Summer Seasonal List 2021

Okay, I have one more list to share of summertime activities I hope to do at least once this year. As I was looking up different summer bucket list items, I had quite the epiphany. As I’m marking off items and writing about the experience, it’s not so much for a bucket list but for the moment of doing something different. I consistently create lists to keep life interesting and not a same-same routine. Don’t get me wrong, there’s definitely some items that would be so great to accomplish, see, or experience at least once in my life. But, there are plenty of things that aren’t necessarily a “gotta do before one dies” that still makes a “life fulfilled” activity, and worth having on lists.

Here’s a few activities I hope to check off & write about the experience for the summer of 2021:

  1. Standup paddle board
  2. (more 1b) paddle board on more than one lake
  3. Bicycle
  4. Hike
  5. Visit more state parks
  6. Go camping
  7. Go out for Brunch
  8. Be strong enough to do a hand stand
  9. Go to different ice cream places
  10. Experience a Woga class (yoga + wine)
  11. Drive-in Movie (or outside popup movie)
  12. Farmer’s market
  13. Day trips / explore nearby towns
  14. Try different food trucks for dinner
  15. Paint Kindness rocks and leave on hiking trails
  16. Go to Poor Red’s in El Dorado and enjoy a Golden Cadillac drink
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Hope to be able to add more to the list. What are some summer activities (big or small) that you are looking forward to doing?

June 2021 Days to Celebrate

Found on Days of the Year, National Day Calendar, and Susan Boynton’s wall calendar. I may not celebrate all, but I like to be aware and at least honor these everyday holidays. (There are a lot more daily ones out there, not to mention the different weekly or monthly ones, those listed below are just the ones I am most interested in).

You can see what days I celebrate over on my Instagram page.

  1. Say Something Nice Day & National Pen Pal Day
  2. Global Running Day
  3. World Bicycle Day
  4. National Cheese Day & Doughnut & Fish and Chip Day
  5. National Hot Air Balloon Day
  6. National Drive-In Movie Day & National Yo-Yo Day
  7. National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  8. National Best Friend Day
  9. Donald Duck Day
  10. National Iced Tea Day
  11. Flip-Flop Day & Corn on the Cobb Day
  12. Red Rose Day & National Rose Day & National Record Store Day & Loving Day
  13. Sewing Machine Day & International Axe Throwing Day
  14. Flag Day & Strawberry Shortcake Day & Bourbon Day
  15. Nature Photography Day & Smile Power Day & National Lobster Day
  16. Fresh Veggies Day & National Fudge Day
  17. National Apple Strudel Day
  18. International Picnic Day & International Sushi Day
  19. Juneteenth
  20. Father’s Day
  21. Summer Solstice & International Day of Yoga
  22. National Onion Rings Day & National Chocolate Éclair Day
  23. Pink Flamingo Day & National Pink Day
  24. Bomb Pop Day & International Fairy Day
  25. Strawberry Parfait Day & Global Beatles Day
  26. National Canoe Day
  27. National Sunglasses Day & Pineapple Day
  28. Paul Bunyan Day
  29. National Camera Day
  30. National Meteor Day

What days will you be celebrating? Are there other days not on this list you will be participating in?

Movie Genre: War

Going into the Memorial Day Weekend, I took a look at the “1001 Movies to Watch Before You Die” book to see what was listed in their War genre. Thankfully there is an index of movie genres, so I don’t have to figure out what movies fit into what genre. Here is the list from the 2018 edition.

