So here I sit, slightly dizzy and trying to wrap my head around the fact that it is July 31, 2010. The Summer is roughly two-thirds behind us and that just boggles my mind. I plodded and scraped and shivered through a taxing Winter with it firmly planted in my mind that if I could just survive it there would be a glorious Summer full of fun and sun waiting for me as my reward.
Summer finally arrived and it’s slipping through my fingers like mercury.
We’ve just (barely) survived a couple weeks of sweltering humidity on top of 80-90 degree temperatures that demanded, pretty much, staying inside taking advantage of the AC and constantly whirring fans which totally get on my last nerve. I detest them. Now today, finally, it seems the humidity has left us and I was actually able to sit comfortably on my porch and enjoy my morning coffee with the birds and flowers. That is one of my Life’s Favorite Pastimes.
So, God willing, here is how I’m hoping to spend what’s left of my precious Summer~
Next weekend I plan to travel back to my hometown to spend the weekend with my BFF Kate, who’s been my BFF since the first grade. The County Fair will be going on and we will OD ourselves on it as we have together, more years than not since we became BFFs. Added bonus~ late-night catching up on what’s new with each other and reliving great memories. Kate can make me laugh like nobody else and there are always tears and sore laugh muscles involved. Yes, I am looking forward to that like crazy.
Later this month brings our Family Reunion. Not your normal reunion. I think you have to have a normal family in order to have a normal reunion… ; ) But we camp at our family park at my father’s homestead and it lasts for three days for some of us. And we have such a hella good time that 3 days is usually not enough. Yeah, I have some truly great relatives. We have made some awesome memories over the years. I cherish those times when so many of the people I love so very much are all in one place.
Next month my Godson is getting married. It promises to be a wonderful celebration with family and friends. The added bonus is that it will be something to look forward to instead of mourning the end of the Summer for me.
I found out yesterday that one of my favorite bands of all time, Yeasayer, will be in concert the end of September near me. I will be able to check off an item on my Bucket List if I can go, and I intend to.
So, being that the first couple months of the Summer have flown by, filled up with a bunch of crap that I’m not even going to go into here, I’m hell-bent on spending what’s left with some fun stuff to make up for the other. Maybe somehow Time will magically slow down and this dizzy feeling will go away.