Ten on Tuesday
Ten Things to Do Before the End of Summer
This depends on what you call the end of summer, of course; if you call it Labor Day, I'm already SOL. (About ten years ago my daughter asked me what that stood for. "Sincerely out of luck," I said, thinking quickly.) I'm going with astronomy, which places it on September 22, so I still have a couple of weeks. Even so, this list is probably way too ambitious, but seeing a couple of Hoarders ads has put me into purge mode, and I'd best use it while I've got it.
- Finish spinning the blue merino. I'm down to three little balls of roving. I think as long as I can spin on the deck I've got a good chance at this one.
- Get started on Pine Street Inn squares. Actually I have started, sort of, because Debbi gave me a big bag of them last week, and I also have a couple that didn't make it into Cheryl's blanket, but that just makes me want to set the bar higher. (I'll have a fundraising page up pretty soon, speaking of setting the bar.)
- Pick apples. We already did this, actually, over the weekend. The apples are rather small this year, but there are plenty of them.
- Figure out what to do with apples. Grant has already pointed out that baking with apples can lead to, shall we say, weighty issues.
- Clean out the freezer in the basement. Then I'll have a place to put frozen apples.
- Since I'm cleaning, clean out the master bedroom. This continues to be my bugaboo because I want to finish what I start, and the bedroom, being the repository for everything we don't know what to do with, resists finishing.
- Clean the rest of the house.
- Have a yard sale. Or maybe just give away everything usable.
- Swim. The local swimming hole is technically closed, but you can swim there if you're willing to take your chances without a lifeguard. Since very few places in the designated swimming area are over my head, I think I can manage.
- Put the rest of my Rangeley 2010 pix on Flickr. I've learned from experience to put files I want to keep on the cloud. (I love that expression, especially given the number of photos I take of clouds.)