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  2. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Rublyov) (1966)
  3. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  4. Ascent (Voskhozhdeniye) (1977)
  5. Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i Diament) (1958)
  6. Barry Lyndon (1975)
  7. The Battle of Algiers (La Battaglia di Algeri) (1965)
  8. Battle of San Pietro, The (1945)
  9. The Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potyomkin) (1925)
  10. Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
  11. Big Parade, The (1925)
  12. Big Red One, The (1980)
  13. The Boat (Das Boot) (1981)
  14. Braveheart (1995)
  15. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
  16. The Burmese Harp (Biruma no Tategoto) (1956)
  17. Cabaret (1972)
  18. Chimes at Midnight (Campanadas a Medianoche) (1965)
  19. Christ Stopped at Eboli (Cristo si è Fermato a Eboli) (1979)
  20. Come and See (Idi i Smotri) (1985)
  21. The Cranes are Flying (Letjat Zhuravli) (1957)
  22. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
  23. Deer Hunter, The (1978)
  24. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  25. Downfall (Der Untergang) (2004)
  26. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  27. English Patient, The (1996)
  28. Europa Europa (Hitlerjunge Salomon) (1990)
  29. Forbidden Games (Jeux Interdits) (1952)
  30. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  31. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  32. Gallipoli (1981)
  33. General, The (1927)
  34. Glory (1989)
  35. Gone with the Wind (1939)
  36. Good Morning, Vietman (1987)
  37. Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion) (1937)
  38. Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka) (1988)
  39. Great Escape, The (1963)
  40. Gunga Din
  41. Henry V (1944)
  42. Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer (1955)
  43. Hiroshima mon amour (1959)
  44. I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)
  45. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  46. The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) (1963)
  47. Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The (1943)
  48. M*A*S*H (1970)
  49. Napoleon (1927)
  50. The Night of the Shooting Stars (La note di San Loreno) (1982)
  51. Open City (Roma, Città Aperta) (1945)
  52. Paisa
  53. Paisan
  54. Paths of Glory (1957)
  55. Patton (1970)
  56. Platoon (1986)
  57. Ran (1985)
  58. The Red and the White (Csillagosok, katonak) (1967)
  59. Red Sorghum (Hong Gao Liang) (1987)
  60. Salvador (1986)
  61. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  62. Schindler’s List (1993)
  63. Sergeant York (1941)
  64. Shame (Skammen) (1968)
  65. Shame (2011)
  66. Sherman’s March (1986)
  67. Shoah (1985)
  68. Soldier of Orange (Soldaat van Oranje) (1977)
  69. The Sorrow and the Pity (Le chagrin et la pitie) (1971)
  70. Storm Over Asia (Potomok Chingis-khana) (1928)
  71. Thin Red Line, The (1998)
  72. Throne of Blood (Kumonosu Jo) (1957)
  73. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
  74. To Have and Have Not (1944)
  75. Underground (1995)
  76. The Wanton Countess (Senso) (1954)
  77. War Game, The (1965)

May Check-In / June Plans 2021

(found on the internet) Good Tip to follow.

As I am looking at May’s posts for my end of the month check-in (recap); it seems I never did one for April. So, this will be covering two months of things.

I went to Napa, California for a friend’s bachelorette / birthday all weekend long. It was so nice to get out of the house and do other things, in another location. Visited a couple of new wineries. And then said friend had her wedding this last weekend. Another nice outing and seeing friends in person. Even some I haven’t seen in a few years.

My dad bought me an inflatable standup paddleboard and I went out on a lake with friends. I got one that had a pump, and it was so easy to inflate and deflate. It also felt just as hard as the other boards. So, as the temperature gets warmer, I’ll be on the water more than hiking trails. I hope to still do some, but the paddleboard is the new obsession and maybe going to different lakes.

Went out to a trivia night at a brewery. Playing trivia is a love / hate activity. It’s fun with friends, sometimes you pull that random piece of knowledge out from your brain, but most of the time your stumped for the answer.

I decided to re-organize a few things and deleted most of my bucket list posts. I forgot I did this once before and had saved the posts. But I didn’t make a list to know which ones I reposted, so, I figured it’s better to start over. If you come across a story that sounds like déjà vu, that’s why. I’m hoping that rereading (& updating if needed) those posts will help get me going to do new ones too. I went looking at other people’s lists, and so many have grand travel plans (which hopefully they can start getting back to) and other big, audacious, uncomfortable, scary, expensive and possibly downright crazy items on it. But rereading the items in the 2001 things to do book, had me remembering so many little things also make life just as memorable. Especially if you are doing it for the first time.

What’s something you are looking forward to doing in June?

General Things Done the Past 2 Months:

  • Out of town for the weekend.
  • Went out on Lake Natoma with friends paddleboarding (need to get in shape)

Breweries, Cocktails, & Wineries: See posts over at “My Drinktopia”

  • Domaine Chandon in Napa, California (I’ve been here before but my friends hadn’t)
  • Domaine Carneros in Napa (terrible service and yucky wines)
  • Madonna Estate Winery in Napa
  • Tilted Mash Brewery in Elk Grove, California

Current Book Challenge: “1001 Books to Read Before you Die”

  • Still reading = Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Current Movie Challenge: “1001 Movies to Watch Before you Die”

(2018 edition) In looking at all the movies, I’ve come to the realization that there are movies (like some dramas, horror & foreign) that I have absolutely no interest in watching. Which means I need to learn to be okay with knowing I will not completely watch all movies on the list. There are movies that were on previous lists that I will watch, so maybe I’ll still get to 1001.

