Monday, August 12

monday musings

 Anyone else having a hard time believing that is basically the middle of August already? Where did summer go, seriously?!? School is starting back up again for all my teacher friends and before we know it they'll be serving pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. Although, fall is my favorite season, I have truly enjoyed this summer. There was nothing special about it really. No weddings or big vacations. No engagements, babies or anything of that sort. It has just been a great season of sunshine and normalcy. Not that I really know what normalcy is but if I did, I would expect that it look something like this summer.

I used to worry that I would get bored when there was nothing big to plan. However, it has been very much the opposite. I have so enjoyed this summer and the ordinary that came with it. I have realized that while I enjoy busy seasons, this one is a time of resting. And there is a time for both. This has been a time for the hubs and I to enjoy time with one another. To learn more about our new community and to explore it together. We have had weekends to do nothing and weekends with traveling. It has been such a great time. And while I look forward to exciting changes (i.e. buying a house), my heart is so content and grateful for this life. This season of resting has really allowed me to see just how blessed I am. I can't really find the right words to explain the sense of peace and fulfillment that I have. All I can say is that I am just so thankful that God's plans are always better than mine.

Also, I think it's a good time to take a look back at my summer bucket list and see what all we should try to cram in these last couple of weeks.
  • take a cooking class (planned for the last week of August)
  • go to the beach (maybe this weekend?)
  • have a picnic in the park
  • go to an amusement park
  • go boating with my cousins
  • have a dinner party
  • take Winnie for a walk along the river
  • go blueberry picking with my mom 
  • take a winery tour
  • find a house (working on it)
  • go to an outdoor concert
  • have a movie marathon with the hubs (on a rainy day)
  • eat as much fro-yo as possible 
  • have a bonfire
Ok, so 7 1/2 out of 14 is a little over half. For my typical bucket list evaluation, I'd say this one was definitely a success. Plus, there are a couple of opportunities for a few more to be completed. But what it tells me is that this as been a pretty great summer so far. And that is all that really matters.


Christiana Marie said...

I like your bucket list! Great job on completing half of it. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today!

Michelle said...

It looks like you've had quite a great summer :) Try not to get bogged down with lists and just enjoy the rest of the sunshine!

Nice Lil Saturday