Since arriving home from my beach vacation, I've spent the week playing catch up. The days leading to the vacation, I prepared and gathered items that were needed. Once we returned, I have to put everything back. My house is almost tidy. Of course the camera only shows you the tidy sections.
I want to continue that vacation feeling through out the summer. This morning I wrote down how I felt and reflected upon the large spans of time where I felt uninterrupted. I know I sound silly but the media (me seeking the news feeds) really puts a damper on my focusing and productivity.
|Frodo in his thoughtful spot|
I was chatting with my sister (daily, on the phone) and she's looking forward to a week off from work and she's scheduling in peaceful activities to make sure she captures the vacation feeling during her stay-cation.
You know, that is something I'm going to do as well! As I say goodbye to the last day of June and welcome in July. I'm writing out some monthly, weekly and daily goals. More fun - less work activities. Unless the work activities are fun.
So far, here's the list:
-read outside on the swing - do not bring the phone!
-lots of knitting and looking for some one-skein projects - maybe tackle some Christmas knitting
-sudoku puzzles (the pencil and paper kind- not virtual)
-flip through the cookbooks and find some different recipes
-a picnic, anywhere!
-a hike, anywhere!
-start my birdsong identification (I've been wanting to do this for a bit)
-sketching anything. I have the notebook, the pencils - WHAT am I waiting for??
-pull out some needlepoint and do it
-make a smoothie (I've seen some delicious looking ones on instagram)
-read short stories
-expand my daily yoga practice with a few new-to-me poses
My sister will be visiting me in July and I'm sure we will come up with some more fun summer activities. I'm excited and can't wait.
Our pool has sprung five leaks since we opened at the end of May, so we are getting a new pool liner. The pool was already here when we bought the house in 2005 so we think the liner is about 13 years old. That is really old!
Every day I listen to my husband report to me the amount of water lost (we taped a plastic ruler to inside the pool wall to measure). We are adding water after he dives and patches the holes. I'm looking forward to the day when we are not talking about the pool water level :)
Do you have a summer goal list? I'd love to know what you have planned.