If you’ve ever been involved with caretaking, even if you’re not the every day caretaker, you probably know that your life is basically not your own. I’m lucky that I have two siblings and we all play our different roles, but things happen when you least expect it and you just have to do it.
It also makes it hard to plan for the future. So I don’t have any grand plans for the Summer, but you know me — I’m always making goals. Sometimes they happen, sometimes they don’t – and that’s okay. I think it’s good to be working towards something.
Checking out another state
As in another state (maybe two) where we plan to retire to, not a half. I’ve begun to think about a half this year, maybe, but I’m not super fond of training in the Summer and at present I know I am not half ready, and personally I don’t want to walk a half. We have an idea of where we want to go, now I just have to narrow it down to some towns that look like possibilities — and pray the price of gas comes down.
Maybe a race or two
I’m looking for small races that are close to me. There aren’t too many races that are actually close to me, and Mr. Judy often has something going on on a Saturday when most races are run. But I’ve got a few I’m considering.
A movie in a theater
I know most people have already been back to the movies, but I continue to be cautious. There are some movies this Summer I’d really like to see in the theater. Top Gun Maverick, I’m looking at you! I remember we almost didn’t see the original Top Gun in the theater. I had to really twist Mr. Judy’s arm. Of course it became one of our favorite movies (we have many favorites).
With trips back and forth to my mom, it’s not that hard to get short hikes in — especially since I have to drive there anyway.
Visit Innisfree Garden
This is literally on the way to my mom. You have to register for a time, though, so it will just depend on the trip. Unfortunately it wasn’t possible to fit it in on the last couple of trips, but I hope I can do it before it gets too hot so that there will still be flowers to see.
If we could continue to have weather like this week — seasonably warm with low humidity and not too much rain (for the most part), that would truly make my Summer happy! A girl can dream. Just being able to sit outside in our backyard, either reading or practicing Yoga really helps me refill my cup. You can’t pour from an empty cup, after all.
Do you have a Summer (or Fall, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere) Bucket List?
What makes you most happy about the current season?
This week I am also joining up with the new Runners’ Roundup linkup.