Not that I have any say in what season it is, but welcome to my favorite time of year. Summer has me feeling the love.
Warm, sunny weather puts people in a party mood, no doubt about that—winter is all but forgotten and the fickleness of spring has settled down. Even people whose lives don’t revolve around the school year feel the difference when summer busts in.
So I thought I’d share some of my favorite things about my favorite season, plus a few things I don’t really love.
Then it’s your turn.
So here goes—these are some things I love:
- All that daylight.
- Porch sittin’.
- No socks.
- No carpool.
- Sleeping past six.
- Less laundry.
- Lightning bugs.
- The smell of Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen.
- Spending all day at the beach…
- Then pointing my chair west at dusk, because being on the beach as the sun sets is glorious.
- Outdoor showers.
- Summer tomatoes. (And tomato sandwiches, ahhh.)
- Putting ice in my dry red wine.
- The sight of half the town standing around in the Dairy Queen parking lot.
And here are some things I could do without:
- Sweating over my morning cup of Earl Grey, because even though I live in a very warm climate, I still want my tea in the morning. The A/C makes no difference in this case.
- Those tiny sugar ants in the kitchen. Every summer I think I’ve got them beat, and every summer they prove me wrong.
- Flies. I never see them come in, yet there they are.
- When the Piggly Wiggly cranks their A/C down to freezing.
So enough about my druthers—how do you feel about summer? Love it? Ready to move to Norway till fall? Rather live in Australia where it’s winter right now?
p.s. The picture is of my kids in 2001—my daughter’s in the front and her big brother is digging in the sand behind her. FYI, my daughter no longer looks anything like Buddha.