Summer? Not so much.
But in an effort to stay positive, I’m listing 10 things I love about summer. This is inherently an excercise of faith – not sure if I can actually think of ten, but here goes . . .
1) Baseball – as a kid, baseball was my absolute favorite sport, to watch and play. Now that my son Cade plays baseball, it’s a great reminder of those hot summers I spent throwing ball with my dad.
2) Water – there are few things that feel as nice as jumping into a cool body of water on a hot summer day. Lakes, swimming pools, creeks, large puddles . . . all are great remedies for the summer heat.
3) Long Days – the best part of the day, that time after 7:00 when all is quiet in the house, seems to last even longer when the sun keeps shining. And it’s so much easier to get up in the morning when our closest star is hitting you in the face.
4) Fresh Food – around here there are road side stands selling all kinds of awesome garden goodness: fresh strawberries, vegetables, watermelon – it all tastes so much better knowing it was just plucked, pulled or peeled on the same acre you’re standing.
. . . and that’s it. That’s all I’ve got. Help me finish this list and get through the summer without melting.
What are your favorite things about summer?