Friday, June 20, 2008


Today is the first day of Summer! As a kid in New England, Summer was my favorite season. Summer meant days at the beach, drives to New Hampshire, playing in the sprinkler, cookouts, collecting seashells and beach glass, camping and best of all, NO SCHOOL!

Summer still means no school for me, for the most part, but other than that, it pretty much means "sweat." Summers in the south are a little more intense than on the coast of New England. Although it gets REALLY humid up there, it's much hotter here. And unless you're in the desert, you can just forget about "dry heat." That just a myth Northerners make up about the south. When you tell a Northerner that summers in the south are hotter than up north, you will most likely hear them say, 'Well, yeah, but it's a dry heat. You guys don't have the humidity." Wouldn't that be nice? We do have "the humidity." Granted it's not as much as on the coast, but guess what? 40% humidity at 100 degrees is just as hot as 50 or 60% humidity at 92 degrees. Sad, but true.

OK, on with the good things about summer.

Blueberries * Tomatoes * Beach trips * VBS * Youth camp * lots of green * swimming in the lake * cool libraries * summer movies * needing a blanket while watching the summer movies because of the ice cold AC * FREON * Sonic drinks * BOPS frozen custard * watermelon * shooting stars * gardening * Ben's birthday * our anniversary * July 4th celebrations * Wyatt's birthday * red winged blackbirds * end of summer vacations to the Smokies * minted tea * grilling * hearing stories of summer before AC * reunions * corn on the cob * fishing * rose gardens

I'm sure there's more, but trust me, this was work! I am a cool weather gal, if I don't stop now I'll just be lying.

Happy Summer!


Elysa said...

Well you've definitely inspired MY blog post for today! I'll be getting on a summer blog post later on.

But for now, its time to take out the curlers and get my big hair on! ;D

robin said...

Right now it is a perfect 80 degrees, sunny, slightly breezy. I have 3 11 year old girls who had a picnic (outdoors!), played chinese jumprope, looked for 4 leaf clovers, and are just sitting on the grass talking -all because it's finally SUMMER IN NEW ENGLAND!!!!

Russell Roberts said...

I just want to know one thing. How did blueberries make it ahead of tomatoes on your list?

Wyatt Roberts said...

I'm glad I get to spend the rest of my summers with you.

Rhonda Jeanne said...

Awwwwe! You're so sweet!!!

shannon said...

I was happily residing in New England and believed moving to Texas would be good for allergies and muscle aches cuz it's dry. I pictured tumble weeds...and ended up in Austin. HA! Cant wait to visit Bar Harbor next week. I might need a coat!!!