1. jodie filogomo

    When I was doing the bucket list on the blog, I felt way more productive. It just seems better to have it written somewhere and then go back and see what you accomplished.
    We have been trying to take walk most evenings, and that’s good for our health and being outside.

    • I do find the written bucket list helps me get more done — even just more of the fun things I want to make time for. I love walking outside. You get the physical activity and the benefits of being in nature. Enjoy these last few weeks of summer Jodie!

    • It really was a wonderful time with the family. They’re all growing up so fast, we have to take advantage of every opportunity. I hope you enjoy the books. I’d love to hear what you think.

  2. Hi Christie, I love how you have included Joy in your Summer bucket list. We can’t always achieve everything on our list when we want, to but at least they are documented. Your family holiday was lovely and I enjoyed your post about it. I would love to go hiking with you, wouldn’t that be fun? Thank you for joining us and being part of the #MLSTL community and enjoy the last few weeks of Summer. xx

    • Thanks Sue. I am determined to visit Australia one day, and when I do, we definitely need to meet IRL. If we go for a hike or a run together, all the better! I forget–are you in winter now? Whichever season it is, enjoy!

  3. I have to commend you on these bucket list accomplishment! I recently started walking with a friend on Wednesday mornings, she even walks one of my dogs for me! We usually get in an hour and lots of girl talk! I will have to come back and finish sharing to Pinterest and my Mix account–not going through!

    • Thank you for the encouragement, Terri. Walking the dogs with a friend sounds wonderful. It’s been so hot and smoky here, I haven’t been able to spend as much time outdoors as I would like. Enjoy these last few weeks of summer!

  4. I did not make a summer bucket list but you’ve reminded me that I haven’t visited a single farmer’s market all summer!! We have some good ones near me and fortunately it’s not too late. Thanks for the reminder!! #MLSTL

  5. Love your list items! Mine are less impressive, but fun! I want to go play Bingo again, and I want to screw up the courage to drive a wheelchair cart to shop at WalMart. Weird, I know.

  6. You’re doing great with your summer list, Christie. I think when we write things down, we’re more likely to do them. I’m hanging on to summer for another month. It’s so great to be outside with t-shirts and shorts or summer dresses.

  7. I love how you’re meeting all your goals Christie – and that your goals are so diverse. They say variety is the spice of life – and if that’s the case then you have spice by the bucketload! Good on you for having all your health checks up to date – I’m on top of mine too and it feels good not having any that I need to get on with.
    #MLSTL 🙂

    • Thanks Leanne. I love having these seasonal bucket lists. They feel more manageable and help me make sure I’m spending my time on the things that I value. I do feel good about the health checks.

  8. Well done on ticking off your goals Christie, it’s fabulous to read your journey. I must say I have just read Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine and really enjoyed it. I read What Alice Forgot ages ago and loved it. Sharing from #mlstl

  9. I don’t have a bucket list but need one to keep me on track. Summer has gone by so fast and there is still so much I want to do. You have had a very productive month good for you.

    • Time does have a way of getting away from us, doesn’t it? August has been a busy, but enjoyable month for me. I’ll be looking for a more restful September. We’ll see if that happens. 🙂

  10. Great progress! I had a few summer projects on my list — and some ‘hopes’. I completed my projects, added a few new ones — but my ‘hopes’ not so much: finish my non-profit related book and my book of reflections, and make progress on my novel. I’ve been reluctant to write my ‘bucket list’ because I’m still working on relaxing into my next phase and not returning to a workaholic life approach. Thanks for the reminder to keep moving…

    • I understand that need for balance, Janet. As one who easily gets caught up in the planning and thinking, forgetting to live in the moment, I’ve focused my bucket list on mostly small actions that I can do and enjoy now–with emphasis on the joy. It sounds like you have plenty of irons in the fire just with your writing projects. Good luck. May you enjoy the process!

  11. So much goodness to comment on!
    First – congratulations on a clean bill of health. How marvelous!
    Second – All those books are on my list to read. I guess I should move Oliphant to the top 🙂
    Third – I love your photos of the Farmer’s Market. I wish I lived closer to our market, but you have inspired me to visit at least one more time before it closes for the season.

    • Thank you Molly. I’m off to the dentist tomorrow, and then I’m done for the year. I hope you enjoy Oliphant as much as I did. A good Farmer’s Market is worth the trip for sure. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

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