Bucket List: Winter into Spring

I’m really not sure if I ever shared the bucket list for Winter and Spring. I didn’t see that I had, but…I could have missed it. I don’t remember sharing it. But here it is. It’s mainly trying a lot of restaurants! lol And we will not be eating out all that much. Soon it’ll be time to do the Spring/Summer one, which I guess we’ll go from April 1 thru August.

There are some important things on there though – like spending time with friends and family. Here it is:

And here was the Fall/Christmas bucket list of the past.

For some reason I can’t ever fly the drone, shoot the gun and we never play games so we never got the Sheep game off the list, lol. And the way we eat, I never make progress toward health goals. lol. I do but it’s back and forth. And we keep talking about having dinner with the Pryor’s but there’s not been time on the horizon and then there was diverticulitis when we got close to making plans. Even the plans with some other friends for Feb 29th, we’ve had planned since the first of the year. Jan and Feb up til Valentine’s is just a good time to hibernate.

Anyway, it’s fun to see what we did and didn’t do over the last few months. And it’s fun to see what we have on the list to see what we have coming up.

I finally had meat this weekend. We had Salmon Friday night and I forgot what we had Saturday night. lol. But last night we had stuffed red peppers with beef in it. I had to scrape the ketchup off the top. I had told George I couldn’t eat ketchup anymore as it burns my esophagus but I don’t think he understood. I am not sure why all of a sudden I can’t eat it anymore. But I have to dip our homemade fries in a aioli mayo sauce. Not too healthy but fries were made for dipping. The fries are made in the air fryer. We had fries with our peppers and he made me some aioli sauce for that. lol Anyway, it was all really good and I have a leftover one for lunch.

I woke up this morning dreaming that I was working on “annual benefits open enrollment” and was getting panicked and trying to hurry it along, while answering emails galore and then I sent an email out that wasn’t supposed to be sent and then I was trying to figure out how to get it back. And then I woke up and was thankful that I no longer have that on my plate. I never really got to EVER enjoy spring much for having to worry about all the benefit stuff happening on top of everything else. It’s the time of year that I would be getting ramped up for it and we’d soon be setting up the travel plans and such. And of course the hiring was on top of that, that never stopped. I remember sweating it b/c we’d always have to wait on the new rates before materials could be printed and everything was always so last minute and then everyone had to scramble to make it happen. I’m such a planner and I always hated that part of having to rush at the end. Then we had to get all the changes entered and ready for May 1. And this morning upon waking I realized…yes…I don’t have to go through all that this year! It’s such a relief to wake up from that dream. I honestly don’t know how I dealt with all the stress.

Now I have the new stresses, of which I also had to wait for data before I could do anything with it at points, making me rush and storm the last week of January, but at least that is over. All except for one state where you have to enter all the w-2’s manually and there are 208 of them. I am about 1/3 of the way through. Hopefully can get the rest of them entered this week. As my boss said, I did pretty good considering the amount of time I had to do all the states we had by the time the data was given to me to do it. So it looks like January will be my horror month where month end, quarter end, and year end all hit at once. I finally had to stop and do all my monthly tax payments for Jan last week and got that done. So now just catching up on that one state’s year end. That state takes uploads but apparently we don’t have the right software to upload so we enter by hand.

Anyway, better go get ready and get out the door. It’s raining cats and hippos out there. Yuk. WE have rain in our forecast for like 2 weeks with not many sunny days in between. Ya’ll take care. Probably will not post until about Thursday or so unless something happens that warrants some news. Otherwise it’s just me blabbering like I’m doing today.

Oh I did get quite a bit done with that focus app til I got tired of focusing and sat down and read! lol Almost finished with the John Denver book.

2 responses to “Bucket List: Winter into Spring”

  1. Cliff’s sister dips fries in mustard! Lots of salt, but few calories. I don’t like mustard except for maybe a little on a cheeseburger. Our only travel plans right now are for Nashville. We’ll take his sister, Rena, with us. My goodness, everything tourists do in that town costs a fortune, but I guess we’ll let the good times roll! I want to see the Grand Ole Opry one more time, and do the backstage tour. Also the Country music hall of fame. One time I went to Nashville with Cliff’s two sisters in the middle of March, and it snowed! We left a day early because those people could NOT drive in the snow. I’m really hoping that doesn’t happen this time.

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