Memorial Day Weekend marks the kickoff for summer activities – like many of you there are busy days ahead, graduations, summer camps, and vacations to plan. The days are quickly disappearing, and time seems to fly by faster and faster every single month!
I started to think about summertime, and all the opportunities for making memories. I decided if I wrote it all down, if I created a ‘Summer To Do List’, there was a greater chance I could accomplish everything I’m scheming and dreaming of. The children will be home with me this summer, which will certainly make for less time to myself, but I’m looking forward to time spent with family and friends in the great outdoors. Here’s to dreaming of all the things I’d like to accomplish in the next few months !
My Summer To Do List:
I’m going to place some brightly colored chairs outside on the lawn and catch up on my magazines in the soft sunshine. I’d like to watch the children explore the garden and find hidden treasures in the dirt.
We’re going to throw a big 4th of July bash complete with BBQ, friends and fireworks!
I’m going to throw impromptu picnics on Sundays with bright colored linens and fresh flowers and invite all my friends to come too.
I’m going to fill my home with freshly picked flowers from the garden and farmer’s market and put them in plain glass jars all over the house.
I’m going to bring more crisp white cottons and linens into our living spaces.
I’m going to make homemade ice cream with summer berries and serve it up in sweet cones.
I’m going to plan a vacation and go someplace relaxing, like a lake, a beach, or perhaps explore a new city.
I’m going to make iced tea every day, and experiment with new herbal recipes.
I’m going to try to grow big juicy tomatoes, and if I fail, shop for heirlooms at the farmer’s market.
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I’d like to take an afternoon nap on a hammock, read an entire book outdoors, and wear cotton floral skirts to afternoon barbeques. I’d like to take more time to play, to relax, and to recharge. To spend lazy afternoons watching the kids play in the sprinkler, and go camping in our own backyard. Today I’m just dreaming of the possibilities of summer and the opportunities for simple pleasures and treasured memories.
What’s on your ‘To Do’ list this summer ?