Welcome March ~ The Next 20…


For those of you who humor me and follow my meanderings and whimsy on my blog you know I’m working on a list of 60 things to do in my 60th year of life. Because I’m getting older and it might be a little difficult to complete all 60 in a years time I started early and I’m on my way already. You also need to know that cutting myself a lot of slack is something that has allowed me to be more content then I should be with myself. All that to say if I don’t get around to all 60 this year they’ll just fall to my 61st year!

The first 20 on the list are here. Here are the next 20.

21. Re-arrange some things that have been the same for 13 years in this old house.

22. Buy a Welsh Sideboard. I’ve wanted one for years.

23. Make and serve our Russian favorite recipes for family gatherings.

24. Find a couple new blogs to add to my favorites.

25. Clean out my closet.

26. Take some time to journal.

27. Invite someone new over for a meal.

28. Invite old friends over for a meal.

29. Meet Dear downtown for lunch.

30. Do some volunteer work.

31. Try baking a pie including the crust.

32. Bake cinnamon rolls from scratch.

33. Write some letters and mail them.

34. Surprise someone.

35. Get a manicure and pedicure.

36. Have more than one hour long massage.

37. Use my sewing machine.

38. Be brave enough to get a new generation phone.

39. Call Dear’s Aunts on their birthdays.

40. Try something new with my camera.

This isn’t as easy as I thought it might be.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

21 thoughts on “Welcome March ~ The Next 20…

  1. Number 36 is DEFINITELY a worthy pursuit! :o) The perfect pie crust is getting closer for me. I’m in awe of you for the thought of a new generation phone.

  2. Good morning, Ellen! Reading your list makes me smile because you are such a “real” person! πŸ™‚

    #22 and #26 are on my mental list of things to do too. #22 though is not in happening in the near future. You have a sewing machine?! Wow! I wouldn’t have guessed that, hehe! But again, I thought you might be a closet quilter/seamstress – you just hadn’t gotten around to letting us in our fiber pursuits. πŸ™‚

    Have a great day.

  3. Wish I could watch you accomplish some of those things. What fun you’ll have!

    Tip: the best cinnamon rolls and sticky buns I’ve ever made are by using the brioche dough recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Lethal deliciousness!

  4. I love the idea of making a list and I may follow you on this one. I remember Lovella’s Year of Jubilee and that I thought it was a brilliant idea.
    I think that #35 should appear a couple of times!

  5. Glad to see you’re still working on that list! Teresa, over at Meadowbrook Farm is a superb photographer and is currently giving advice on how to take better photos. (For those who have really nice camera equipment—not to include me.) Anyhoo, if you hop over to her blog, you might get some inspiration for your camera goal; and you might just want to add her to your blogroll! Voila! Kill two birds with one stone! Here’s her link;

  6. I’ve come to understand that we accomplish much when we have a plan and are intentional in that plan. I believe you will make it….doing them all this year! I hope you will keep us posted as you check them off

  7. Enjoy the journey along the way Ellen, I like your philosophy, that which you may not finish this year, can move along into the next…
    I could swear that you took that photo at my house with the fence…I’m not sure if you have seen my fence..it is so similar.
    Had a wonderful back massage today..it’s totally out of kink.

  8. I am loving your bucket list….I actually made one for myself this year….one thing a month. So far so good.
    I know that on your last list there was a meal out with MGCC…..this is the month….can’t wait to help you celebrate and scratch another thing off your list.

  9. Oh your list is fun to read Ellen ..and I was surprised to see a few of them listed. Glad we can help tick off your list. .we can’t wait.

  10. Well it looks like you’re well on your way to getting some of your bucket list done, but Ellen B., I have a difficult time believing you’ve never made a pie from scratch…including the crust. I have a delicious crust recipe I could share with you ;-). It’s light, flaky, and rolled out on a board covered in sugar…YUM!!!!

    xoxo cori g.

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