For those that know me, it will come to no surprise that summer is most definitelyÂ my least favorite season. BUT… I can find a few things I love.
Sunset Boat Rides
I do like to fish. Not near as much as my husband, but I do enjoy it. My favorite perk of having accessÂ to a boat (Thanks Dad Reams!) is the sunset rides. It is always beautiful! This last time, we got to watch a pod of dolphins for 20 minutes!
As much as I love shoes, I also hate shoes. I know, I know, I am weird! I try and get away with wearing flips flops as long as I can. I get so excited when it becomes socially acceptable.
I Don’t Have To Turn On The Oven.
Not that I HAVE to use it,Â but it does give me a legitimate excuse not to turn the oven on! It’s just too hot to turn it on. The words “babe, will you grill tonight?” fly out of my mouth often in the summer. This goes hand in hand with my next love…
Great Grilling Weather
Great grilling weather = my husband cooks! I don’t think I need to say anymore.
Evening Drives With The Top Down
I never wanted a convertible,Â but once I drove it, ya know, just for fun, I HAD to have it.Â I went to drive a mini cooper and someone else had taken it for a test drive. In the meantime, we “wasted” time by driving the mini convertible.Â Oh, My, God Bethany, look at that car! (Please sing that in your head to Baby Got Back). Yeah, we drove the other mini when it got back, but just to act nonchalant.Â
I always forget how much I love swimming! I grew up in the pool. Literally, I ate in the pool, drank in the pool,Â tried to convince my parents that a swim was just as good as a shower.Â Not having a pool in my backyard makes me forget how muchÂ I miss that weightlessness.
I have mentioned my love of Post-its in a previous blog post, but my love doesn’t end there.Â It extends to pretty much all school and office supplies. So, when summer blurs the lines with back to school season,Â I have a stroll, or two, or ten down those aisles. Getting fresh unsharpenedÂ pencils and unsullied erasersÂ were always the high point of having to go back through those school doors.
Our home turns into a bit of a hotel with a revolving door over summer. My nephew, Nicholas, spends a few weeks with us. We play games and go for sushi a couple of times. He loves it almost as much as I do. My cousin, Tiffany, comes when her summer starts (she’s a teacher). We usually do nothing together! It’s awesome. Although we do usually binge watch a tv shower. The past few years it has been American Horror Story. She comes back a second time and brings her nephew, Matthew, with her. She usually takes him to the beach and pool.Â
I am a veggie girl. I’m not much on fruit, except for watermelon. I love it! I could put away a whole one myself and have many times.
Give me a good book and porch with a swing and I’m one relaxed girl. Throw a thunderstorm in the mix. A-MAZ(e)-ING! I have always loved them.Â It’s one of my favorite things.
We spent a week at the “Rivah” with family. It was so much fun. AND it had a porch! AND there were thunderstorms!Â We did nothing and I loved it. The house was an old(beautiful) farm right on the water. We saw dolphins come right up to the edge to eat the schools of minnows. We played games. I only had to cook one night that whole week. I came away with good memories and would go back in a heartbeat.Â