Even though it is only November 8th, Yes I am posting about Winter. Although not officially here *yet* seeing as how we got a good foot of snow just in time for Halloween, I can't help but notice that Winter has decided it is here in our City!
What better way to share it all with you then with a Winter Bucket List, courtesy of Writing Prompts over at Mama Kat. And I know have lots to look forward to over the next five or so months of this chilly weather!
1. De clutter our house. Since we have started the process of looking for a house to purchase it has become quite apparent we own too much. Granted this is partly because we don't have enough room in our townhouse but I know for a fact some of that stuff we just no longer need. Plus to be completely honest I want less stuff to have to pack when the time comes to move.
2. Christmas Baking- My kids love to help out in the kitchen so I intend to put them to work making some yummy goodies. And that procrastinating I did last year that led to me never getting around to making my Nana’s shortbread recipe that I love is so not happening this year. To top it off I am committing to using that cookie press I bought last year. That is still in the box. Since last Christmas. And I wonder why we have all this extra stuff.
3. Enjoy the outdoors. While I am most definitely not a lover of cold weather I have learned to put up with it. And when the sun is shining get out and at least enjoy it since I have to put up with it for so long. So at least there are some outdoor activities I do enjoy. A nice afternoon of cross country skiing is a great family activity or making use of that great sledding hill at the park next door, a MUST!
4. Watch our Favorite Christmas Movies. The kids like The Polar Express and I just know that if A Christmas Story is playing I will need to watch just like I loved to do as a kid!
5. Read our Favorite Christmas Stories. Aside from the traditional Night Before Christmas a tradition around here is to read Santa Mouse, another childhood favorite of mine. And for those who have read it, yes we always leave a piece of cheese out with our cookies and milk! And of course we will need to read The Polar Express after having watched the movie!
6. Not stress about present buying. I do this every year, in that the Holidays are definitely not all about buying stuff. To be completely honest I cannot stand stores this time of year and usually by know I am well into my shopping just to have it done. I know what I am buying for the kids (just a couple gifts, they really don't need more stuff- as per item #1) and stocking items.. We will be helping out families in need, going through items in our place to donate to those in need or sell and try to focus on the fun stuff. All the great parties with friends, good food and decorating, etc.
What plans do you have for Winter? If you have a Bucket List in mind for the season, make a post and go on over and link up at Mama Kat!