Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Plans

Me at three years old at the town parade that kicked off the weeklong
fair & rodeo festivities. It was the big hurrah of the summer. I still love parades.

I've always been a bit of a late bloomer. I'm just now getting around to my summer plans when it is nearly July. I like things to sit and percolate in my mind a bit before I make some big decisions. I want plenty of time to survey my options. Get the lay of the land. Anticipate the curves ahead. Then finally make a decision. Here is my list for the summer of 2010:

  • Teach my three nephews to cook 10 basic meals
  • Hike to Stewart Falls
  • Hike Rock Canyon
  • Do some gardening (even if all it amounts to is pulling weeds and admiring my dad's garden and praising my sister's garden)
  • Learn how to utilize my CSA share of vegetables
  • Attend 2 family reunions
  • Play in the water
  • Lay on the grass and read books
  • Soak in the sunshine
  • Take a class
  • Finally take some of the n&ns to Golden Spike National Monument
  • Go at least 3 times to Thanksgiving Point Gardens
  • Go to Timpanogos Storytelling Festival
  • Attend a Scera Shell play
  • Go to Hale Center Theater
  • Take a road trip
It's an ambitious list. For the most part, I'm excited if I get to spend 20 minutes outside most days. I want this summer to be different. I want to enjoy every moment presented to me. I want "live deep and suck out all the marrow of life" and for me that tends to mean venturing further than the tidy comfort zone I usually inhabit.

How about you? What are your plans for the summer?


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