1. Cindy

    I sure miss our girls dinner! My summer goal (I don’t really have a spring one) is to spend one day a week with each set of grandchildren.

    • Me too, Cindy! Maybe if the weather’s warm enough, we can each get our own takeout and spread out in one of our yards. 🙂 That’s a beautiful summer goal. I can’t wait to hug my grandchildren again and sit in the same room talking and laughing.

    • Our weather has been cool, but now it is warming up. Of course, it is Utah, so it may well become cool again before it settles in to consistent warmth. I know what you mean about “who the heck knows” about any plans. I sure don’t! That’s why I kept my list pretty basic. I’m just happy when I can stand out in the yard and feel the sun on my face at this point. Take care Janis. Happy spring!

    • Thanks for the reminder, Lydia. Sometimes I forget that not everyone is in the same season. I know what you mean about not making a lot of plans. My bucket list is pretty basic this season for that very reason. Most of us are taking things day by day or minute by minute at this point.

  2. It’s finally Spring in Texas so I spent 2 hours in my pool today and I’m going to be weeding my flowerbeds tomorrow. I love this time of year. We went for a short walk after dinner which was nice. Sounds like you have a plan!

    • That sounds lovely, Rita. I love this time of year. It’s not quite pool weather here, but the sun sure feels good. It’s nice to be able to take a walk without a jacket. Happy spring!

  3. Loved reading your spring list Christie, you have it all planned out and good for you! Autumn is here now and we are enjoying the cooler days and nights but still sunshine in the garden.
    I’ve changed my wardrobe over from summer to winter clothes and that’s always a big job, although I’k not going out much so not wearing much except leggings and tshirts. #mlstl

    • I love the fall, Debbie, but for now I am happy to have spring. It’s been a rough winter for many reasons, and spring truly feels like a new beginning. At least for now, it sounds as if our wardrobes are pretty similar–leggings and t-shirts! Enjoy the sunshine in your garden. That sounds lovely.

    • We’re very excited about the house, Jennifer. We just got a date for the final walk-through. It’s been strange to be so far away during the building process and unable to visit much in person as the finish work was happening because of the pandemic. The work has continued though, which is nice, and they’ve sent us lots of pictures.

  4. Hi Christie – it’s funny, after hearing your Monday video posts, I now hear your voice when I read this! I liked your list – very do-able (except for that pesky jigsaw!) and I also loved how finishing and furnishing your home came under relationships – perfect because that’s what a “home” is defined by.
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 😊

    • I love that you hear my voice in my writing, Leanne. That’s what I like about video; you see another side of that person. I’m getting close on the jigsaw–it might actually happen this time. 🙂 After I published this post yesterday, we got a message from the builder wanting to schedule the final walk-through for next month. We picture this home as a place family and friends will visit often and fill with laughter and conversation. Here’s hoping! I hope you are enjoying the start of autumn.

  5. I’m not doing a bucket list this Autumn but love how beautifully balanced yours is – and completely achievable. I look forward to reading about your progress. #MLSTL Oh, I especially love how the home closure is under relationships.

  6. I love that you put your meditation practice under joy. And I hope that you’re jigsaw puzzle is what you need it to be…whether you finish it or not.

    • Thanks Jennifer. Meditation has made a huge difference in my mindfulness, which leads to a sense of ease and joy. I’m finally making progress on the puzzle. I think I might just get it done before next Halloween! I bought it in the fall two years ago, and the picture is a haunted house. Kind of funny to be working on it in the spring, but I’m determined to get it done. I hope all the pieces are still there. 🙂

  7. Like your reference to a kinder, gentler season. My spring list (unpublished) is very pandemic-heavy. More cooking, jigsaw puzzle, on-line yoga.

    BTW, we’ve been doing our regular monthly dining club as a Zoom connect. Everyone gets their own dinner (and wine) and we sit around the table talking. It’s been fun…. requires a but of “who’s up to talk” since there’s 14 of us. One time it was in order of who joined the club 1st to last…. next was last to first. Next one, I’m doing it based on “Brady Bunch slot” on my screen. The 14 people fill 9 boxes (some are like us – a couple in one box), so my screen resembles the Brady bunch layout.

    Congrats on keeping the house build moving along. Our landscaping (final aspect of the garage build) is 4 weeks behind schedule. Doesn’t sound too bad until you realize that planting things in 85 degree temps is not conducive to them surviving. Doing it from a distance is not helping…every time I talk to him, the “we’re doing X on Y” timing moves. Maybe this last one (today’s call – plantings on Saturday and Monday) will be truth?

    • The Zoom connect sounds lovely, Pat–the next best thing to having dinner together in person. That may be how we end up having our girls dinner for May.

      We are starting to talk landscaping at our new place as well. Since we won’t close with the builder until it’s done, I’m hoping there is a sense of urgency to stay on schedule. I hope you have plants soon!

  8. We are expecting a high of 93* today. And I have broken out the shorts this week once already. Thank goodness, we are in quarantine!! The world should not be subjected to these legs and shorts right now.

    I have the frame almost done around my jigsaw puzzle but cannot find 2 pieces that will complete the perimeter. Have been checking the litter box!! Good luck on getting your puzzle done.

    PC really dislikes running but he has been running with me!! We had signed up for 2 5Ks, one cancelled and one postponed. Would LOVE to get back to running 3 miles regularly. So let’s cheer each other on for that and our puzzles!

    • Wow–93 degrees! That sounds like skipping straight to summer to me. Funny that you mentioned you are missing two pieces from the perimeter of your puzzle, because I am too. I keep hoping they will magically appear as I finish the rest of the inside. As for the running, I need some cheering on. For the last two weeks, I’ve managed one 3-mile run a week, but going that long in between, each run feels like starting over. I need to get some consistency going. My 10K is scheduled for September, so I’m holding out hope that it will go as scheduled.

  9. Hi Christie, thanks so much for joining in my 7-day Healthy Eating for Life Challenge and I hope you have found some takeaway points to help. We are heading into Autumn (Fall) where I live but the weather is at it’s best at this time of year. I haven’t been able to run with my Saturday Sisters but I’ve been trying to maintain some running so I don’t have to build up again. I’m sure you will achieve your goal for running – perhaps that is another challenge for us! Thanks for linking up at #MLSTL and sharing your goals and thoughts. Take care xx

    • Hello Sue! I’ve taken a few points from each day of the challenge, so I really appreciate that. I’m sure you miss your Saturday Sisters. I typically run alone, so that hasn’t been an adjustment for me. What has been a challenge is not having the indoor track at the gym for a fall-back if the weather isn’t cooperating. Spring is very unpredictable in Utah. And, if I’m honest, my motivation is lacking. Once I get out there, I love it. On the weekends, I always manage to get out. But during the week, by the time I finish work, I just can’t seem to get going. I’m still working out most days–just not very intense. I’m trying to find the balance between being gentle with myself and pushing myself to go a little harder. Enjoy the fall. It’s one of my favorite seasons. Take care, and I’ll see you online for today’s challenge.

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