  • none

Current Music Challenge: “1001 Songs to Hear Before You Die”.

Trying to post on Mondays and listen to 20 songs each week.

  • Posted 1 – 60

I’m always open to suggestions for any of these categories. Continuously adding to my list of things to do.

Music Monday 03

Ongoing challenge: listen to the 1001(+) Songs you Must Hear Before You Die, 20 songs each week. Read about it, and find the full list here. 

Music Monday 03

  1. I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys (released 2005, album “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not”, Garage Rock, Indie Rock, Punk Rock)
  2. Respect – Aretha Franklin (released 1967, album “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You”, Soul)
  3. I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin (released 1968, album “Aretha Now”, Soul) – should also listen to same song by Dionne Warwick (released 1967, album “The Windows of the World”)
  4. U Don’t Know Me – Armand Van Helden (released 1999, album “2 Future 4 U”, Garage House, disco)
  5. Sun City – Artists United Against Apartheid (released 1985, album “Sun City”, New Wave, R&B, Hip Hop)
  6. Kung Fu – Ash (released 1995, album “1977”, Power Pop)
  7. Dum Maro Dum – Asha Bhosle (released 1971, Film Score, Indian Rock)
  8. One Armed Scissor – At the Drive-In (released 2000, album “Relationship of Command”, Progressive Rock)
  9. 212 – Azaelia Banks (released 2011, album “Broke with Expensive Taste”, Hip House)
  10. Please Love Me – B.B. King (released 1956, album “Singin the Blues”, Blues)
  11. The Thrill Is Gone – B.B. King (released 1969, album “Completely Well”, Soul, Blues)
  12. Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys (released 1997, album “Backstreet Boys”, Pop)
  13. Manic Monday – Bangles (released 1986, album “Different Light”, Pop Rock)
  14. Guilty – Barbara Streisand and Barry Gibb (released 1980, album “Guilty”, Pop, Disco)
  15. Romeo – Basement Jaxx (released 2001, album “Rooty”, Disco, House)
  16. No Sleep Til Brooklyn – Beastie Boys (released 1987, album “Licensed to Ill”, Rap, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal)
  17. Sabotage – Beastie Boys (released 1994, album “Ill Communications”, Rap, Hard Rock)
  18. Dub Be Good to Me – Beats International (released 1990, album “Let Them Eat Bingo”, Dub)
  19. Loser – Beck (released 1993, album “Mellow Gold”, Alternative Rock)
  20. Devil’s Haricut – Beck (released 1996, album “Odelay”, Alternative Rock)

May 2021 Days to Celebrate

Most of these were found on Days of the Year, National Day Calendar, and Susan Boynton’s wall calendar. I may not celebrate all these everyday, but if I were, these were the ones I’ve picked from the list(s).

You can see what days I celebrate over on my Instagram page.

Kentucky Derby Day & Lei Day & May Day & Mother Goose Day

  1. International Harry Potter Day & Lemonade Day
  2. National Paranormal Day & National Two Different Colored Shoes Day & Garden Meditation Day
  3. star Wars Day
  4. Cinco de Mayo Day
  5. national crepe suzette day
  6. No Pants Day & Cosmopolitan Day
  7. National Coconut Cream Pie Day & National Have a Coke Day & National Train Day
  8. Mother’s Day & National Moscato Day
  9. National Shrimp Day & National Clean Up Your Room Day & Golf Day
  10. Eat What You Want Day & National Twilight Zone Day
  11. International Nurses Day & Limerick Day
  12. Frog Jumping Day & National Fruit Cocktail Day & Top Gun Day & Apple Pie Day & World Cocktail Day
  13. Dance Like a Chicken Day & National Buttermilk Biscuit Day & Shades (sunglasses) Day
  14. Chocolate Chip Day & Astronomy Day & World Whisky Day & Bring Flowers to Someone Day & Straw Hat Day
  15. National BBQ Day & National Love a Tree Day & National Mimosa Day
  16. National Walnut Day & Pack Rat Day & Work From Home Day & Pinot Grigio Day
  17. International Museum Day
  18. National Devils Food Cake Day
  19. World Bee Day
  20. National Strawberries & Cream Day & International Tea Day & World Mediation Day & Bike to Work Day
  21. Sherlock Holmes Day & Harvey Milk Day & National Craft Distillery Day & World Paloma Day
  22. World Turtle Day
  23. Tiara Day & National Scavenger Hunt Day
  24. National Wine Day & Towel Day
  25. National Paper Airplane Day & Dracula Day & World Lindy Hop Day
  26. National Grape Popsicle Day
  27. National Burger Day
  28. put a pillow in your fridge day
  29. Water a Flower Day
  30. Memorial Day

