There’s a Hole in My Bucket Hodgepodge

1. Three things on your spring bucket list? If you don’t have an actual list that’s fine, pretend you do.

  1. Sell our home 2. Buy a new home 3. Be moved into our new home by the time Spring is over. This is my reality bucket list. Any other time in life it would be filled with things like travel here and travel there…

2. Where do you find rest? What restores your soul? When was the last time you did whatever it was you answered here?

Going to church on Sunday restores my soul, especially communion Sundays. I also need a day in between very busy days to have no agenda. All this moving crunch has messed with my soul restoration time but…it is well with my soul nevertheless.

3. April is National Celery Month. Who knew? Do you like celery? What’s your favorite dish made with celery? On a veggie and dip platter which would you reach for first-carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumbers or cherry tomatoes?

Celery is okay especially with peanut butter spread on it. A Bloody Mary with a celery stalk in it is good, too. My first go to on a veggie tray would be cucumbers. Mirepoix (celery, carrots and onions) is a great base for lots of dishes.

4. I read here eight things to do before 8 am to make your day less hectic-Start one load of laundry, drink water, empty the dishwasher, read your Bible, know what you’re having for dinner, get dressed, brain dump (two lists-one what you’re thankful for and one what’s weighing on your mind), and after the brain dump make your to-list for the day

How many of these are you currently doing? Which one do you think would help the most if you added it to your early morning routine?

I like this list of things to do but for a retired person this doesn’t have to be done by 8. I think if I do this list by 9 or 10 am it would be sweet! And because we are retired some of the things on the list aren’t critical like starting a load of laundry.

5. Describe the view from your window.

This is the view from my laptop spot on my family room couch.

Patio covers up and my patio furniture all set out with my privacy fence in the background. Leaves beginning to appear on the huge maple that looms above my patio covers. Sweet bleeding hearts blooming in a container just outside our “french doors” that exit to our deck.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

I’m apologizing ahead of time for not visiting other hodgepodge posts in a timely fashion. Today is our outdoor work day to get the house ready for open houses before we hightail it out of here to Eastern Washington on Thursday. I mow, Dear weed wacks. So far we only have one house to look at in Colville on this trip. We are hoping for more houses to come on the market that we look forward to seeing. Time will tell. What’s great is that we get to see and enjoy our eastern Washington kids including dear little Addy May while we are in Colville. It’s been a while…

Spring is finally blooming here in our yard and in western Washington in general. How’s Spring doing in your corner?

Linking up to Hodgepodge Wednesday with Jo at From This Side of the Pond. She asks the questions and we answer them.

20 thoughts on “There’s a Hole in My Bucket Hodgepodge

  1. I love your tulip pics. We visited the Skagitt area last May and I follow Roozengard on Insta. So pretty! Good luck with all the move logistics. It’s not easy.

  2. Oh my goodness – you have so much on your plate right now! Praying the open house is a success and that you have safe travels and good luck with your house search in Colville. Enjoy your Grand-little time! xo Karen

  3. I’m with you on that list not needing to be done by eight. My goodness! Sounds like it’s all go in your corner. Wishing you the perfect house to view this time. Enjoy Addy. B x

  4. I can relate to your comment about ‘restoration time’. With the move into the log house last Saturday, the ‘routine’ has certainly been turned upside down … but like you, I am managing to keep a positive attitude about it … keeping the big picture in mind! Good luck with the house hunting!

  5. Hello, great answers. I love the tulips and your view from the couch. I hope all goes well for the sale of your home. It is great being retired, no lists are necessary for me. Except maybe a shopping list. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  6. Keeping your house sale and new house purchase in my prayers. I do like PB with my celery however I forgot about a Bloody Mary, that’s always good. I like your view.

  7. Hello Ellen, I see you’re on the move in more ways than one! All the best with your house sale and finding the perfect home to buy in the right location…much closer to that sweet little grandchild of yours! I pray you will be enjoying plenty of soul restoration time very soon.

  8. God and church too are my answer to number 2.
    Never even heard of celery month and yes I do like it, especially with some peanut butter down the center of it.
    Hope all goes well with the sale of your house and your move into a new one.

  9. Your spring bucket list is short and to the point this year. All important things! Still praying that the Lord directs your path!

    It looks like spring has sprung here. The forsythia has bloomed and now the yellow blossoms are falling off. Leaves are spring forth on all of our trees. The lilacs appeared this week. But does it feel like spring yet? Not. At. All.

    Enjoy your time in Colville! (I feel sure that you will!)

  10. I love your answer for what restores your soul! I am looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for you when it comes to your new home.

  11. Yikes, my only goal before 8 a.m. is COFFEE and to be awake enough to greet my dayhome families without looking like I just rolled out of bed! LOL. Love your view out the patio doors. And praying that all your spring bucket list items easily and efficiently!

  12. It’s lovely not to have to do anything before 8 a.m. if that is your choice! Wishing you every bit of good luck in finding a perfect new home (would be nice if you could take that window view with you!, but you’ll find another just as good).

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