The Memorial Day week-end is often seen as the official start ot summer in the United States. Now I have no clue why they celebrate the official start of summer in late May, as to my knowledge summer doesn’t start till June 21 and the weather isn’t very summerlike either. That is, here, we’ve only had two days that the temperature has risen above 20_C. I want warm weather! So, in case I can influence the weather with my thoughts, here is my summer bucket list.
- Go swimming. Ideally at a lake, but I so want to go swimming at an outdoor swimming pool too!
- Wear a skirt and short-sleeved shirt. Maybe it’s good that summer hasn’t come yet, as I only have one skirt that still fits (ouch!). I so want to wear it though.
- Have a barbecue. We usually go barbecueing at my psych unit in the summer. While I don’t like the DJ who comes to play music and the disinhibited singing of my fellow patients, the food is great.
- Eat redcurrants, strawberries, raspberries, you name it. My parents grow them in their garden and it’s a tradition that they bring me a bin of mostly redcurrants at my birthday in late June.
- Sit in the garden. I’d love to visit my parents and sit in their garden sometime this summer. The unit’s garden is quite small, but I’d like to sit in there too.
- Sunbathe on the grass. When I still resided on the acute ward in like 2008, my husband and I would often go to a nearby park where I’d lie in the grass. In my memory, that particular summer and spring were quite warm. Oh, how I’d love to lie on the grass again! But it’s too wet.
- Take some nature walks. My husband and I already wandered the countryside around our town’s castle a few days ago. I’d love to enjoy more of these walks.
- Pick up crafting again, particularly with a summerlike theme. Christmas-themed crafting is good, but I also love butterflies. What time is better to make butterfly crafts than summer? I also love bright colors and they don’t go well on a Christmas craft.
- Do lots of reading. With summertime being the time when most therapists go on vacation, so there are fewer day activities, I’ll have time to enjoy a good book or a few.
- Write. I love writing all year round, so not particularly something for on my summer bucket list, but so what?
So what is on your summer bucket list? I’m linking up with #TuesdayTen and the Spin Cycle, both of which have “Kicking of summer” as their theme. Enjoy!