Thursday Thirteen

13 Things I Get To Do This Summer Now That I Am Mobile Again!!

In case this is your first time here you might need to know that for the last two years I've struggled a bit...okay ALOT....with my arthritis. BUT I've had both hips replaced and am up and about again! My list might sound boring to most, but for me it is huge because I no longer take these things for granted!

GARAGE SALES! Oh how I love rummaging through other people's junk. You just never know what you're gonna find, do ya?

I am a great floater, but am anxious to try out my new bionic-ness in the water. Plus I need this kind of exercise to build up strength.

Neighborhood Walks!
I still can't go too far without needing my crutches, but I've noticed my distance is getting longer each time I go somewhere before my back gives out! Little steps and patience can go a long way my friends!

4H Fair and State Fair!
All three of my kids were in 4H and I love the program and want to keep supporting the youth. And I can't wait to go to the State Fair...not only for the projects, but I openly admit that I love the food more! TeeHee! Yum, Yum give me some!

Vacation Bible School!
This should have really been at the top of my list. I missed alot of Awana last year because of pain. I love interacting with the kids and teaching them God's truths. This year I will get to help again after a three year absence. Pray for us!

Lunch with girlfriends!!!!
I cannot even tell you the last time I went to lunch with just one of my friends. And since no one in my family likes Chinese food besides me, well, I can tell you where I am gonna pick to dine! I can't wait for the fellowship and to have some heart to heart talks with my bestest of friends. In case you were wondering what their names are: Karen, Bridget and Michelle! Love you guys!

State Parks! I'm not much of a hiker or even going on trails, but I love to go and see nature and watch families having reunions and listen to the birds and breath in the smell of the campfires!

I know, weird one. Our new library was built almost three years ago and I have yet to step one foot inside it. I just realized that today when we were downtown. It's not easily handicapped accessible either which is also weird considering it's brand new. Sigh.

Strawberry Festival! Our local festival is next weekend and I am SO excited! I always run into old friends from high school and other people I don't see often. Plus, hello? Strawberries anyway you can imagine!

Symphony on the Prairie! I haven't mentioned this yet to my husband, but I want to get tickets for this. Outdoor concert with beautiful music while being with the one you love! Sounds nice, doesn't it?

Sitting on the back porch talking to my husband while he's grilling! No, I was not even able to do this for so long. We love to grill outside and enjoy each other's company. And our doggie is always watching for a hotdog to fall off the grill...lol!

Fireworks! Last year I did go, but I had to sit in the car and my view was obstructed. I had a hard time ooohing and ahhhing! But this year I may even get a front row seat!

Last, but not least
...I always took for granted being able to hop in a car and go somewhere all by myself. Well, now I am finally to the point where I am not too scared to do this anymore. I don't care if it's running to the local thrift store, ice cream parlor or Wal-mart. I can do this now. All.By.Myself!! I'm a big girl now. :o)


Kailani said...

Woo hoo! What great summer plans! I'm so excited for you!


Faith said...

Awesome list of things to do!

Ok...that is so awful about your town library! The special ed teacher in me is fuming! Here in NYS, all public places MUST be handicapped accessible! You should ask the head librarian about this one.

I am right there with ya for state parks...except...I LOVE the hiking. We hike almost every week during the fall and every couple of weeks in the summer.

Enjoy your weekend!!

Storm said...

What an awesome list and I am so excited for you.

Jennifer said...

WOW! Good for you. Glad you are getting around now. Great job!

Michelle said...

what a great list of things - I'm so happy you'll be able to do them now that you're mobile!