Friday, August 17, 2007

Reflections on the Summer

Monday begins the mad rush back to school here. As much as I love the sleeping late, not having to drive carpool or bug my kids to finish homework, I am about ready for the routine of the school year. It's been a fun summer, but it couldn't last forever.

Here are a few highlights from my summer:
THE BEACH - We got to stay at my friend's gulf side mansion of a condo twice - a total of about 9 days. We spent most of the time in the water, helping our blood pressure and stress level drop.
CHERRIES AND BLUEBERRIES - I think my insides are red and blue by now.
LESS TRAFFIC - With school out, I've noticed the roads aren't as clogged as usual in the morning and mid-afternoon.
LOOSE SCHEDULE - Along with the glory of sleeping in, there are fewer places to be, fewer appointments to show up for, less structure.
THE POOL - Swimming with my honey is always so much fun. It takes me forever to get in the pool (I like it warm as bathwater). But he wraps around me, keeps me warm and even hangs on after I've acclimated. How great is that?

What about you? What will you miss about the summer?


Kelley said...

Hmmm, what will I miss about this summer? I can't even think of anything. I was sick a lot of it and its been way too hot here. LOL.

Dara Edmondson said...

I guess you won;t miss being sick!

April said...

You know, with more days with temps over 100 than not this month, summer is going to have a hard time finding any reluctance to let it go with me. When it's not SO HOT I enjoy the barbeques and going to the lake. But it's been too hot for any of that recently... At this rate, winter MAY actually be perfect ;o)

Dara Edmondson said...

The hot days seem to blend from Spring to Summer to Fall here. Like any sane Floridian, I do my best to stay indoors or in a body of water through the long hot period. I love the winter, though. A few short cold snaps where I can actually wear a sweater or jacket, most days just perfectly coolish.

julia said...

There's never enough time in the garden for me. Not enough trips to the ocean. Not enough barbeques. Mmm - now I'm hungry for hot dogs and my mom's potato salad. And the family gathering that goes along with it.

Dara Edmondson said...

I'm garden challenged. Plus, here, if you spent more than a little while working in the yard, you'd probably get heatstroke!

Macy O'Neal said...

More time to write. Lots more time to write for me in the summer!