I can’t believe we’re talking about summer already, but here we are, just a few weeks away from Memorial Day, the official start to summer. Every month that passes we’re like what? How did that happen? 2010 still feels like new, but the truth is, we’re headed towards the middle of the year already.
So time is moving fast, but this summer is going to be so epic that I’m half-hearted about wanting it to slow down. June? That month around the corner? Can’t say yet, but it’s going to be c-r-a-z-y. Like possibly heart palpitations crazy.
And when the crazy dies down, I’m hoping that there will be quieter days in July and August and plenty of opportunities for kicking back on lounge chairs with a beer in one hand and a barbequed kabob in the other. Days spent at the beach, evenings spent watching the sunset from the stoop with an ice cream cone and a great summer song stuck in your head that you can’t stop humming. After dinner family walks at dusk. And then in August, just when summer will have gotten exhausting, we’ll be off to Seattle to visit Mark’s family and finally meet with new friends for the last 2 weeks before we buckle down again into routines and everything that the Fall brings.
I had an intense craving the other night: to put on a pretty summer dress and go out on a summer evening to have drinks on a rooftop or restaurant patio. I love warm summer nights when we get a reprieve from the unforgiving daytime sun. It’s still warm, but the breeze is so delicious. I never got used to the cool summer evenings that required sweaters in the Pacific Northwest and it made me homesick for the East Coast even more. Maybe I’m waxing nostalgic on the days before kids when going out in the evenings meant giving into spontaneous whims rather than complicated, premeditated arrangements. We’ll see what happens this summer, but whatever it is, it’s going to be epic.