Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer Bucket List 2019

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Purple-headed Coneflower Blooming In Our Front Yard

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 2019

1. Write my summer bucket list
Grill burgers on the hibachi πŸ”
3. Create a new nature journal πŸ“– 
4. Resurrect my card and letter-writing ministry
5. Finish emptying the carport of stored totes
6. Make homemade ice cream 🍦
7. Bake a 4th of July pie 
8. Make red, white, and blue Jello πŸ’–✰πŸ’™
Celebrate Independence Day with family πŸŽ†
10. Enjoy fresh produce and herbs out of our own garden πŸ…πŸŒΏπŸŒ½
11. Celebrate summer birthdays with the grandlittles (and, believe you me, there's a BUNCH of them!) πŸ‘§πŸŽ‚πŸ‘¦
12. Eat watermelon πŸ‰
13. Go to the zoo 🐧

Take a vacation (even if just for a few days and is somewhere close by) πŸš—
15. Enjoy the Perseids meteor shower ⭐
16. Plan and complete summer programs at work:

        a) Hug-A-Herp Day 🐍🐸🐒
Explorer Daycamp 2019 (Invasive Species) 🐞
        c) Ants on Parade Library Program 🐜
        d) In A Grasshopper's World Library Program 

        e) Leaf Man Library Program 🍁
         f) Nature Weaving Homeschool Program 

17. Enjoy a summer storm 
18. Celebrate my birthday with a banana split 🍌
19. Catch a firefly 
20. Work the Empire Fair @ Springfield 

21. Paint, hide, and find rocks
22. Declutter and clean the back porch/greenhouse
23. Complete 24 hours of reading for the summer reading program at the local library (doesn't have to be library books) πŸ“š
Launch my new business as an independent 
Norwex consultant
25. Build a bonfire πŸ”₯
26. Visit friends at Pomme de Terre 
27. Attend an outdoor concert 🎸

28. Preserve what I can of the summer bounty 🌽
29. Play in cool water on a hot day 🀽
Have a yard sale
31. Collect rocks 
32. Complete the moon garden πŸŒ•
33. Hike a new trail 
34. Witness morning glories blooming for the first time on our front porch
35. Visit at least two Missouri state parks that I've never been to before 
36. Deep clean the Van Gogh room (a.k.a. my office) 🎨
37. Observe and/or sketch at least ten interesting things found in nature 🐝🐚🐍🍁🐒🐾🐟🐞🐌🐦
Be alert to opportunities that lend myself available as the hands and feet of Jesus on this earth
39. Order crocus bulbs for fall planting 
40.  Finish recycled Christmas card project that I've started

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

Until next time...

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  2. I love your summer list! You really managed to come up with lots of fun activities :) What state parks haven't you visited? I'm just curious. Lewis & Clark state park is on my list as is Wakonda state park because the movie/comic book nerd in me wants to say we went to Wakonda (Wakanda in the movie Black Panther), LOL! Happy Summer, my friend!

    1. Oh, goodness, Jean! I've NOT visited more state parks than I've far...but my goal is to, eventually, visit them all. I've not been to either one of the ones you've mentioned. Perhaps we can visit Lewis and Clark together (maybe meet there?) sometime when I'm up visiting our daughter up north of the river. I'll try to remember to make a list of the parks I've not been to and send it to you via messenger. Happy Summer! <3


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