I mentioned a few days ago that I felt like the end of summer was just around the corner and I was promptly corrected by some friends that summer lasts until the end of September. Point taken. But I have seen signs that Fall is approaching in my neighborhood; the bark shedding from the crepe myrtle trees, night falling a little earlier, back to school supplies creeping into the stores. I began to wonder have I done everything that I wanted to do this summer?
I have compiled a little summer list just to see how far I have gotten and to remind myself to kick things into high gear if I want to accomplish most if not all of my list:
Visit the farmers market
Eat corn on the cob
fresh fuzzy peaches
host a barbecue or two
catch a firefly
take long walks on the beach
find some shells
relax in the sun with a good book
drink fresh squeezed limeade with friends
watch the world go by from my porch
go to family reunion
take a road trip or two with my husband
build a sandcastle
enjoy a BLT or two with sun ripened tomatoes
go to the drive in movie(for the first time)
make ice cream
look at the stars
take a nap
eat a wood-fired pizza
have my niece come for a two week “camp”
swim in the ocean
watch the dolphins frolic in the morning
visit a lighthouse
go to the botanical garden
go bike riding
go to a bonfire
have a picnic
try out the family Airstream
spend a week at the cabin
walk in the woods
This list is by no means comprehensive as I keep adding to it as I check a few things off. But it is a reminder to “stop and smell the roses” as they say. After all summer is to be celebrated and enjoyed by everyone not just kids.
Tell me, do you have a “bucket list” of things to do this summer? What have you been up to? Is there something special that signify’s summer to you? Give it some thought and let us know, maybe you have something fun that we should try.
A gentle reminder to myself and to you my friends, life is so very precious and time is not to be wished away or squandered.
Enjoy your day!