I am definitely a country girl that loves to garden, quilt, preserve, hunt, and read. I love my family more than anything in the world. I live with my husband of fifty years. We have a son, daughter, granddaughter and grandson. We live on a 500+ acre farm in Virginia with about 75 cows & bulls, thirty chickens, and three dogs.
I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning up and cleaning out! I started with the upstairs foyer where I have my own little library. I had books in four different rooms and decided to go through them and keep those I haven’t read and those that I can read over and over. The rest will go to friends, local library and Goodwill.
Oh my, I just realized I still have a shelf full of books in our storage room on gardening, landscaping, decor, crafting, beekeeping, and heaven only knows what else. Guess I better find some big boxes because I know there’s a lot of those that will have to go!!!
This morning’s chores are done, and I’ve been organizing a closet and packing up clothes I haven’t worn in two years and donating them. While doing that I thought you should do something like this at least once a month and my life my become a bit simpler. This is what I came up with, my 2023 Bucket List. I do love a challenge!!
BUCKET LIST FOR 2023
Clean out one closet, chest, dresser once a month for a year.Donations are wanted everywhere.
Go somewhere that you’ve never been in your area once a month. Take a photo to commemorate the daytrip’s.
Call a long distant friend or family member once a month.
Put a certain amount into your savings account ($5, $10, 25, $50, whatever you can afford) once a month.
Write a handwritten “thank-you” note to someone once a month.
Thoroughly clean one room in the house once a month for the year.Organize, decorate, or change things up.
Read 24 books in 52 weeks. This may be a challenge with all that’s on this list.
Make a list of 10 small things that you enjoy doing, and make sure that you do at least one of those things once a month.Make something creative.
Have a picnic with your better half once a month.
Go for a good walk once a week with your hubby, kids, grandchildren, dog or friend.
Try making a new recipe once a month.
Grow something new in the greenhouse once a month from April through September.