Saturday, July 03, 2010

Summer 2010

I always set lofty goals for myself. There's this curse in my family about trying to fit too many things into a too short time-frame. I'm getting better, but I'm not cured.

My plans for this Summer have included the following:
  • Watch movies downtown in Lawrence - dude, it's Cary Grant this year
  • Work 40 hrs/week
  • Plant a garden
  • Learn how to can food
  • Use all the tomatoes and strawberries from my garden to practice canning
  • Travel
  • Clean the house (ha!)
  • Paint all the trim in the house
  • Clean up my craft room
  • Paint the other two bedrooms
  • Find contractors in the area to get bids for a second bathroom
  • Lose a million pounds
  • Clean out the garage
  • Make curtains for our bedroom
  • Sort through all the dishes in our kitchen
  • Have a yard sale
  • Be happy
Guess which ones I've finished? (crossed out)

  • Watch movies downtown in Lawrence - dude, it's Cary Grant this year
  • Work 40 hrs/week
  • Plant a garden
  • Learn how to can food
  • Use all the tomatoes and strawberries from my garden to practice canning
  • Travel
  • Clean the house (ha!)
  • Paint all the trim in the house
  • Clean up my craft room
  • Paint the other two bedrooms
  • Find contractors in the area to get bids for a second bathroom
  • Lose a million pounds
  • Clean out the garage
  • Make curtains for our bedroom
  • Sort through all the dishes in our kitchen
  • Have a yard sale
  • Be happy
I think I've gotten the most important ones taken care of, though!

What I DO have to look forward to still:
  • Work ending 1 week early (July 24th can't get here soon enough!)
  • with a sweet bonus just for staying until the end of the project.
  • TWO of my sisters-in-law will wed in August
  • which means we will be travelling off and on (yippee!)
  • Girls' camp is this week. I'm doing the crafts again. I'm a little worried about some of the projects but I have faith it will all work out and the girls will be JUST fine.
  • A new opportunity that has come around because of my involvement with GC and putting everything together while I've been working 40 hrs/wk
  • Visiting my family
  • Oh, and did I mention Utah yet?
  • Ryan will only be there for part of the time and then I get to head to AZ
  • Family birthdays - July is a busy month
  • Cooler weather
  • Being a housewife!
  • Did I mention my job is ending?
  • Spending even more time with my beautiful little family.
  • Possibly finishing school (....?)
Plus, everything from the list above that's not crossed out.

I'm in such a great place right now.

7 comments:

Tara said...

like :)

laura said...

canning is definitely on my 'to do' list since we have a huge peach tree!

are you canning your strawberries straight or are you making jam?

glad things are going well!

Chelsea said...

Laura - I'm SO jealous of your peach tree! I'd be all about making peach preserves.

I'm making strawberry jam. I found a friend with a great recipe for jams of all kinds. Also, the grocery stores here have been selling raspberries and blackberries for $1 per container (which is about 1/2 of the normal price) so I bought about $8 worth and froze them individually and will make jam with them come September. Strawberries are SUPER cheap right now, too. Anywhere from $0.88 per pound to $4 for a 4-lb container. As soon as I take the blackberries off the cookie sheet and bag them up, I'm going to buy more strawberries (mine just didn't fare too well this year).

Heidi said...

ahem... Chicago!???? speaking of that, rebecca might be interested in going to.......

Chelsea said...

I KNEW I was forgetting something! That would be fun if Rebecca came! She's such a fascinating person and I had such a good time talking to her the other day.

Wahoo!

Ashley Lauren Trunnell said...

I feel the same way... tackling a never ending list. At least you've got being happy checked off. I can't wait until your job is over. Then maybe we can all hang out again.

Becka Dietrich said...

Wow you're a busy lady and you sound so happy. Sounds like the year away from BS was such a good thing. Neither of us could have crossed out "Be Happy". I'm glad you're doing so well. I cannot wait to see you next month. Love you!