Slowly but surely, it’s happening.
Freedom is returning.
I know, it’s not a sure thing, this recovery. A variant strain could hit.
It’s happened in other parts of the world.
We could regress again.
But I’m not trying to see that, if you know what I mean. I’m looking ahead optimistically at a summer of recovery and renewal. Not a return to the old normal but a discovery of the new.
But with my “new” normal will definitely come a healthy portion of old favorites.
What the heck are you talking about, Bob? You usually don’t start a blog with a digression.
And I’m not now.
Restrictions are slowly being lifted.
But it’s been 15 months. Do I even remember all of the options that I have?
A Poem. by Bob
What will be fun, in 2021?
A day in the sun?
Going out for a run?
the beach with your daughter, or maybe your son?
A week in Miami, I’d like that a ton.
A barbecued burger, you “ketos” no bun
A classical concert, perhaps Mendelsson.
Or a night at the club, that I would not shun.
As for these restrictions, I tell you I’m done…..
….but I digress (a digression poem, there’s something new)
So I’m throwing together a list of “things to do” this summer.
It’s either a new thing or a reminder of something that may have slipped your mind since March 2020.
- Fly a kite ( OMG, it’s been decades)
- Go to a farmer’s market (my city has 2 per week! Yay Fullerton!
- Have a barbecue, or if you’re in the Midwest, a grill out.
- Set up a badminton / volleyball net and invite folks over
- Hit the waterpark
- Go fruit-picking
- Build a rope swing ( careful with this if you’re a renter)
- Host a dinner party
- Road trip!
- For those of you in California, Vegas road trip!
- Rollerskating / rollerblading ( not for me. That would be like saying “ Take a trip to the emergency room!”)
- Set up the tent in the back yard and sleep out.
- Trail hiking / running
- Camping ( if you like that sort of thing..)
- Glamping ( now we’re talking)
- Disney, Universal, Magic Mountain, Knotts, ( if you’re ballin on a budget) Adventure World ( right down the street from Knotts, if you’re ballin on a really strict budget)
- Horseback riding
- Sand castles / collecting sea shells
- Rent a cabin by a lake
- Hide & Seek, Kick the Can, Tag.
- Stargazing (preferably in Yosemite, but anywhere away from city lights will do)
- Drive in movies . But I would miss the part where my dad tries to get close enough to the speaker and trashes the side mirror.
- Put a basket together and have a picnic.
- Grab a bottle of wine and watch the sunset. Then grab another bottle of wine.
- Water Balloon fight!
- Mini golf!
- Bowling! They have all kinds of “midnight / neon / disco” bowling. You should try it.
- Slip & Slide.
- Yoga in the yard . With or without goats.
- Sign up for a goofy 5k, like a color run / zombie run / 5k that goes to bars ( who does that??)
- Watch a sunrise
OK, that’s my list. Maybe something on this list will speak to you. Maybe the list will inspire you to make a list of your own.
Do what makes you comfortable, what makes you happy.
I’m running races and performing in local theater. And the wine thing of course…
That’s my plan.