What days will you be celebrating? Are there other days not on this list you will be participating in?

Music Monday 02

Ongoing challenge: listen to the 1001(+) Songs you Must Hear Before You Die, 20 songs each week. Read about it, and find the full list here. 

Music Monday 02

  1. Amandrai – Ali Farka Toure (released 1988, album “Ali Farka Toure”, Mande, folk, blues)
  2. Elected – Alice Cooper (release 1972, album “Billion Dollar Babies”, Hard Rock)
  3. Only Women Bleed – Alice Cooper (released 1975, album “Welcome to My Nightmare”, Soft Rock)
  4. Fallin’ – Alicia Keys (released 2001, album “Songs in A Minor”, Neo Soul, R&B)
  5. Never Ever – All Saints (released 1997, album “All Saints, R&B, Pop, Soul)
  6. Uptown Top Ranking – Althea & Donna (released 1977, as a single, Reggae)
  7. Hunger Of The Pine – Alt-J (released 2014, album “This Is All Yours”, Indie Rock, Art Rock)
  8. Sabali – Amadou & Mariam (released 2012, as a single, Malian music, worldbeat)
  9. Foi Deus – Amalia Rodrigues (released 1956, as a single, Portugese, Rado)
  10. Fuck Me Pumps – Amy Winehouse (released 2004, album “Frank”, R&B)
  11. Love Is a Losing Game – Amy Winehouse (released 2007, album “Back to Black”, Soul)
  12. Pokarekare – Ana Hato (with Deane Waretini) (released 1927, as a single, Maori)
  13. Summertime Clothes – Animal Collective (release 2009, album “Merriweather Post Pavilion”, Indietronica, experimental rock)
  14. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Ann Peebles (release 1973, album “I Can’t Stand the Rain”, Soul, Memphis Soul)
  15. Blackwater Side – Anne Briggs (released 1971, album “Anne Briggs”, Folk)
  16. Aguas de marco – Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina (released 1973, album “Jobim”, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin)
  17. Hope There’s Someone – Antony & The Johnsons (released 2005, album “I Am a Bird Now”, Baroque Pop)
  18. Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix) – Aphex Twin (released 1997, as EP, drum and bass)
  19. Strange and Beautiful (I’ll Put a Spell on You) – Aqualung (released 2002, as a single, Pop Rock, Electronica)
  20. Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire (released 2005, album “Funeral”, Indie Rock, Art Rock, Post-Punk Revival)

Music Monday 01

I grabbed a list from an online site regarding the 1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, (Book Link). Hopefully it’s an accurate list. I’m going to try to get through list in one year, which would be about twenty songs each week. I will be creating this Music Monday Playlist to share which songs I will be listening to, for the week.

