…inspired by my One Little Word. Play Grace*. have fun. be light-hearted. channel Grace Kelly.
|welcoming sunshine and the colors of summer | june 4, 2013 in my front yard.|
1. Get my camera out again. For the past 3+ months, I’ve been taking all my pictures with my phone. It’s easy and “in the moment”, but I’m ready for better. I used my camera to take the photo above (also used in the new Summer 2013 banner) and it took me a few tries to remember where the buttons were. Yikes!
2. Train for the Peachtree Road Race. It’s a 4th of July tradition in Atlanta and I’m excited to take part for the first time ever, especially since Katie & I are running together. And while I’m not worried about the 10K distance, the heat and humidity (and the crowds) are going to be a challenge. So I’m lowering my expectations and running at least once a week in the mid-morning sunshine (which means temperatures in the mid-seventies). …remembering the goal here is to have fun, not to set a record!
3. See The Great Gatsby. I re-read (listened actually, Tim Robbins did a wonderful job!) the book back in April to prepare. I know it hasn’t gotten great reviews, but I don’t care. I want to see it for myself on a big screen!
4. Read along with Books on the Nightstand the June short story. I’m going to start by listening to it (I downloaded the New Yorker Fiction podcast from January, 2009 where it’s read by Thomas McGuane). And I hope I love it because everything I’m seeing and hearing about James Salter’s new book (All That Is) makes me want to dive right into everything he’s written.
5. Watch Madmen Season 6. The first 10 episodes are queued up on the DVR just waiting for Marc’s next trip to Asia…which starts on Monday. I can’t wait to actually see firsthand everything I’ve been reading about, especially the costumes. and Bob Benson. and get myself caught up to join the millions of viewers who will be watching the season finale on June 23.
What are you hoping to enjoy this month?
*June’s original intention was “See Grace”with actions related to photography, but the iPhonography class I found starts July 1. And just so happens that July’s intention was all about Play, so I’ve swapped the two months.