I associate summer with humidity, sweat, and sunburns. (What? I like the name Debbie Downer).
But not this year. There will be humidity (it's already starting), sweat, and hopefully no sunburns (hello SPF 5,000), but I'm determined to not just see that.
I'm going to remember that people are more relaxed in the summer - that they're not tied to a schedule. I'm going to remember that summer is a time for innocence and fun whether it's through a lighthearted book, or a baseball game, and while I will not change how I feel about sand, I'll admit to seeing why people like the beach.
I'm going to embrace summer and to do so I thought I'd make a list. (Really. You're surprised by this?)
In case you can't see everything above - here's my Summer Fun list, as it stands today:
*take three yoga classes*visit a winery*lounge by the pool*wear only sundresses for a weekend*make sangria*visit two museums never been to before*get a monthly pedicure*buy a maxi dress*savor the little moments*visit the National Zoo*re-read a "classic"*attend a show/play/concert*frequent the farmer's market*read on the patio*have tea with friends*take a trip to the Baltimore Aquarium*go for a drive*have a date night that involves candles*"unplug" for a whole day*enjoy fresh flowers*spend a morning on the National Mall, people-watching*see "The Dark Knight Rises"*buy an apron and then put it to use*enjoy the view of the Potomac from the porch of Mount Vernon*have a monthly girls night with wine*go putt-putt golfing*sit on a porch swing at sunset*race a go-cart
Have you ever made a fun summer list for yourself? Did you take it in the spirit of summer, or were you all about crossing things off?