Non-Bookish Things I Want To Do This Summer

Posted June 22, 2017 by Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog in Break from Books / 33 Comments

I’ve seen posts like this on a couple of blogs ( Nick & Nereyda’s Infinite Booklist and Lindsay’s Library are the ones I can remember) I wanted to make a list of things I hope to get to do this summer – non bookish. A lot of these are things are things to be done with the kids but some are just for me.

Go to the Beach
I am lucky enough to live only 15 minutes from the beach and plan to spend some serious time there this year. Now that the kids are a bit older it is a much less daunting task to take them. Plus look how pretty my beaches are 🙂

Go Hiking

This is one I am afraid won’t happen. My husband isn’t big on it and my kids don’t have the stamina for a long hike. Hopefully I can talk him into it and leave the kids with the grandparents. We have a lot of great places by me to hike so I would love to get out at some point

Go to the Zoo and Aquarium
This is something we do every year and I love it as much as the kids. They love all the animals and fish and we always have a good day.

Binge watch: The Good Fight, Bloodline, Shameless, Wentworth
If you have been to my blog at all you know I love TV and a good binge. I want to fit in a couple of shows this summer. I really want to watch The Good Fight since I loved The Good Wife but I hate that it would be shelling out more money for CBS All Access. The others are all on Netflix so I am sure I will get to them.

Have a Barbecue
We used to have more with friends but I am hoping we can squeeze in a barbecue this summer at our house. We have a good yard to keep all the kids busy while us adults can just hang out. But as we get older it seems to be harder and harder to get a date where everyone can get together.

Go to a Yankees Game
This picture is from a game my husband got to go to this year with work. He had awesome seats and I am jealous. I haven’t been to a game in almost 4 years. That needs to change. We used to go to at least a couple a season but then kids.

Find Time to Knit More
I started to knit this year and I love it. Unfortunately I just haven’t had time. I really hope to make some and sit down and finish that damn scarf I started!

Go to the Boardwalk
Again we are so lucky to live close to the beach and also the boardwalk. Our kids love going to play the games, ride the rides and just walk along the beach.

Clean Out My House
Yeah this isn’t super fun but I need to do it. I have been putting off doing a major clean out but my house is packed with junk. My husband is not the type to get rid of stuff so it is on me. I love purging stuff so when he is at work and the kids are at camp I plan on going room by room, closet by closet to declutter our lives.

Go to a Country Concert
Last year I went to my first country concert and loved it. Since then I have become a country fan. I really want to get to a concert this year and am working on getting tickets.

What do you want to do this summer?

Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog


33 responses to “Non-Bookish Things I Want To Do This Summer

  1. These all sound so fun! My husband hates driving to the Jersey shore in the summertime, so we don’t get to go often, but we’ll definitely do some hiking and go to some barbecues! I really should clean out our closets, too!
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  2. We went to the beach last weekend thinking it would be too cold to swim and it really wasn’t bad. Barbecues are the best. 🙂 Nothing else is quite summer like a good cook out! And boardwalks are fun. We have a nice one in the little lakeshore town we go to and you can walk out to the lighthouse- it’s pretty cool. Hope you get to do all these this summer!
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  3. I do like country music. Some of those shows are great fun. I saw Garth Brooks for the first time EVER earlier in the year. I’ve loved his music my whole life. I hope you find a good one to go to this year.

    I love posts like these. My mom would be so jealous you live so close to a beach.
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  4. I really wish that I lived close enough to be able to go to the beach. I hope to drag my husband out on a hike sometime this summer. We really don’t have any big summer plans and to be honest we probably won’t get a whole lot done. I hope you are able to check all of these things off your list.
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  5. oh you have a great list here!!! I have been to one country concert. I was able to see Brooks and Dunn (which was awesome) but now that I live in Texas, I Plan on going to way more, because they have so many concerts for country singers here. I do miss hiking like crazy though, its so fun to do. You might have to bribe your husband with brownies or something hehe
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  6. I have a lot of those same things on my Summer wishlist. lol We’ve gotten to go on a few mini hikes this year but nothing like we used to. We used to hike all day, camp at night, and then hike back in the morning. It was so much fun…even if I am a sissy about the cold. We have a weekend getaway to the beach planned for the end of July that I’m really looking forward to, and we’ll definitely be taking our little one on some boardwalk rides while we’re there. lol. One of the things I REALLY want to do is go to a bonfire. It’s one of my favorite things in the summer
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  7. Gosh, I hate cleaning out clutter, but it does feel so good when you finish! We have tentative plans to go to the zoo in Santa Barbara, CA which is on 90 minutes, away from us, and right above a beautiful beach. We’ll do it with my daughter, her husband and my grandson. He already loves animals and he’s just turning two. Such a cute age.

    We just had a big BBQ last night. A lot of work since my husband and I cooked most of the night. Good thing we had some wine to sip as we went! 🙂

    I hope you get to do all the things on your list, Grace! Let us know! 🙂
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  8. Well, you probably would’ve loved Countryfest! It’s held at a local campground and I have a ton of friends that go every year and love it. I would like to go sometime, but I hate crowds. Lol.

    I’m so jealous how close you live to the beach!! I am going to visit my brother in Charleston in two weeks and can’t wait to see the beach while I’m there.

    My husband is the same way about hiking! I wish we lived closer so we could just ditch them and go hike together. I would love to go for a hike this summer. Sunnie could probably do it with me, if it’s a smaller trail.

    This is an awesome post!
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  9. Great post, Grace! Summer is actually my least favorite season. I loathe the heat and don’t tolerate it well, I avoid the sun at all costs, don’t like the beach… see, not a summer person. LOL Plus, the heat and humidity here in FL is so brutal. My summer plans tend to be the same every year. Stay indoors as much as possible and, if I must go out, rush from one air conditioned spot to another. 🙂
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