Ten On Tuesday: 10 Things I Want To Do This Summer


In general, I hate summer. The heat, the humidity… summer is just a hell I have to pass through to get from spring to autumn. Lately I’ve been trying to embrace every day, though, and that means not hibernating until September.

10 Things I Want To Do This Summer

  1. Go to the beach. At least once, hopefully more.
  2. Go to the pool. I think we’re going to get badges for the town pool this year. It’s very inexpensive and it would be nice to beat really hot days by heading over there for a picnic and a dip. There’s also a hotel nearby that allows you to use their pool facilities for a reasonable fee. I love hotel pools, so that’s definitely in my plans for this summer.
  3. Go to an amusement park. In the nearly 18 years Scott and I have been together, we’ve never been to an amusement park together. That changes this year because we have couple friends with the same roller coaster divide Scott and I have: he hates them, she loves them. So this summer we plan to go to Great Adventure with this couple. The guys can drink and Kim and I can ride coasters.
  4. See live music. This is a year round plan, but outdoor summer shows are really the best.
  5. Cook and eat outdoors. The grill is going to get a major workout this summer.
  6. Spend time with friends. I love summer get-togethers with friends, at our place or at friends’ homes.
  7. Tomatoes. From my garden or from the farm stand, not much beats a Jersey tomato. I want to eat them till I’m sick of them this summer.
  8. Corn. If there’s anything that beats a Jersey tomato, it’s Jersey corn. When it’s sweet and ripe and down to about 20 cents an ear, I want to eat lots and lots.
  9. Evenings on the deck. Last summer Scott and I would sit on the deck in the relative coolness of the evening, enjoying cocktails. That’s a tradition I want to carry into this year.
  10. Go for rambles. I love hopping in the car, picking a direction, and driving. Summer is a great time to do that and I want to do it a lot this year.


3 Responses

  1. I’m not used to the humidity here in NC. I’m a northern girl, or so everyone tells me. It’s been like this since May… humidity we’d get in PA in August is here all summer long. I usually love summer, but I feel like I’m coasting through this one just to get to autumn!

    • I don’t honestly know how you’re bearing it, Margie. The heat and humidity is a big reason I could never live in the south.