Saturday, June 23, 2018

30 Days of Summer - Post #2 - Summer Bucket List 2018

Sunflowers Blooming Outside Our Back Door

Once again, the summer season is upon us and, as always, it promises to be a busy one. I have been thinking about some of the things that I'd like to do this summer and some of the things that I hope to accomplish over the course of it. I know that, in reality, I probably won't get to all of them, but having a list will certainly help me to focus on the season and remind me to enjoy it to the fullest! 

" see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand" 
(Luke 21:30).

My Summer Bucket List 2018

1. Write my summer bucket list
2. Welcome another new granddaughter into the family πŸ‘Ά

3. Focus on building strong relationships with family members and friends 
4. Finish the unit that I'm currently on in Rhema and start the final unit before graduation 

5. Take a vacation
6. Eat watermelon πŸ‰
7. Celebrate Independence Day by attending an area city fireworks display πŸŽ†
8. Attend an outdoor concert
9. Hike a new trail
10. Enjoy fresh produce and herbs out of our own garden 🌱
11. Celebrate summer birthdays with the grandlittles (and there are a BUNCH of them!) πŸŽ‚
12. Find creative ways to use up items on-hand (food, craft supplies, paper products, etc.)
13. Attend Project Learning Tree πŸŒ³
14. Visit friends at Truman Lake
15. Go stargazing 🌟
16. Plan and complete summer programs at work:

        a) Hug-A-Herp Day (Reptiles and Amphibians) 🐍🐸🐒
Explorer Daycamp 2018 - Who Gives A Hoot? (Owls) πŸ¦‰
        c) Let's "Stick" Together Library Program (Sticks)
        d) Sunflowers Library Program (Sunflowers) 🌻
        e) Sunflowers a la Petite Prairie Saturday Programs (Van Gogh) 

17. Enjoy a summer storm
18. Celebrate my birthday with a banana split
19. Catch a lightening bug 
20. Do a night hike 🌜

21. Organize our bookshelves
22. Get blinds up on the south-facing windows
23. Make red, white, and blue Jello
24. Go camping with my husband ⛺
25. Build a bonfire πŸ”₯
26. Make S'mores
27. Make a fairy jar

28. Take a walk in the rain ☔
29. Make homemade ice cream
30. Go to a movie

31. Preserve what I can of the summer bounty
32. Grill burgers on an outdoor grill πŸ”
33. Go through, at least, ten totes of stuff that is packed and put away, throw away, give away, or sell
34. Play in cool water on a hot day
35. Have a yard sale
36. Visit Grand Gulf State Park 
37. Do a season-long nature-at-night study using Discover Nature at Sundown by Elizabeth P. Lawlor as my guide 
38. Collect rocks 
39. Observe insects around an outdoor light at night and sketch them 
40. Feel cool grass beneath my feet 

That's what's on my summer bucket list. What's on yours? 

Until next time...

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  1. I love your list, especially welcoming a new grandchild and spending lots of time with the other grandkids too! You are a woman after my own heart. :)

    1. Thanks, Debbie! Love those grandbabies! (Although most of them aren't babies anymore!) Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! Your presence is most welcome! Blessings for a beautiful weekend! <3

  2. Terrific list! My energy has gone down as I've neared the end of treatments. I haven't made my list yet. I need to make a short one.

    1. I'm sorry that your energy levels have dropped, but I have no doubt that they will be right back up and you'll soon be on the move again! Can't wait to read your summer bucket list, my friend! Thanks for dropping in. Love you! <3

  3. What a great list! I was just thinking about working on my summer bucket list today, might borrow a few of your items :) And Grand Gulf State park has been on my list of parks I'd like to visit forever, I hope you'll share pictures when you go to that one!

    1. Thanks, Jean! Borrow away! :) As for Grand Gulf State Park, I have a friend through work that is an interpreter there and I've been promising him for two years now that we'd come visit there. I truly hope that this is the year that we make it. And, yes, if I do, you better believe that I'll be sharing pictures! LOL! :)


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