Wednesday, June 9, 2021

My Summer Bucket List 2021 ~ Harvest Lane Cottage

 Summer's a season filled with things to love and hate.  Love... swimming, fresh veggies from the garden or farmer's market, flowers, fireworks on the fourth of July, a lazy afternoon with a good book. Hate... heat, bugs, mosquito bites, dewy complexions—ehem.  Still, there's a lot to be said for summertime. Let's carpe diem... seize the day and make the best of this season... and praise God for air conditioning if you have it!

Getting things done is often 
one part work and two parts focus. 
My Bucket Lists help me to focus on the things that I want to do that aren't part of my daily routine. They also remind me to have a little fun and enjoy the season! I will change the listings to italics as I cross them off the list.

Here are some ways I want to seize the day this summer.

Write my Summer Bucket List
~ Write my Summer Reading List
Watch fireworks
~ Make this salad
Ice cream run
Bake Ladybird Johnson's Lemon Cake
Sonic Happy Hour run for Frozen Lemonade
Sonic run for slushes. 
Read a good novel ~ Come Back to Me
Drive-in movie Cruella 
~ Go knitting with a friend
Get caught up on my reviews
Real Estate Investing (Decluttering)
~ Eat from our garden 
~ Make dill pickles
Read a book, or two, or three
...or four or five or six!
~ Make zucchini cake
~ Enjoy wildflowers throughout the house
~ Quarantine 
~ Make bread and butter and dill pickles
~ Make jam
Worship Jesus under the stars
~ Picnic in the park
Barbecue with friends
~ Make zucchini apple bread
~ Paint the porch table and chairs. We had the cushions recovered.
Sew a project bag for my knitting 
~ Go yarn shopping with a friend
~ Knit a bikini ~ Nah, just joking! LOL
Sit by a fire and worship Jesus
~ Sew a new skirt or remake an old dress
Try a new pie recipe—maybe an old-fashioned pie or hand pies
~ Knit two pairs of socks. 
~ Sit by water and worship Jesus
~ Blow bubbles
Eat icy cold watermelon
~ Catch fireflies
~ Find our church

My 2017 summer bucket list was written just after my cancer diagnosis and was implemented during chemotherapy. Thank you God for life and for determination to make the best of whatever time you give me.

What are you planning to do this summer?

...doing what I can with what I've got
where I am on a short shoestring budget!


  1. I love your bucket list ~ filled with simple pleasures!

    1. Simple pleasures are both achievable and enjoyable.What do you want to do this summer?

  2. I love that your summer bucket list includes Jesus. So many times people seem to forget what is important.

    1. Yes, Carol. He's part of it all. Bless you dearie!What do you have planned for your summer?

  3. Can’t wait to see that bikini!! Lol have a happy summer!

    1. That would be truly frightening!!!Ha ha! Do you have any projects or plans for the summer?

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    1. Hi Mrs. Chrissy! Long time no write! I've got to come by and see you at your blog. Thanks so much for writing. Be blessed!Laura

  5. I love your lists! We have been enjoying our backyard and eating outside every chance we get! I don't know about a bikini though....too many jiggly bits to stuff in it! Enjoy your summer!

    1. Sounds great Lana. I wouldn't think of a bikini! It was just for fun.


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