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Our mission101 Summer List
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Each year, along with my year-long mission101 list, which will be done at the end of this month, Lauren & I also do a Summer List, which lasts from the day she comes home to the day she leaves.

This year, we drowned ourselves in Star Trek completing The Original Series, which was SOOOO much fun, along with that part of the franchise's 6 movies and we even began Enterprise, which we are both enjoying immensely. This crew of this first Enterprise, headed by Scott Bakula, is wonderfully depicted and the stories are compelling. A real surprise, a real treat. We also did a number of other movies, both at home and in the theater, and wrapped up several TV shows like Merlin, Psych, Game of Thrones yadda yadda. We also did get educational completing 5 of The Great Courses.

Books-wise, I kind of read my head off. Lauren started out well, but quickly fizzled, I think because she has to read so much during the school year. That plus the fact that her dad got her hooked on Breaking Bad, which they blitzed on Netflix thereby taking up an inordinate amount of their evening, and her reading, time.

We completed 2 projects, one of which, redoing the courtyard, was a hang-over from last summer while the other, redoing her room, came as a something of a surprise. Both turned out well and I'll included a couple of photos, befores & afters sort of, when I post my month-end photographs in a few days. We also completed 6 puzzles so, yeah, we got stuff done :)

The big deals were the play No Man's Land, which I have ahead discussed here ad nausium and our week-long jaunt to Los Angeles.

On the face of it, it would appear we didn't do much more than watch TV, but no, we were out and about far more than is usual for us. Sadly, it's just that none of that gets recorded except in bits & pieces in photographs via my postings for my Monthly Photo Project. Such as it is.

This was a freakin' terrific summer, very memorable, the Summer of Star Trek and Avatar and puzzles, and despite that it started out with our home getting burglarized while we were away!!! Ain't life grand...in general.

    BOOKS
Gayle
June
Higher: A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City by Neal Bascomb

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
1984 by George Orwell
Brave New World by Aldus Husley
The Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix_7/ 7
Billions & Billions by Carl Sagan
July
Every Day by David Levithan
Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, the Universe and Everything
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish
Young Zaphod Plays It Safe
Mostly Harmless
Keys to the Kingdom by Garth Nix
Mister Monday
Grim Tuesday
August

Drowned Wednesday
Sir Thursday
Lady Friday
Superior Saturday
Lord Sunday
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
Juniper Time by Kate Wilhelm
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clark
September
When You Are engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
someday this pain will be useful to you by Peter Cameron
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Lauren
June
Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Dragonback
Dragon and Thief by Timothy Zahn
Dragon and Soldier by Timothy Zahn
Dragon and Slave by Timothy Zahn
July

Dragon and Judge by Timothy Zahn
Dragon and Liberator by Timothy Zahn\
Jesus Land by Julia Scheeres
    COURTYARD
August
Paint_Two white chairs yellow_Green table blue_Four flower stands one each color_Green glider red_Green dining table bronze_Three dining chairs bronze
Rearrange furniture
    LAUREN & SCHOOL
August
Health Insurance
information
Apply for Third loan
WAITLIST_Psychology_August 12th @ 9am_MONDAY
    LAUREN’S ROOM
August
Prime & paint 3 walls

Reorganize furniture
September

Install shelfs
Hang artwork
    NETFLIX_OnDemand
June
TV_Psych

TV_Merlin
TV_Game of Thrones
TV_Touch 1st Season
TV_Defiance­
MOVIE_Serenity
MOVIE_Cloud Atlas
July
MOVIE_El Dorado
MOVIE_Life of Pi
MOVIE_ Identity Thief
August

MOVIE: Silver Lining Playbook
TV_Star Trek: The Oeiginal Series_80/ 80
MOVIE_Star Trek: The Motion Picture
MOVIE_Winter’s Bone
MOVIE_Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
TV_Star Trek: Enterprise_NOT Complete
MOVIE_Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
MOVIE_Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
September
MOVIE_Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
MOVIE_Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
MOVIE_Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
AVATAR Series_Books One, Two & Three
TV_The Newsroom
    GREAT COURSES
July
Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind
August

Biological Anthropology: An Evolutionary Perspective
September

Theories of Human Development
How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication
How Color Affects You: What Science Reveals
    EVENTS
June
TRIP_Los Angeles
MOVIE_World War Z
July

MOVIE_Monsters University
MOVIE_Despicable Me2
August

MOVIE_R.I.P.D
PLAY_No Man’s Land

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Sounds like you had a busy and wonderful summer. :D

We did!! and we're grateful.

Love this...I have my own 101 list too, but maybe it would be kind of cool to get Ry in on it too!

I think we met through mission101, but correct me I'm wrong :) On my regular year-long list, I do include Lauren but only for things I do for her that I can get done on my own. During the summer though, when she's home, she becomes integral. So, I think including Ry would add an nice dimension to your list and maybe would also teach him about how planning can lead to accomplishment, something I'm still working on with Lauren :D

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