Monday, July 28, 2014
My "End of Summer" Bucket List
I was assaulted by Christmas trees this morning at Hobby Lobby. It was terrifying.
I picked up 2 packages of summery scrapbook notions just to calm myself. (At least this is what I'm telling The Studly Muffin).
Don't get me wrong. I love, love, love the Holidays.
I just love them more in their proper place. I have also been reminded that our local public school kids return to their respective halls in just a few weeks.
What happened to summer?
I realize I've been kinda busy (complaining about the heat and all), but I am not finished with summer yet!
So today (after my unfortunate encounter with aisles of Holiday fare) I am making a summer bucket list.
I realize I am late to the party, but making my list helped me recognize that we have already had a memorable summer.
I'm just adding a few more memories to the mix.
I decided to get all Junior High and pulled out the butcher paper (which I promptly cut in a crooked line) and the markers. I spent about an hour coloring and then hung it up in the hall.
Josiah contributed a few ideas. He and The Muffin have talked about going golfing. They haven't been yet this summer and it's been a favorite father/son activity since Josiah was 2 years old.
My contributions are much more self-serving. Though I will probably share this spectacular blackberry cobbler, maybe.
As I type, however, I am wondering how this whole "take a nap under a tree" is going to work out. I haven't laid on the ground on purpose in almost 20 years. It just sounds restful. Stay tuned. It might turn out to be a really bad idea.
So how are you planning to end your summer? With a bang? Or a wimper? Or maybe sipping on a homemade rootbeer float? Let me know!