Filling The Bucket

I am excited to join Mama Kat today to share my winter bucket list.

I never look forward to the cold.  I’ve lived in the midwest my entire life.  I have experienced the seasons every year.  And, while I truly dislike being cold, there are so many things that I look forward to.

1) Read in front of the fireplace, bundled in my favorite blanket and drinking a warm mint mocha.

2) Have a snowball fight in the back yard with my boys.

3) Do a snow dance so we can all go sledding at Northview hill.

4) Travel Ohio once a month to watch Eli in his diving meets.  I cannot begin to express how excited I am for this!!!

5) Put some serious focus into the tribute book to my sister.  I tend to avoid things that are difficult for me and I’ve avoided this for long enough.

6) Start working on the scrapbook for my nephew that I promised my sister I would do.  Again, I avoid…

7) Reclaim my basement for my boys after my brother moves out.  Oh I cannot tell you how big the countdown for this is.  There will be a post devoted solely to that one day soon.  Let’s just say that this particular item is probably top on the bucket list for my boys.

8) Christmas, Christmas, Christmas!!!  I can hardly wait until after Thanksgiving to put up my outside lights and start decorating my home.  Every item in every box is a beautiful memory.  I turn into a blubbering baby – so emotional over what the holiday means to me.  Perhaps I’ll consider adding an artificial tree to the basement this year for the boys in celebration…

9) Read a lot.  I’m linked up with so many great websites where I get Kindle books for free or dirt cheap.  They are piling up on my Kindle almost daily.  There are so many amazing books staring me in my face every time I hit the on button.  I can’t wait to get to all of them!

10) Build some amazing memories over Christmas break.  The boys have an extended break this year due to one of the elementary schools moving during break.  I’m lucky enough to be off work for a week between Christmas and New Year’s because our offices close.  Add a few vacation days to that and now I’m off for 2-1/2 weeks with them!  I plan on making it the most fun filled with adventures and lazy days combined.

What will you do to make the best of the upcoming winter months?


About Brotherly Love

I am a mom, partner, teacher and a lover of life. I have two fabulous boys who define my life as I know it. One of my children has been diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder, Asperger's and anxiety disorder. I blog as much about him as I do about my life and the lives of my immediate family.
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3 Responses to Filling The Bucket

  1. Elastamom says:

    And a long overdue dinner with friends!!! 😉 Can you share some of those free sites with me? Just want to make sure I’m not missing any. 😉

  2. Debbi Henry says:

    It sounds like you will have a great winter. I must say number one, and number nine sound like Heaven to me!

    I’m really excited to hear more about number 5! You can do this! I know you can. If you ever need to, you can email me anytime!

    • Debbi I will be sure to send you drafts when I really get going on it. I want honest opinions and I know you will give them to me! I hope that I get to a lot of the reading too. I find myself doing so much more reading with my Kindle. I take it everywhere.

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