THIS, makes me really disappointed with the British
I bawled watching Dolphin Tale… but it was really sad!
Have a great weekend! It’s been one heck of a busy week so I’m looking forward to relaxing (once I finish my 30km run) and packing because vacation starts Tuesday! We have an end-of-summer shindig to attend and another youth run in Sackville… okay, so maybe there won’t be much time for relaxing!
Damn. Summer is over y’all! Please don’t take it personally when you see me with a RBF between now and Victoria Day Weekend. It’s not you, it’s Winter.
Although I thrive in Summer, I am not going to be a downer – there are great things to look forward to in the months ahead! Plus, it is an excuse to start a new to-do list… which is in the making of course.
But first, without further ado, it is time to recap the 100 Days Of Summer (Volume 2) list:
swim in a lake* – Yes! I even tried wake-surfing (but failed).
swim in the ocean – Yes! However the tide was out so it was more like skimming than swimming.
swim in the Wallace River – Yes! During a high-humidity summer rainfall with my mom, David and Henry.
go in a sail boat*
hike Cape Split* – Yes! David, Mike, Henry and I went this weekend. Note: Next time we will be smart and bring water and food – It was 8km one way. Opps.
go strawberry picking*– Yes! My sister and I took the kids. We were in a field on the Amherst Shore with a view of the ocean. Beautiful.
make strawberry jam – Yes! 48 jars.
watch an outdoor movie*
play corn hole*
play croquette – Yes! With my family it is extreme croquette
play washer toss – Yes! Win: No!
night swim* – Yes! By myself in the Wallace River at 9:30 pm. I felt like little Reece Witherspoon in the movie Man on the Moon...
make smores and eat them*– Yes! Aimee has set the smore bar high y’all.
have a campfire and sing a campfire song – Yes! I sang to baby Evelyn and she didn’t cry. We also experience a campfire drum session at Keji which was fun.
roast veggie dogs over a campfire – Yes! And sometimes if I pretend really hard, it’s like I’m eating real campfire hotdogs.
leave the province*– Yes! We travelled to Belle Isle Bay, New Brunswick for some awesome cottage time with our neighbours.
accidentally get a sunburn*– Yes! A few unprotected runs but not as bad as the heat burn I endured.
buy a rash guard – Yes! From J.Crew.
train for a marathon – Yes! Less than two-weeks to go!
sleep in a tent* – Yes! Note: We need a bigger tent.
go to Cyclone 5 times in one week* – Yes! 3 classes in one morning + 2 evenings.
plant a vegetable garden and enjoy its bounty – Yes! Lamest garden ever… but I ate a bean or two.
plant basil and make pesto – Yes! My basil was one of the only things that did well.
run the golf shore loop (again) – Yes! And I did #64 right after.
make rhubarb pie – Yes! Some of the rhubarb was from our yard and some was from a market. It’s my favourite pie.
host a women and whiskey night – Yes! Kind of. For book club I made the girls a whiskey drink. I was the co-host so this counts.
eat a banana split – Yes! I did not like it.
kayak down the river – Yes! Another dreamy day on the Wallace River.
tube down the river – Yes! Same day as #3
play sandbar soccer
eat on an outdoor patio – Yes! A lunch date with Sarah and Libby, a back to school dinner date with David and some other times in between.
drink on an outdoor patio – Yes! Stillwell’s beer tent on the Waterfront is a great new addition to the city – I went twice.
hang out on the Halifax waterfront – Yes! See #50
go to Shubie Park – Yes! I did a long run through the whole park and walked it a few times too.
go to Point Pleasant Park – Yes! Many runs and a few dates with David and Henry.
drive in a convertible
buy a summer dress – Yes! From J.Crew.
wear summer dresses everyday for a week – Yes! All dressed up and nowhere to go.
wear heels – Yes! I am a flip flop girl. I go from boots to flip flops with an occasional Converse-day thrown in the mix but I wore heels around the house one day. True story.
hear bag pipes – Yes! If you live in Nova Scotia and did not hear bagpipes this summer I’d be shocked. See #59
watch a parade– Yes! Canada Day in Pugwash, Natal Day in Halifax.
dance – Yes! Amanda and I went on a retro party boat cruise. It was amazing.
visit the new North End farmer’s market – Yes! I bought a few vegetable plants.
have a taco party – KIND OF… No, I did not have a taco party BUT yes, I started planning for a taco party in November. Who’s coming?
sell 5 things – Yes! A baby carrier, a kids tunnel, a stroller, clothes, books, a bike seat and a car seat. See #99
go for a run and jump in the water right after – Yes! See # 42
bike to the skate park and watch David in the skate park (this was David’s request) – Yes! We spent the morning hanging out. It was great. See #100.
watch fireworks – Yes! At the cottage in New Brunswick.
watch 500 Days of Summer– Yes! The namesake to my list.
watch Dirty Dancing– Yes! “Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.” –Baby
make a spiralized dinner (this) – Yes! I even bought a spiralizer.
start and finish Jill’s bathroom makeover – KIND OF… No, I did not finish BUT yes, I started.
attend a party – Yes! Jill and Alex had a housewarming party.
go to 2 movies – Yes! At least. Pitch Perfect 2, Spy, Inside Out…
make ice cream sandwiches – Yes! Homemade chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream.
finish my rug hooking pillow – KIND OF… No, I did not finish BUT yes, all of the hooking is finished. I just need to form it into a pillow.
cheer on David’s first triathlon – Yes! At Bedford Days. Proud mom moment.
play hooky – Yes! A few times. I did a lot of my long runs on Fridays, visited my family in Pugwash, beach days and play days. Perks of being freelance.
I just finished my last longlong run (34km) and am ready to have fun! Poster-making, pizza-eating, boys-barring and some late summer sun! Ya’ll have a great weekend!
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And a big happy birthday shout out to Celeste! With love from across the ocean, xo auntie meghan
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