Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Things I Love About Summer...
I love summer! When I was a kid Grandma Betty would take us the first week school got out and sign us up for the Library Summer Reading Program. I still love this part of summer; seeing how many great books I can read in a few months. However, I must say it took me the first half of this summer to finish the book I started in the Spring, mostly because when I make the time to read at the pool, I usually just sit and chat instead of read. But The Last Song was a great book, a little hard to get into at first but I would recommend it to my readers. So if you have any great reads for the summer, pass them on as I am always looking for something to entertain me in my oh so little time. There are many other things that make summer oh so wonderful. Here are just a few of my favorite things about summer:
Popsicles (The sugar free ones at Aldies)
Fresh Salsa...my family knows I make the best. Even my brother-in-law admits it.
Hot, Humid nights in the South
Cool, Dry nights in the West
Thunderstorms and mega down pours
Bare legs in shorts and dresses
Pasta Salad without Mayo
Snow Cones and Snow Shacks on every corner in the West!
The smell of coconut lotion
Lighter Traffic on the way to work
Early morning runs
Late night strolls
Running into long lost friends when home on vacation
The Snake River Stampede and Breakfast, which I am missing this week
Dad's Homemade Ice Cream
Corn on the Cob
Cherries, Apricots, Raspberries...and homemade jam
Sunglasses, but I love these year round
The sound of insects and frogs
Going to the Cabin, four wheeling, sitting on the porch, and 'smores.
Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade
Chatting at the pool with Shelly and Sharon
Babies bare feet and chubby legs
The smell of something being grilled
Day's to hot to be in the pool means chatting with a girlfriend in an air conditioned home with a big glass of ice water.
I'm sure there is more to add to the list, but you see what I mean. So much to love about the summer even as hot as it was today, it's still a great time of year.