Seasonal plans – summer for me

This summer the majority of us will be staying closer to home.  Summer is a short season for me (Canada) so I didn’t want to waste it with regrets and negativity about what I can’t do.  I want to focus on positives as summer is here and life is happening regardless of pandemic.  So I decided to do a “summer list” of items I wanted to experience this summer.  They are doable and simple.  It makes me happy to look at my list and know I have summer plans.  Also I want to support my community, staying close to home and spending money here works.

I want to share my summer list so you can see how simple and doable it is!  In no partially order…….

  • Walk on the beach
  • Walk barefoot on the grass (love the feel of bare feet!)
  • Sit at outside restaurant patio
  • Take the ferry
  • Buy local (keeping my eye out for local artists)
  • Have a picnic
  • Get to the park near me
  • Ice cream
  • Check out the murals done on sides of buildings (specific neighbourhood here)
  • Do a summer craft/project (ideas welcome)

I would love to hear what you are up to this summer.  Are you staying close to home? Going something different?  Tackling a renovation?  Tell us!  Summer (or whatever season you are living in) is here. 2020 is happening with or without us. So I want to do what I can to have a fun summer close to home and have positive memories and experiences in 2020!

You can always start now!


14 thoughts on “Seasonal plans – summer for me

  1. Great list, sometimes it’s the simple pleasures. I’ve still not left the house since March as shielding due to high risk. The UK cases are slowly improving so I do hope to get out for some walks and more garden visits with friends.


  2. We visited my dad on Lake Erie (using an abundance of caution) recently. We didn’t even hug until at the end of our 2-week visit! It was wonderful to do something “normal”–go boating and fishing and watch my kids sail–as I’d gotten into a rather depressing pandemic slump, feeling that if I was happy I wasn’t being safe. Social distancing on the water was pretty easy, and I didn’t even miss the inside activities–visiting boutiques and eating at restaurants–we normally do. Now that we’re back home, I’m trying to keep the happy, summer vibes going. We don’t even know what fall and our school situation will be (and I’m a planner!) but I can try to make our days leading up to it as enjoyable as possible!


    1. It is hard. Reason why I’m trying to enjoy and make plans I can carry out. The plan is schools are open here (east coast Canada) in September. Can change if conditions change. I think flexibility is key. So enjoy what you can and I guess we just make the most of what we have. Long weekend coming up here! Take care.

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  3. That’s a great list. This summer, I’m spending more time in my garden than I ever have, removing overgrown weeds from all around the house. We went for a walk in one of our local parks one evening, something I hadn’t done for years, and my husband took photographs of nature. I’m enjoying summer, pandemic, notwithstanding.


  4. We did not go any where last year in fact still haven’t been … and awe are about to for the first time today, ten days in the motor home near the cost. I can not wait. And dog comes too.


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