We've had rhubarb custard pie, the church picnic, our peonies have been battered by rain and school is out on Thursday. All of the harbingers of summer have arrived. I am so excited! I'm not a huge sun worshipper but I adore the relaxed atmosphere that comes with summer and the leisurely pace.
Every year, summer comes and goes and I realise that I haven't done most of the things that I wanted to do. This year, I am making a summer list and I plan to try and cross everything off my list before we go back to school in September. Maybe posting it here will make me accountable. Here's this year's list:
-pick strawberries and make jam
-eat dinner outside at least once a week
-read outside at least once
-make zuchini relish
-take the kids to the farm once a week
-do something special for Canada Day
-do a BIG clear-out of junk at home so that I can go back to work with the house in better shape
-memorize Psalm 91 (one of my favourite pieces of scripture)
-have music on all the time
-plan Pk's birthday party with enough time before that I am not CRAZED the week it happens
-take Pk at least once to the wading pool at the end of my parents' street in the big city
-have at least one picnic using my picnic basket and eaten on a blanket
-swim in fresh water at least once (probably while visit my parents or the in-laws)
-spend as little money as possible as we launch into our "Total Money Makeover"
-sit with the lights off to watch a thunderstorm
-run three times a week and finish the 5k to 8k series I am doing
I may add to the list but there are the biggies right now. What are your plans for summer?