Friday, August 27, 2010

Time To Re-visit That Bucket List!

If you've been following this blog for any length of time (and if not, WTF??), you'll remember that on June 17th I wrote out my summer bucket list. Well here we are, and it's almost September! How the hell did that happen? I'm really not sure, but I wanted to re-visit the list and talk about what I have (and still have not) done. Time is getting short!

I have to say though, I'm getting ridiculously excited for fall. Something about the cooler weather and school starting again just makes everything seem new. New school shoes, new backpacks, new attitude maybe?? That's my hope. I'm desperately trying to remove the giant stick that's still residing in my ass.

So let's go through the list, shall we?? Time to talk about what I need to do to finish it, and look back on what I actually did.

-Purge and have a huge garage sale:

Garage sale accomplish. Money made. Space made. Total win.

Cash money, baby!!!!

-Make fabulous sangria on hot weekend nights:

Holy crap, I still haven't done this yet! I haven't been big on the alcohol this summer since we've been running so much. I may have to make this as a post-race treat next weekend!

-Grill fruit-kabobs with pineapple, peaches, grapes and mango:

I haven't got to this one either. Must remedy ASAP.

-Learn to make a perfect berry sorbet:

This was delish! I can't believe I don't have a picture!!! I used this recipe. Try it. Fabulous.

-Run a 15k (July 10th, holla!):

We all know I did this. We talked about it at length. It sucked big donkey balls, but hey, I did it.

I still can barely think about the torture that was this run...

-Complete a long, sunrise run:

We did a few of these, actually! And believe it or not, they were all pretty great.

Actual shot out my window before one run... it's DARK.

-Throw a kick ass party:

We actually did have a pretty epic going away party for my husband. It was bittersweet, but still remains one of my favorite memories this summer.
-Drink a root beer float:

Done. Should do it again before summer is over.

-See at least a couple beach sunsets:

I think I saw three? Maybe 4? I feel SO fortunate to live on the west coast, only a mere 1.5 hours from the beach. We need to get over there one more time before summer is out. I freaking heart the beach.

-Have a fabulous date night with Mr. FGS wearing something new and smaller in size:

Fuck yes I did this! Twice! I adore my husband, and we had such a great time. I can't wait until he gets home so we can have more nights with just the two of us.

Not bad.  Not bad at all.

-Find a spot away from the city to star gaze with the family:

I haven't accomplished this one yet. Must figure it out.

-Deep clean my house from top to bottom:

Done, done, and done again. It's actually clean right now!

-Make huge batches of sun tea with lemon bought from the farmer's market:

I've done this more times than I can count. Sun tea with lemon is my BFF.

-Cook yummy food using the veggies from my garden:

We've done LOTS of this! Stuffed zucchini, lots of recipes with bell peppers and tomatoes. We even harvested our potatoes and made yummy stuff with them.

-Take long, peaceful naps with my babies after long runs:

I've done this almost every week! Naps are awesomesauce.

-Make homemade granola:

Not yet. I still haven't found a recipe that sounds good but isn't 50 million calories.

-Figure a way to display more of my husband's photography in our house:

Also a not yet. I figured out which pictures I want and where, but haven't actually ordered. Soon.


  1. Seriously, good idea, why didn't I think of a bucket list pre-summer? Looks like you got through quite a few things, woot woot!! Thanks for the idea, I'm going to make one for the fall/winter :)

  2. 1. Root beer floats are my favourite.
    2. I can never get over the number of calories in granola - that stuff's supposed to be HEALTHY! D:
    3. You're doing pretty darned good on that list!