Clothed with Grace: Bucket List

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bucket List

I hate to say it, but I literally report back to work two weeks from today. On August 4th. It should be against the law to have to go back that early, seriously. With only two weeks left I have a number of things I want to try to get accomplished, so I thought I'd share them today.

1. Go to the zoo- we have only been once all summer, which really surprises me! We need to go again for sure!

2. Plan a couple of playdates-now this is more for me than for Grant. Grant has quite a few friends in the neighborhood that he can play with pretty regularly, which is great. We also have a few friends who are outside the neighborhood, so we don't see them as often. I want to get some dates in the books to get together, because it probably won't happen again for a while once school starts.

3. Plan some outfits- In years past I have also had an area in my closet with outfits I plan to wear. I haven't done that one time all summer. I literally pick out my clothes in my towel each morning without a second thought. However, I do have a lot of "work" clothes, skirts, and dresses that have gone unworn all summer, and some since I've had Hannah. I really want to get some outfits planned, because God knows I won't have time to think about what to wear in the morning once school starts!

4. Read two more books- I have two books from our neighborhood library I want to get read and returned. Once school starts I don't usually have the energy to read a lot in the evenings and with curriculum changes at school reading there is definitely out. (insert sad face emoji).

5. Make sure to work with Grant on reading and writing each day.  This has been hit or miss for the last couple of weeks, but I want to make sure to make it consistent for the next few weeks. Kids lose almost a 1/3 of what they learned the previous year without continued practice in the summer and I don't want that for Grant.

6. Enjoy the kids, soak up every minute, and let the house work slip a little. There will always be dishes and laundry, and cleaning, but pretty soon I'll only get to see them a few hours a day and that really stinks.

What about you?  Anything you want to get done before the craziness of the school year hits?

I have not been shopping pretty much all summer, but last week I did make a quick trip to Old Navy and Loft with Hannah while Grant was at sports camp. I found this top at Old Navy and these red pants at Loft. I already have another top like this one that is striped and I've been wearing it like crazy all summer, so getting the navy was a no brainer. As for these red pants, I love that the flare trend is back and they are on sale too!

top: Old Navy same 
pants: Loft same 
Necklaces: Uncommon Goods c/o same and Stella and Dot
Wedges: DV (Target) similar

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  1. Very cute outfit. The peplum top looks so comfy and forgiving for those of us who have a few bulges to hide. Ha, ha. Love the pants! You could style those with many different colors and will look great going into fall. Love your bucket list. I hope you achieve all of them. I appreciate your commitment, not only to your family, but to your job as a teacher as well. Thanks for posting. - Amy

  2. Those pants and top are so cute! Love the flare on you!

  3. I've had these pants for a year now and the navy in the same style for two years. The red really does go with everything and I find myself wearing them weekly either to work or on the weekends. Great to wear to dressier summer events too!

  4. I start back to work on August 1, and I feel as if summer has gone in a flash without my doing everything I wanted to do. I hope to get some things done around the house in my last week of summer vacation and have plans to lunch with friends. Of course, I have to throw a dentist visit in that last week, too. Ugh.

    I love the top and sailor pants! I think I'll mark these items in a wish list and pop on over to Loft and Old Navy for some back to school clothes next weekend, since it's tax free weekend in TN.

  5. WOW you report to work so soon. That sucks. I love love this polished outfit today. You should wear it when you go back to work. Loved reading your Summer bucket list and plan on finally posting mine this Sunday. I have yet to take Vivian to the zoo this year.

    Have a great weekend Ginny!