After the long, stressful yet boring winter, I’m looking forward to summer more than ever before. School and other winter commitments are dying off quickly, leaving summer stretching out before me like a vast orange-gold sunset. There are so many things I want to do, I’ve decided to make a list. A summer to-do list (things we want to do) is much more enjoyable than a list of New Year’s resolutions (things we should do).
OK, here goes:
1. I want to spend hours at the bookstore and find some good fiction and interesting non-fiction to read.
2. I want to finish the aforementioned books. Preferably outside with a refreshing beverage.
3. I want to spend lots of time outside with my kids.
4. I want to write, write, write.
5. I want to make lessons plans for next year that I’m excited about.
7. I want the kids to keep up on math drill and reading over the summer. It makes going back to school in the fall much easier. Unfortunately, I rarely stick to this plan. But it’s a new summer and anything is possible.
8. Going to an outdoor concert sounds really good.
9. I want to get enough sleep, BUT still get up early and go to bed late. Does anyone know how to add three more hours to a day?
7. I want to spend time with friends and catch up with the ones I haven’t seen in a while.
8. I want to go to a Detroit Tigers game. Hey, we’re doing that tonight (Good luck, Brennan). Tomorrow I can officially cross one thing off this list. That’s great incentive to do the rest.
Even so, doing it all seems a bit ambitious. But I’ll have fun trying.
Summer’s stretching endlessly before you. What are your plans to enjoy it?