Cleaning up outdoors, planting grass seed and veggie gardens, baseball, riding bikes, and all that stuff we do when the weather turns warm.
I love the summer and look forward to it for most of the winter months. Now it is here and I have so many things that I want to do and so little time. I feel like I could take a 14 day vacation and fill it entirely with just the "around the house" stuff that needs to get done, but I want to have some fun too.
Every day I get home from work and park my car in the garage and duck under my kayak that hangs from the ceiling. The other day I looked up at it and thought...Max is old enough to try this out, he might even like it.
I have been a water person for as long as I can remember. I was in Mariner Scouts when I was younger (Girl Scouts on water) we had sailing lessons, white water rafting, canoeing and all manner of water sports that we participated in. I wore one of these snappy little numbers on occasion. I actually had the top of years after I graduated high school.
When I got older I did canoe marathons and the spent many years racing Hawaiian outrigger canoes in Northern California. I worked for an adventure company for a few years teaching sea kayaking on Lake Michigan, running canoe trips to the Boundary Waters and rock climbing trips in Baraboo, WI.. Then I got serious. I finished college, got my master's degree, got a REAL job, got married and had a baby all in about 5 years. Whew!
I hung up my paddles for a while, with the exception of steering Dragon Boats for a local Dragon Boat Race/Festival. It has been a long time since I put my butt in a boat of any kind and I am thinking that this summer I may have to dust of the touring kayak and get it in the water. There is nothing like sitting on the surface of a lake and paddling your kayak down the shore just because you can.
I think that I have a mission for this summer, get the kayak in the water! I need to get my soul soaking wet!!
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