From one of my most favorite comic books ever
I live for summertime. It’s probably because I am a Leo and my sign is ruled the Sun. To me, summer means hot days spent by the pool or the beach, feeling grass in between my toes, freshly squeezed lemonade, popsicles and sundresses. Most of all, it means that time slows down and everything takes on an easy, breezy pace.
SO WHAT HAPPENED TO MY SUMMER?
Here it is, July 25th, and I am feeling like summer is passing me by. I am ‘live in the moment’ type of gal and I like to soak in every delicious moment of every day. Please know that if the September cool front moves in and I haven’t felt like I’ve totally relished in the summer months, I will be pissed. I can think of a number of factors to blame for how I’m feeling (but none more than myself): (1) the departure of our nanny means that every spare moment is spent cleaning, folding, washing, chauffeuring; (2) we didn’t plan a beach vacation this year. Last year we spent a week in Myrtle Beach and the year before a week in the Outer Banks. Both were divine. With our childcare option gone, we signed the kids up for back-to-back camps and so no time seemed like a smart time to miss a camp that we paid hundreds for in exchange for paying hundreds more for a vacation. The good news is that the kids are all definitely enjoying their summers (as it should be) – swimming, hiking, pond wading, friendship bracelet-making, bonfire singing and more at camp.
And let me say that we have done some awesome things this summer: our family bike ride in D.C. last weekend; our trip to Brookyln for July 4th Weekend; L’il Buddy’s 3rd Birthday Party; and my Summer Ladies’ Luncheon a few weeks ago.
But still, I want more! Starting today, Mama is reclaiming her summer. This weekend, Hubby and I are heading to Savannah for my birthday. I fully expect to relax, lollygag and soak in the steaminess of the season. When we return, I am going to make a concerted effort to spend more time at our neighborhood pool and on our patio. Week after next, a trip to a waterpark is in order and after that, we plan to spend a day hiking and picnic-ing in a National Park. Above all, I will try to unplug. When I did that last summer, it made all the difference.