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June 20, 2014

66 Days of Summer

Filed under: 66 Days of Summer — Karma @ 12:16 pm
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Today is June 20th. The first day of my summer. The official first day of summer is tomorrow, but my summer vacation begins today. A couple months ago, I had talked to Kate Austin about this idea I had about a photo or theme for all the days of my summer vacation this year. I know that I was inspired by something that she is working on, but that something is escaping me at the moment. Unfortunately Kate has decided to discontinue her blog, Crossroads, and has deleted it, so I can’t find what originally inspired me. Kate is still posting her beautiful shots at the link I provided up there, so I’m hoping we will still be interacting.

I doubt that I will be posting daily. As much as I would like to challenge myself to that, I know that at times over the summer it will simply be impossible. I will, however, do my best to keep track of my photo or theme for each day and post as often as I can.

For today, day 1 of summer, a theme has already emerged for my day: maintenance

I did maintenance chores on the hot tub:

I’m planning to do lawn maintenance this afternoon:

And I am planning to maintain all the hard work I’ve done to improve my health and get my body into better shape:
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Since I finished the 10 week regimen of T25, I’m working on a hybrid schedule of workouts to try to maintain my fitness level, and maybe even move up to a new level. I don’t know what I am capable of, but I’d like to spend some time finding out!

I haven’t forgotten about the whimsy photo hunt, but I think I will officially extend the deadline to Monday June 30th. To those of you who have already submitted your posts, thanks so much! I will be around to see them soon.


  1. Thank goodness for vacations, the opportunity to spend time on things you love, things that must be done, and things you do just because. I think I have my photos for the whimsy hunt – will be posting them in a day or so.

    Comment by Carol — June 20, 2014 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

    • Maybe I should clarify – this is the beginning of summer off from school. We will see where it leads me this year.
      Looking forward to the whimsy!

      Comment by Karma — June 20, 2014 @ 7:44 pm | Reply

  2. I like the idea of a different theme for each day of the summer and I wish you good luck in your pursuit. I would keep it rather whimsical so as not to get discouraged if the pictures don’t materialize as you hope. I look forward to seeing what you find. P.S., thanks for the extension! I’m still planning on whimsy!

    Comment by Mike — June 20, 2014 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

    • I have no idea if I’ll have an actual theme each day or not Mike. We’ll see. I’m hoping to at least take a picture of something I’m up to each day to create perhaps a summer photo-journal.
      Can’t wait to see what whimsical things you come up with!

      Comment by Karma — June 20, 2014 @ 7:46 pm | Reply

  3. well, i think you’re off to a great start, karen, and i like your idea of pursuing your fitness journey. my meghan and i have joined in my husband and son in doing crossfit in our garage in the evenings. talk about a butt kicker! yikes! looking forward to seeing your summer through your photos! enjoy!

    (p.s.—the link i’n attaching is where i’m doing my daily photos now: http://nikonmomma.tumblr.com. haven’t completely abandoned blogging, it’s just taking a different form now. ; ) )

    Comment by Kate — June 20, 2014 @ 6:48 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kate. We will see where this idea leads. Hopefully to photographic fun and adventure!

      Comment by Karma — June 20, 2014 @ 7:47 pm | Reply

  4. Thank you for the inspiration karma.. šŸ™‚ thank you for sharing. Thank you! šŸ™‚

    Comment by sonali — June 21, 2014 @ 6:29 am | Reply

    • Always happy when I can inspire, Sonali! Looking forward to see what this inspires!

      Comment by Karma — June 21, 2014 @ 2:27 pm | Reply

  5. You always come up with the best ideas. I love how you started out, and look forward to whatever you come up with on your “as you feel like it” schedule. šŸ™‚

    Comment by Robin — June 22, 2014 @ 8:10 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Robin. Great thing about ideas – I often get them from reading the great blogs out there.

      Comment by Karma — June 23, 2014 @ 7:59 am | Reply

  6. We just got home from downstate, but wanted to briefly check in and see if the whimsy deadline has been extended. Found a whimsical spot on the way home last night and got out the camera. But no time (yet) to upload those and need to decide if posting another blog first. So much summer, so little time. lol. Good for you to challenge yourself this summer.

    Comment by Kathy — June 23, 2014 @ 1:31 pm | Reply

    • Yup, plenty of time for whimsy Kathy. Extended to next Monday. I’m hoping I might find a little whimsy this coming weekend myself.

      Comment by Karma — June 23, 2014 @ 1:37 pm | Reply

  7. The extension of the “whimsy” photo hunt gives me until next Monday to get my act together! Enjoy your summer days Karma, I know how much you love this time of year. šŸ™‚

    Comment by Joanne — June 24, 2014 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

    • Yes, I hope you do jump in to the whimsy photo hunt Joanne! I’d love to see what you come up with. Thank you – I am enjoying these days very much. So far the temperature and the humidity levels have been beautifully moderate.

      Comment by Karma — June 24, 2014 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

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