Ten on Tuesday: 10 Things On My Summer Bucket List
With Gin's birth, I've been reminded of the herb garden I put in the summer that I got pregnant with Maddy. She was born in April and for the next six or seven years, I watched it transform/revert to a "wildflower" garden -- which is how I sometimes like to think of my weeds -- and I didn't even have a job outside of home for five of those years!
My friend Birdsong commented the other day that some of her hobbies have suffered since she became a grandmother, and I certainly agree. Though I wouldn't change a single thing; I know how fortunate I am to have those kids close enough that I am actively involved in their lives.
And, Robby, I have taken your comment on this post completely to heart: I would also say you get a total pass on however much you do or don't knit for your grandkids. It's great if you do, but you give them the much more valuable gift of your time, having a sense of being part of a larger family and more people who love them just because they exist. If every kid got only those things, our world would be a kinder place.
I would love to knit more and dye more (both fabric & yarn) this summer, sew and stitch and quilt more, read more, cook more, clean more... um, WHAT? No! Scratch that, I definitely don't want to clean more! Time is precious.
This summer, I want to:
1 -- Play with Junah
2 -- Cuddle with Gin
3 -- Get a BINGO!
4 -- Sew a dress for Gin (and maybe one for me)
5 -- Take a day trip to Door County
6 -- Stitch on my Magdalena A-line Tunic
7 -- Finish Romi's 2016 "Mystery" Shawl
8 -- Finish Kirsten's 2016 Mystery KAL Shawl (while it's still a mystery!)
9 -- Finish Ina's LOLA Sweater in time for late-summer/fall layering
10 -- Go to the zoo! There's a nice, small zoo not far from us, and Jün is the perfect age! This would be fun to do along with my nephews, too.
What's on your summer bucket list?