Today is officially the last day of summer. Even though people seem to have been celebrating this for weeks now, I am finally accepting that the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting cooler, but I’m not happy about it. All I have left is the memories of the last few months of warmness and being outside. When I think back to the Summer of 2011 I will remember it as the summer we went to Jamaica, got Giuseppe and trained him to be the world’s most amazing puppy, ran A LOT, tried something/someplace new almost every weekend, and had some crazy times with some crazy (and not so crazy) people.
On the first day of summer back in June, I made a To-Do of all the things I wanted to do during the summer (I’ll do one tomorrow for fall). Here’s how that turned out.
1) Dine al fresco as much as possible. DONE
2) Spend an afternoon on a lake. DID NOT DO
But I did kayak on the ocean….so I guess that counts for something?
3) New Mexico Wine Festival: DONE
As an added bonus, we also went to the Santa Fe Wine Festival!
4) Fireworks: DONE
We didn’t see fireworks for 4th of July, but we did get our chance at the Rockie’s game!
5) Accomplish gardening success: IN PROGRESS
This is definitely more Aaron’s accomplishment than mine, but we’ve already gotten some green beans, peppers, and eggplants out of the garden!
6) Go on a road trip: DONE
We weren’t supposed to, but due to some crazy circumstances, we ended up DRIVING to Denver last weekend instead of flying.
7. Go whitewater rafting: DID NOT DO
8. Go to the Zoo: DID NOT DO
9. Practice my golfing skills: DID NOT DO
10. Practice my tennis skills: DID NOT DO
11. Crash a pool party: DONE
12) Get my puppy potty trained: DONE
I think we are finally ready to shampoo the carpet!
I managed to accomplish about 58% of what I set out to do this summer, but regardless, we had a wonderful time soaking up the sun, hanging out with friends, drinking cool beverages, and incorporating the puppy into our home. Goodbye, Summer. We knew ye well.