Saturday, April 30, 2011

Summer Plans

I found this great photo on one of the multiple blogs I read.  I can't remember the last time I made a summer list with any hope of finishing any of it.  As I've gotten older, I find the concept of "self-editing" at times to be a crippling attitude.  Why put it on a list, my older self seems to say, if you know it won't get done/get finished or even be started?  The energy level starts out at about 70% of what my thirty-year old self used to have (maybe 50%?) and goes downhill from there, so that by the end of the day, I'm reduced to clicking my way through the web and drooling as I read about other people's productivity.

But the sign above doesn't just speak to productivity--it's about experience.  I love the entries "learn some Spanish" and "back-yard movie night."  (I have to assume also that "make paella" is more the child's mother choice, than the child.)  So, in this spirit of experience (and well, some productivity), here's my first run at a Summer: The Extended List.

Drive through a small town
Get a tan on my legs
Make a berry shortcake
Travel to family reunion

It's a start.  Now to find some poster paint and a cute child to hold it up.

1 comment:

grade4wizard said...

I like your list. Since the whole working time is filled with lists that are like hydras- cross one thing off, two more appear, I do not make any lists for the summer. I would make a poster that says: sleep, swim, read. I wouldn't let kids near my poster because they would make it longer. I know some people don't understand how I can just be and not keep myself busy. Their life that is filled with activities every second of a day doesn't make me envy them.