I did a similar post about this last year but there seems to be something about August 1st that kicks in my summer preservation mentality. It’s the point of the year where you realize that the days are already getting shorter and somehow, you start to think how summer is flying by and fall will be here before we know it, even though this string of 100+ degree days makes cool breezes a far and distant dream. But there is still enough time to take advantage with a full month to go, so here is what’s on my summer to-do list for this year:
- Become more familiar with the assorted flavors at Pitango Gelateria – we’ve been twice already but there is lots more ice cream to be had from this Amish purveyor that is not so Amish in their prices.
- Attend a performance at the Wolf Trap on the lawn – we were set up this past weekend to see Casablanca but I don’t think diplo-baby could have sat through the heat regardless of whether Sam was playing it again or not
- Go to the pool (again) – our earlier pool days in July were foiled with cold weather and this weekend we had a big pool outing with good friends in Virginia. Hopefully these friends will invite us again. Hint. Hint.
- Have a party – what’s summer without outdoor parties and drinks with umbrellas?
- Get a massage – DB is pushing 24 pounds these days and I seem to be acquiring more knots than a friendship bracelet in my back
- See the ocean – a summer staple; no ocean, no summer
- Buy a new swimsuit – it’s late enough in the season where there should still be some great suits at reasonnable prices so time for a refresh
- Eat crabs by the bay – this one is okay if it spills over until September since it might be a bit cooler and you can’t actually get into the Cheseapeake Bay
- Have a picnic – might go hand in hand with number 2, might not
- Eat a popsicle – a cheaper version of number 1, but still full of summery goodness – also because Wif at Wif and Hub had popsicles on her list and I thought that was a good one, also Wif and I do a lot of the same things
Photo by The New Diplomat’s Wife.