Update on the Summer Checklist

Hello Friends,

Welcome back. Have you been making a list of what you’ve been doing this summer too? In case you missed it, I gave a challenge in my last post to write a simple list of what you do each day this summer. So in this post I’d like to share with you what’s on my list so far.

  1. Deep Sea Fishing
  2. Church; cooked and sealed fish from fishing trip
  3. Sega Arcade
  4. Built a Lego City at home
  5. Bought delivered trifold posters to school; Botanical Gardens
  6. Pool
  7. Lazy Day at Home
  8. Friend’s Birthday Party
  9. Pool
  10. Arcade
  11. Day at Home
  12. Daiso and Tabata for Garden Supplies
  13. BX for Soil, Gardening, playtime at Home
  14. Pool – Rained out
  15. Fishing at the Steps
  16. DMM Aquarium in Naha/ New Playground
  17. Organize Kitchen Pantry

Considering one week of this vacation I was primarily at home and it felt like we weren’t doing much to take advantage of our vacation time, I’d say we’ve done some fun things in the first 17 days of summer vacation! That is encouraging.

Along with keeping a list of things we get to do, I have a bucket list for this summer. This is so simple, short, and helpful! I can look at both lists side by side and stop and think, “why don’t I try to get one or two of these items this week? How about aim for this activity in clear weather but these activities would be okay in the rain?” See, it’s rainy season here and if we keep waiting for a clear day to do any bucket list items we could be waiting half of the break. These two lists give me a clear picture of what I can and can’t do each week. Also, I can spread them out to mind my budget.

Have you ever been asked “What have you been up to this summer?” only to draw a complete blank? When I look at my list I realize I’m doing more with my time than it would feel like just recalling off the top of my head.

So why don’t you try making a list or two?

Happy Summer Friends! Until next time.


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