But, I digress. I'm not here to complain, I'm here to tell you about all the wonderful and fun things the summer brings, and how to best enjoy this wonderful break from ten foot snow drifts and icy windshields.
Of course the first thing people think when we say, "Summer!" is...WATER! The beach, water parks, any pool; even if it's a kiddie-pool where you set the lawn chair outside of it and stick your feet into the water while the babies of your household splash around. Doesn't it sound wonderful? Of course it does, it's Summer!
Summer means water and bar-b-que, it means family and friends, it means getting away and having staycations. While I also know, most of us have to continue working, Summer also means having extra hours of sunlight, so we have the time after a grueling day at the office to come home and stick those toesies into the water, or lay back on a floating mattress pretending to be the princess of your own world with servants who happen to be four feet tall and call you "Mama" because you can't get them to call you "My Queen".
Beyond and including everything mentioned above...are the books! Praise God for the books! Whether it's your guilty pleasure and you grab an erotic thriller, or you love an old fashioned Noir Murder Mystery or anything in between; it's the books that make the season. There's a lot to say about rainy and cold weather and a great book cuddled up by the fireplace; but right now, I'm talking about lying out by the pool or beach, the book of choice blocking the sun from your eyes, and delving into an entirely new world.
So, what are your Summer Vaca / Stay-cay plans? And which books are coming along?