Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Let that igloo cooler mark your piece of paradise.
We just hit the double digits of May, but I can already feel myself shifting into Summer Mode. Like one of my favorite authors, Sarah Dessen (who has a new book coming out today!), I'm a big fan of summer. It promises relaxation, fun, happiness, and possibility. Of course, to me, every change of season holds a sense of possibility, regardless of whether the past few have delivered. But humor me. :)
I'm dreaming big for Summer 2011. I have high hopes for pool days, lake days, margarita nights, picnics, concerts, Sonic runs, and cookouts with friends. I'm looking forward to reading stacks of fun books in my hammock, and walking or riding my bike at 9:00 at night because it's too hot to do it any earlier. I'm excited about cooking fresh summer recipes with my own produce. I'm already thinking about my annual Fourth of July party. I can't wait to see Deathly Hallows Part 2 and some of the other movies coming out. I MUST get to the beach at some point (the sooner the better, really). I'm even excited about painting my house, which I've talked about doing for about three years now - my dad and I might attempt it over Memorial Day weekend.
Basically, I'm ready to have a good time. With other people. (And I wouldn't complain if cute, interesting guys were involved. ;)) Last summer was restful and contemplative for me as I started putting my life back together. It was an almost sacred time and I'm glad I was able to have it. But this summer I'm in more of a party mood! :)
I've been listening to this song a lot in the car, and it always makes me happy. I don't care how inane the lyrics are. You know you love it too!!