Apr 25, 2011

Seizing the Summer

Hello, my dearest readers~

Summer is around the corner...well, perhaps, for some of you back in the North East, Spring has not even made her arrival, therefore; this post might bring pain to your heart. :) 
Here in California, the seasons visit us very quickly, spring {with the exception of this past week} has turned into summer's 80 degree, balmy weather. I usually finish school at the end of May, and summer relaxation vacation begins!

While I was writing an e-mail to a friend, I was describing my busy summer vacation schedule already planned out. If you have not already noticed this, I am a pretty big planner which can be a good thing, but can also be a bad thing. ;) When a usual summer starts, it seems like three full months of pure freedom will last forever, until July's ending comes around. I look back at the time and ask myself, "What have I accomplished?" 

Now, I know, each summer we make resolutions saying, "Oh, but this summer will be different," and we start strong, but our determination fades. This summer I really do hope and pray will be different. Perhaps, if I make an ever-increasing list for my summer plans:

Keep my Devotions

Full Cleaning of my Room

Room Makeover

Write in my Journal

Write my Novel{s}


Cook a Whole Meal with just the produce from the Garden

Spend Less Time on the Computer

Improve Photography

Spend time with Friends

Keep up with Pen-Pals

Spend more time with friends

Volunteer at the Library

Volunteer at the Pool

Letter my Favorite Authors

Learn How to Sew on my New Machine

Improve Homemaking Skills

Improve my Crafting Skills

Open an Etsy Shop

Sew presents for friends

Take a Walk Every Evening

{Basic} Summer Schedule:

June ~ Graduation, Homeschool graduation Kick Off's {party}, Swim Assistance, Library volunteer?

July ~ Family from the North and East are Coming, Julia's {my niece} birthday, sew present for Julia, Lavender Festival

August ~ Olive Festival, San Diego Trip

What are you looking forward towards this summer?

P.S. There's going to be A LOT of posts this week, very random posts, because I am working on publishing my 300 post in one week! {Nineteen posts to go:)}  


  1. Hello Grace!
    I just read your post, and I thought it was a good idea as well to make a list! Your plan sounds nice! Have a wonderful blessed evening, and I hope to talk to you soon.

  2. Who won the photo challenge?
    --Love MCat

  3. Ohh! An Etsy shop! I cannot wait to see the lovelies you will sell!

    BTW...I am hosting a Photo Challenge( http://imcapturingbeauty.blogspot.com/) Please enter if you can!

  4. Great list, I think I'll make one my self! I can't wait for you open up your shop!:) I remember seeing your little niece in a video you posted of her once, she is so cute! ~Peyton~