20 September 2016

Five Plus Five

While I wait for the photo editor to start working again so I can share vacation pictures (The Tim is on it), I decided to participate in this week's Ten on Tuesday.  Carole wants us to list two sets of five things:

The 5 Best Things You Did This Summer


The 5 Things I You Are Looking Forward to Doing This Fall

This summer sucked big time, for a number of reasons. But  I need to make myself  remember some highlights and here they are.

1. Spent the day in Annapolis.  It's one of our fave places, and we had a great time.

2. Went to the Barnes Foundation for the first time.  Amazing.

3. Had a great visit with friends from WV, who we hadn't had a chance to spend time with for a while. 

4. Fixed up the garden, though the horrible heat and humidity kept us from enjoying it very much.  We got to sit out there once!  But still, I'd been wanting to get it fixed up, and I did.

5. Our New England trip last week.  I have to tell you, it saved the summer for us.  

Looking towards the fall, here are things I'm hoping will happen and be fun.

1. Enjoying being out in the garden!  Cooler weather should mean we can enjoy sitting out there and relaxing.

2. Going to Rehoboth Beach for a weekend in October and staying with my niece Amanda and her husband Pat at his family's wonderful little beach house.

3. Trying baked beans from scratch in the crockpot.

4. Being able to enjoy taking walks and riding my bicycle.  

5. The weather!  Nice enough to cuddle with the kitties, drink tea, wear and make knits, and overall be cozy.

I for one cannot wait until it's not only officially fall, but for when it *feels* like fall!  :-)


AsKatKnits said...

Fantastic list, I can't wait to hear about your New England trip! And, I am with you on weather! Bring on the sweaters!

Kym said...

I'm glad you were able to salvage some pretty great stuff from your rough summer! Here's looking forward to a wonderful fall. XO

Vera said...

Yes! Bring on Fall for me too! Great list Bridget...I've made baked beans (from dried beans) in the oven, but never in the crock pot - let me know how they turn out!

Bonny said...

My summer was also less than stellar, and as a fellow fall lover, I'll be glad when we finally get rid of temps in the 90s and humidity. Bring on some REAL crisp fall weather (and baked beans)!

Donna said...

I am still wearing all my summer clothes. Where IS Fall?

karen said...

I am patiently waiting for fall.... supposedly this coming weekend?!

Araignee said...

I love Rehoboth. I haven't been there in years. Mom used to drag us there every Christmas for a family to do with a little tree in the back seat.
I'm still waiting for fall too. I did change out my door wreath yesterday but I think I was being overly optimistic.

Susan said...

I"m looking forward to you making baked beans. My grandmother was famous for hers but I don't have her recipe, so I'm interested in seeing what your experience is like and maybe getting recipe recommendations or other pointers.

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for that FALL feeling too!

Lydia said...

Ditto to most of what's on both lists! I love Annapolis, I went there for work a couple times, and got to hear the Naval Academy band concert on time-so cool. I'm hoping the fall temps will allow me to get outside more. It's not always doable to ride a bike before 10 am. Here's to a fantastic fall!