Sunday, September 1, 2013

Summer- bucket list style

I guess my blogging didn't get much better after my last post. Oops. Its back to school time for me. We have been back for a week of planning/organizing. Tuesday is the first day with kids, and Wednesday is my first day teaching. I guess summer is over. I know y'all have been on the edge of your seats wondering what our summer was like...

  • I picked both blueberries and blackberries. 
  • Shopped several times at the local farmer's market.
  • I learned how to big girl can :) I made some berry syrup with a friend I (who was teaching me) and then some jalapeno jelly on my own. I also made quite a few jars of freezer jam.
  • We picnicked at our secret spot on the river
  • We went camping. It was fantastic.
  • We stayed at the beach. It was fantastic.
  • Watched a Bon Jovi tribute band at our local park
  • Pigged out at the State fair (and saw the cutest baby pigs and goats!)
  • I read a ton of books-I'm thinking close to 10. 
  • We flew down to San Francisco to spend some time with my aunt.
  • Hung out at the Rogue brewery hop farm.

I'd still like to watch something at the drive in, and I am always ready for a pedicure. We should be having some fireworks during the end of September festival our town puts on. Maybe we will still go mini golfing for a date night/afternoon one day.

Things that aren't happening:

  • Our garage freezer broke this summer, so we just don't have room for my own popsicles right now (although my aunt had some fantastic watermelon/lime/jalapeno ones she had made)
  • I am so far out of running shape, that a race would be torture
  • Our garage is still a disaster.
  • I haven't pulled out my sewing machine in quite awhile... probably jumping into something I want to wear isn't the best to start off with.
How was your summer? Did you get all of your bucket list items crossed off?


Jen said...

You did great on your Summer bucket list! :)

Rachel said...

You did an awesome job!

Becky Dougherty said...

You did pretty well with your summer bucket list. I did mostly nothing. I think "do nothing" was pretty much my bucket list. Ha! :)