happy friday!! cheers to the first "official" summer weekend ... and thanks again to one of my dear friends that shared some peonies from her garden with me!! the colour is incredible!!
but with summer solstice and the longest day already behind us, i feel like i'm almost too late with my annual summer bucket list ... but no matter, if it's documented it will happen right?? ;)
i explained the how and why of my summer bucket list in more detail last year ... you can read that post here ... (if you just popped back from that post, a little note that i'm not planning on taking a blogging break this summer and as usual my list will appear vaguely familiar!!)
without further ado and keeping in mind that my OLW this year is FRESH, here's some of the activities i want to do this summer:
get as much fresh air as possible (preferably in the form of walking and golfing)
go to the farmer's market twice a month for fresh veggies
eat outside every chance i get
mix-up 3 new cocktails (one each month!)
try a barre class
find and buy a new couch (it's time people!!! really it is!!)
have family friday appetizer nights on the deck therefore ...
try 5 new appetizer recipes
go raspberry picking and ...
attempt to recreate my mom's raspberry jelly recipe
shakespeare in the park
symphony under the sky
attend 4 fringe plays
bake cherry turnovers
make homemade ice cream
2 new flank steak recipes
do 1 DIY project
read 7 books
relax and enjoy the sunshine!!!
as you can tell i want to hang around home and spend more time in the kitchen, i've really missed that creative outlet over the past few years, but didn't have the energy ... i'm hoping that the fog of grief is lifting a bit because i really do love this time of year and want to embrace this wonderful season!! what's on your list???
before i sign off i wanted to thank you for the heartfelt comments i got on my last blog post ... it's a difficult decision sometimes to talk about the "hard" stuff in a more public forum ... (sharing was actually really good for my soul and i think that contributed to actually having a more positive week) ... life truly is a series of ups and downs and it's nice to know that my post resonated with so many of you ... at the end of the day we're all just human and trying to make sense of it all!! thanks again to all of you that take the time to visit here, it really means a lot to me!!
have a fabulous weekend!! and if you have a great cocktail or appetizer recipe let me know!!