I start every summer with a list a mile long of all of the things I want to do. Need to do. Must do. And then summer break starts and I think “maybe I’ll just read”!!
Here’s my bucket list for this summer…besides reading as much as possible. (And I already finished OITNB Season 2…so that one’s done. Does anyone watch that? It was amazing…let’s discuss!)
READ, READ, READ! I’ve already read two books that I will share with you soon!
Go outside more. I tend to stay inside doing stuff around the house and forget to go out and enjoy the beautiful weather. I started eating breakfast outside each morning. It’s wonderful!
Play with the kids but don’t feel guilty for also letting them play on their own. I tend to think that summer has to be magical, that we have to do something amazing each and every day, but it doesn’t. Did anyone read this post about just letting your kids be in the summer? It really resonated with me. I don’t have to do something magical because…summer itself is magical. They’re just happy to have me home making them lemonade and keeping the freezer full of popsicles.
Watch tons of movies. I love watching movies. LOVE it. I plan on watching a bunch this summer.
Take many, many bike rides. I just love to ride my bike. By myself or with the kids and Matt. It’s a favorite.
Get my lesson plans, etc., done for the first month of school at least. I’m not touching school stuff until July though. That’s a promise. But September is so nuts that I want to have everything in order for that first month.
Work on my book. I really need to dedicate time to this because it’s important to me. I’ve started it…but I want to finish it!
Go to Cedar Point with the kids. Oh wait! We did that one on Father’s Day! :)
Rolling Hills waterpark with my BFF and the kids. We’ve done it for the past three years and it’s always the best time.
Weekly golf nights with my BFF and the kids. It’s a summer staple that I look forward to!
Catch up with friends I haven’t seen lately! I’m talking to you Sherri, Beth, Sarah and Cyd!
Have a “yes” day at least once. That’s where I say yes to everything the kids ask for that day. It’s pretty fun!
Paint the kitchen, the foyer and the upstairs hallway. So far, this doesn’t even seem possible between feeding and carting the kids from one thing to another. We’ll see if this one gets done.
Little Ohio trips with Matt and the kids are also on the schedule. Since Matt and I are taking a big trip to NYC (yippee!), there’s not a lot of money left in the travel budget. We’re taking minitrips around Ohio instead. The kids don’t care…they just love to travel!
NYC with Matt!!! Neither of us have ever been and I can’t wait. My main dilemma right now is what shoes I’m going to where! I know we will be walking miles and miles so tennis shoes are the right choice…but I’m not wearing tennis shoes in NYC!!!! I might as well wear a fanny pack! Any suggestions?
Relax, relax, relax! I have a hard time with this one. My default setting is hypermode. I’m trying really hard to just sit, relax and take it all in. Not everything has to get done today, right?
What’s on your summer bucket list?