Whatever temperature today was, it’s my favorite. I needed to apply sunblock before post-school lounging in the backyard with a book. There was more than spring in the air, there was a touch of summer as well.
There’s only 37 days of school left as well – less than Lent.
Clearly it’s time to start making my summer list.
Last June-July I participated in the National Writing Project. Between that and four months of thrice-weekly 2-hour long physical therapy sessions, my summer wasn’t my own.
2009 hasn’t been gentle with me so far, but I’m claiming this summer as my own. No classes, no commitments. Time to read, write, recharge, relax, and re-learn how to sleep.
But apart from those lofty goals and the typical kayaking, tennis, ice-cream making, badminton playing, I need some other things to fill my day.
In no particular order, here’s my work-in-progress list:
Watch Dr. Who (and figure out what all the fuss is about)
Go to P.E.I. with the family (& re-read all of the Anne books before/during)
Vacation with J-bean and Drew (Albuquerque? Vancouver? Denver? … tbd)
Jack’s Mannequin & the Fray concert
Throw the Austen party I’ve been promising for years
Complete a 5-mile race (check out my self-restraint, it says 5-mile, not marathon)
Catch up on the entire season of Gossip Girl
Take a pottery class
Re-read House of Leaves and book club it with Dad
Host a Harry Potter movie-marathon before HP6 comes out
Quality puggle-hammock snuggle time
Go to the drive-in (oooo, possibly for Harry Potter 6!)
It’s not a very long list so far. Luckily we have 37 more school days to add to it. Suggestions?