I’m telling myself to think of it as having a whole third of the summer left, rather than that 2/3 of the summer is over.
A month is a niiiiice long time, right??
1. Declutter the house from top to bottom, one room at a time.
I’ve made more progress on this…I’ve just got the closet and bookshelf left before Joshua’s room is finished, and I organized the coat closet this week too.
And in the coat closet, I came up with some storage solutions that will hopefully help it to stay more organized. I’ll take a photo and show you.
I really, really need to tackle Sonia and Lisey’s room this coming week. And it will be a doozie. Dear me.
2. Go swimming or have waterplay (sprinkler, slip n slide) more than once a week. 3. Arrange sleepovers, since this is easier to do in the summer.
I think everyone has had a friend here for an overnight except for Sonia. So I should work on that!
4. Make homemade slushies with the kids.
5. Visit the library at least every other week.
Yup again…we’ve been faithful library patrons.
6. Go camping again (since our new air mattress was so comfy!)
7. Write an ebook about keeping Christmas simple.
I changed my mind about this. And since there’s a lot more to say about that, I’ll explain it all in a post soon.
8. Order school curriculum for the coming school year.
Nope. But I did print out the forms that list all the required subjects, so I’m a leetle bit closer to getting started on this.
9. Make a fire in our backyard fire pit and roast marshmallows over it.
10. Sell/give away the extra electronic junk we have in our office.
I did list two things but only one sold.
11. Teach Zoe to ride her bike without training wheels.
I’m thinking maybe this should be a fall goal. #kristenthinksitstoohot
12. Figure out a new chore assignment plan for the kids now that Sonia and Zoe are old enough to do more around the house. Must delegate more.
13. Write a letter to my grandpa each month (he doesn’t have the internet, so I have to do this the old-fashioned way.)
Check. And when my dad talked to my grandpa on the phone, my grandpa mentioned that he’s enjoying my letters. So, yay.
14. Visit Mr. FG’s grandma and go for a swim in her rooftop pool (we keep wanting to do this but it’s never worked out so far!)
We did do this and I’m so happy it finally worked out.
It’s odd (but fun!) to stand at a pool fence and look straight out into the sky.
15. Make a spur-of-the-moment trip to go get ice cream cones.
16. Eat breakfast at the pier.
17. Visit a pick-your-own farm.
18. Maaaaybe paint my kitchen cabinets. Still hemming and hawing on this one.
I’m pretty sure I’ve decided I want to do this. The question is, can I get it done in August?
19. Tackle my pile of clothes that need to be mended/modified/dyed.
I worked on this a little more…I sewed missing buttons on two pairs of pants and turned two hole-y pairs of jeans into shorts.
Because I’m sure some of you are wondering, the match is there to hold the threads up so I can make a shank, which gives the button a little bit of wiggle room. I pull the match out out, wrap the thread around between the button and the fabric a few times, then tie the thread off.
That sounded way more confusing than it actually is. I should probably take pictures of the process or something.
20. Get outside to enjoy lovely summer evenings.
We had one of these this week, and we did indeed go outside for a walk.
And since then it’s been miserably hot. Oh well.
How’s your summer been going? Are you spending your time mindfully?
Today’s 365 post: I made some more chocolate zucchini bread. And I took pictures.