Yesterday was the unofficial start to summer. HURRAY!!!
I know there are a lot of feelings regarding summer. Some people love the season. Some people are indifferent. Some people find it so unbearably hot they consider moving to cooler climates. Personally, I fall into the category that loves it.
Why do I love summer? Frankly, it's because of the heat. Here in VA, temperatures in the summer can top 100 degrees Farenheit and a humidity level of 80% is considered low. That sounds perfect to me. Yes, the heat can at first be suffocating. Yes, I wear out faster and can become more exhausted because of the heat. Yes, I have to drink about 8 glasses of water per hour just to replace the fluids I'm losing. But all that is wonderful for me. It's wonderful because if I'm cold, all I have to do is step outside. It's wonderful because if I'm hot I can simply jump in a pool or in the river. It's wonderful because in what other season could you sit still and still sweat enough to say you got in your daily workout?
Oddly enough, autumn is my favorite season (probably due to the changing leaves, my birthday, and Halloween), but summer falls in a close second. The days are longer which means there's more I can do, grilling out becomes the norm, and tasty fruits and veggies (like corn, mulberries, and strawberries) come out of hiding. I fully intend to enjoy this summer to the fullest. I hope you enjoy it too.
P.S. On a completely unrelated note, my SIL, LutherLiz, did something completely awesome yesterday. You should head over and congratulate her.