I just grabbed my coffee, slipped on my robe and came outside to the back patio to enjoy the quiet of the morning. The kids are still asleep. We kept them up late celebrating the advent of summer break. We enjoyed root beer floats and dancing to the Swagger Wagon song (yes, that was a funny site).
I have nowhere that I have to be today and I am embracing the lack of commitment. I got so caught up in family fun that I didn't make time for posting my Thursday Thanks Tank. I'm going to post it today, I think. I am very thankful. I spent my Thursday feeling extremely blessed.
I like sitting outside and soaking up the sounds of morning. It's new day and a new season (summer break season). I'm going to enjoy it, embrace it, and take advantage of it. I believe I am going to set some summer goals. First goal, set some summer goals. 2nd goal, get over the fact (this week?) that I am not going to the U2 concert this summer (yep, if you are clueless, it was postponed until next year due to Bono's injury. If you don't know who Bono is, then my goal means nothing to you, I'm sure.) In all seriousness, that 2nd goal is a hard one for me.
Truthfully, I am planning on a nice mix of relaxing and accomplishing this summer.
I am working on being more intentional in my relationships. One way I am doing that is by vocalizing gratitude. Another way I hope to do that is to be more inviting. For me, that means, being the person that instigates conversation or proposes getting together with someone. That challenges me because it requires me to plan ahead. I also want to be even more intentional in my relationships with my kids. They know (and dread) that I am going to work with them on workbooks throughout the summer. I'm doing that to keep their skills sharp. They don't know that I am looking forward to that one-on-one time. I am going to make this a summer of kitchen fun. We will cook (and clean?) together. I'm sure there will be pictures. I am going to plan time with my husband. We already spend tons of time together. Most of the time, we just talk or relax together (and it's wonderful) but this summer, I am going to make it a priority to plan some activities together as a couple.
Those are my summer goals off the top of my head. Do you have summer goals? Share with me! Plan now to enjoy your summer season.