Sunday, July 19, 2009

Reasons to Celebrate Summer

As summer comes to a close, let's celebrate the reasons it is so enjoyable and will be so sorely missed as we head back to heading back two weeks from tomorrow.

While I walk periodically year round, tonight I will celebrate a six night stint of walking 2 plus miles a night. During the school year, something always comes up where I can't walk this many nights in a row or I just don't feel like it even if I have the time. So here's to the chance to feel physically fit and accomplished in the exercise realm during the summer.

I love to read. As a child, I was most happy when my dad would drive us down Memorial Drive early on Saturdays and let us pick out one new book to read at Waldenbooks. We spent many a days in the library. However, with the Masters coursework of the past few years, I had not been able to take time to read leisurely. Whenever I tried, I would literally fall asleep behind the book. Here's to summer for giving me time to finish one whole book and start into a second one. Thanks to Sarah and Jennifer for getting me to start in on the Twilight books.

Who doesn't like to relax at any time of year but especially running to the beach at summer's peak? I have been blessed to go to the beach two times and will be leaving for the third this week. Here's to summer for allowing me to start the summer with a cruise one day after work stopped, make the segway from vacation to summer school by being at Myrtle Beach leading right into day one of summer school and a finale to Destin for four nights with great friends.

So here's to summer. It has certainly brought more reasons to be happy or relaxed than those but right now I would say that was the top three. What will you miss most about summer?


Sarah said...

I will miss sleeping in as late as I want. I can't stand the thought of getting up at 5:00 every morning! I'm afraid that this year, my mornings will be starting even earlier since I'm going to try to run every day. 4:30 am is a sad, sad thought.

The Rayburns said...

You two girls motivated me. I got up early this morning and jogged for the first time this summer.

Anne said...

Good for you! I try to go walking every day with get out him out of the house and to preserve my sanity too! I also read the whole Twilight series and LOVED IT! It is the best romance I've ever read

Katie Jones said...

I will absolutely miss spending every day with Katie Anne. I will miss staying up late - during the school year, I'm passed out by 10 at the latest. I will miss having all day to get my to-do list accomplished instead of cramming it into the evening hours. I will miss spending nap time crafting, sewing, or reading. I'll miss sleeping in until 7:00 or 7:30 every day. I'll miss the sunnier evening hours as the time starts to change, too.