As I write this post I sit aching from the weekend yard work. Again. 17 bags of leaves and twigs later, the property looks better but with barely any color.
There are a few plants not yet in the ground. The patio table and benches are yet to be refinished. The loft space is empty. The dining area is just an “area”, still without table and chairs. I have not yet cooked one meal in the kitchen!
Come June 1 this place will be ready for summer renters. But before I hand over the keys, I have to enjoy it too. I’m sure I’ve not done a good enough job of that lately, especially with the late start to Spring.
I have a busy few weeks ahead of me and to be sure I get through it with some fun, my to-do list should be in this order:
1. create the ultimate summer soundtrack
2. run/bike the neighborhood
3. morning coffee on the beach
4. read a book on the deck
5. take more pictures
6. more wine tasting
7. head out to some farms
8. cook and enjoy an awesome feast
9. blog some more
10. house work
The first track on my Ultimate New York Summer Soundtrack is Bananarama’s ‘Cruel Summer’. The video closely resembles last year’s summer experience back in Brooklyn, minus the skipping, overalls and teased hair. Though, I’m pretty sure someone can dig up a picture of me looking similar enough. Gasp.