Summer Bucket List
Everyday lately is a thunderstorm day, sometimes Mother Nature switches it up and gives us a tornado watch or warning. Daily rain yields flowers blooming (that's me focusing on the positive). My weather app shows clouds every day for the next ten days. I'm hoping that the sun will visit once in a while just for giggles.
Next week is my LAST week of babysitting and then I'm on summer vacation for TEN whole weeks. I'll miss the little preschooler but reclaiming two days a week will be decadent.
So far here is my summer bucket list (in no particular order):
- walk with my husband and Frodo - weather permitting
-watercolor daily and improve my skills
-read a book a week at least (lofty goal because I do not read much during the day)
-go to the gym five times a week (weight training stays at 3x/week)
-improve my endurance on the never-ending step machine at the gym
-knit holiday projects
-go thru my yarn stash and pick projects to knit
-plan day trips to state parks and quaint towns
-improve my photography skills
Do you have any other ideas for my bucket list? What would you do?
I'm sure I will come up with more ideas as my summer break approaches. I love planning and daydreaming about what I would like to do. The planning is nearly as much fun as the executing. In the fall when I return to babysitting, I will only be working one day a week. The breathing space feels big.
I remember when our daughter was in a ballet lesson, I had a conversation with a fellow waiting mother who commented on my knitting. She said she could not understand why I knit and wasted my time. I restrained myself from anger, honestly I was stunned in silence.
I think back about her and her comment. I wonder how she could not have any hobby at all. Being a creative person is healthy. I feel calm and relaxed whenever I am creating.
I'm perplexed that anyone would say something so abrasive and wonder what was the purpose? Ah well, people will be people.
Today is my son's birthday! He is presently at school but will be back here (again) over the weekend and we will celebrate on Sunday. Seems like yesterday he was a tiny human - time flies.