Tuesday, May 31, 2011


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.


  1. I would venture to say that I loathe Virginia summers as much as I do Minnesota winters... maybe even more. Once can always pile on more layers when cold; however, there are only so many layers one can only take off when hot, and trust me, NO ONE wants to see me runnin' around nekkid in the Fan. LOL :)

  2. Thanks! I love summer too - but prefer about 80 and breezy! :)

  3. You can always go inside when it's warm and cool off, but the heaters are never turned high enough for me to warm up in the winter. Besides, that's what pools are for.

    I'd prefer 80 and breezy if I didn't think it was still too cold to go swimming then. :)