My Winter Bucket List

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2020 is surely going to go down as one of the craziest years ever for the majority of people.  It’s hard to believe it’s already November 1st, which means that we’re less than 8 weeks away from Christmas and less than 9 weeks away from 2021. This has been both the shortest and longest year for me somehow. It just seems very confusing because so many milestone events have been cancelled (college graduations, 4th of July, Derby, fall festivals, pools) that it doesn’t seem like it should be the end of the year already.

Our state is showing another uptick in cases, not as many as our neighboring states though, partly because our governor has kept more restrictions in place than other states. It wouldn’t surprise me to see things get locked down again though if we can’t get our numbers back down. As a result, and also in my quest for a better work/life balance, I’ve decided I needed to start a winter bucket list so that the rest of this year isn’t a total bust.

In no particular order of preference, here we go:

  • Go ice skating (never been)
  • Walk in the snow
  • Make a snow angel
  • Roast marshmallows
  • Drive around with friends and/or family to look at Christmas lights
  • Watch Polar Express
  • Buy a new snow globe
  • Prepare my New Year’s Resolutions
  • Get a decent holiday family picture with my boys
  • Have a pajama day/night Christmas movie marathon
  • Try to make a blackberry cobbler like my grandmother’s
  • Take an afternoon nap 
  • Decorate the house for Christmas (usually pretty lazy about this)
  • Buy a Christmas scented candle
  • Buy some new Christmas pajamas
  • Make some hot chocolate with the little marshmallows

This will definitely get me started. I’m sure I’ll add some as we go along. And by the way, because it’s Crazy 2020, I’ve decided I can start my winter bucket list now. November 1st is fair game for the holiday season because let’s be honest, all the rules have been thrown out the window this year already.

Any other suggestions for me? Let me know in the comments. A couple of things, like seeing a Christmas play and attending a Christmas tree lighting or a Christmas Eve church service I left off just because I don’t know if they’ll be available this year between Covid and flu concerns.

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