Spring has sprung! And it’s time to set some goals for the new season. I thought about skipping Springtime Adventures (like I did during winter), but I decided that this might be the very BEST time to set some fun goals. So very much of life has tumped over lately due to COVID-19, but we can still opt to write out a simple list of things we want to do!
Yes, they’ll need to be home-centric. That’s okay. Home is exactly where we need to be right now! All the MORE reason to come up with some fun ideas!
Side note: Do you guys know the word “tump?” Or is it just a southern thing?
Here are the things I hope to do this spring:
Finish eating the chocolates from the Advent calendar I bought for my husband. I’m feeling pretty good about completing this one!
Tackle sourdough baking. Finally.
Write notes to people and mail them. Yes, I’ve set this goal before and have had ZERO success. BUT if ever there was a time to send happy greetings to folks, this is it!
Keep making progress learning French via Duolingo. I started this project several weeks ago for two reasons: To work my brain, and to prep for a trip to Europe this autumn. Sadly, that trip will most likely not happen now, and with all the crazy going on, I got out of the habit of daily lessons. You might be amused by this list of notifications I received over the last week! When I got the most recent (top) one today, I laughed, grabbed my phone, and did a couple of lessons!
Bake a caramel cake. This is one of my favorite cakes, and my mom makes it for me from time to time. I figure it’s time to learn to make it myself…even though I know she’ll still make it for me if I sweet talk her!
Bake homemade pop tarts. Because this “stay at home” thing is providing me extra time in my kitchen, and why not make these?
Tuck back into daily exercise, primarily Pilates with A Balanced Life. I love these 10-15 minute workouts! I also hope to do some walking before the heat really kicks in. (It was 92 degrees yesterday. TOO EARLY!) With all the therapeutic baking I’m doing these days, and for general/physical/mental health, exercise is going to be key! (Yes, that’s an affiliate link. I highly recommend signing up immediately!)
Print some photos from my son’s wedding. I’ve created/printed a photo album, but I want some prints for my photo ledge wall. I keep forgetting to do this! He and his sweet wife live far away, and I want to be able to see their faces every day, and I want to remember that beautiful day with beautiful photos.
I think that’s a good starting point! If I get super industrious, perhaps I’ll tackle two big closets that need my attention. I don’t anticipate any camping or travel, sadly, but we’ll see how all this plays out.
To see what some of my bloggy friends have on THEIR lists–you’ll be inspired, I promise!– hop over to Leslie’s site!