Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bucket list.....2009

Wow, can you believe 2008 has flown by! And here we sit, awaiting the arrival of 2009. Why, just yesterday, we were waiting for Y2K.....and wondering if the computer world (and everything controlled by them) would screech to a halt.

Well, in my relaxation and rest AFTER the holidays.....I decided, by the way, that I did far too much rushing pre-holiday.....FAR, FAR too much. I know I need to plan better, but who could have known that I would be spending so much time in doctor's offices and in physical therapy???? NOT a good combination with December's calendar! I'm hoping January and February hold far fewer medical appts!

But back to the post (I have to remind myself to stay on task.....)

I was thinking about New Year's resolutions and the negative connotations they hold for so many of us. So I thought to myself, that just having a few goals would be good. Nothing set too firmly in stone, but a rally for improvement, for bettering my world, and making my home and household a better haven. So I decided to create a Bucket List for 2009. Wanna play?
My bucket list is a list I am beginning so I can keep track of what I've accomplished and what I still want to do before year's end. And you know the first thing on my bucket list? Buy buckets!! I decided on Christmas morning that buckets would better hold all the fun things I had intended to put into stockings for my family. But the stockings overflowed....they almost busted...and the size was just all wrong. Besides, I couldn't find all the cute little monogrammed bags that my mother in law had made for us a few years ago. And if I had found them all, my daughter in law still would not have one, since she wasn't in the family when they were made. So on my list is buckets.......cute little buckets with everyone's name on them. And have them ready by Oct!
Also on my bucket list is to reach my 100th post, when I will feature a big GIVEAWAY. That should happen about mid February, I'm guessing.
And I 've also decided that if I want to add to my Bucket List as 2009 progresses, that that is just OK......or if I want to remove an item from my Bucket List 2009, then that will work also. I no longer want to feel overwhelmed, too rushed, time crunched or otherwise cranky and irritable. You know that feeling well, I am sure.
So what else is in my Bucket List? Well, let's see, finish the few lingering projects in my kitchen re-do, like a new light fixture, the altering of my kitchen window valances and new blinds. Then I'm getting a new dishwasher, so hopefully that will happen soon. And those curtains need to go back up in the den, along with new blinds. I'd like to paint the hall bathroom, and spiff that area up. I'd like to get the drapes done in my master bedroom, too. Neglected long enough.
I'd like to read a book a month, at least, and read my Bible regularly.
I'd like to write more thank you notes....and notes of encouragement. Send me your address and I'll write to you! ;)
And the last thing I have on my mind tonight is to get back to my walking program and eating well. I've had way too much Christmas cheer and calories.....sigh. But I know how good it will make me feel! So join me, won't you?
Make your Bucket List and let's share with one another and remember to keep each other accountable.....
Let me know what's on your list.
Image above is from Google Images....I just typed in Cute Bucket....haha. I'm nothing if not ingenious! Happy New Year!


Jill Scott said...

I love this! If I were your neighbor, would you make me some buckets too? This inspires me to keep a bucket of sorts for all my accomplishments. They are too easy to forget about, so why not remember them by putting them in something pretty. Genious. Thank you for the Southern INSPIRATION!

Bo said...

This is a wonderful idea...my bucket list has become shorter & shorter the older I get but I do have some goals to reach for...I'll have to think on this. Happy New Year! ;-) BO

Cathy said...

Suzanne, great idea! I'll have to work on my list and get back with you. I would love to volunteer at the cancer center, so I guess that would be one thing on my bucket list.

Happy and Healthy 2009 to you and your family!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I just discovered your beautiful blog..I hadn't thought about calling it a "bucket" list..I think in between legos with the grandson this evening, I'll work on the "bucket" list..Happy New Year!!
hugs ~lynne~

Charm and Grace said...

May you have a 2009 filled with blessings!

Happy New Year,

Paula said...

I like the idea of a bucket list. I know one thing that I want to do is call my mother and grandmother more often. It only takes a minute and it would mean a lot to both to get a quick call each day. I'll have to think about some other things for my list.

Rue said...

Happy New Year Suzanne!

This is a terrific idea. My list is to get back in shape (round isn't the shape I'm going for LOL), get the new house put together before spring (lol), and buy Christmas presents early. I did that this year and it was so much easier.

It's good to be back :)


Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

We just watched the Bucket List for the first time this past week, and said - we need to sit down with the kids and do this. We have done similar things but it's great to stay on purpose. So glad I found you this year through blogging and can't wait to see all your inspiration in '09.

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S said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! Love the idea of making a Bucket List, I'm just now catching up with my everyday list! Ha!