A new season is upon us. Though here in the DC Metro area we have been experiencing summer weather – and it’s not officially summertime. When I begin to feel the surge of excitement for this new season I try to keep calendars organized and flowing in order not to miss out on anything with anyone at anytime. Yet this organization makes summer pass by much too quickly. For me.
Apple’s last day of school is June 9th. From that date on we have exciting plans with friends and family. Of course there will be some downtime, plenty of that for us to enjoy the local pools and community activities. Visiting the zoo during the week is a great time for Apple to enjoy with her friends. Apple is officially a Jr. Naturalist volunteering her time at our HOA community Nature Center. Our youngest loves animals and I’ve been learning more about birds than I ever imagined. (remember I’m not a bird fan) But she is having a great time and enjoys giving mini-tours to visitors or the local kiddo’s who visit the center. I’m still shivering knowing she feeds [non-venomous] snakes and talks softly to rescued white doves.
College Daughter will be staying at VT this summer working her previous job. After making decisions on which direction to follow, she decided to stay in Blacksburg and take advantage of the time to move into a different apartment (again) and help her new roommate get settled in. It’s refreshing for me knowing her roommate was a high school classmate – and I know her mother very well! I’m preparing my home for more bins to come back home next month as well as shopping trips for her new apartment living. And a trip to her favorite Asian grocery store- Lotte. I’ll try not to slip on the wet floor in the fish market aisle. Oh, yes. It has happened.
During all this summer organization-calendar marking – excitement, Football Superstar and I sat down to discuss the options for vacation destinations. My husband has this way of asking “where to this year” with a tone that twist “I’d like to go here again….”. If you read my post “Unplugged” (4/18), you already know my bear phobia. My fear of nature’s Teddy Bear. I can jump over a snake ….. but I can’t hurdle over a five foot bears head. I fell head over heels for lake life living. Everything about it. Everything! There’s even a beach! I won’t find any sea glass or conche shells….but Apple started a pretty collection of river rock and smooth lake stones which look just as shiny and decorative in her glass vessel. The pup can’t get enough lake life either. And eventually there will be a partner-in-crime for Murphy to swim with, besides her humans.
This doesn’t mean we won’t take a visit to the Atlantic Ocean. There’s nothing like salty air to breath in and sand between your toes. But our hearts are following the fresh air to the lake. I can not wait to hit the paddle board! Um, well…I’m working on it. Who knows….maybe my “realtor” will find us a nice get-away of our own! Seeing he loves lake life so much.
PS….Yes, they sell Old Bay at the lake. 😉
Summertime. To be continued.