Summer’s not my favorite season. My favorite season is Fall. Fall is perfection. Everything is Pumpkin Spice flavored, it’s chilly, Halloween rocks, stationery sales abound.
But Summer is my second favorite season. It’s as far from Spring as we can get, for one thing. Kennywood is open, and so is the pool. I can sit out on the back deck, and sip iced coffees. It’s not a living nightmare to walk the dog, in fact, it’s kind of nice. And I can grow things!
I think that Summer will always hold good feelings for us. It’s a reminder of times of freedom from our childhood. For me, that meant days of doing pretty much whatever I wanted around the house.
Every season gives us new opportunities to explore our world. We should take advantage of every season, even if it just means adjusting where it is we’re reading. So, here’s what I have planned for this summer.
- I’m going to have breakfast on the back porch as much as possible. Even if it’s just a cup of coffee.
- As much as I can, I intend to sleep with the window open.
- I also plan to cook out at least once a week. Even if it’s just hot dogs and some store-bought potato salad.
- We are blessed in our town to have an actual drive-in movie theater. I might not be able to see a lot of movies there, but I want to go see at least one.
- Another awesome thing my town is doing this Summer is called ‘Foodie Friday’. A bunch of food trucks take over downtown, and there’s a live band. We’ll be making it to as many of those days as possible.
- My dog has been going crazy wanting to be outside, so I’m giving him what he wants. We’re going for long walks and enjoying the fresh air. Hopefully, it will work some of the crazy as hell energy out of him.
- Summer doesn’t mean that I’m not writing, it just means that I’m writing at different times. The early rising sun encourages me to get up earlier, so I’ve taken to writing in the morning before I go to my day job.
- While I do love my e-reader, I’ve found that I cannot read it outside in the sunshine. But, since I’m loathed to buy all new physical books, I often find myself re-reading books I already have. This is actually a great way to spend a lazy afternoon, in my opinion. Personally, I expect to read my way through Series of Unfortunate Events, 10th Kingdom, and maybe even Phantom Tollbooth.
A dinner out, a trip to the library and a new house. None of these things should result in a living nightmare. But they do. Read twelve tales of terror for free. Click here to download your copy.