Jun 27, 2012

Summer fun

Summer is here. For a lot of people this brings smiles, and thoughts of barbeques and pools, or a vacation where there's no schedule to keep, and fun to be had.

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?)

I totally stole borrowed Lauren's idea for how to make this list, and I'll definitely be adding to it as I think of more things, but I love that even though this is a list (with boxes to check off items of course), it's still so relaxed and fun.

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?

8 comments:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That is an awesome list! I love that you are doing this and might need to borrow this idea. I haven't even really come up with a summer list, or a list in general like that, but I have tried to be more intentional about how I am spending my time and who I am spending my time around. I also try to unplug on weekends from twitter/email/facebook, etc.

Here's to a wonderful summer!

Lucy The Valiant said...

Fantastic list! It sounds like it's going to be a great summer for you!

Katie Himes said...

Go to Mt Vernon with me and Jen!! Sunday, July 15th. :)

Nora said...

The last time I made a summer list... it's been awhile. With as hectic as things have been lately my goal is to just get through sometimes. But that's sad. So this post is inspiring me to do things! So thank you :)

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I've seen these summer fun lists on a few blogs and I love it! I really want to do one. Maybe after the wedding :)

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I love this! I'm definitely going to do this soon! :)

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

I started a summer list last week and then I got distracted, but I love the idea!

Also, when you said wear only sundresses, at first I read it as sunglasses, lol. That would be an interesting thing to post about :)

Kyla Roma said...

This is a great list! I made one for myself earlier in the year and I have to remember to keep visiting it so I stick with it. I think your printed version edges mine out on that front! :)

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