BETTER GET IT DONE

We blink...and just like that, summer has already begun. The question is; Have you started your summer bucket list?

This is a special year isn't it? Things that we used to take for granted that we could do wherever, whenever we wanted, was proven to be wrong. Now that we have our freedom back, what will we do with the opportunity?

Get our free mobile app

HOW TO GET STARTED

There's no better day than today to sit down with a pen and paper somewhere where you can think...dream...really ask yourself, what you want to do with the few days of summer we get in Minnesota?

My bucket list?  Most of the items on my list involve doing them with the people that matter the most to me.

I realized that making this list, my ideas of a good time have definitely changed over the years. This year I long for stress free weekends, time outside, time on the water; time with family and friends.

KELLY'S 2021 SUMMER BUCKET LIST

  • Take a few mini-vacations with my boyfriend.
  • Spend Sundays at my parents house.
  • Start a family game night with my boys.
  • Visit Mr. Twisty. I can't get enough of those googly eye ice cream cones.
  • Go to a concert.
  • Go to a zoo.
  • Go to an aquarium.
  • Have fresh fruits and veggies from the garden.
  • Sing/perform a few shows.
  • Go to the lake.
  • Go to a movie in a theatre.
  • Go fishing.
  • Enjoy great food off the grill.
  • Grow a garden.
  • Lose weight.
  • Walk my dog.
  • Visit a new restaurant or two. Maybe three.
  • See some of my old friends.

What does your summer list look like?

Why do cats have whiskers? Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? And answers to 47 other kitty questions:

Why do they meow? Why do they nap so much? Why do they have whiskers? Cats, and their undeniably adorable babies known as kittens, are mysterious creatures. Their larger relatives, after all, are some of the most mystical and lethal animals on the planet. Many questions related to domestic felines, however, have perfectly logical answers. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions related to kittens and cats, and the answers cat lovers are looking for.

LOOK: Here Are 30 Foods That Are Poisonous to Dogs

To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

LOOK: Stunning animal photos from around the world

From grazing Tibetan antelope to migrating monarch butterflies, these 50 photos of wildlife around the world capture the staggering grace of the animal kingdom. The forthcoming gallery runs sequentially from air to land to water, and focuses on birds, land mammals, aquatic life, and insects as they work in pairs or groups, or sometimes all on their own.