It is hilariously ironic to me that I lost this (written August 2011) until now. Haha!
Inspired by Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere, I made a list of summer things I wanted to be sure I did this season.
Really, this is an excellent approach for someone with a type – AAA personality like me. Lists! Plans! Moving ahead, always! The list makes me remember what I loved about summer in the first place, and reminds me to slow down enough to enjoy it. Not to mention the satisfaction of crossing something off, once done.
In theory. I then proceeded to lose the list until just recently.
Surprisingly, when I stumbled across it a few days ago, I had already accomplished most of these things!
1. Eat dinner outside (at a restaurant)
2. Have lots of picnics — DONE! we’ve been picnicking frequently at Magnuson Park on Lake Washington. The baby ducks make it irresistible. Glorious!
3. Spend the day at the lake — DONE! sort of…well, we’ve spent many afternoons there, so I’m going to say this one is accomplished
4. Paint a canvas — DONE! I painted one really simply, with diagonal stripes. Shockingly, I like it! Usually I hate the finished products of my own crafts
5. Line dry more laundry — DONE! I love line dried laundry, but not towels. Who wants to step out of the shower and grab a sheet of sandpaper? Those still go in the dryer.
6. Make homemade ice cream — DONE! At last I bought myself the long – awaited ice cream maker. Frozen yogurt has been a favorite.
7. Go on a hike
8. Swim in a lake — DONE! We swam in Lake Washington this weekend while the Blue Angels did their thang. I tried not to think about the fish poop and gross slimy plants and pollution.
9. Visit Georgetown — DONE! Took my parents their a couple weeks ago and strolled the neighborhoods and trailer park mall, which is an awesome concept. Loved it!
10. BBQ — DONE! Made kebabs with my in-laws for the fourth of July. Wouldn’t mind a few more of those, however.
Now that I know this is an effective means of getting myself thinking about the coming season, I made a list of things I’d like to do next summer. Best of all, I’m publishing it so I can’t lose it this time.
– Ride a ferry
–Go fishing (catch and release)
–Take my husband white water rafting.