Let's just for a while pretend we do not have our daily jobs, but a long periods of days opened to our own plan. And, just for the sake of fun, let's pretend we have the means to expand our living spaces - that is: to build a whole new house for our long summer days.
What would we do?
I, for one, can not let myself to imagine those terms, since I have always been more or less, a person who loves to have daily duties. I can be idle - for a day or two. I can't pack my suitcases (pardon me: let my personal maid pack that!) and leave town for the course of the entire summer. I'm not used to such a lifestyle.
I could, however, spend some time in a summer camp.
Here's a 1919 magazine's ideas on decorating one such place:
No matter how you choose to spend it, there's something about the slower days of summer that warms the heart. For most of us, summer is the time of year when we take our holidays, and allow ourselves to dip our feet into the sea (with high hopes we can afford it). For others, a weekend-to-weekend of BBQ with friends and family is what makes summer great. There are folks that prefer to stay indoors with the air-condition on and wait for the heat to pass, lazying in the sofa, watching re-runs of their favorite TV shows or "surfing" the Web. Some of us, start some "projects" for the summer, using longer days to our advantage.
I weed my jungle (I mean: garden, garden.. pardon me) and plan to start making a "second" kitchen - a detached room much resembling an indoor kitchen, just further away, therefore all the preserving, jamming, towel-washing and other "smelly" kitchen tasks do not enter the residence (it's a typical thing for my province -so, one must have it, in order to have a complete home) :)
How about you?
What are your summer to-do's?