Well, we're three days away from the first day of fall and this is my final post in Jean's, over at So Not Organized, and my '30 Days of Summer' blog series. I do hope that you all have enjoyed reading our posts as much as we've enjoyed writing them. I do think that this exercise has helped me find the beauty in, what is usually, an unbearable season for me. Thanks, Jean! I've enjoyed our time together and look forward to working with you again in the future! Blessings, my friend! 💗
PLEASE NOTE: I am posting this post in full as it was written with
marked with a line through them and notes made in bold type
where appropriate. Have added a lot of pictures, too!😊
|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!
"...ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand"
My Summer Bucket List 2018
|Miss Hannah Nicole - 6/26/18 - 9 lbs 7 oz. - 20" long|
(This probably wasn't a good thing to put on a bucket list because it's pretty abstract. I do feel that I have tried to stay focused and have moved forward in some areas, while not so much in others. This certainly isn't something that can be held up to a yard stick and measured or simply crossed off of a 'to-do' list and be done with. It is something that will have to be nurtured on a daily basis over the course of a life-time without losing focus.)
5. Take a vacation
(Passed this one up. You can read more about that in 30 Days of Summer - Post #26 - Summer Vacations...or the Lack Thereof by clicking HERE.)
|Dorothy and I @ the Peter Frampton concert - 7/26/28|
We've been friends since we were 10-years-old.
(For details on this one click here: 30 Days of Summer - Post #29 - Summer Birthdays.)
(We didn't make it there, but they made it here. It was a short visit, but it counts...right?)
|Here we are...wreaking havoc in Casey's while going for our traditional Icee! 😆|
|Kaiden Introduces River and Rain to a Baby Painted Turtle|
|River is Fascinated by the Tiny Turtle and Takes a Closer Look|
|A Juvenile Northern Yellow-BelliedWater Snake|
|(Since our birthdays are only four days apart, granddaughter, |
Liz, and I enjoyed birthday banana splits together. 🎂)
22. Get blinds up on the south-facing windows
(I have them. They're just not up yet. 😭)
25. Build a bonfire 🔥
26. Make S'mores
27. Make a fairy jar
(We've got the supplies for this, but, my youngest daughter and I simply haven't found the time to get together to complete the project. I think we're getting together in late October, so maybe we can do it then. If not then, then November. We'll see.)
|(By the time we took our selfie it had stopped raining, but we did, indeed, take a|
walk in the rain at the Lester Davis Memorial Forest on a Sunday afternoon.)
(This was a great gardening year for us...especially for zucchini and peppers! We used all we could fresh, plus probably have at least a quarter of our freezer full of frozen squash, green, and sweet banana peppers.)
|(Found the little habachi that I wanted online. The grates on it just fits|
four burgers and, for just John and I, that's perfect. 🍔)
|(Nothing says summer like the taste of a fresh burger right off the grill! 🍔 Yum!)|
(I don't know that I've gone through ten totes, but I have gone through some and have done a lot of putting away, throwing away, giving away, and selling, so I'm counting it!) 😆
|Playing in War Eagle Creek|
War Eagle Mill @ Rogers, Arkansas
36. Visit Grand Gulf State Park
(I didn't cover everything in the book, but did enjoy studying several of the things mentioned throughout...observing the different degrees of nightfall, the sounds and smells of night, owls, frogs, moths, fireflies, bats, and hoppers. I also put together a basic field kit of items that is easy to grab and often needed on after-dark forays.)
39. Observe insects around an outdoor light at night and sketch them
That's what's on my summer bucket list. What's on yours?
Until next time...
P.S. - This post is my final post in the 30 Days of Summer blog series hosted by Jean, over at So Not Organized, and myself. To see all of the posts that I have written in this series (Posts 1 through 30) click HERE where they are listed in numerical order with links to each.
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