I would consider myself a pretty "list-y" person, so it seemed a little strange that I wasn't prepared for today's "10 off of your bucket list prompt". Nevertheless, I thought long and hard and here are some of my items:
+ Hang my dream gallery wall. This one will be so simple. There's a long wall behind our long couch and I just want like 6 18x24" prints in a straight line. I have the printer and the paper and the photos. I literally just need frames.
+ Start Bub’s baby book. I have a million photos of him and I've been journaling in a "Mom's One Line a Day" book so I think this will be easy as well. I love shuffling through the albums my mom made for me, and so I'd like to start Mattheus' sooner than later.
+ Reduce waste by switching to cloth everything. We already use cloth diapers but recently I found out about cloth "unhappier towels" and using "family cloth" wipes. Plus the whole cloth pads for the most unfortunate time of the month. I was thinking of trying out a pair or two of THINX undies. Have you? Basically, I'm all about saving money and reducing this family's waste any way that I can. Shoutout to the planet!
+ Have a successful veggie & herb garden (+ composter!) I've always put off this desire because we rent, but I'm thinking that this fall/winter I can create a few raised garden beds and come spring I can plant! If we move, I can always take them with us!
+ Create a 101 in 1001 list. Making this bucket list makes me realize how many fun things I'd like to do and the concept of 101 things in 1,001 days makes me think I'd have to get to doing the things.
+ Memorize the Westminster Shorter Catechism with Bub and Hub. I would love to possess all of this knowledge. For real. And to share it with my family would be awesome.
+ Travel somewhere tropical and beachy and get tan! I love LOVE the beach. It's been way too long since I vacationed, and Miles and I never took a honeymoon. Where are your favorite beachy destinations?
+ Read my Bible once a year for ten years. A pastor once said he did this and I thought it was the coolest thing. He said that there was always something new for him to read since the Word is Living and Active and I can only imagine all that He must know to be true about God.
+ Have a succulent garden. I've been propagating like a mad woman and I honestly don't know what I'll do with all of these succu-babies once they're ready to plant. This house has such a perfect little planter out in the front yard on our porch, but I'm terrified the cats (feral neighborhood pests) would destroy them (they've already ruined four of my favorites). And then there's that whole "if we move" factor.
+ Become a barber. This has been a dream of mine for a little while but there isn't a barber school here in Reno. The closest and best one I know of is in SLC and it's not like I can just leave my family and go to school for six months. I love being a mom. I think the only way I could do it would be to do part time evenings or something. But. Again, I love being a mom. Maybe once all of the kids are out of the house!