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June 3, 2011

ten to-do’s this summer
posted by soe 11:50 am

Sarah posted yesterday her list of ten things she’d like to do this summer. I thought I’d follow suit, particularly since this summer will not offer much in the way of vacation:

  1. Go to the beach. Frequently, if it’s possible.
  2. Pick blueberries and raspberries. We’ve already tackled strawberries. These are up next later this month.
  3. Attend the Folklife Festival. An annual tradition.
  4. Knit a summer sweater. I’ve started two. Now is the time to pull them out and finish one.
  5. Have a barbecue with the rest of our building’s residents. We keep talking about this.
  6. Play Frisbee and Wiffle Ball. They’re always in the car, just waiting to pull over to the side of the road for some impromptu fun.
  7. Watch the final Harry Potter movie. Perhaps at midnight. Definitely at the Uptown.
  8. Go swing dancing at Glen Echo. Definitely this year, particularly since we’re missing the Seersucker Social this weekend.
  9. Catch an outdoor movie. Like a drive-in, but without the car. D.C. has lots to offer, from classics to flicks missed last year.
  10. Picnic along the river. Georgetown has a riverfront park that Rudi and I keep considering bringing a blanket to, and The Yards has just opened up over by the ballpark and is offering Friday night music.

What about you? What are you hoping/planning to do this summer?

Category: life -- uncategorized. There is/are 5 Comments.

A lovely list. I want to write, eat fresh cherries, stroll through the city, make strawberry buttermilk, meander up and down hiking paths, read, eat several tomato sandwiches, finish my summer scarf, experience at least one warm night, and wear my new red sandals.

Comment by Denise | Chez Danisse 06.03.11 @ 3:52 pm

Thought you might like some of the gardening books mentioned in today’s NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/05/books/review/book-review-summer-gardening-roundup.html

Comment by MJ 06.05.11 @ 10:43 am

I love your list, and I hope you are able to do all of them!

Mine includes: reading, finishing my pink skirt, cycling, going to races, and being at the beach as much as possible.

Comment by Debby 06.08.11 @ 2:11 pm

@Denise: Ooh! Strawberry buttermilk sounds lovely! (As do the rest of your items!)

@MJ: Thank you!

@Debby: Good list, but particularly the last item!

Comment by soe 06.24.11 @ 1:31 am

[…] such a list, but will stick to ten things since I failed to make the admirable progress on my summer goals that Sarah did on hers. Please note I’m only including fun things I want to do, rather […]

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