Tuesday, July 3, 2018

82 Days Until Fall

In case you're new around here - I despise summer. If I had to rank seasons it would be:

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring

  • Summer
And, honestly, I would put Summer even farther down if it wouldn't make this blog post look even weirder. Don't get me wrong: I love a couple lake days, a few days by the pool and a weekend at the beach, but none of these things happen very frequently in my life because I don't have easy access to them and it's busy season at work. I feel like there's a pressure to be outside and "enjoy the sunshine" but WHY?! It's 100 degrees with 90% humidity down here in Charlotte so the second you walk outside, you're soaking wet with sweat. It's not pretty. So if you don't mind, I'll be over here dreaming of Fall and keeping my house freezing cold. 

Now that I'm done ranting about Fall, onward to why I'm really here today: some July goals and a little June recap since I only blogged twice and neither were about goals. 

So what did I do in June? Let's see if I can remember... 
Went to the Farmer's Market for the first time in Charlotte with my friend Lisa and her adorable daughter

Tried to play some golf at Topgolf but mostly just drank mimosas and played with a baby

Took a day off work and headed up to our favorite place: Charlottesville, VA (see previous posts here and here

Became really obsessed with Trader Joes (post is in the works about this)

Flew to Indianapolis for a very quick trip for my best friend's wedding shower 

Really took advantage of our Movie Pass subscription and saw Book Club, Jurassic World, Life of the Party and Solo 

Now for July. Since I don't really like this month, we'll be keeping it pretty basic and focused on things that require minimal outdoor time. 

 one // Complete the first 4 weeks of the Lauren Gleisburg #summerfitcation challenge. This year I did BBG and PWR but I didn't want to pay so much for the app on top of our gym membership so I found LG. I love the style of workouts for this challenge (30-minute weight training sets) and then optional cardio add-ons. I'm also following her meal plan which is SO much more reasonable than some others on the market (cough TIU cough). 
two //  Read at least 4 books for Erin's Book Challenge that I'm participating in. There are 10 books total and the challenge ends 10/31. If you've read any of my reading posts (here are a few), you know I read pretty quickly so I'm not worried about this challenge at all. My four for this month are: Into the Water, The Hate U Give, One of Us is Lying and Not That I Could Tell. 
three // Donate clothes. I have another blog post in its final stages sharing how I "Marie Kondo'd" my closet. One thing I didn't do, though, was actually get rid of all the clothes. I have them all in our spare room just waiting to be bagged up, though, so I've got to get that done. 

four //  Marie Kondo the storage room. We have a four bedroom house - master, my office, guest room and what I fondly call, The Christmas Room. This is where we keep all our Christmas decorations and gifts. It's quite a mess right now so this is next on my list to tackle. I know eventually it will become a real bedroom so why not do the work now?

five // BLOG! I have so many posts in drafts and in my head but I can't seem to get the time to actually write them. But, I'm back in the early morning/meal prep swing after late May/June through me for a loop so I'm feeling more confident about getting some posts cranked out!

What are you working towards this month?

Linking up with Kristen for What's New With You?


Kay R. said...

I live in a land of endless summer (Caribbean) but even I couldnt live in US summer all the time. Our temps stay between 75 and 85 and I cant honestly remember the last time it was 90. 90 is HOTTTTTT, far less 100 degree weather so I totally feel you on that. If I did live in a 4 season country, Id love fall. I love to travel in fall.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I have a house at the shore and summer is still not my favorite. The shoulder seasons are where it's at. I don't love extremes.

Ericka @ A Quiet Girl's Musings... said...

I agree, there is this unspoken pressure to get outside and be active during the hottest parts of the year. I enjoy summer (mainly because I'm off on break), but it's not my favorite season. I'd rather spend time outside in the spring and fall. Here lately, in WV and KY (where I've been the past 2 weeks), it's been so hot that I just start sweating while sitting still outside. Yuck.

The Siberian American said...

I feel you so much on hating summer. I think I would enjoy it if I lived somewhere with decent weather, but we've been stuck at over 100 for weeks now, and it's just miserable.

Kristin said...

I feel the same way about summer. I like warmish weather and I love wearing shorts but it's not ideal when it lasts forever and/or is miserable. I mentally celebrated June 21st because now the days are getting shorter!

Laura Darling said...

I go on Trader Joe's kicks. I hadn't been for a few months but the last few weeks I've gone every weekend and I am LOVING it! They have so many fun seasonal things!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

hahaha i am the opposite. i could live in summer all year long. i despise winter and fall. anything under 80 is too cold to me. i know i'm in the minority, at least in america lol. i feel like i could do some topgolf if it included mimosas. yum. i am with you on trader joes! it's right around the corner from my house so it's dangerous.

Never Enough Novels said...

I laughed out loud at your ranking of seasons :) I'm also a huge fan of Trader Joe's, but the closest one is an hour away! It's terribly sad.

Audrey Louise said...

I freaking hate summer, too. My list looks the same except drop spring a little further down closer to summer. (My allergies go NUTS in spring.) Great job with June goals/fun stuff. I'm reading The Hate U Give this month for Erin's challenge, too! One of Us is Lying was such a fun book to read! Hope you like it!