Friday, June 29, 2007

Summer + me = bliss

Let me make one thing clear: I hate hot weather.

My parents, old-fashioned and crotchety, refused to have air conditioning in our house up until a year ago. Their antiquated reasoning was that, because we live on a lake, we should have the windows open. Even if it’s 101 degrees and there is no wind.

As a child, I spent a lot of sleepless nights wallowing in a pool of sweat.

I hate hot weather.

Other than that, I love summer. Absolute adore it. And I love it just a little more because I live in Michigan, land of the May snowstorms and the December heat waves.

I love summer because my mom doesn’t have to work. She deserves the time off.
I love summer because of Meg’s birthday. It is always a long and elaborate celebration.
I love summer because it is the only time of the year I get to play outdoor soccer.
I love the summertime sunshine that puts freckles on my arms and shoulders.
I love summer because I can go to bed not wearing much and not wake up freezing.
I love summertime trips through the Great Lakes on Grandma and Grandpa’s sailboat.
I love summer because we see our extended family so much, in a beachy, casual, sit around and eat and chat and love being a family environment.
I love summer on the lake.
I love summer because I can wear lots of skirts and soccer shorts, flip-flops and soccer sandals.
I tolerate summer at work. It is slower. Less painful. More time to look for a new job.
I love summertime trips to Dairy Queen, especially when we bring Stevie along.
I love summer because I always seem to get more reading and more knitting done.
I love summertime breakfasts on the deck.
I love summer ‘cause summer loves me!


Stace said...

I love summer too!

Laurie said...

I heart summer!

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