I had a wonderful weekend! I hope you did too. We had a family graduation to celebrate. And had to travel across state lines. Since we were already traveling so far, we decided to make a vacation out of our trip. The next day we visited my hometown when I was small. We ran into a few special people including my old baseball coach and a former VBS teacher whose daughter used to babysit me. Being there was proof that nothing and everything changes.
And our last day, we visited De Smet and the Laura Ingalls Wilder museums and homestead. I’m reading the book series to my two oldests right now and thought it would be a good history lesson brought to life. Mom enjoyed it as well.
Going back to school after this long weekend was rough. My kids and I are so ready to be done. Which brings me to today’s topic, my summer bucket list. I made one last year for the kids but today I want to try to make mine.
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Holly’s Grown Up Summer Bucket List
10) Read a book. I so miss reading. It has been three years since I read a book simply because instead I have this blog! And I really do enjoy and miss it.
9) Sit on the beach and relax with my toes in the sand. This has to be on everyone’s summer bucket list.
8) Go somewhere I’ve never been. I love a good adventure and don’t go often enough.
7) Take a year off from my annual garage sale. I just need a break this year.
6) Try not to kill my flowers. Last year even my planted hostas dried up. This year I’m determined to water daily.
5) Host a get together for friends. It seems like this long, long winter I haven’t seen many of them lately. It’s time for a party!
4) Go to a baseball game and have a hotdog. Yes, I’m sure they not sanitary but they are a tradition. Go ahead and judge.
3) Spend a day on a boat with family. It’s time to get out on the water.
2) Attend an outdoor concert. Or any concert for that matter. It has been a very long time since I’ve purchased a ticket to see anyone sing.
1) Finish some uncompleted projects. Get some of that weight off my shoulders before school starts again.
I can’t wait to get started! I challenge you to make a bucket list, just for yourself this summer. It is so fun to watch the checklist get shorter!
Earlier this week I took the time to go get my hair done. This is a major deal in this mom’s life. Mainly because of the time it takes. I don’t typically have half a day to waste in the salon chair.
I have to admit that I’m a serial salon visiter. I don’t really have one salon that I’m loyal to. I’m one of those hair clients that doesn’t fuss too much about the results of my day at the salon. You can’t really screw this hair up. Unless it turns out purple or falls out, we’re good.
So many of the time I like to stop in at the hair college. If people like me don’t go there, how will those budding hair stylists learn how to do hair? You cannot beat the price. And I appreciate that you have someone who has to “check” someone else’s work. What other stylist gets critiqued? By a professional?
My visit to the salon involves highlights, lowlights (usually just half a head), a cut and occasionally an eyebrow wax. I have to admit, on this trip in, I was in the salon chair from 1:00 to after 5:00. I think my butt fell asleep at one point. THAT’S A LONG TIME. One would think I was prepping for the Oscar’s.
I think it took so long because my stylist was very cautious. Perhaps she had just been through classes and I was one of her first experiments? I tried to reassure her that I am not too picky. But at least she wasn’t whacking away at my hair and it turned into a nightmare like it has before at some of those low-cost hair chains. Whoa.
I can’t complain now. My hair is done and I won’t have to do it for another three months. And at $65, it was worth it.