and hugs to you!

  17. Hi Laura I've been thinking and praying for you! Hope you're doing better! I love this list too and the soothing outdoor sounds! Would love to know what it is! Take care sweetie!

  18. Hi Laura, it's such a joy to read this wonderful list :) and to know you are feeling a bit better and hopeful. I celebrated my birthday this month (March 21st and turned 53..what a quinky dink). Blessings to you sweet Laura!

  19. I'm glad you are feeling better. I love the list. Everyone should eat ice cream. I haven't blown bubbles in a while but they were always fun when the kids were little. Enjoy every item you get to do. Happy Easter.

  20. Your list seems well thought out, I really need one of these. I pray you have a wonderful day.

  21. Love your list. I'm crocheting various items too and learning new ways to crochet since National Crochet Month is coming to a close. I'm glad you are feeling better. God is gracious.

  22. Hola mi querida hermanita Laura, muy gratificante esa enorme lista de deseos ,seguro que con la ayuda santa y buena de Dios, la podrás llevar a cabo 😉😉🙏🙏. Decirte que tienes un.pequñin que es una ricura de lindo 😍😍🐱👑Muchos besitos mi querida hermanita, Dios te bendiga a ti y tu linda family 😘😘🙅🙅💝💖🙏

  23. You and I share the same birthday!!! I will be 58! So Happy Birthday to us! We have tickets for a Beatles Review Concert. It comes highly recommended. I hope you can plan something fun!

  24. Love your bucket list! Adding just simple things to our bucket lists is wonderful. Some people think that a bucket list has to be all amazing adventures. . .you've proved it to be not so! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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