Tag Archives: Summer

First book of the Summer

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Well the silver lining of this early summer cold is that I have had some extra time to read. Bruce Sterling’s Heavy Weather has been on my radar for years twice I had picked it up and put it back down without getting through the first chapter.  Then I really wanted to read it but could not find our copy any where.  I don’t know if I lost it or lent it to someone but it was gone and worse it was out of print so we had a hard time scaring up another copy. Then this Christmas my husband surprised me with this copy which he magically procured from deep in the inter-tubes. Last I decided it was time. It is a dense book and you have to be a bit of a weather nerd to appreciate it properly but I am so yay. I did have to push through some of the really type A post-apocalyptic science fiction but over all a very enjoyable read. Thank Sweet Babboo for finding it for me. You are my F-6!

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Turning Off The Tube – 107 Days of Summer!

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Last year on July 10th my good friend Lee issued a challenge on FB, she and her super cool daughter were giving up TV and videos for a month and the were recruiting. I have talked many times about how TV is like a drug to me so I decided that her challenge would be good for me, plus I would have them for support which I would probably need.  It turned out that I did REALLY well with my TV detox.  I actually stayed on it until September. Post hoc ergo propter hoc I had just about the best summer I could remember. Gil and I were out and running around day and night and fell exhausted into bed, sleeping much better and feeling a lot closer to each other than we had in a while. \

So this year I decided I wanted to do it again but EXPANDED! So this is it Victoria Day long weekend to Labour Day long weekend, no Nextflix, Shomi or YouTube.  For the next few weeks Gil will procure us Game of Thrones because it would be impossible for me to avoid spoilers until September unless I also gave up FB (ummm hell NO!) and beyond that I am going to have a tv/video free summer.  So what will I do to fill my time while I am unplugged?

  • read
  • write a book
  • jam to tunes
  • clean
  • paint
  • nap
  • star gaze
  • drive
  • beach
  • chat over coffee
  • hit a bucket of balls
  • date night
  • garden
  • backyard fire
  • take pictures
  • wash the car
  • walk
  • cook
  • swim
  • scrapbook
  • go to a museum
  • food trucks!
  • puzzles
  • blog (oh you know you want it!)
  • Softball
  • yoga
  • write letters
  • organize
  • take a class
  • play board games
  • drink beer on the deck
  • Ingress
  • try Geocaching
  • go fishing
  • mini golf
  • berry picking
  • AGNS
  • get new ink
  • go on a road trip
  • picnic
  • make the perfect iced coffee
  • learn to crochet
  • go dancing
  • batting cages
  • kill my step challenge at work
  • improve my dodgeball skills

So wish me luck… I am off to kick start my 107 days of summer!