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June 22, 2016

ten things on this summer’s bucket list
posted by soe 2:21 am

So neither of my go-to Tuesday memes interested me today especially: I listen to audiobooks while knitting, driving, and doing the dishes, but prefer baseball games on the radio or music for most other tasks, and while I’ve read seven 2016 releases this year, I have yet to hand out five stars to any of them.

So instead, I’m going to answer the meme I was too busy vacationing last week to write about: 10 Things on This Summer’s Bucket List:

  1. Visit Theodore Roosevelt Island. It’s three miles from my door (maybe less). I’m finally getting over there. Related: Visit Kingman Island on the other side of town.
  2. Make ice cream, yogurt, or popsicles once a week. Related: play volleyball regularly.
  3. Get to the pool or beach every week.
  4. Take in an outdoor movie at least every other week, preferably every week. (This is my favorite way to catch up on recent releases to “video” and classics I’ve missed. Pending more weather, we’re catching Mister Roberts in our local park later this week.)
  5. Read in our hammock. (I need to check if there are rules stating I can’t suspend things from trees in our closest park. I know I can take the portable stand one up there if I can dig it out of our building’s storage closet.)
  6. Attend an outdoor concert. Something big would be nice, but I’d settle for one of the free Fort Reno shows.
  7. Freeze fruit (and maybe veg) for the winter. (I like the idea of canning, but really need to work with things that require minimal storage/equipment.)
  8. Eat picnic suppers outside once a week. Perhaps in conjunction with the movies, but maybe not.
  9. Go to the midnight release party for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the book version of the script of the new West End play.
  10. Finish two knitting projects. Any two.

How about you? What are you hoping to cross off your list this season?

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

I like your list! I’m trying to read more, outside if possible and the picnic thing sounds like a great idea. We live in a buggy area so battling those little critters kills the picnic love….but still it’s the whole experience, right?

Comment by karen 06.22.16 @ 6:48 am

I am working on getting my Book Bingo card filled and finishing up some lingering WIP’s. Slowly but surely I am getting there! Great list!

Comment by AsKatKnits 06.22.16 @ 7:09 am

My goal is to make the summer smooth as I can for the kiddo, as we transition from school to home full time, and get ready for me to head off to work in the fall. So lots of science experiments and cooking with him, spray parks weekly, and just enjoying each other (without killing each other)- a tall order for 3.5!

For me, I have a TBR that is ridiculous and I have to come up with lesson plans and classroom setup and everything else that goes with first year teaching. I knocked out two knitting WIPs this week (!!) but that leaves a billion to go…

Comment by Mikaiya 06.22.16 @ 12:19 pm

Mainly I’m just planning to read as much as possible, go to the top of Pike’s Peak, and learn about photography and such. I hope it’s a great summer!

Comment by Heidenkind 06.22.16 @ 11:45 pm

@karen: Bugs make outdoor things so much more challenging. I’m really allergic to mosquitoes, so I sympathize.

@AsKatKnits: I should really commit to a Book Bingo card.

@Mikaiya: Wow! Your summer sounds very full already! Best of luck in making it smooth for all of you!

@Heidenkind: That sounds like my kind of summer. Good luck with it!

Comment by soe 06.23.16 @ 2:50 am