dear summer, thank you.

You’re simply the best, better than all the rest.


Summer is officially over and the #100DaysofSummer results are in. Although I did not get everything done, I flew in a freaking helicopter over Hawaii!!! so I’m not complaining. Plus, I can happily say I NEVER have to slip & slide again!

  1. See Shakespeare by the Sea***** 
  2. Ride a slip & slide****: The last time I did this, I ended up in emergency with a fractured finger. This time it was only a bloody nose, bruised chest bone and utter embarrassment.
  3. Hike Cape Chignecto*** 
  4. Sleep in a tent**
  5. Dance in the rain**
  6. Go tidal bore rafting**
  7. Go to a drive-in*
  8. Go antiquing*
  9. Wash the windows*
  10. Night swim*
  11. Run and jump off a dock without knowing the temperature of the water*: #10, 11, 26 and 78 were all accomplished at once! My friends like to make things happen.
  12. Go sailing*
  13. Run in at least one race! Injuries had me worried but I managed to squeeze in 3 races and 2 relays
  14. Initiate Wine & Walk: Carrying this amazing idea into Fall.

  15. Discover a new local hiking trail: Shannon Park is beautiful at sundown.

  16. Visit an old favourite (Duncan’s Cove): For the win. 

  17. Apply sunscreen every freaking day
  18. Snorkle: Off a boat, in Maui!
  19. Have a lunch date: Two birthday, two taco dates.

  20. Have a brunch date: Edna’s!
  21. Make salsa

  22. Make peach jam

  23. Make peach pie
  24. Make rhubarb pie: Sadly not my best pies
  25. Dine at Rhubarb: Put this on your summer dining list next year
  26. Paddleboard on Lake Banook
  27. Zipline: SO MUCH FUN
  28. Visit Hopewell Rocks

  29. Frenchys with friends
  30. Eat strawberry shortcake for supper

  31. Host a Beyond Meat BBQ

  32. Surprise someone at work with a coffee: I did this on September 30. Sarah surprised her students with a puppy parade.
  33. Dinner on the waterfront

  34. Dinner on a patio: Celebrating Aimee’s 40th…

  35. And drinks to go! Keeping it classy, always.
  36. Only use the clothesline

  37. Send flowers to a friend: When you can’t be there in person.
  38. Go on a 13km run with Mike celebrating our 13 year anniversary

  39. Dine at the Quarterdeck
  40. Eat from a food truck

  41. Go for a beach walk: Black Sand Beach in Maui – Waianapanapa State Park

  42. Eat shaved ice

  43. Eat ice cream

  44. Eat a lobster roll

  45. Have a Beergarden meet up

  46. Go beachcombing

  47. Taste Nova 7 in a can: At a HFX Wanderers Game – which I highly recommend! 

  48. Drink my morning coffee outside

  49. Bike a trail

  50. Kayak a river

  51. Scoot around on a scooter
  52. Yoga outside AKA deep stretching
  53. Take a tennis lesson
  54. See a great show/concert/play: Saw David Sedaris at the Rebecca Cohn
  55. Spend some time at Conrad’s Beach

  56. Do one home improvement project: New desk, new laptop, same bad back.

  57. Hang patio lights
  58. Order a ridiculous fancy drink

  59. Get a pedicure: It was a manicure because my toes are not worthy of love
  60. Bang some bongos: Cabot Trail Relay, Team 71

  61. Try the Dole Whip at The Chickenburger

  62. Watch fireworks from my in-law’s patio

  63. See a volcano

  64. See the Pacific Ocean

  65. See a Sea Turtle: TED

  66. Hire a babysitter and go out
  67. Drift down a river

  68. Finish hooking my pillow
  69. Participate in a neighbourhood cleanup

  70. Go for a walk in Shubie Park

  71. Go for a walk in Point Pleasant Park
  72. Find a waterfall

  73. Go for a run and jump in the water right after

  74. Go prom-watching in the Public Gardens

  75. Have a Humble Pie picnic party
  76. Celebrate 40-40-10: Our trip to Hawaii was our present to each other. 

  77. Celebrate Henry’s life at his special spot on the trail

  78. Swim in the lake
  79. Swim in the ocean

  80. Swim in the river

  81. Lay in the grass

  82. Spend time with my sisters

  83. Travel by plane

  84. Explore a new state

  85. Boogie board
  86. Get my hair done
  87. Make Front Porch Peach Tea
  88. … And drink it while swinging on my front porch swing

  89. Black Loyalist Centre in Shelburne
  90. Plant some flowers
  91. Buy a beach cover-up
  92. Go on a road trip: See #93
  93. Visit Maine

  94. Visit Cape Breton

  95. Barre with babes
  96. … And go for dinner after!

  97. Go to a movie (outside?): Technically, the theatre was in an outside mall…

  98. Watch the sunrise at the ocean

  99. Watch the sunset at the ocean

  100. Play hooky: Student Strike For Climat Change

Total: 85/100 completed!

And I feel like some of the missed things can still happen this fall….

So here’s my fall list:

  1. Go antiquing
  2. Frenchys with friends
  3. Dine at the Quarterdeck
  4. Finish hooking my pillow
  5. Hire a babysitter and go out
  6. Have a Humble Pie picnic party I’m talking to you Anna
  7. Black Loyalist Centre in Shelburne
  8. Eye-roll and look in disgust at every PSL-drinking-person who says they love sweater weather.


*2018 not completed **2017/2018 not completed ***2016/2017/2018 not completed ****2015/2016/2017/2018 not completed *****2014/2015/2016/2017/2018 not completed. Here are my lists from 2018, 2017, 2016, 20152014

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