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


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 (Too many projects and strange weather this summer. We’ll get to it next year!)

  • 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) (✓ In fact, we saw 5 movies, went to 2 concerts and a musical!)

  • Visit the Nares exhibit and the new Paris posters at the Milwaukee Art Museum (✓)

  • Get out on the water (How is it possible that I wasn’t on the water at all this summer?)

  • 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 (How did this fall off my radar? I guess because we were in Chicago that weekend. Well, next year…)

Results - reviewed on September 22, 2019: 11/14 Not bad!