Saturday, July 17, 2010

A List for Summer

At the beginning of the summer, I made a list of the things I wanted to do before summer was over. We took our "big" vacation for the year in April, so I may have wanted plans to look forward to and some things to accomplish.

Making lists of summer projects go back to when I was in school or teaching and had things I wanted to get done during my time off. I also did this with my daughter.

At the beginning of the summer, we would sit down and revise her chore list and make a list of fun things to do and projects we wanted to accomplish. K is an only child, and with school out and not seeing her friends everyday, I didn't want her to worry about being lonely or bored (although she spent every extra moment reading, so she was rarely bored.) We included weekly visits with friends and outings as well as goals for things to do at home. Everything went on the weekly chart so we could keep track of our accomplishment. (This habit really paid off when it came time to work on Personal Progress projects.) She still plans for summer projects and goals.

Last summer when she came home (those were the good old days!) she had a list: to make a quilt, to play through all of the hymns in the hymn book, to learn to juggle, to learn to write with her left hand, and to perfect the art of making real, baked cheesecake.

The quilt is gorgeous, the cheesecakes (many cheesecakes!) were delicious, she is a pretty good hand at juggling, not sure about the left-handed writing, and she is still working on the hymns.

This summer she had taken list-making to a whole new level.

But, wait, this is supposed to be about me!

This is my Summer List:
  • See a musical
  • Go to the beach
  • Make 2 quilts
  • Go thrifting.

1 comment:

Annette Lyon said...

I like how you've made "thrifting" a word. I go thrifting a lot!