Music Monday 01

  1. 96 Tears – ? and the Mysterians (released 1966, album “96 Tears”, Garage Rock, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock)
  2. Voices Carry – ‘Til Tuesday (released 1985, album “Voices Carry”, Pop, New Wave)
  3. Because the Night – 10,000 Maniacs (released 1993, album “MTV Unplugged”, Alternative Rock, Folk Rock, Soft Rock)
  4. Dear Mama – 2Pac (released 1995, album “Me Against the World”, Hip hop)
  5. Bonita Applebum – A Tribe Called Quest (released 1990, album “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm”, Alternative hip hop, Jazz, Rap)
  6. More Than a Woman – Aaliyah (released 2001, album “Aaliyah”, Pop, electoro, hip hop)
  7. Dancing Queen – Abba (released 1976, album “Arrival”, Disco, Europop, Euro Disco)
  8. Voulez-Vous – Abba (released 1979, album “Volulez-Vous”, Disco, Europop, Euro Disco)
  9. The Winner Takes It All – Abba (released 1980, album “Super Trouper”, Disco, Europop, Euro Disco)
  10. Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC (released 1977, album “Let There Be Rock”, Hard Rock, Rock and Roll)
  11. Back in Black – AC/DC (released 1980, album “Back in Black”, Hard Rock, Rock and Roll)
  12. Kings of the Wild Frontier – Adam & The Ants (released 1980, album “Kings of the Wild Frontier”, Post Punk, New Wave)
  13. Walk This Way – Aerosmith (released 1975, album “Toys in the Attic”, Hard Rock, Funk Rock)
  14. The Sun Always Shines on T.V. – A-ha (released 1985, album “Hunting High and Low”, Synth-pop, pop rock, new wave)
  15. Save Me – Aimee Mann (released 1999, album “Magnolia” Soundtrack, Contemporary folk)
  16. Kelly Watch the Stars – Air (released 1998, album “Moon Safari”, Space pop, chillout)
  17. Tired of Being Alone – Al Green (released 1971, album “Al Green Gets Next to You”, Soul)
  18. The Snake – Al Wilson (released 1968, first released as single only, Soul)
  19. Woke Up This Morning – Alabama 3 (released 1997, album “Exile on Coldharbour Lane”, Electronica, acid jazz, trip hop)
  20. You Oughtta Know – Alanis Morissette (released 1995, album “Jagged Little Pill”, Alternative Rock, Post-grunge)

April 2021 Days to Celebrate

Most of these were found on Days of the Year, National Day Calendar, and Susan Boynton’s wall calendar. I may not celebrate all these everyday, but if I were, these were the ones I’ve picked from the list(s).

You can see what days I celebrate over on my Instagram page.

  1. April Fool’s Day / National Burrito Day (1st Thursday of April)
  2. Good Friday / National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day / World Autism Awareness Day
  3. World Party Day / National Chocolate Mousse Day / National Tweed Day
  4. Easter / Walk Around Things Day
  5. National Deep Dish Pizza Day
  6. National Carmel Popcorn day
  7. National Beer Day / No Housework Day
  8. Draw a Picture of a Bird Day / National Empanada Day
  9. Name Yourself Day / National Unicorn Day / Cherish an Antique Day
  10. National Siblings Day / International Safety Pin Day / Golfer’s Day
  11. National Pet Day
  12. National Grilled Cheese Day / National Licorice Day
  13. National Scrabble Day
  14. Look up at the Sky Day / National Gardening Day
  15. Take a Wild Guess Day / World Art Day
  16. Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day / National Eggs Benedict Day / National Orchid Day
  17. National Crawfish Day / National Haiku Poetry Day
  18. National Animal Crackers Day
  19. Bicycle Day / National Garlic Day
  20. 4/20 Day / National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
  21. National Banana Day
  22. Earth Day / Jelly Bean Day
  23. National Picnic Day / Talk Like Shakespeare Day
  24. Silly Pajamas Day / National Pigs in a Blanket Day
  25. World Penguin Day / National DNA Day / National Zucchini Bread Day
  26. Pretzel Day
  27. National Prime Rib Day / National Tell a Story Day
  28. Superhero Day / National Great Poetry Reading Day
  29. Zipper Day / National Shrimp Scampi Day
  30. International Jazz Day / Arbor Day / National Oatmeal Cookie day

What days will you be celebrating? Are there other days not on this list you will be participating in?

March Check-In / April Plans 2021

Easter is this weekend. It seems to be an unwritten rule that moms give their children chocolate bunnies without the ears. Or maybe it’s just my mom? I am not sure when she started doing it, but she would make it seem like there had been no tampering of the wrapping on the chocolate bunny. But when we opened it up, no ears. Kinda of a quirky and fun tradition, I guess.

We are treating ourselves to a honey baked ham and chipotle sweet potatoes for Easter dinner. That’s pretty much it, not sure what else my mom and I might do on Sunday.

It is so nice having the sun still out when I leave at 5pm from work. We’ve bbq’d a few times and did some spring cleaning & decluttering. I’ve gone on more hikes and even hung out with friends at a new winery. I celebrated a few of the wacky everyday holidays, like baking scallops on baked scallop day. Hopefully I can keep this momentum of doing different activities going.

What’s one thing you are looking forward to doing in April?

