Hello, August! Where has this summer gone? As I get older, I feel like I end every month with this very question. But the summer months seem to go by particularly fast. Two precious months have passed and I have yet to enjoy a single beach “day,” day-trip out to Fire Island, or any other fun activity I have had on the last few agenda posts. Who said adulting isn’t hard?
Rather than talk about all of the things that I didn’t manage to find time for, I am choosing to start this last official summer month off on a positive and optimistic note.
Here are some of the things I hope to cross off of my August agenda:
Do: I am excited to be taking a quick trip up to Ithaca this week—actually, I am there right now. Since an extended vacation definitely isn’t in the cards this summer, a 48-hour getaway is the best I can hope for. I am quite familiar with the harsh upstate New York winters, so it will be interesting to see Ithaca sans blanket of snow and frigid temps. Make sure to follow along on my Instagram Stories!
Try: Since no road-trip would be complete without snacks, I’ve packed along some vegan and gluten free cookies from Partake Foods to keep me from getting “hangry” during the long drive. A full review will be up on the blog soon, but I am looking forward to breaking into the sprouted grain chocolate chip cookies and carrot oat cookies they sent me.
Go: What would a summer be without a day at the Hampton Classic Horse Show? This year, the show will begin on August 27th and conclude on September 3rd. While my days as an equestrian are long gone, I still enjoy watching both horse and rider compete in an array of hunter and jumper divisions. It brings back fond memories for me and I always love the fabulous shopping at the showgrounds. I am even more excited about the show this year, as my new Nikon DSLR will be along for the ride!
See: So far, I have successfully managed to make it to only one of the Summer Arts Festival events hosted by the Huntington Arts Council—to listen to the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra perform. And while their summer concert series may be coming to an end, I would like to see at least one more concert before the curtain closes for the season. This Saturday, the Long Island Concert Orchestra will perform “Music Under the Stars,” which is sure to be a memorable evening. Let’s hope for good weather!
What’s on your agenda this month?