Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thursday Thirteen, Edition Twenty:
Thirteen Things I Want To Do This Summer

1. Decorate my wrap-around porch. I especially want to find some comfortable wicker furniture and some colorful cushions.

2. Build the stone planter around the porch and plant some colorful flowers in it. I’m tired of how bare it looks without it and I’m equally tired of the stray cats in the neighborhood thinking that it is cool to meet up underneath our porch for their nightly howling sessions. My own cat does not approve.

3. Rent a cabin on a lake and invite my college roommates and their families to join us for a long weekend (we tentatively have this planned).

4. Finally see grass in our backyard again.

5. Take the kids to the swimming pool more often than I did last summer.

6. Visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park with my sisters and their families (which I am totally doing in July!)

7. Read at least three good books.

8. Drink at least three bottles of good wine.

9. Take the kids to the drive-in more often than we did last summer. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate since we always watch the double-feature on an air mattress in the back of Hugh’s truck (helloo…we are Rednecks, pleasure to meet cha!) and rain spoils the party.

10. Obviously, I want to succeed at Operation Hottie by July. Two pounds to go! Tooth whitening to commence in June, self-tanner application to follow.

11. Catch up on my scrapbooks. I am woefully behind, not even having started on the billion and one pictures from our trip to Disneyworld last summer.

12. Take more pictures of my kids and the dog. Because it is a vicious circle, don’t you know?

13. Spend more time with Jana and her family. My kids miss her kids when we all get so busy.

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  1. Oh I miss drive-ins, my kids have never been to one. Don't ya just love spring? I have my first rose blooming out front this morning.


  2. Good idea for a TT! Those are all great summer-hopes!

  3. just had to come back and thank you for welcoming me to the group. :)

  4. I miss the drive-in as well. The last one in our area was torn down a few years ago. I loved going.

    I hear ya on the scrapbooking more. I really need to, but it is just hard to find the time with so much else going on.

    Happy TTing! I am on #20 as well! ;)

  5. Wonderful photos!

    Hope you have the great summer you have layed out here. I'm so jealous, we don't have any drive-in theaters here. Lovely Wife and I would be there definitely if there were any.

  6. Great list! My list is up at:

  7. Great list! I hope you have a wonderful summer!

    Special K Family

  8. Nothing sets me on edge like a surprise cat howling session outside my bedroom window...this happened just the other night. It's the most awful sound.

    Anyway, it sounds like you have some good goals for the summer.

  9. I, too, miss the drive-in. Hopefully one will come back to my area.

    Good luck in getting the list completed!

  10. Sounds like it's going to be a great summer!
    Thanks for visiting my TT.

  11. It sounds like you are going to be very busy! Have fun!