Today is the summer solstice! This day always makes me a little sad because the days will begin to get shorter, but today I shall focus on being HAPPY about summertime! I’m joining up with some other bloggers to share our bucket/fun lists for this sunny season!
I live near Savannah, Georgia, and y’all, it is HOT here! My springtime fun list featured a lot of outdoor activities, but my summertime fun list includes a lot of indoor, stay-in-the-air-conditioning-so-we-don’t-have-a-heat-stroke goals.
Here’s what I hope to do during summer 2017:
- Pantry: Reorganize my pantry.
- Boxes: Clear boxes out of garage.
- Letters: Write one real letter each week.
- New Places: Eat at two new restaurants in Savannah.
- Books: Read at least five books from Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Summer Reading Guide.
- Intentional Friendship IRL: Meet up with a friend at least once a month. (IRL means “in real life.”)
- Intentional Friendship Virtually: Skype with a long-distance friend at least once a month.
- Time for Parents: Call my parents and my in-laws once a week.
Here’s the (little) scoop on each goal.
Pantry: We’ve been in our house about two and a half years now, and it’s time to sort out my pantry. Parts of it work; parts of it just don’t.
Boxes: Did I mention we’ve been in our house about two and a half years now? Yeah. It’s time to deal with the last of the boxes. Seriously.
Letters: This was on my springtime fun list, and I wrote NOT ONE LETTER. Epic fail, dear readers. I will do better this season!
New Places: Going into downtown Savannah is a pain in the neck, but it’s such a beautiful place once we get there! I’ve said it before, but I need to just put this on the calendar so that we have a better chance of making it happen.
Books: I love to read!!! Summertime is a perfect time to grab a glass of tea and hit the sofa with a good book. Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Summer Reading Guide stoked my reading flame, and I’m ready to dig in!
Intentional Friendship IRL: Surely I’m not the only one who sees a friend at church and says, “We really MUST get together soon!” and then we don’t. I’m determined to be intentional about actually making that happen. Hopefully I can do this more than once a month, but I figure once is better than never.
Intentional Friendship Virtually: My friends live all over the world. That’s what comes from being an Air Force family! I’ve promised a friend of mine for months now that we’ll Skype “sometime.” That time is here. Technology is too good and too easy to NOT do this.
Time for parents: My parents aren’t on Facebook, and I forget that they’re not seeing all my amazing status updates about what’s going on in my life! Days (weeks?!?) go by, and I haven’t called my mom and dad just to chat. That’s unacceptable. (My mom and I text a bit, but we all know that’s not the same.) My mother-in-law IS on Facebook, but calling to chat still needs to happen! I’ve been way too lazy about this.
I’m excited about tackling my list! Do YOU have a summer fun list? What do YOU have going on? Leave a comment below and let me know!
It’s always fun to get ideas from other folks, and you can do just that by checking out my blogging friends’ lists! Click through a few (below), and I bet you’ll start or add to your own list of summertime fun goals!