Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Look at me posting this before December – woohoo! Can you even believe it’s the last day of November, though? What a whirlwind of a month, no?
Who is ready to eek out all of the December goodness? I am also going to really be focusing on how to make my January something to treasure and not dread. It’s the hardest month of the year for me.
This year I thought I would do a December-specific Bucket List. I did well with my summer and fall lists and I think the whole point of these lists is to be intentional and joyous in a particular season of life.
-Attend a holiday concert for Jack’s music group at his college.
-Attend my school’s annual madrigal dinner – it is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and support one of my students in the group. I have plans to attend with Erica.
-Attend Tom’s work party and wear one of my new sparkly pieces.
-Attend my work party – it is a very casual affair after school on the last day before break but last year it was a hoot.
-Wear all the plaid, sparkly, velvet garb that I own.
-Go to a Christmas pop up bar downtown. I have got to make this happen. It is like Christmas threw up and they have seasonal drinks in fun holiday cups and a few snacks on the menu, too.
-Make my family’s pink merengue cookies! I love making these for my sisters because they hold special memories for us.
-take my time wrapping and watching a Christmas movie
-go to as many little events around town that I can – many of our little shopping areas have festive events.
-make a new Christmas cocktail. I am thinking about making it Lindsay’s White Cranberry Cosmo! Also, I bought a bag of cranberries to sugar and freeze.
-enjoy J and M at home from college on December 15.
-go ice skating – hopefully at our little pop up Christmas village but if not at the normal skating rink. I grew up ice skating on the lake that we lived on. I love ice skating but haven’t done it in years.
-celebrate Christmas as a family of four – I need to decide on our meals.
-celebrate with my side of the family – we decided to have a pasta party and have several types of pasta and pasta bakes, salad, and garlic bread so that will be fun.
-celebrate with Tom’s side of the family and decide on the food.
I know I am forgetting a few things. What’s on your December bucket list?