Sharing some thoughts on a mid-summer morning.
- Wicked weather in the mid-west, repeats itself often with severe thunderstorms living up to the warnings that precede the wrath of their horizontal rains.
- Flash flood warnings at 2:20 a.m. waking you from a restless sleep.
- Books being read. Books being finished. Books being started. Just read.
- Beginning to look forward to the new school year, not back at the last.
- Squeezing in some gardening on hot, humid days, if only for a few minutes.
- Picking blueberries in my own backyard for the third time in a week.
- Teaching our youngest how to drive and not having to grip the side door any longer!
- Weeds, weeds, and more weeds.
- Homegrown vegetables starting to ripen. Tomato. Eggplant. Pepper.
- Myriad of milkweed patches minus caterpillars eating the leaves.
- Soccer on green fields turning brown as the days shorten but the temperature remains hot.
- Tennis on steamy, heat radiating courts, racquets slipping from hands greased by sunscreen.
- Time to pursue hobbies – creating new jewelry, publishing curriculum.
- Appreciating local art and artists.
- Looking at backpacks on Amazon, wistfully realizing we missed the fantastic deal on Prime Day.
- Walking with friends, two times a week, even if it is 95 degrees – our own form of “hot yoga”.
- Getting ready for vacation. Or returning from vacation.
- Dreaming of pink sand beaches and turquoise water.
- Considering colleges.
- Cleaning out dresser drawers.
- Popping your bike tire, knowing the construction has taken its toll on your form of transportation.
- Being thankful for patch kits.
- Being reminded to wear a bike helmet, even if your friends do not.
- Safety first. Coolness Second.
- Checking on goats at 9:30 at night and realizing they need water.
- Preparing for the summer course mid-term, even when you do not want to.
This is life. This is summer. Soon, the season will change.