Have You Emptied Your Summer Bucket (List) Yet?

Time for a mid-summer check in on how the organized bucket list is going.  Did organizing the list help?


The answer: It helped some but my summer bucket list is far from finished.

My list contains 50 items, 10 per category. So far….I’ve completed 12 items. Only 38 more items to go!

Oops.  I did not expect to complete all the items but I’m still trying.

My Completed Items: 

Family Fun:

Most of the completed items hail from this category.

  1. Go on Family Vacation (We went to Duluth, MN!)
  2. Visit Family in Oklahoma (Last Weekend)
  3. Celebrate the Fourth of July With Family (We went to my niece’s house)
  4. Go swimming at the local pool

Around The House:

  1. Do tea towel/dish cloth inventory in kitchen (though I didn’t replace old ones as we had enough even with removing the yucky ones)
  2. Replace all or some shades (We replaced the shades in J’s room and the living room)

By Myself:

  1. Sit on the front porch (read my books there) ONGOING
  2. Embrace the slower pace of the days ONGOING on day’s off work
  3. Eat too much saltwater taffy (Definitely DONE)

Random Summer Things:

  1. Go out for snow cones/ice cream (We’ve had snow cones, joined in the free slurpee fun, and just last night had hot fudge sundaes from McDonald’s as it was national hot fudge sundae day)

Food And Drink:

  1. Make A Strawberry Ice Box Cake (We weren’t fans of this dessert.)
  2. Kool-Aid sherbet (Fun but it’s still sitting in the basement freezer)

Currently Working On The Following Items:

  1. Artwork/Interest on wall above kitchen sink. Decided to add a mural of a window because I want a window so a picture of a window would be the next best thing, right?
  2. Planning a visit down to Prairie State Park…soon
  3. Planning out a new garden area for the yard. Location decided. Now to determine plants
  4. Have an idea to stain the deck blue

The Rest:

We’ll see what happens as summer progresses.  And I don’t want to discount the spontaneous unplanned summer fun. After all, some of those times are the best of summer.  Movies, walks around the block, nice mornings spent outside at work, quiet afternoons at home.

Did you make a summer bucket list? How’s your list going? And remember summer doesn’t officially end until September 21st!


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7 thoughts on “Have You Emptied Your Summer Bucket (List) Yet?

  1. Deanna

    We did not make a summer bucket list. This summer was all about a whole lot of relaxing as last summer was a total craze fest. It’s hot here in AZ, so most things for us are indoor type things, and most things we do are new to us, or new enough still, that it’s an adventure.

    If you’re looking to buy new dish towels at some point, I wholly recommend the ones from Trader Joe’s, the cloth type ones from World Market, and definitely IKEA ones. I’ve been weeding out all others when the timing is right 🙂 I’m not doing any of the ones that are terry cloth like, or ones with looped threads – I always have huge snags, for whatever reason with those.

    Funny – I have not seen any taffy here in AZ 🙁

    Look forward to seeing a picture of your window above your sink 🙂

    1. Jean Post author

      Relaxing in the summer sounds perfect to me! Seems like you are settling right into your new home in Arizona. Thanks for giving me another reason to go to Trader Joe’s. I’ve not been there in a while, need to get out that way.

  2. Rebecca L Knox

    Good job, Jean! You’re coming right along! I haven’t checked my list in a while. I need to do that. I know that I’m making progress, but don’t expect that I’ll get everything checked off. I do like the idea of the categories. I need to remember that when making my autumn bucket list. Can’t wait to meet you at Prairie State Park! See you soon! 🙂
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    1. Jean Post author

      Thanks! I was glad to get that visit to down to see you & your park checked off the list. Had such a good time! Thank you again for showing me around 🙂

  3. Diane

    It was National Hot Fudge Sundae Day?!! What? How did I miss that! 😉 Can we have do-overs?!
    Jean… I should have a made a plan for my summer like you did. Next year! Truly it really is a terrific idea and look at all the things you’re doing!!!


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