It is March 18th, NYC had a 70 degree day last week, so I am calling winter a done deal. Onward and upwards into spring. So let’s see how my winter bucket list panned out:

  1. Hot Chocolate Month in February: My daughter and I made it to this event five times. It is as bittersweet as some of the cocoa though, because I know my kid will not be around in February for the foreseeable future. But it’s a bid check!
  2. My goal was to have drinks near a fireplace- technically, we had drinks and dinner at an old school place in the Village and sat next to the fireplace, so I’m giving this a resounding yes.
  3. I did  not get to go to a spa with pools and saunas. Just didn’t work out.  But there’s always spring!!
  4. See as many Oscar nominated movies as possible- I think I saw about 85% of the movies nominated- I think I didn’t see 10. Too lazy to actually calculate the number, but I’m calling it a win
  5. 2 Live performances- I believe I saw 5 so a big yes.
  6. I wanted to see 2 museum shows and I think I saw 4. Big win.
  7. I watched the new season of Grace and Frankie (good and bad parts)
  8. Archery Lessons!  Yes!  And I absolutely loved it.  Looking forward to going back for practice
  9. Knitting lesson. So, I found a place that is supposed to be good, and it’s about a 20 minute walk from my house. They were revamping in January, so I didn’t take a lesson then. When they started up lessons in February I found that they only gave lessons at night and on Sunday mornings at the exact same time as my body conditioning class. Honestly, I just didn’t want to make the 20 minute walk home at night in the winter- too cold, and it’s an inconvenient spot for mass transit. At some point I will try but not now. BUT…I did take an embroidery lesson which I liked very much and have continued practicing.  My goal is to buy a white tote for summer and embroider my initials on it.
  10. Paint something. Yes! I bought a few small canvases and a brushes and paint and so far I have “Painted” two things. These are very rudimentary, and more like crafting, but it is relaxing and enjoying.

So there you go!  I’m very proud of what I did accomplish in the winter, because it did make the time go by pleasantly. Honestly, just making the list helps….

28 thoughts on “Checking In- Winter Bucket List

  1. that’s about a check for most of your goals. Congratulations!
    Though don’t get your hopes up much, we had a 80 degree for most of last week, then temp crashed down to 20s and freezing rain again.

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    1. Yeah…yesterday was chilly, but that one day was nice!! I was really pleased with what I accomplished, but I admit I was trying to be realistic. The things that didn’t get done were sheer winter laziness due to whet I needed to go to do,them! But it’s all good!

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    1. Let’s put it this way, I try to do the things that make me happy as often as possible, just like you do, because your craft studio is going to be insane!! That’s the perfect happy spot for you!!

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  2. Sounds like you are having fun. I am like you with the oils. I keep pastels nearby to sketch when I need a break from the computer or just to unwind. The knitting needles are stuck in the corner and now I am thinking more of other things. The positive jar is still expanding like a fortune cookie with more than one wish inside. I kept that resolution. Have a great week!

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  3. Wonderful to see you making goals and doing so much toward accomplishing them. And it certainly didn’t sound unambitious to me! I keep saying I’ll get my art supplies back out and still haven’t. Time to make a date, I think. 🤔 The archery sounds fun!

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    1. Archery was so much fun. What I liked is it forces you to use your mind and body at the same time. You have to focus on what you’re doing so it calms the mind

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      1. I agree. I try to do little fun stuff every day between must do things. If I start with the fun things it’s easier to do the must do things after the fun.

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