Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Summer Fun So Far

Making some progress . . . . 
  1. Go to Vermont--oh, that was fun!
  2. Sis's speedskating camp--she loved camp (with 2 Olympians and a national coach!) and we liked our wanderings around Jersey, including living history museums, lighthouses, great Malayasian food.
  3. Go to Texas--Yes, we did!  And completed a subset of our list:  boat rides, driving the golf cart, fishing, tubing, sailing, fireworks, Mikeska's, Prasek's, Buc-ee's, Whataburger, seeing dolphins, walking on the pier at night, bird sightings (pelican, mockingbird, Mexican eagle/caracara, gray hawk, white-winged dove, purple martins, even baby buzzards), hammock time, chalk art, water balloon fight, birthday parties, visiting with family.
  4. Family camp in Maine
  5. Sis's computer camp
  6. Bud's theater camp 
  7. Ice skating with friends
  8. Trip to NYC with kids by myself?
  9. Trip on Port Jeff ferry with kids by myself?
  10. See musical Come From Away
  11. Beach outing
  12. Putt-putt golf--well, at least Mama and Bud got in a round in NJ
  13. Create Minecraft server
  14. Make ice cream
  15. Go to zoo
  16. Family biking
  17. Celebrate 4th of July--watching fireworks in TX
  18. Celebrate Solstice--first full summer day at home so we have a free day and kids stay up late
  19. Celebrate Mama's birthday with Studio Ghibli film festival--Yay!!  We've seen Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service
  20. Birthday parties for kids--birthday pinata!
  21. Kids cook weekly dinners--Bud started with shish kebabs!
  22. Attend friends' Friday Night Dance Party


  23. See Spiderman Homecoming--we LOVED it!
  24. See Thor: Ragnorak
  25. Big house purge before carpet removal
  26. Backyard archery
  27. Bird song e-course--I've done some of the lessons and am trying to learn the mnenomics
  28. Zentangle workshops--I learned all about doing 3D designs, Dingbatz, radial blossoms, and "Delft Designs"
  29. Summer Soul Camp workshop--it's going on right now
  30. Clean basement--I did a really good sweep of the "front" part.  It's navigable again.
  31. Gardening--I've cleared the bed in the back and planted some flowers
  32. Make rock art
  33. Lego Death Star
  34. Refurbish dollhouse
  35. Kids learn how to do laundry
  36. Volunteering (Sis with horse camp, Bud with cats?)
  37. Lemonade-stand fundraiser
  38. Try embroidery on pillowcase
  39. Improve my Splattoon skills
  40. Make Jan-June photobook
  41. Get back to my YogaDance class
  42. Quilling
  43. Read through magazine pile--I've made headway.
  44. Teach mandalas class
  45. Blueberry picking

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