Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer Time

Summer is starting (at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere) I have many fond memories of childhood summers, long evenings playing games outside with my family, long hours of working in the garden and watering the orchard, wading in the creek, trips to the library.  As an adult summer is a little different.  I still have responsibilites to my family and children, work, you know how it is. But there's still something about the coming of June that makes me think 'freedom!'.

What do you have planned for the long, lazy days of summer?  Anything fun?

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  1. As a teacher, wife of a teacher, and mom of two teenage students, summer still means freedom for all of us! I love soaking in the warm sunshine and somewhat lazy times that summer brings.

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  2. I'm a retired teacher and I'm with Barbara--summer is the best time of all! We are spending a lot of time on the deck in the mornings when it's cool enough to enjoy summer in GA. ; )

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  3. I'm hoping to slow down some. But I feel like my mornings will be busier because I need to drive my daughter to swim practice every morning. But I'm grateful for the time in the car together (she'll be practicing driving). I'm planning to cut down my blogging some and try to relax when I'm not at work and read more. At least that's the plan.

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  4. I love summer. Somewhat ironically, I have less time. My kids are home, the house is busy, there are conversations to be had with my kids, so I can't tune out and write with as much focus. But I wouldn't have it any other way!

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    1. It definitely can mean less time for writing when the kids are home. Still, they won't be around forever and living is the best way to find things to write about.

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  5. I wish I could have another lazy summer! These kids don't know what they have!

    Lots of work, but hopefully some river rafting!

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  6. Just hanging out w/my kids. Baseball and soccer games. Hopefully seeing the sun.

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  7. Visiting grandchildren in MN and IL--only thing better would be to visit with them in Hawaii! :)

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    1. Hawaii would be pretty cool. Have fun with the grandkids.

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  8. My daughter's only been off school for a week but we've really been enjoying each other's company! The plan for the rest of June is more of same. End of the month, light travel.

    Summer is wonderful, isn't it? :)

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    1. I think so, I'm glad you and your daughter are enjoying each other's company. Have safe travels.

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  9. My kids still have a few more weeks of school, and then it's reduced writing time for me. I'm looking forward to it. It's a chance to play with my kids and have fun.

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  10. I'll be gardening, picnicking, bbqing with family--wait that's no different than usual for us. The only difference is I'll be bbqing to escape heating my kitchen.

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    1. the BBQ does get extra attention in the summer. It's too warm in GA to use the stove.

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    2. If you think it gets warm over where you live, try living on the southeastern coast...sweltering!

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  11. We're getting predictions of 114 degees F. this coming week so I'm thinking of estivating in a wet ditch with the tree frogs during the day. They are very pleasant company but I will take my meals indoors.

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    1. You crack me up, dude. (Or should that be "croak" me up?)

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    2. Hilarious! That's what I'd do in 114 degree weather, though.

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  12. Living in Florida, with no children, we don't really have a 'summer', per se....except that it gets more humid :)

    I'm sure once we have kids, though, all that will change....

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    1. Children do seem to change your life. Mostly for the best....

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  13. Love the 'summer attitude' that bleeds into adult life. Even though we still have to work, things seem a bit more relaxed.

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    1. I guess we never quite outgrow our early conditioning. Which is kind of scary, actually.

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  14. I'm scared to even say, "It's Summer?" knowing that you will probably throw a book at me :)

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  15. I know what you mean. I look forward, all winter, to summer's arrival and then it's here and all the tourists and traffic are here with it, and I think, why do I love summer? But I do love it in spite of all that. Mostly, I just enjoy being able to get outside in the sunshine. Only thing special I have planned that comes to mind is attending an REO Speedwagon concert -- ahh, memories =)

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    1. Not everything about summer is nice but there are enough nice things to overlook the tourists and trafic.

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  16. Now that school is out, I hope to spend more time with the grandchildren. I can't take the heat like I used to, though, so outdoors time is gonna have to be limited to early morning and after dark. And as I have done every summer of my life, I'm gonna eat way too much fresh fruit. (Who can RESIST it?)

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  17. My kids still have school for a few more weeks, but I can't wait for the weather to warm up. We've had such a crappy, cold and dismal spring that we're all dying for some sunshine. At this point, I just want it to warm up enough to be able to eat outside. I love setting the table and eating on the deck. (:

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  18. Oh summer...

    I'm already counting down the days til fall... LOL...

    :D

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  19. Haha! I'm going to be really busy writing reading and editing this summer. No lazy days for me, my vacations were writers conferences :)

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  20. I will try to tame my reading pile and my garden!

    All the best!

    Nas

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  21. Summertime is beautiful. I love being able to walk outside and feel the warmth on my skin. I feel like I can emerge from my cocoon and breathe again. :)

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  22. I love the freedom of not having to plan any lessons. Home school is great, but I do love a good break! I'm reading and writing as much as I can and trying to give the kids a great summer. I don't know how long we will live near the beach so we are spending most of it playing the ocean and digging in the sand.

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  23. No fun for this ole girl. I'm having garage sales every weekend until the excess is ALL GONE! Wish me luck, Sara.

    Happy Summer.

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  24. I do wish I was a boat person and lived near the sea!
    Summer is wonderful no matter what, though. I'm going to try taking lots of Fridays off and having long weekends!

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