Summer 2019 Bucket List

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” - John Lubbock

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The first day of “summer vacation” seems to be the perfect time to make a summer bucket list…even if it is only 58ºF. My biggest goal is to stay away from school for a few weeks, and here’s what I hope to do:

Carried over from my Spring Bucket List:

  • Restore Eric’s Grandpa’s glider and swing on it with my morning coffee

  • Sip rosé on the deck (as soon as it gets warm enough)

  • Enjoy the first bonfire of the season

  • Organize closets, cabinets, and drawers (✓)

New for summer:

  • Read a lot (✓)

  • Tend my garden (✓)

  • Take long walks with Piper (✓)

  • Spruce up our deck (✓)

  • Dine al fresco (✓)

  • Eat local strawberries in June, Door County cherries in July, and sweet corn on the cob in August

  • See a movie (Yesterday) and go to a concert (Jimmy Buffet)

  • Visit the Nares exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum

  • Get out on the water

  • Watch fireworks (and comfort Piper)

  • Take a road trip (✓)

  • Take lots of photographs

  • Redecorate Piper’s room (aka our bedroom) (✓)

  • See the Perseid meter showers in August