It doesn’t feel like summer.

Summer usually consists of going home to Kentucky, eating an enormous amount of snow cones, vacationing in Florida, getting as tan as possible, and sleeping in.  My brother always gave me a hard time because he thought I was lazy, but I liked to call it relaxing. I believed that I deserved it since I pretend to work hard in school all year long and save up money through the school year.

Anyway, this summer is a little different.  I’m not in Kentucky, I haven’t had one Snowie, there is no Florida vacation in site, and I never get to sleep in.  My schedule consists of working, cooking, going to the gym, then sleeping.  Oh yeah, then repeating that same routine every day.  It’s not bad, it’s just not as exciting as usual.  I keep forgetting it’s summer, and I’m sick of it!

So to remind me of the season, I’ve made some goals.  For this weekend, first on the list is to go on a picnic and hike this evening, rather than doing our normal dinner and a movie date.  Then tomorrow, I’m going to the pool, equipped with my iPod and new Glee soundtrack, magazines, lots of otter pops, and of course, diet coke.

Also on the list is to finish the two books I’m currently reading.  We have the greatest hammock in our backyard (which I have always wanted) and it is a perfect spot to enjoy the shade and read.

And lastly, I’m going to buy a fire pit for our patio so I can roast coconut covered marshmallows and make tin foil dinners.

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