Christmas is over! Time to jump into the bleak season of winter here in the Midwest. This list was a bit of a struggle to create due to the weather constraints, but I think I’ve come up with some goodies.
Read 45 books — I want to start off the year strong with my reading!
Eat at 5 new-to-me restaurants — Omaha has so many great restaurants and I want to explore a bit!
Go sledding — Obviously dependent on the weather here, but we have all the equipment.
Attend a hockey game — I used to love going to hockey games in my hometown. Hoping to get the boys to one this season.
Attend two theater performances — Our membership to the Rose Theater gets us free tickets to two shows and discounted tickets to one show this season. Now to pick what to see!
Bake some bread — I love fresh homemade bread with some jam or honey and a cup of tea. Winter means baking to me, but I want to branch out from cookies…
Make winter crafts — We can’t really spend a lot of time outside, so it’s prime time for crafting. I need to peruse Pinterest for some ideas.
Create a table centerpiece — I want to decorate the house a bit more now that we’re out of the baby stage. I think I’ll start with the dining room table.
Get our fireplace working — It’s gas, but we lack the key and need to just get a whole inspection. But I would love a fire this winter!
Movie Month January — I’m going to start the season off right with an entire month of (mostly) new-to-me movies!
Weekly Game Day/Night with Arthur — We have a ton of card and board games at the house. I want to start playing more regularly with Arthur.
Make Valentine’s — I love crafting of course, but want to make some cute Valentine’s for this year.
Try 3 new hot chocolate recipes/mixes — Arthur discovered his love of hot chocolate over Christmas. Let’s explore a bit!
Visit two new-to-the-boys museums — I’m thinking probably SAC and The Durham.
Have an indoor picnic — Weather doesn’t allow for outside ones of course.
Swim at the gym 5 times — The indoor pool is great, let’s attempt to utilize it this season!
Host a tea party! — Part of my attempt to make some new friends.
Make a snow globe — I’ve seen a ton of versions on Pinterest, I want to try it out!
Make a seasonal door hanger/wreath — We have a hook on our door. I want to decorate it!
Complete a jigsaw puzzle — I’ve got a few just hanging out. Planning on doing them in the kitchen at the “office” area that is under utilized.
Find a great coffee shop for me! — Not Starbucks, not Scooter’s. Something local and interesting.
Spend an afternoon at a local bookstore — I need to find a go-to place for browsing.
Buy some new cozy pajamas — Sadly my PJ collection is lacking. I want some cute cozy ones for winter, but can’t be too heavy as I get hot easily.
Explore an area of Omaha — Really anywhere that’s outside of our little area of town.
Travel to Indiana for Nick and Alex’s 16th Birthday! —Arthur’s spring break, their birthday, and spring break all line up this year. We’re hoping to have a good celebration.