I know, I know…the puns this week are getting worser and worser…the current heatwave is obviously
affecting my brain making me giddy.
June is the best month of the year because the days are the longest. [I know July is considered the height of summer, but since the days are already getting shorter, it’s not quite as exhilarating a month as June]. As a daylight lover, I am going to savour and appreciate each and every June day. I love how the sky is already getting light these days by 5:15 a.m.; at 9:30 p.m. it’s just getting dark. Love, luv, L.O.V.E.!!!
Yesterday, we reviewed the May goals, and today it’s time to plan for June. I have four goals for this month:
First Goal: I’ll ride my bike at least twice.
I’d like to take one trip to the health food store or Bulk Barn, ie. complete some type of errand, and let’s say, one slow tour through the park or along the Iron Horse Trail…not a fitness ride, just a little fresh air break by bike.
Second Goal: This month’s knitting goal will be composed of two parts:
a) finish this baby blanket:
If I can finish it this month, then I can say I completed the knitting in less than twelve months. This goal is
slightly optimistic, to say the least. But then, I surprised myself last month, so you never know.
b) Finish the “Marnie” sweater for Mom. I’m going to be a boastful braggart and confidently proclaim that this will happen, no problem. [That’s the sure way of shooting myself in the foot]. I’m so uber-certain of myself because I already have the back and most of the left front completed:
Great! A 100% wool sweater will be delivered to Mom just in time for…July! 🙂
Third Goal: I’ll include a reading goal again this month because this is a funny story:
Jenna recently provided a Summer Reading List with ten titles on it. I jotted down ONE novel from her list that caught my eye: “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.” I thought I could put it on my Christmas List (oh yes, it’s not too early to be thinking about Christmas, my dears!). When out for coffee with Mom on the weekend, she mentioned a recent Book Club book that she really did not enjoy -“Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.” Too funny! So Mom passed along her copy of the book right away, and I now don’t have to wait til after Xmas 2011 to read it!
I will finish this novel by June 30th, 2011. [How’s that for an emphatic proclamation].
Fourth Goal: I’ll take advantage of the longest evenings of the year and get out and about. This is the time of year to see movies at the Princess, attend Book Readings, meander through Uptown, meet friends, go to Festivals, stroll through Waterloo Park…how many evenings can I spend out of the Condo Casa? This lifestyle is reminiscent of when in Aruba: evenings there, we spend out-of-doors. You don’t always need a plan, even – just walk out the door and see where your feet lead you.
What are your June goals, or what are you looking forward to this month? I need to set up dates for Outings of the Month with Mom, Dad, and The Brother/SIL Ana. Better get at that!
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[A Way Back Playback Moment: Today’s blog post is in memory of the summer that Gina and I lived together in an apartment. On our telephone answering machine – this was the ’90s – we had the Guns N’ Roses song, “Welcome to the Jungle” as our recording. We thought we were terribly funny, and I remember we laughed like crazy when we were trying to set up the message. To this day, I think of that song as our Roomies’ Theme Song!].