Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Planning

Image from CaptainCat's etsy store - Birdcage for sale!

It doesn't look like we will be traveling much this summer. So I have turned to planning small day trips and treats from home that might serve the same purpose as a mental break from the routine. Which I am actually really excited about . . .

:. Slurping Serendipity's Frozen Hot Chocolate. (I used to go to Serendipity's when I lived up in NYC.)
:. Eating cucumber sandwiches. (Hello, white bread!)
:. Finding the perfect vintage birdcage.
:. Listening to more Bessie Smith.
:. Running more through The Women's Four Miler Training Program. (I ran the 5K two weeks ago, so hope to step it up to four miles by this September.)
:. Enjoying a summer reading list that includes: The Thirteenth Tale, See You in a Hundred Years, The Help, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest and The Girl Who Played With Fire, Bossypants (Tina Fey) and Water for Elephants. All somewhat light and good distractions.
:. Taking day trips - including Richmond for the gardens at The Virginia House and Agecroft Hall.
:. Visiting swimming holes! Cold and shaded. Willa and I love hunting for salamanders and crayfish, too.
:. Going to the movies with friends. Air conditioning + salty popcorn = a mini-vacation. Last night, Sarah and I saw "Midnight in Paris." LOVED!
:. Getting outdoor chores completed in the morning and then napping in the afternoon.
:. Watching Doc Martin on Netflix streaming.
:. Getting back to sewing and upcycling clothing.
:. Letting the garden be for the next two months. Some weeding, some watering.
:. Baking our own bread. (Now reading: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.)
:. Going to see The Decemberists at the Pavilion in August.

What about you?