Monday, May 24, 2010

Summer To Do List

This summer I would like to:
1. relax - by relax I mean read lots of good books, spend time in my hammock, enjoy my family and feel refreshed and renewed
2. take time to really write not just write a bit - writing tends to be what happens last in my world.  I'd like to find a place that writing will fit and stick it there in a permanent way.
3. learn to make pasta - I'm not interested in spaghetti or long snaky noodles.  I want to learn to make pouches and pillows and stuff them with delightful treats.  I want to learn to shape pasta and seal the edges to keep all the goodness inside.
4.  enjoy my garden - so far my garden has been a delight.  I do find myself holding my breath wondering if it's all going to turn out all right.  I want to be able to take delight in each and every plant and vegetable and glory in the entire process.  I don't want to be fearful of what might not do well and focus on what isn't producing.
5.  nurture those around me - my husband, my family, my friends, my children.  I desire to take special care of each and everyone of them this summer.  I'd like to find a place and time to share with them individually how much I appreciate them and what blessings they are to me.
6.  live with intention - choosing rather than falling back on the path of least resistance or doing what I've always done.  There are well worn paths that bring nothing but misery.  I don't want to wander down those again.

1 comment:

  1. All those sound lovely. I spent last summer refreshing my writing batteries, but this summer I want to finish a novel revision I've been planning for a while. Now that my youngest is no longer a baby, I feel so much freer to write. :)