One of the best things about starting something new (like a summer vacation!) is the list of possibilities that stretch endlessly before you.
I know what those first few days feel like - I have all the time in the world! Isn't summer vacation the most wonderful gift? The sun does shine brighter and the sky does look clearer.
So, we'll keep this one short today - just to get you going.
Make a list!
Write down (or draw!) all the things you want to do this summer.
Here's a sampling of my ramblings:
1. take writing class (Yup, teachers go to school in the summer, too! I start Monday - hope I can sit near a window.)
2. weed the garden! (That does count as fun for me.)
3. go to Maine (first time for husband and kids!)
4. Give the dog a long walk every day (should be doing that right now!)
5. Run through the sprinkler- fully clothed after working in the garden- feel the shock of the cold water - and the shriek of my children- as I plow through their play.
6. Let my toes wiggle in the mud.
7. Walk on the grass barefoot.
8. Smell like sunscreen every day!
9. Eat outside.
10. Eat fruit right off the tree (did this yesterday - mulberry season!)
11. Watch the baby hawks learn to fly (actually saw this last year!)
And the list goes on and on..
When I look at that list I notice something. As it progresses I start to get real details, real beginnings. I am itching right now to write something about running through the sprinkler and feeling the grass change beneath your feet - from dry, to wet, to slidy-mud. You know, that sudden change you notice just before you slip and wipe out.
Enjoy your list!