I love new adventures. Now that I'm getting a little older, it seems like time is passing by at an alarming rate, and I haven't done so many things! You know... the kind of things you see other people doing on reality TV, in magazines, brochures and advertisements that look just plain fun or interesting. No, I'm not going the "Survivor" route. I'm not that brave! I'm taking the route more along the lines of Martha Stewart's "Good Things."
So after much deliberating and reading a ton of blogs (check out the blogs I'm following!), I have decided I am not going to just read about the fun and interesting things others are doing. I am going to try some things for myself! Not too long ago a movie called "The Bucket List" came out and the title became a buzz word for people who wanted to experience new things in life, but they had never taken the chance. Now I haven't been diagnosed with a terminal disease or anything like that-- I've just started considering the fact that over the years since college, marriage, raising kids, and work have required so much of my attention (not complaining, just saying), I have let the adventurous side of me recede into the background. With time flying by, I decided to get back to me.
Over the last few weeks, I have spent some time looking at other cool blogs to see what others are up to, and I have been inspired. While I like the name "Bucket List," I think it really sounds so cold and final. So, I came up with the idea of a making a "Basket List" of those things I want to try. Nothing way out there, but here's what I've come up with so far:
Learn to bake fresh Bread (I found a number of mouth-watering recipes in a book, "Bread Alone" written by Judith Ryan Hendricks--the story's good too!)
Finish my Tablecloth quilt (I have been working on it for at least 5 years!) (pictures and directions to follow soon!)
Collect Vintage Aprons
(maybe even make a few)
Get back into scrapbooking
Make a new recipe dish every week (I collect cookbooks and have built up quite a collection)
Teach my son and daughter to cook
Take another Cake decorating class
Spend more time bike riding
Learn to speak Spanish
Learn to garden
Paint and decorate our master bedroom!
And I know it's a little eccentric, but I want to buy the Partridge Family Lunch Box I have been admiring for so long! lol
I have a ton of other ideas, but as one of my favorite movie characters once sang, "Let's start at the very beginning....a very good place to start!" What's on your "Basket List"?
I am another girl on the journey to abundant living! So, come along with me through the peaks and valleys of our daily walk, and I'm sure as we laugh and cry together we'll discover we really are kindred spirits!