Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Summer Bucket List 2021 Update

As Summer 2021 draws to close, the autumn season stands poised, and ready to take her place, as the continual succession of seasons march on without fail.

I must admit, with the death of my husband, as well as others near and dear to my heart, Summer 2021 has proven to be the worst season of my life, and it certainly didn't go as planned. Nevertheless, here is my Summer 2021 Bucket List update.

Please note, that I am posting this post as originally written with completed items marked through with a line and notes made in bold type where appropriate.

Baby White Scalloped Squash Growing in Our Garden

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

1. Write my summer bucket list
2. Plan my summer menus (these will be posted weekly in my 'Master List and Menu Plan Monday' posts)
3. Wish my husband and our sons and sons-in-law a Happy Father's Day 👴 (my husband passed away shortly thereafter) 
4. Attend our youngest daughter's wedding 👰 (the date was moved up in hopes that Daddy could be there...he was) 
5. Celebrate summer birthdays with the grandlittles (there are a bunch of them!) 👧🎂👦 (it wasn't much, but I did what I could with each one)
7. Eat watermelon 🍉
8. Celebrate Independence Day 💖☆💙 (again...didn't do a lot, but did what we could)
9. Observe a full moon 🌕
10. Make red, white, and blue jello 💖☆💙
11. Make homemade ice cream 🍨
12. Catch a lightening bug 🐛
13. Enjoy a banana split 🍌 (the kids made homemade banana splits for my birthday)
12. Take a vacation (even if just for a few days and is somewhere close by) 🚗
13. Enjoy the Perseid meteor shower ⭐🌠🌟 (laid out in the yard with daughter and granddaughter...got to see several good meteors)
14. Get together with my friend, Dorothy, to celebrate our 60th birthdays together 🎂🎉60th🎊🎈 (sadly Dorothy passed away before we got the chance...just 19 days after my husband's death...I'm telling you...this has been a rough year) 😢
15. Make notes throughout the season on this year's garden and use them to help make a plan for next year's 🌱
16. Sort ministry materials and start a study schedule 📚
17. Go stargazing 🌟
18. Grill burgers on the grill 🍔
19. Take a night hike 🌜
20. Play in cool water on a hot day 🤽
21. Go camping ⛺
22. Visit a state park that I've never been to before
23. Enjoy fresh produce and herbs out of our own garden 🍅
24. Take a walk in the rain ☔
25. Visit a botanical garden 🌸
26. Start sorting old pictures and putting them into albums 📷
27. Purpose to find what I've got in the house that can be used to create an income 💵
28. Enjoy a summer storm
29. Hike a new trail 🥾
30. Host or attend a bonfire 🔥
31. Observe, sketch, or photograph at least a dozen new and interesting things found in nature 🐢
32. Collect, tumble, and polish rocks and gemstones 💎
33. Preserve what I can of the summer bounty 🌽
34. Cut flowers fresh from the garden and make a bouquet 🎕
35. Continue with efforts to go-through, use-up, clear-out, clean-up, re-purpose, recycle, and give-away
36. Get my car serviced and back on the road 🚗 (my car has been down since May; it's in the shop now and, hopefully, will be back on the road very soon)
37. Wash, level, and reset the bird baths (and keep them filled with water) 🐦
38. Trim and de-weed the flower beds 🌼
39. Lay tile in kitchen, hallway, and bathroom
40. Reroof the house (at least check into the costs of doing so and coming up with a plan) 🏡

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

Until next time...

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