Today I’m linking up with Leslie for her 10 on the 10th link up. This month’s Q&As are all about summer! Let’s see what fun questions Leslie has for us this month.
1. What will make summer successful for you this year?
Summer is successful if the kids don’t drive me crazy!
2. “500 Days of Summer,” “School’s Out for Summer,” somersault, “The Boys of Summer,” “Summertime Blues,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” dog days of summer, “Endless Summer,” “Summertime and the Living is Easy”…which of these phrases resonates most with you and your plans for the summer of ’21 and why?
I used to feel like every summer was an endless summer with so many weeks between school ending and starting again! Now I hope Summertime and the Living is Easy is more applicable!
3. What do you look forward to doing this summer that you couldn’t do last summer because of C-O-V-I-D? What plans did you have last summer that had to be postponed, altered or canceled all together?
I’m looking forward to seeing people. Last year we had planned to go to NJ in the spring, not the summer, but we haven’t been able to go since then and now we have plans to go in July. Last summer we were going to go to Israel and we still haven’t made a plan for that trip to happen.
4. Name something you will track this summer. Steps, calories, Weight Watcher points, money spent, books read, miles traveled, workout sessions, laps swam, miles run, gatherings with friends. How will you track it?
I always track books and how many miles I run. I don’t think I plan to track anything new!
5. Is there something new you look forward to trying this season? New recipe, new ‘do, new restaurant, new vacation spot?
We’re planning to visit Smokey Mountain National Park and I’m always excited to see new National Parks!
6. Share something you do on repeat every summer. Why is this activity on repeat? Were you able to do that familiar activity last year during the pandemic?
Mainly hanging out at the pool while the kids play. Last year we did go a few times but then we didn’t feel like it was safe and instead we swam at our friends’ pool, so that was different but ok. Now this year we are members at a different pool than we have gone to in the past. This one has slides and water play which the kids love, and some of their friends go there too which keeps them occupied longer!
7. Who will you connect with or reconnect with this summer?
When we visit NJ we’ll see Dave’s side of the family. I’m especially excited to meet my newest great nieces that I haven’t gotten to meet and to see the older ones that I met but haven’t seen in so long!
8. This season how will you manage screen time for yourself and your family?
I’m the worst when it comes to screen time management. With Zachary working at a camp and wanting to be at the pool, he at least isn’t playing Minecraft as much! Simon is home though and I guess I should limit his screen time but I don’t do that much.
9. What project are you hoping to tackle this summer? Something around the house? A craft? A gardening or outdoor activity?
I should really reorganize my book shelves and get rid of some of the ones I didn’t love to make room for newer ones!
10. How do you want to feel at the end of the summer?
I want to feel like we had fun but are ready to go back to school!
How about you? Do you have any big summer plans?