General Things Done the Past Month:

  • More hikes & checking off visits to different California State Parks

Breweries, Cocktails, & Wineries: See posts over at “My Drinktopia”

  • Silt Winery in Clarksburg, California

Current Book Challenge: “1001 Books to Read Before you Die”

  • Started reading = Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Current Movie Challenge: “1001 Movies to Watch Before you Die”

(2018 edition) In looking at all the movies, I’ve come to the realization that there are movies (like some dramas, horror & foreign) that I have absolutely no interest in watching. Which means I need to learn to be okay with knowing I will not completely watch all movies on the list. There are movies that were on previous lists that I will watch, so maybe I’ll get to 1001.

  • none

Current Music Challenge: “1001 Songs to Hear Before You Die”.

Trying to post on Mondays and listen to 20 songs each week.

  • none

I’m always open to suggestions for any of these categories. Continuously adding to my list of things to do.

March 2021 Days to Celebrate

Most of these were found on National Day Calendar and Susan Boynton’s wall calendar. I may not celebrate all these everyday, but if I were, these were the ones I’ve picked from the list(s).

  1. National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day and World Compliment Day
  2. National Banana Cream Pie Day and Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss Day
  3. World Wildlife Day
  4. Marching Music Day
  5. National Day of Unplugging
  6. National Oreo Cookie & Frozen Food Day
  7. National Cereal Day
  8. International Women’s Day
  9. Get Over It Day
  10. Mario Day and Day of Awesomeness
  11. Worship of Tools Day and National Johnny Appleseed Day
  12. National Alfred Hitchcock Day and National Girl Scout Day and National Baked Scallops Day
  13. Genealogy Day and National Earmuffs Day
  14. National Pi Day (also Daylight Savings)
  15. The Ides of March and Everything you think is wrong Day and National Napping Day (this holiday follows the day after Daylight Savings)
  16. National Panda Day and National Everything you do is right Day and National Artichoke Hearts Day
  17. St Patrick’s Day and National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
  18. National Sloppy Joe Day
  19. National Let’s Laugh Day and National Backyard Day
  20. International Day of Happiness and March Equinox (1st day of Spring)
  21. World Poetry Day and National California Strawberry day
  22. International Goof Off Day and National Bavarian Crepes Day
  23. National Puppy Day and National Chip and Dip Day
  24. National Chocolate-covered Raisins Day and National Cheesesteak Day and National Cocktail Day
  25. Waffle Day and Tolkien Reading Day
  26. Purple Day (Epilepsy Awareness Day) and Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
  27. Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day and National Joe (coffee) Day and Passover
  28. Something on a Stick Day and Palm Sunday
  29. National Mom & Pop Business Day
  30. Pencil Day and National Take a Walk in the Park Day and National Virtual Vacation Day
  31. Coloring Crayola Crayon Day and Manatee Appreciation Day and Cesar Chavez Day

What days will you be celebrating? Are there other days not on this list you will be participating in?

 

March Plans 2021

found on the internet

Oh Dear!

I had good intentions to get back to doing well with postings and working on checking items off my lists of things to do / experience. Now it’s almost the middle of the third month of the year and I haven’t done squat. 

I will say, with the sun shining for longer time of the day, and it acting mostly like spring is here (just had a very cold day with hail making it look like snow on the ground yesterday). The this has put a pep in my step and feeling more energized to get going and making things happen. Crossing fingers I can get on track with my goals for this blog and going on more adventures (even if it’s more staycations).

General Things Done the Past Month:

  1. More hikes & checking off visits to different California State Parks

Music: current music challenge: “1001 Songs to Hear Before You Die”.
Trying to post on Mondays and listen to 20 songs each week.

  • none

Breweries, Cocktails, & Wineries: See posts over at “My Drinktopia”

  • none

Movies: current movie challenge: “1001 Movies to Watch Before you Die”

(2018 edition) In looking at all the movies, I’ve come to the realization that there are movies (like some dramas, horror & foreign) that I have absolutely no interest in watching. Which means I need to learn to be okay with knowing I will not completely watch all movies on the list. There are movies that were on previous lists that I will watch, so maybe I’ll get to 1001.

  • none

Books: current book challenge: “1001 Books to Read Before you Die”

  • Started reading = Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

I’m always open to suggestions for any of these categories. Continuously adding to my list of things to do.