I had more pressing things to get done this morning. Laundry, dishes, smog check, feed the chickens, bubble wash the biodiesel, pay some bills, sweep the porch. You know, same ol', same ol'.
But I certainly didn't have anything better to do this morning than finish a puzzle with Aidan. I guess you could say I accomplished 1000 things on my to-do list.
Earlier this week, as I was painting Aidan's bedroom, the kids begged me to take them to the water park. I responded, "There's enough time in the day to accomplish what we need to do and what we want to do."
Wishful thinking on my part. We made it to the water park the day after I finished painting. I can't accomplish everything in one day, but I'm going to make it a priority this summer to do the things we want to do.
Here's my list:
Listen to loud music
Fall asleep on the hammock
Eat fruit for dinner once a week
Snorkel down the river
Pick fruit with friends
Read adventure books with the kids
Ride my bike to the library
Design and sew clothes with Avery
Practice yoga outside
Draw and paint
Get a movie projector and watch movies in the backyard
Make a quilt
Always have a jigsaw puzzle in progress
Camp at the beach
By making my list public, I hope I'll be more inclined to make my list happen. I've got all summer to check it off - and add to it.
What's on your summer list?