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Well, summer break is drawing to a close. My girls start school next Wednesday, which means it is time to check in on my Summer Doozy List. Here it is with added comments from yours truly:
Summer Doozy List
Swim, Swim, Swim
, Swim, Swim, Swim, Swim
Grow new transplants for fall harvest (gotta get the lettuce going after this heat lets up!)
Make Homemade Puffy Paint
Make Homemade Scratch & Sniff Paint
Make Homemade Tortillas (hmm, not sure this is going to get done, doesn’t sound fun anymore!)
Make Yogurt Pops Using Homemade Yogurt And Strawberry Puree
Visit Ivanna Cone Ice Cream And Walk Haymarket With My Girls
Sign Girls Up For Summer Reading Program At Library
Sign Girls Up For Summer Reading Program At Indigo Bridge
Hike @ Pioneers Park (It’s been soooo very hot, and frankly, I don’t like to hike unless it is fall and leaves are crunching under my feet, not gonna get done…)
Explore The Sunken Gardens, Take A Frisbee (Planned to on Sunday, but there was a heat advisory)
Work In Home “Zone” For 15 Minutes Every Day With The Girls
3 Chores A Day Per Girl, Everyday
Love On Neighbor Kids
Get To Know Neighbors
Drag One Of The Girls Into The Kitchen With Me Every Time I Cook Or Bake:)
Create Time For Reading Everyday
Continue To Establish Morning And Evening Routines
Rewrite Master Chore List
Start My Day With God Time (this should have been “end my day with God time”, then it would be crossed off! Although I have been making an effort at acknowledging Him in the morning and inviting Him into my day.)
Take My Middle Girl “Early Riser” On An Early Morning Walk To The Park With A Breakfast Picnic (tomorrow might be the day, if this is crossed off in the morning you will know that I got my bum out of bed and did it!)
Visit Farmer’s Market At Least Every Other Week
Clean Out Desk Drawers (did it, but it needs done again…lol)
Deep Clean Basement Before Late June Company
Make Homemade Iced Chai Latte, Drink While Reading A Magazine On Swing In The Sunroom
Write Posts On What I Am Grateful For On A Regular Basis
Cousin Sleepovers (one nephew left)
Get My Bible Study Ladies To The Poolhouse
Keep Calender As Balanced As Possible (tried, but it sure has been a busy summer!)
Go To Bed By Midnight Most Nights (ahahahahahaaa! yeah, right…)
Take Advantage Of Our Summer Blockbuster Movie Pass, Rent Chick Flicks:) ( a couple more would be good)
Make Behavior Cards
Call Mick About Water Leakage (this one HAS to get done ASAP! Fall/Winter is a- coming!!)
Read At Least 3 Novels This Summer
Clean Out Bookmarks Menu Bar (ongoing)
Go Bowling For Free (this week is perfect due to hot days!)
Visit Children’s Museum (got free passes thanks to summer reading program!!)
Not bad, huh? I have you all to thank. I loved knowing I would be answering to you, and it really kept me on track to refer back to it every Tuesday. Thank you for participating on Tuesdays!!
Let me know in the comments how you have been doing. Do you feel like you accomplished what you wanted to this summer? I don’t know about you, but even with this list I question myself..”did I teach character enough? did I lose my patience too often? were we too busy? were we busy enough? am I sending my kids back to school stronger because of my influence this summer?” I know I can get wrapped up in these types of questions, so this week I decided to stop worrying and just be at peace with what this summer brought and how we handled it all. I do my best and God will fill in the rest, right?
I’ve been featuring the posts that got the most clicks each week. This week, Marianne from Pieces Of My Mind wrote a very brave post about her marriage, seeking encouragement and advice. It was the most clicked on link winner,
thank you for caring for her. She wrote a post this Monday on thankfulness for a “blogging community who cares” and also “a husband who understands and cares about my concerns for our family and wants changes too.” That was so encouraging to me to read, as she has been on my heart this week. If you would like to read her post, here is the link. Feel free to offer her some words of encouragement and let her know you are coming from “AP Tuesdays!” She is on of the most faithful participators here at “AP Tuesdays,” and I know she visits many, many of the links each week, as I see her comments when I come visit each of you. She makes “AP Tuesdays” have such meaning with her encouraging words, and I am so thankful for her!
Runner up under the “Anti-Procrastination” Theme
Clean Mama has such great ideas, I love this woman and her blog!! She is all about getting things done during the month of August, and encourages us all to do the same. If you click through to her post, she offers a free, super cute to- do list that is printable. She is doing a great job of getting stuff done, I’m hoping she will link up her August 5th post
because it is AWESOME!
Winner of the most clicked on link under the “Flexible” Theme– I can see why!
I would really, really love to go sit and have a coffee with Lisa on that amazing bench on her porch. She is such a special lady, with a natural talent of turning everything around her, beautiful.
Runner up most clicked on links under the flexible theme.
This is so simple, yet looks so professional. Gotta love vinyl letters!
All right, let’s get to linking!
Looking forward to seeing what you all have been up to!!
Be encouraged, Be Inspired, And Get Something Done!
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~things you want to accomplish (lists, goals)
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