Months ago I happily published a whimsical list of activities I wanted to accomplish over the summer. Um, it’s almost November, ya’ll, even the occasional sunny afternoon has a bit of chill in the breeze; summer is long gone. That being said, I don’t like leaving loose ends, so, two months late, I would like to wrap up my Summer Bucket List, with annotations.
Visit the farmer’s market –bonus points for riding my bike; No bonus points, but farmer’s market was visited. Wear white pants successfullySeveral times, even! Without spilling chocolate or salsa or anything on them!
- Climb a mountain, a big one; This is a big, fat, negative.
Make homemade ice cream Strawberry, my grandpa’s favorite
Roast marshmallowswith my stepkids; Marshmallows roasted, campfire attended with stepkids, but not both things together Dangle my bare feet in a cold mountain stream Attend a bonfire– bonus points for spending the evening updating our plan for the zombie apocalypse Make out with that very handsome husband of mine, a lot
- Sleep under the stars – bonus points if I can see the milky way
21 days as a vegetarian;I am counting this complete, I went 13 days but this did not accomplish what I was hoping it would accomplish (healthier eating habits), so I cut out early on Harriet As A Vegetarian
- Go to a baseball game (one will suffice), and sit on the lawn
- Run a 5k for a good cause; I ran a 5k for no cause, does that count? (No.)
- Many, many photo walks around my neighborhood and the surrounding canyons; Nope, not a one. Fail. But I did get better at regular Instagram posting. Not the same, I know, but it is something.
Go to a rodeo, yeehaw!
- Hike in red rock country
Read a whole pile of books, a big pile, obviously Dinner in the canyon – bonus points for cooking said dinner over an open fire
- Attend an outdoor concert
Eat lots and lots of corn on the cob Watch the sunset from a beautiful vantage point Keep my tomato plant alive;People I harvested 5 tomatoes AND 7 green bell peppers. I’m like a pot-gardening diva! (Not really.)
Make it to September without getting any tan lines (meaning, no tan, not nekkid tanning)
- Go to the wildflower festival, take an inordinate amount of photos
Go to Food Truck Thursday for lunch Take a midnight walk, preferably with an enormous full moon and a sky full of stars Schedule a personal day off work, take myself out to brunch and get a pedicure, for no other reason than I can.
- Go camping
Eat strawberries off the vine – bonus points if they are sun warmed Visit one of the formal gardens in my city Go on an overnight motorcycle adventure with my sweetheart;Not on a motorcycle, but there were plenty of day-long rides AND a romantic overnight getaway, so I’m counting it. Ish.
Ok, so, 21 of 30 items complete is nothing to snuff your nose at. And I didn’t even have listed the massive apartment overhaul that happened in June and July, so that has to give me a couple of bonus points in there somewhere, right? (Right.)
Is it totally uncool to attempt to rejoin the social conversation and ask you how your summer was? Or, you know, your fall?
Come over to Denver if you want to tackle that mountain. Mt. Elbert is the biggest and tallest of the Rockies, and the second-tallest mountain in the lower 48 (but only second by like 60ft., so psshhh.) I planned on doing it this past September, but it rained on the weekend that I had set aside, and then snow came the weekend after, so I missed it. Next summer though…
My first summer with a teacher for a husband was awesome. I don’t care that he has a pathetic salary. It is totally worth it for the summer break. My father-in-law is a professor and says the three best things about being a teacher are June, July, and August. Hear, hear.
And we should meet for lunch some Thursday next summer. I work very close to Gallivan Plaza, and it would be fun to meet in real life.
Sounds like a great summer to me!
I’m totally commenting on two posts in one, but I’m sorry to hear that Blue Eyes will be working further from home again. Big hugs.
And, of course, congrats on the awesome promotion!
21 out of 30 is a TOTAL success.
You continue to inspire me. 🙂
Nice to see you blogging again. I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately and hoping you are well. Congrats on all the major accomplishments and good luck with everything new that’s going on.
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