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2020 January Bucket List - What I Accomplished

Monday, February 17, 2020


2020 January Bucket List - What I Accomplished!



Hello blog friends.  I had a simple Bucket List for January and I did a blog post about it HERE.  I wanted to give you an update of what I accomplished on that list.


1.  Drink Hot Chocolate
CHECK - SORT OF - I drank hot organic white tea instead of drinking hot chocolate.  We have a lot of flavored teas in my house that we all like.



2.  Dream of Being on the Beach
CHECK - Yes, it wasn't hard for me to imagine myself at the beach like our vacation we took last summer to Vietnam.



3.  Plan Our Next Vacation
CHECK - We have started to talk about the different places we would like to take our family vacation.


4.  Read a Good Book
CHECK - I had this book on my reading list for a long time.  I was so happy to have been gifted this book for Christmas.  I enjoyed reading a few chapters in this book each day and it's one of the best books I've read in a long time.  If you haven't read this book yet, I know you will like it.  It's part love story, murder, and nature all mixed into one book.



5.  Make Homemade Soup
CHECK - I made my homemade instant pot lentil soup for dinner a few times.  This soup is the perfect dinner on these cold winter nights.



6.  Organize My Home
CHECK - I have my Christmas decorations organized.  I also brought some old decorations to donate to the Salvation Army.

7.  Cook and Eat Healthy Food
CHECK - I've been making baked cod fish, salmon, and instant pot rice with a vegetable for a healthy dinner.  I also make a salad almost every night with most of our meals.

8.  Exercise Routine
CHECK - I was set back for two weeks in January with a bad cold.  I eased going back to the gym and once I was there it felt like I had never left.  Instead of going to the gym on very cold days I used my elliptical machine a few times.



9.  Have a Spa Day
CHECK - SORT OF - I haven't been able to make it the spa.  Instead of going to the spa, I had a few manicure and pedicures at my nail salon.

10.  Watch Netflix and New Shows
CHECK - My husband and I recently watched the comedian Leslie Jones together and we had some good laughs.  We started watching the HBO new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David.  It's so funny and we loved the different topics they covered in the show.  I also started watching on Amazon the first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.  I enjoyed watching a few episodes and I already like the show. 



I'm so happy I was able to accomplish most of the things on my simple bucket list. 

Have you accomplished anything on your bucket list? 




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Julie


24 comments:

  1. Good job on checking things off of your list, Julie! I’m sorry that you were down with a cold. The tea and soup must’ve helped you feel better. May you have a happy week ahead!

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  2. Lovely blog. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. I see you like to travel, that is lovely. If you are looking for the cheapest travel deals on the planet I know how to get it. I guess I should make a blog about it and share it at the next party. Followed.

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  3. Great job on your goals. I really enjoyed Where the Crawdad Sings.

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  4. Well, doesn't it feel good when you check things off of a bucket list? It sure does feel grand!

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  5. Way to go on completing your goals. I also liked Where the Crawdad Sings. Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

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  6. That soup looks good. I got a stair climber but it's manual and I hate it. I want an electric one or an electric treadmill.

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    1. Thanks Rosey for your blog visit. Yes, the soup is good and having an electric exercise machine helps make exercise easier.

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  7. I recommend Grace and Frankie on Netflix. Great list , now I need one. Would love for you to post over at Funtatsic Friday.

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    1. Thanks for the blog visit and I will have to try that Netfllix show.

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  8. You've done really well with your list!! I loved that book too! That soup looks yummy. I've enjoyed The Marvelous Mrs Maisel!

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  9. Hi there! Visiting from #happynowlinkup.
    I am intrigued by all the good things coming from your instant pot. I might put getting one of those on my bucket list!

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    1. Thanks for the blog visit Katy. I love using my instant pot to make soups and different foods for dinner. Yes, you should add an instant pot to your bucket list!

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  10. I loved Where the Crawdads Sing - I wish someone would create a book of all the sketches she drew!

    My exercise is on hold. The doctor says I should be able to go back to Pilates in May.

    And now, I need to go drink a cup of hot chocolate.

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  11. Well done! I’ve pinned the lentil soup recipe.

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    1. Thanks Michelle for the blog visit and I hope you try the lentil soup recipe.

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  12. Sounds like a good January, Julie! I might have to check out those shows...and I need to exercise!

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  13. You had a great January my friend except for that pesky cold. The cold has dominated my February and I’m ready for it to be over, LOL! I’ve been drinking lots of tea as well. I learned how to make a medicine ball tea at home and I’ve been making it every day along with lots of soups!

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    1. Thanks for the blog visit Andrea. I hope you feel better soon from your cold. Drinking tea and eating soup are perfect for a cold.

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  14. It's great you managed to achieve all your goals! :) you did well with making the most of the month and doing all you'd set out to do! :)

    Hope that you are having a nice week :)

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    1. Thanks for the blog visit Mica. I do hope you enjoy the weekend.

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  15. sounds like a good list. Achieving your goals is a great feeling. We all need a spa day. Happy weekend Julie.

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  16. Looks like you are doing really well with your list, Julie, and I love that you are being flexible as well. I'm doing 20 for 2020, and I am definitely making progress. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party community. Have a wonderful week!

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  17. Sorry I am late! I have been running behind this making memories! Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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