“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape.” – Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Summer is already 2/3 over! I can’t believe it. I’m so grateful it’s been less busy than last summer (full of weddings, trips and buying a house!) so I’ve been able to squeeze in more of my summertime favorite things and get some R&R. Here are a few things I’m looking forward to, loving or learning this month:
1. Reading on the Patio
In May, Aaron and I fixed up our patio and I’ve been living on it ever since. Most Sunday afternoons you can find me with a book in the hammock.
Here’s what I’ve been reading:
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
- Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
- The Light We Lost by Santopolo
- The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
2. Less Screen Time
After watching this video and realizing how much of my time I spend scrolling through Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, I’ve decided it might be a good idea to tone down my screen time. Especially since it’s summer and so beautiful outside! My goal is to only be on my phone for 30 minutes a day.
3. Being Active
With all the time saved from not being on my phone, I’ve been working on being more active! In addition to discovering boot camp classes I like at LA Fitness, I’ve been trying to spend more time playing tennis, going on walks or biking.
4. Summer Foods
Certain foods just scream summer and I want to eat ALL OF THEM. Here’s what’s on the menu:
- Sweet corn
- Brats & hot dogs on the grill or fire
- Pasta salad
- Taco salad
5. Wrapping Up the Summer Bucket List
Here are the things from my beginning of summer bucket list that I need to wrap up before the summer’s over! Plus a few more of course.