Ten on Tuesday

Ten on Tuesday Update: Summer Bucket List

Ten on Tuesday:  10 Things On My Summer Bucket List

Originally posted in June, let's see how's it going, shall we?

This summer, I want to:



1 – Play with Junah – CHECK!
                Trains and water play are the favorites!


2 — Cuddle with Gin – CHECK!
                Lots and lots. She's 3 months old today!! She's so happy and loves to smile, and to watch her big brother!


3 — Get a BINGO! — not yet.
                I'm not sure whether it'll actually happen, but I've enjoyed some pretty great books while trying. I'm currently listening to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and loving it, and turning the pages of All The Light We Cannot See, which I am also enjoying. I'm at around the half-way mark of both books.

4 — Sew a dress for Gin (and maybe one for me) – CHECK! (and working on it)!
                Tops instead of dresses, though I do have a dress in my sights for Gin.


5 – Take a day trip to Door County — not yet.
                But we did take a day trip to the northwoods last week, and had lunch at Little Bohemia!


6 — Stitch on my Alabama Chanin Magdalena A-line Tunic – CHECK!
                I'm not setting the world on fire, but I've been stitching now and then.

7 — Finish Romi's 2016 "Mystery" Shawl – not yet.


8 — Finish Kirsten's 2016 Mystery KAL Shawl (while it's still a mystery!) — CHECK!
                I fell behind and didn't finish while it was still a mystery, but I didn't peek until the end, so it was still a mystery to me; and I finished in time to post in the Ravelry thread by the deadline for prizes. It felt good to meet a deadline!

9 — Finish Ina's LOLA Sweater in time for late-summer/fall layering – working on it.
                This was my project du jour at the last knit night, though, so a little progress has been made. I think it'll be my go-to project every knit night!

10 — Go to the zoo! There's a nice, small zoo not far from us, and Jün is the perfect age! This would be fun to do along with my nephews, too. – not yet.
                If it happens, it won't likely be with the nephews… they'll be off to Spain in 3-4 short weeks and there's lots to do!


Meanwhile, I've also…

  • Attended two weddings as a guest and another as second photographer
  • Photographed an engagement session for a wedding coming up next month
  • Spent every Saturday morning since July 2nd at the farmer market or otherwise assisting
  • Had a nice 5-day get-away to the far north with kids & kiddos
  • Been more diligently working with Kate on menu planning and cooking
  • Come to grips with my sister's upcoming departure
  • Began weekly-ish mowing of Mom's lawn again while my stepdad is out of the country
  • Kept up with the laundry
  • Even occasionally swished the toilet bowl

11 thoughts on “Ten on Tuesday Update: Summer Bucket List

  1. I love that your bucket list revisit includes a photo of you and Junah playing in a bucket! There are lots and lots of good things of all varieties so it looks to me like you’re winning at summer.

  2. I am pretty sure there are serious bonus points for swishing toilet bowls! And, your shawl is GORGEOUS!! I love your color choices. And, your Alabama Chanin is looking amazing! I agree with Bonny – you are winning at summer!

  3. What a wonderful summer you are having. It pays to plan. Your pix are wonderful. The shawl is gorgeous. and your stitching on the Alabama Chanin tunic is fun. I love her projects. You still have 6 weeks to finish your list. Good luck.

  4. I am always amazed at how much you have going on and how much you accomplish. It sounds as if your summer has been filled with wonderful things and wonderful people that you love. I’m happy for you!

  5. I love all your projects finished and in progress. Your getaways make me sigh for one of my own. Swishing toilet bowls and changing beds have been in my win column, but food planning is not happening! For one thing, I have only me to cook for and it seems silly to spend a lot of time (keeping it simple). I hope your efforts on the lawn are appreciated.

  6. Little Bohemia! I have never been there, but its website says it was a favorite of gangsters. Our county historical society is hosting author Chad Lewis this Saturday, and we are going to the event. I bet we hear about Little Bohemia!

  7. what a great summer you’ve had – and so much more fun stuff in store! I love that you included playtime with Junah and cuddles with Gin on your list – sure-fire wins there!

  8. That damn toilet bowl! 🙂 Looks like a great summer to me…all that time with the kids is the best! And your shawl is just gorgeous!

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