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I Concede: Fall is Here

September 2, 2016

The kids are in school and what’s that strange sensation? Oh… time to myself. Delicious.

Things Crossed Off the Summer Bucket List:

  • Throw an over-the-top Amazing Race birthday party for 8-year old boy
  • Repair broken hard drive containing decade of family photos
  • Connect with family
  • Connect with nature
  • Connect with friends
  • Paint Living Room & Ceiling
  • Over-the-top camping trip to multiple National Parks with family of 5 in 15-foot trailer
  • Still like each other after said camping trip
  • Ride the Pipe Mountain Coaster
  • Explore the East Kootenays
  • Grow approx. 6 inches in height
  • Swimming lessons
  • Eye exams
  • Train at 5K run
  • Start a Novel
  • Watch the kids’ sibling relationships grow and flourish when they have nobody to play with but each other

Things that Unexpectedly Arrived on the Summer ToDo List:

  • Flood Remediation
  • Funeral for a mouse
  • Camp next to a badger
  • Bottle feed a baby goat named Chocolate Fudge Brownie

Things Moved onto the Fall Bucket List:

  • Replace 1950’s windows & front door
  • Flood Remediation
  • Annual haircut
  • Declutter
  • Either delete blog or post something there

Things Scribbled off from the Summer Bucket List because they are Unachievable:

  • Date night
  • Find the One Ring to rule them all
  • Invent a word to describe the grief that accompanies a Northern Summer plunging into Fall before you’ve done all you want to do and seen everyone you want to see

sand castle

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    September 2, 2016 10:15 am

    Forget the pressure. Put date night on hold over the summer. Besides, you probably had quite a few unconventional date nights sitting around the campfire staring at the stars. About the word to describe that feeling, does this come close? Mono no aware: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_no_aware
    xoxo L

    • September 2, 2016 10:38 am

      Awww… there was some campfire romance, now that you mention it. And I love Mono no aware except that it’s hard to say because it’s three words and in Japanese. But yeah, that comes pretty close. I sure enjoyed connecting with you and the girls and your families this summer (Spring?) and by the by I’m really looking forward to our adventure next summer. I was checking out the road signs this past weekend on our way up to the lake to make a sand castle and such: 60K.

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