I am always cold. Even in the summer, it is not uncommon to find me wearing my slippers and a sweatshirt. I prefer no air conditioning. But, unfortunately, I have lost that battle with my husband and kids. So, air conditioning it is.
I love the heat. I love everything about summer. There is one thing that I hate. The end. I start to get depressed just knowing that the end is near. When I worked at a college, I was lucky because the end of summer meant that it was going to get crazy at my job. Crazy! Students moved back to campus. My phone rang off the hook and I was gearing up for the start of classes. As a SAHM, we are back to school but it just isn't the same. The adrenaline doesn't flow so I am back to being a little depressed that the days are getting a little shorter and the leaves are starting to turn on some trees. In an Indigo Girls song called "Mystery", one of my favorite lyrics is "The summer is beginning to give up her fight." It is so true. This is the time of year when summer begins to say goodbye and fall sneaks in.
So this weekend, I soaked up as much summer as I could. I sat outside on the deck boat watching as much as I could. I got into the ice cold swimming pool because it was probably my last chance for the year and my son begged me. I took my time walking my dog so I could look at the stars on a crystal clear night. We spent the last weekend at the peaceful, Catawba Island near Sandusky, Ohio. We are lucky enough to be able to mooch weekends at a condo that Mike's parents own. We try to get up there as often as we can. This weekend we took the kids on the boat, jet ski and to Cedar Point. We had a wonderful time with Mike's parents and the kids enjoyed every second.
So goodbye sweet summer. You are my favorite. I will enjoy the others but you will be the one I am dreaming about on a cold snowy February in Ohio. Go ahead and give in summer. Give up the fight. It will soon be time. Let go. I am ready. I have my sweatshirt and slippers ready.
The Open Road
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