Springtime Adventures

Springtime Adventures

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!

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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:

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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!

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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!

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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!

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12 thoughts on “Springtime Adventures

    1. Yesterday! We have had to delay 2 trips and Leighanne’s graduation. We have no idea what that will look like. And—that actual photo thing—I finally sat down and ordered prints in January. I’ll need to do it again soon—Leighanne’s senior pics.

  1. Glad to see you know your priorities (chocolate!). I have got to get moving…since my Y closed so no Country LIne Dancing class. 🙁 My husband just left to go on a bike ride, and I’m still in my pj’s. And it’s 2 p.m. Good thing we live in the country. Waiting for this south Georgia weather to cool down this week so I can ride my horse. It got warm too soon!!!

    1. This WEATHER!!! My goodness. We’re okay in the shade with a breeze, so we’ve been spending more time on the front porch. That’s been one advantage of this crazy time! One reason I’m enjoying The Balanced Life is because I can do it inside…and quickly! And it’s all about grace over guilt! (I guess that’s several reasons!) Anyway, those of us without horses have to find SOME way to exercise! Hugs to you, friend!

      1. Well, I tell you what…when this craziness is over, and it cools down again, you come visit and we’ll go ride!!

  2. Sound like you are still finding things to do despite the stay at home mandates! I’ve been working like crazy on house projects (as you well know!)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Laura! I’m not sure how much healthier the homemade pop tarts will be, but I’ll bet they’ll be tastier! I’ll keep you posted! (Fewer weird ingredients, I bet.)

  3. Ha-ha, you!!! I got a kick out of the advent calendar and the Duolingo reminders. My reminders are for practicing my Spanish, which has fallen off terrible since I’ve retired. I am never around the same sweet bilingual babies that I loved so much at school. So I don’t practice much.

    Looking forward to following along on your baking…especially the sourdough bread. I have my grandmother’s yeast starter and have struggled to keep it going. Renewed the yeast last week and it finally seemed somewhat alive. Hoping to bake bread for Easter.

    We have been just awful about exercising through this pandemic. But hope that we can get going with some videos on YouTube I found for us to do with small hand weights. We are walking but barely!!

    Look forward to seeing what you do with your son’s wedding photos. Maybe a couple of canvas prints would be nice.

    Thanks for joining me!!

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