How can Summer be nearly over?!?!
It just started!
I remember when I thought I had all the time in the world to soak up my sister. Time for daily walks and chats and late nights. Ok…there were no late nights, as she goes to bed at 7pm.
It wasn’t that long ago when we had just gotten back from Colorado (aka Bliss) and with tears in my eyes, I changed gears and started getting hopeful about Summer.
The first lawn mowing of the season.
The first time Clara caught a lightening bug.
This Summer was the first one I went through where I am now whiter than I was three months ago. That takes skill.
Summer is coming to an end. (I’m actually just dandy with this, as Fall is my favorite season, but still, where did the time go?!!?)
Remember when I made that Summer Bucket List?? A chance to over plan and set unrealistic goals for my family and I??
Yeah, it was fun.
Let’s see how I did.
Go to the lake:
SUCCESS!! We actually went twice!
Funny how being out in the sun two days out of 90 doesn’t make you tan. Hmm.
Finish fitmixer Bootcamp:
The next Bootcamp starts soon! Go here to get started – I LOVED the program and still love the products! I use them every single day.
Plan 1 date night/week:
TOSS UP. We didn’t exactly go out on dates, but we definitely had one night a week where we focused on US.
We like making out in front of fake brick facades.
It might have been at home or even taking the kids on a long walk, but Travis and I are always dating. Perpetual honeymooners.
Can beans & pickle okra:
FAIL! No canning for me this year. I’m sure my daddy did his fair share – I just never got over there to help.
We DID mooch a lot of fried okra though.
Visit Tina in ATL:
FAIL! The one weekend we picked to go down there, one of my kids was sick. I’m coming this Fall, Tina. Promise.
Get Group Ex Certification:
TOSS UP! While I didn’t get my ACE certification yet, my boss has decided that we’re going through a different accrediting program (NCCPT). The gym will be paying for me to get another personal training certification, along with my group fitness certification!!! Thrilled for the certs, not for studying.
FAIL! Didn’t go once. Wah wah.
Roadtrip to Polyface:
SUCCESS!! We drove, we saw, we stepped in poop. Amazing experience that I STILL need to blog about. Put that on my Fall Bucket List.
Take H & C swimming:
Go to Belle Chere:
They don’t know it yet, but this will be a yearly tradition.
TOSS UP. I haven’t trained Katy to box yet, which was the original goal.
But…I have turned her on to CrossFit and now she’s outta control hooked. We meet at least twice a week and do a WOD together.
Or create our own!
Families that workout together STAY together!
Read 3 books:
TOSS UP. I’m reading two books at the same time right now. But no – I did not finish three. Or two. Or even one.
Take 5 days to REST:
FAIL! (wonder why this one was at the bottom of the list….)
But after writing, reading and rereading this post, I’ve decided to take my 5 rest days starting NEXT SUNDAY, the 26th . There will be a follow-up post to come, but I’ve prayed about it and it’s needed. Perhaps others will join me?
So let’s tally:
Success’ = 5 out of 13
Fails = 4 out of 13
Toss Ups= 4 out of 13
Eh. Coulda done better, coulda done worse.
Summer 2012, I enjoyed you. I’m not giving you up quite yet.
I’ve got two more weeks to get a suntan.
QUESTION: Did you get everything accomplished this Summer that you had set out to do?? What is your favorite season?