I’m super excited about the long weekend because the family always gets together for a barbecue, board games, and lots of laughs around the fire. Since we’ll be at my grandparents’ house, I’ll also practice running around their canola field, and taking pictures of it with Dad as part of our “summer goals” list.
But the first of August isn’t just a holiday—it’s a reminder that summer is already HALF over. And while I really don’t mind the idea of going back to school, there are many things on that goals list I haven’t made much time for. That has to change, or summer will be over before I realize it.
Obviously I’ve been running, and if you’ve been following my blog, you know I’m VERY excited about the upcoming Olympics. (Missed a few posts? Here’s a link to the archives: http://fieldsofhome.blogspot.ca/ I’ve started a new short story, but the weather’s been so nice (mostly!) that it’s hard to keep my butt glued to the chair. I might take my notebook to the farm this weekend and do some handwriting, just to get my creative juices flowing again. Got any better ideas?
I’m also going to pack some books. I like reading first thing in the morning, or just before bed. But with only three books read so far this summer, I’ve got a little ways to go to meet my 10 Book Goal. Maybe you have some recommendations for me?
My sister and I are also playing Pokemon Go, which wasn’t on the summer To Do list, but Mom says as long as we’re careful (no chasing Pikachu into the street!) she doesn’t mind me being on my phone. At least we’re out walking. (Well, I’m walking…Amelia rides beside me on her new bike…) We’re on level 3 (hey, we just started!) — what level are you on? Willing to share some tips? (We found out the hard way that there are no Pokestops in the wilderness when we went camping last weekend!)
Of course, there are tons of festivals and events going on throughout Alberta I’d still like to hit up, but I guess I’d better hurry: summer is HALF over, and I have a LOT of things I want to accomplish.
On that note…Gotta Jet! Have an awesome holiday long weekend.
~ Chase Superman Duffy