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    • Yes, Dee, I’m either getting better at keeping up with my list, or I’ve made the lists easier over time. 🙂 I love this pic too. It makes me smile whenever I see it. I jumped the gun by a day with my bucket list post, but Tuesday is the day I usually post something, and the planner in me wouldn’t let me wait a day.

  1. It’s Winter down here in Oz and I’ve just ticked “getting my first Winter cold” off the bucket list! Feeling a bit rubbish today, so it was nice to immerse myself in your Summer activities and the lovely photos. You seem to be having a great time and keeping fit and happy – both good things xx
    Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I’ve shared on my SM 🙂

  2. I am so impressed! I made a summer bucket list as well, but didn’t fare nearly so well. Thank you for reminding me that we still have another month. For some reason I always think summer is over on Labor Day, but that’s just not true!
    Good for you for all your accomplishments! #MSTL

    • Labor Day always does feel like the end of summer. Where I live, the kids have all gone back to school, so that just enforces the feeling. However, I’m clinging to every last week to accomplish the things I had planned for summer. Enjoy this next month and good luck on your summer bucket list!

  3. My bucket list of sorts for this summer was short. Do more. I am disabled and wanted to get out of my recliner more, plant a garden, go places, have a life. So, I thought just saying I wanted to Do More would help. It has. I planted tomatoes, and ate some of the best tomatoes ever! I went to Savannah, GA, a trip of about 350 miles from my house. I had a blast. While I was there, I went on a walking ghost tour. I took my walker, and it worked out. I was exhausted, but enjoyed it immensely! I am still going to Do More.

    • I love that, Karen–do more. Aren’t garden tomatoes the best? I am going to eat one for lunch today, and I’m already looking forward to it. My husband and I met a friend in Savannah a few years back. It’s a beautiful little city. I’m glad you enjoyed your tour. I hope you enjoy doing more for this final month of summer.

  4. You’re crossing off things left and right – great job! I didn’t do a ton on my list, but I still have a month to cross off maybe two or three more things, so not too bad. Fall is my favorite so I need to start thinking about my bucket list for then.

    -Lauren

  5. Christie, I definitely need to re-look at my summer bucket list! I’m running out of summer days. Is it cheating to switch things up late in the summer…. adding the summer foods (corn on the cob, soft serve ice cream, home grown tomatoes, and s’mores…no not all at the same time) or eating outdoors (on your list but wasn’t on my list & should have been) and dropping something I forgot to do? LOL.

  6. What a wonderful Summer you have had Christie and you are smashing your bucket list. I like the idea of breakfast outside and as a runner I know that you will be getting excited as your race draws closer. I have my last half marathon for the year in a couple of weeks and then I’m off to Alaska/Canada for a well earned rest. Thanks for sharing your bucket list and snippets of your life with us at #MLSTL and have a beautiful week. xx

    • Wow, Alaska and Canada–that will be quite a change from the Australian climate. Have you been there before? Larry and I have been to Alaska twice now. It’s beautiful country. My mother lived in Fairbanks, Alaska as a young bride back in the 1950s. Boy, does she have some stories! Good luck on your race and safe travels!

  7. Hi Christie, I love reading of your activities and I am in awe of all you manage to achieve. I think the act of keeping track this way is a great idea and helps you process just what you are doing. Life is good! #mlstl

    • Life is good, Debbie. The bucket list is a fun way to ensure that I am devoting some time and energy to my values (health, joy, learning, relationships). Thank you for the encouragement!

  8. Hi Christie, I’m so impressed with your accomplishments this summer! My goals are coming along pretty well, with a more balanced work/self-care schedule at the top of the list. I love morning walks, too, and work them in a couple of times a week. It won’t be long and the weather will be too cold for me to venture out! I have someone helping me with my site speed right now, as that has also been high on the priority list. #MLSTL

    • Hello Candi. Balancing work and self-care is always tricky. Good for you for making that a priority. There is something about the morning air that is just fresher and more invigorating than later in the day. Of course, in a hot summer like we’re having where I live, morning is almost the only time it’s cool enough to stay out for long anyway. It’s hard to believe we’ll be talking about how cold it is before too long! Good luck with your site speed work and your other goals. Enjoy the last of this summer!

  9. Really great on your Health and Fitness category, Christie. Like you said, this is the “formal exercise” part and you sound like you stay generally active:) Reading your post put the “Morning Walks” foremost in my mind. When I was working I ALWAYS did an early walk before my shower. I now walk at different times throughout the day. You reminded me how good it felt to start my day outside and by myself. I will incorporate this back even once or twice into my week. Your Kindness intention also surprises me since this seems very much a part of who you are, Christie. Gorgeous photos!

    • Hello Erica. Thank you for the encouraging words. I do love a good morning walk, though it’s sometimes hard to get in with all the other things I love to do in the quiet mornings before I go to work. When it comes to kindness, I consider myself a kind person, but there is definitely room for improvement, and the world needs all the kindness it can get these days, so I’m trying a little harder. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I hope you are have a lovely day!

  10. Great progress. Can’t wait to hear how the run went. I am thinking a 10K is about 8 miles. Would like to try that someday. Working on getting the pain in my behind eased with physical therapy and then I hope I can get back to running.

    What beautiful settings you had for your hikes. That crystal clear water made for a stunning photo.

    Glad your blog audit went well. I am resisting Gutenberg and hoping it will just go away. I really disliked the set up on the one day I accidentally tried it. Not sure what the benefits of the block style is.

    Great idea to put a reminder for acts of kindness onto your to-do list. Going to-do that right now!

    • Thanks for the encouragement, Leslie. A 10K is 6.2 miles. It’s my favorite distance for a race–long enough that I feel like I’ve accomplished something, but not so long that training takes over my life. I hope you can get your pain eased and get out on the road again soon. I am blessed to live in a beautiful state with so many hiking options close by. I am getting used to Gutenberg, but there’s definitely a learning curve. Enjoy these final weeks of summer. Before you know it, we’ll be posting our fall lists.

  11. Wow! You are doing a FANTASTIC job with accomplishing everything on your summer bucket list. I love your family picture with everybody in the water at the shoreline! That’s definitely one to frame and display. And your new running shoes…nice! Good luck on your 10K. Sounds like you are well-prepared for it already. I am most interested in your Learning & Growth section. As a true green rookie in the blogging world, I have so much to learn. I clicked over to read about the Gutenberg Ninja course. Everything just seems so overwhelming to me now, but I know I need to do something to improve my blogging knowledge soon. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks Gale. I love that family photo. It was such a special time and a real opportunity to get the whole family together. I understand your trepidation when it comes to the tech side of blogging. It definitely doesn’t come natural to me either. MaAnna has been a real help to me. Good luck!

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