Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Summer Wishlist 2018: Farmer's Market

I've been rather busy of late, but we did tick another item off the summer wishlist. The Saturday before last my son and I took a quick trip to the farmer's market. In the days before kids, my sister and I were regulars at the market, but these days it's more of an annual event. I missed two of the vendors I was counting on seeing (fudge and wooden toys) and saw many of my old favorites, as well as a trend toward fermented food. The highlight for me is Thai iced tea and my son loves the stretch bread.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

2018 To Do List: July

  1. Rearrange/clean the family room to make it a more usable space - I need to do a few more finishing touches on this, but it is essentially done!!
  2. Read at least 28 books - three books finished in July (20/28)
  3. Hang snow shoes
  4. Hang rabbit art (x2) in my son's room
  5. Acquire a hammer ✅
  6. Get rid of clothes my son has outgrown
  7. Get rid of clothes I don't wear/like
  8. Go swimming, preferably in a natural body of water
  9. Go to the Adirondacks
  10. Take my son camping in a tent in the woods for at least one night
  11. Frame 2017 school pictures ✅
  12. Spend less money on weekly groceries 
  13. Try shopping at Aldi ✅
  14. Eat more veggies
  15. Eat more fruits
  16. Journal more
  17. Complete 365 Mile Challenge - 39.5 miles for July (246.3/365) 
  18. Refinance my mortgage - Some loose ends still need to be tied up, but this is more or less done.
  19. Make my own kombucha
  20. Get my son to use the potty - This is life changing, yo.
  21. Get new glasses ✅ 
  22. Decorate the house in some way for smaller holidays (Valentine's Day ✅, St. Patrick's Day ✅, Easter ✅)
  23. Grow some sort of veggie this summer (zucchini? tomatoes?)
  24. Have the driveway sealed ✅
  25. Take down the baby gate at the top of the stairs to the family room ✅