Today is the last day of summer… it’s bitter sweet really. Summer is my favorite season, but fall is a close second. Well, more like Indian Summer because I really hate the cold; but I love everything fall has to offer: the colors, the flavors, the change.
I thought I should properly end the summer season by going over the to do list I made on the first day of summer of things that I wanted to do. Let’s see how I did:
✖ Eat outside on our balcony when it’s warm. – Nope we haven’t done this! The summer was so unbearably hot, so we haven’t! This will have to be a part of my fall to do list.
✔ Go for a walk/jog with A.K. at least 3 times a week – Even on busiest work days, we still went for a walk to the grocery store in the evening, and used it as an opportunity to talk
, and creep into neighbor’s windows to see how they decorated their version of our condo.
✔ Go to a Yankee game at Yankee Stadium – We went during our shared birthday weekend.
✔ Learn more about my DSLR (either online or via a class or friend), and start taking it with me more places. – I took a 5 hour class with a friend using a Groupon deal! I meant to write a post about it, but I just never got around to it. Maybe I still will… but using the light meter was the best thing I got out of this course that I never knew before and helped me get some beautiful photographs when I was in Europe.
✖ Ride my bike! My dad brought it up when he visited and I have yet to use it. If A.K. had a bike I’d probably use it more, but I am determined to ride at least once this fall.
✖ Find a nearby lake/beach/pool to go to. Nope, I did not step foot on a beach or in a pool all summer, weird right? I don’t think that’s ever happened before.
✔ Visit to the newly opened Wegmans (that’s only 30 miles away! yay) at least once a month for all my oh-so-missed Wegmans essentials. – We went three or four times, which was just enough for a monthly Wegmans stock up. I can’t believe how such better quality can be so drastically cheaper, wish I could trade my local Giant for a Wegmans.
✔ Not get depressed on my birthday. – I did okay with this one, it was a busy weekend, so it kept my mind off my birthday. And all the wonderful birthday wishes made me so happy all day 🙂
✖ Get a mini grill to use in the parking lot… since it’s not allowed on our balcony. – Nope didn’t do this one… A.K. thinks it’s ghetto to grill in the parking lot, true I suppose, but so tasty!
✖ Go to the public market for fresh fruits and vegetables. I didn’t really do this one like I intended… there’s still time though, public markets are open through October.
My summer to-do list score is: 5/10… 50% – yikes. But riding my bike, public market, and eating outside will definitely be done before winter hits!
My failing score is not a total failure. I have to say that I did have a great summer filled with fun things that weren’t always planned.
- I had many good friends visit
- Celebrated some fun weddings
- Lots of time spent with my family and A.K’s family
- I went to Poland and Prague
- I spent too much time at work at a job I was really unhappy in, but I made a decision to switch jobs, and started a new one this week, just in time for a fresh start for fall.
Now tell me, what are some of your summer accomplishments, things you wish you had done, or things that you still hope to do?