Let’s see…lazy? Check. That’s exactly how I feel. I’m finding it hard to be motivated to do anything. My house needs cleaned, there are two more bridal showers to help plan, and of course, two more weddings. The garden needs weeding. My blog is neglected. The only thing that fires me up enough to post is a few photos here and there on Wordless Wednesdays. Contemplating using enough brain power to write a new post makes me want to go take a nap or veg in front of the TV watching endless shows on HGTV or TLC.
Hazy? Check. It’s hot and humid with temps during the day hovering around the 90 degree mark. Add in the humidity and hazy you get. Just like my mind. Did I already say I have no brain power for writing??
Crazy? Um… well, I’m not the one who posted this version of that summertime song on YouTube.
Yesterday was the first official day of summer, actually one of my least favorite seasons. As a youngster, just like any other kid, I loved summer because it meant no school, playing outside all day and into the long evenings, swimming in my neighbor’s pool, picnics, staying up late, and sleeping in mornings.
When I was still a busy mom with three kids in the nest, summer was a reprieve. No school, not as many sports activities (except Little League baseball), and a slower pace of life. I loved having the kids at home and we all just relaxed and enjoyed our long summer days together and occasional vacations to the beach.
But as the kids started exiting the nest and I aged (and hit menopausal symptoms), I realized that summer just wasn’t my cup of tea (unless of course, it’s served over a tall glass filled with ice!).
Summer sizzles and even though I like its sunshine and longer days, I’m more of a cool weather person. To all of my Southern friends, bless your hearts, I don’t know how you stand the steaminess. A hot house flower I am not because summer’s heat and humidity just make me wilt. And when I wilt, I’m lethargic and downright sluggish. The inactivity combined with staying inside air conditioning makes me a little daft as well. Just stick a fork in me and call me done!
So when it’s hazy, and I’m feeling extremely lazy, it tends to drive me crazy.
“What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.” ~ Jane Austen
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