Monday, July 11, 2011
in the summertime
i'm going to let you in on a little secret: i'm not a summer girl.
whew!! got that off my chest. again. now, if you've been hanging around this corner of the blogosphere for any amount of time, you undoubtedly know this. and if you're a new(er) reader? well, it won't take you long to figure out that my life at the beach isn't always... beachy. (sweet hell, two paragraphs in, and i've already dispensed with the ubiquitous "life's a beach" pun. moving on...)
ah, but this year? this year i am really trying to love this summer life. i have filled this summer, so far, with:
sitting on the beach,
sitting on the beach - in the middle of a work day!,
swimming in the lake,
gazing at fireworks,
drinking peach mojitos,
dining with sisters,
dining with old friends,
dining with new friends,
babysitting nieces and nephews,
painting my toenails,
following the Tour de France,
what haven't i been doing, you might ask?
i haven't been blogging.
or drinking enough water.
i haven't cut or colored my hair.
i haven't gone to bed before midnight in weeks,
and i haven't slept in on a Sunday since April.
i haven't worn anything other than flip flops or sandals.
i haven't used the oven,
and i haven't had to buy fresh produce in weeks.
(i also haven't updated my blog header. i know, D., i know...)
now, if you'll excuse me, there's watermelon and blueberries to be eaten! don't you want to come spend the summer with me?