There are 73 days left of summer vacation!
Our blog challenge is to create a summer to-do list to help provide accountability. Writing down goals is also a good way to ensure you reach those goals, and blogging is the new way to write. The only rule for this blog challenge was to keep the list to five items or less.
Here is my list:
1. Resume a regular running program and run a 5k this summer.
I ran the Chicago Marathon in 2003 and when I toed the start line, I had a feeling that I was probably in the best shape I would ever be in my entire life. A few months later we started delivering papers, and my running drastically tapered off into nothingness. Thankfully hiking papers is fabulous exercise and I’ve been able to ease back into running with little pain. I hope to run the Cornhusker State Games 5k with Colton.
2. Take more photos and make some photo books.
The paper routes robbed me of my scrapbooking habit. I still don’t have the passion I had for the crafty side of scrapbooking, but I’m finding creating books with an online printer is a good compromise. There’s a lot less time involved, and the results are beautiful and professional. I also want to redo our wedding album that Baylee tore apart. One common behavioral quirk of CdLS seems to be a fascination with photos and tearing them apart. Thank goodness for electronic copies of photos!
3. Prepare freezer meals from Savingdinner.com’s mega menu mailers before school starts.
I can really keep eating costs down by preparing meals ahead of time. It keeps us from eating out too much which has always been our biggest budget buster. I’d like to have at least 50 meals in the freezer before I have to go back to work.
4. Put photos in my photo collage on my living room wall.
I’m almost embarrassed to admit this, but over a year ago I put up a photo collage set on my living room wall. Some of the slots still have the photos that came with the frames! Yes, I have photos of people I don’t even know on my living room wall. I blame it partly on my laziness, but I think I’m also a victim of the digital age. I almost never get prints of my photos anymore. Please hold me accountable for this one.
5. Paint my downstairs bathroom.
The can of paint has been sitting in there since last summer. Shame on me. I can no longer use the “I’m too tired” excuse.